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Though I've always wanted to be a working mom, leaving my son with his babysitter to head back to work when he was just eight weeks old was one of the hardest things I've ever done. The first few weeks were chaotic. I was struggling to fit into my work clothes, having trouble getting out the door in the morning, and missing my little one like ...

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A mom of a four-year-old tracked me down with concerns about what she feared might be considered "pathological" lying. Her daughter could weave a tale like no other, and mom was worried that this behavior, left unchecked, would become a problem. The problem, however, was that her daughter was such a proficient liar that she seemed to believe her ...

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If you are a parent who wakes up each night worrying about your autistic child, this issue is already very real to you. No one need remind you that April is Autism Awareness Month and you wish more people were aware, like the woman in the grocery store who looks at your child's behavior with ...

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Preschool At Home: Spring Theme

Sunday, April 17th, 2016 by from ABC, 123
I absolutely love spending time with my kids in the warmer spring days. We enjoy snapping photos of the blooming flowers, having picnics on the green grass, and swinging at the playground. Here are some fun learning activities you can do with your preschooler this spring. ...

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"I just need you to sign this, saying that you understand that we will be testing your urine for all medications," I say, handing the urine specimen cup to my patient who has come in to the hospital. She looks up at me, confusion in her eyes, but quickly nods her assent. "Ok, sure," she mumbles, marking her initials on the cup with a shaky ...

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What's your standard drink order? Grande skinny caramel macchiato with two pumps of toffee nut? Water with lemon? Whiskey with ginger and a squirt of honey? Just as we have our preferences when it comes to what we drink and when, our little ones have their own particular preferences. Of course their preferences can prove a bit awkward for the ...

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"Leadership is unlocking someone's potential to become better." -Bill Bradley I recently came across an article about ways parents cripple their children from becoming leaders. As a child, I never felt as if my parents really fostered leadership. It probably didn't help that I was a huge (and still am) introvert. Yet I wonder if there were ...

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Mother's Day is just around the corner and if you're anything like me, you're probably not even going to ask for anything, right? In fact, my daughter told me this morning that she knew I didn't want anything for Mother's Day (which actually coincidentally happens to be my birthday too this year!), because "We are the only gifts you need, right ...

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For well over a year, after popping our four kids in six years, I finally got in the habit of exercising almost every day. I mix up my workouts, alternating between my favorite at-home video workouts (I love the Beachbody videos, especially Shaun T.'s Max 30 and T-25 programs), days at the gym lifting weights with my much younger and fitter ...

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Testing season is upon us once again, and my phone is ringing off the hook with questions about opting out. The majority of these questions come from parents concerned about test anxiety. In some cases, the child struggled with anxiety during testing in the past. In other cases, the child shows some signs of mild anxiety and the parent worries ...

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