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Building Trust with Little Ones
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Building Trust with Little Ones

Be a Good Role Model: Our actions are just as important as our words. It’s cliché, but so true. Emulate the trusting relationship you desire to have with your children. Keep your promises (as much as possible). For example, if I tell my child that we’re going to the park or getting ice cream, that’s...

Ways to Organize a Playroom
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Ways to Organize a Playroom

I like to start with an empty space, so I take everything out of the playroom. If this isn’t possible, push things to one side of the room and start reorganizing the empty side first. Start with a clean trash bag for the things you wish to throw away. There were things I tossed, then...

The Reality of Raising Children Away From Extended Family
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The Reality of Raising Children Away From Extended Family

There are many obstacles to raising children away from extended family. Parenting burnout is REAL! There are no days off, little down-time, and “me time” is non-existent. It can be frustrating and over-the-top exhausting at times. When you are raising children away from extended family, the “village” around your child is extremely small. Although it...

Black Children Learning to Swim 🏊🏽‍♀️
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Black Children Learning to Swim 🏊🏽‍♀️

In honor of Black History Month, let’s take moment to celebrate US gold medalist Simone Ashley Manuel. 🏅 “At the 2016 Rio Olympics, she won two gold and two silver medals: gold in the 100-meter freestyle and the 4×100-meter medley, and silver in the 50-meter freestyle and the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.” She is inspiring more Black children...

13 Tips for Packing with Kids
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13 Tips for Packing with Kids

Find the right luggage to fit your needs. This is essential! It will help you stay organized. Don’t overlook backpacks. I’ve found them to be very useful. You would be surprised how much can fit inside of a backpack. Plus, they free your hands to keep up with busy little ones. Have young kids share...

Parenting Tip of the Day
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Parenting Tip of the Day

Save your parenting energy! I’ve made it a mission this year to use my energy more wisely. We have a finite amount of energy daily, and it should be used with caution. Are we going to win some kind of award for having the cleanest house or the best cooked meals? I doubt it. So...