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How Do Children Learn Empathy?

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At the playground today, I was sitting on the sidewalk, looking down at my phone for a moment, as my kids ran back and forth, flower bush to slide. On one pass, my 6 year old slowed down and called out, “Are you alright, mom?” I looked up. “Yeah! I was just reading something on my phone.” “Oh, ok! It …

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9 Things to Teach Our Kids Before They Leave Home

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About 11 years ago, I left behind my “required” education of high school and went out into the world. I left the nest. I no longer lived with a parent. I no longer had someone that woke me up before I needed to go to school in the morning. I no longer had someone reminding me that I had bills …

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How to Set Limits as an Attachment Parent 

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As an attachment parent, I often see someone that is new to the concept of AP viewing it at as permissive parenting; a philosophy filled with hugs and rainbows and candy and kids that tear the house apart any chance they get. But that isn’t the case. Well the hugs and rainbows are part of it, but not the rest. …

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Your Kid “Still” Does That?

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Still.  “You’re still breastfeeding?” “You still cosleep?” “He’s still not potty-trained?”  “She still wakes up at night?” “You mean your child still acts in a way that is completely age-appropriate, natural, and normal?” Oh. Wait.  You might have heard it, you might have even said it. I know I’ve heard it.  When someone uses the word still in relation to a …

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How to Make Paper Mache Planets

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We are child-led homeschoolers. My 6 year old decided that this month he wanted to learn about outer space. So off to Pinterest I went to look for ideas to make learning about the universe exciting and interactive. My kid, we will call him Buddy, said that he wanted to bring the planets into our house. I started brainstorming ways …

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How to Inspire a Kid to Love Art

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Do you have a kiddo that just isn’t into doing art projects? Maybe they start a project, get frustrated, and quit. Or maybe they are too timid to approach it in the first place. I used to have one of those kids. I still have him, but he’s gained a new confidence in art. It all started when he was …

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How to Create a Winning Business Name

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Coming up with a business name is one of the beginning steps for opening up shop. And one of the most important. You can’t hang a sign or start a website titled “To be determined.” Well, you could. But you shouldn’t. Unless you are opening up a sonographer business or something. So far I’ve started 8ish different businesses (one a …