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Difficulty With Transitions

Difficulty with transitions

Almost every morning, one of the little girls I take care of in my daycare arrives with a very recognizable scream. I often hear her well before she makes it in the front door — much to her Mother’s chagrin (poor Mama). She is a wonderfully smart, loving child who has been in my care […]

Bing in the Classroom: A Safe, Ad Free Way for Children to Search Online

*Sponsored Post I love the way technology has shaped the way we teach our children. Even the youngest of learners can benefit from using apps, images, videos and information from websites to enhance their education. In my daycare, I am always pulling out my laptop to search online for vibrant examples that support what we […]

A Start-Up Story: CareLuLu Helps You Find Child Care

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As a daycare provider, I understand how difficult it is to find quality child care. I get e-mails and calls from parents almost every day inquiring about availability. The process to find care is time-consuming, stressful and often frustrating, especially since so many  providers do not have websites. One couple, Evgeniya (Jen) Usmanova and Patrick Matos decided to do something about […]

Kindness Always Wins

This has to be the most romantic and cheesy gift my husband has ever given me! So if you see me driving around with this on the back of my minivan, feel free to honk. But don't judge my driving, please;)

I am sensitive and last week I was hurt more than once by the same person. I forgave one time and tried to convince myself that I had to be compassionate and understanding. I had to be the one to swallow down the insulting accusations and insinuations. Then three days later I was attacked again. […]

Learn to See, Accept Your Perfectly Imperfect Child

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I remember when my oldest son was placed into my arms for the first time. He was perfect. His bald head, little ears and those first signs of dimples took my breath away. I knew he would be the most wonderful, perfect little boy the world has ever seen. It wasn’t until I looked at the […]

A Motherhood Lesson in Vulnerability and Listening

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The petite blond woman with long perfectly in place hair sat across from me in my still unfinished daycare space with her two tow-headed daughters in her arms. Her older daughter was 18 months old and her second daughter was only 12 weeks old. I was nervous because I needed to secure a couple of […]

Choose to Remember Amazing over Absurd

A quote by Maurice Setter

I am re-sharing this piece I wrote in September as my 14th post in the 15-Day Blog Writing Challenge. Parenting is difficult and sometimes seemingly impossible. What gets me through each day is deciding that I will only focus on the good moments and let the bad ones slide off my back. Maybe this is the key to […]

Finger Paint DIY Photo Canvas: A Tutorial

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This is the 13th post in the 15-Day Blog Writing Challenge. Today, I am doing something completely different. I am sharing my first-ever DIY Tutorial. For Father’s Day my daycare kids created amazing gifts for their Dads. I loved how they turned out so much I had to share. The great thing about this DIY Photo Canvas project is you […]

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