First, let me begin by saying, and I am very blessed to be home and have my children with me. I know many families do not have that option, so I am extremely grateful that my family can do this....
Smiles. They are contagious. They are the one constant, universal signal in every language that silently elicits positive experiences by all who encounter them. When a baby smiles, it’s as if a tiny glitter bomb exploded, and magic bits are...
I am lucky to be bilingual. I was born in Peru and moved to the United States with my mother and older sister when I was four years old. In the US, we only spoke English so we could learn...
We were afraid this day would happen. We didn't know when or how, but it was inevitable. We thought we were prepared - we really did! Yet when it happened, well... We realized we were not even close to prepared! Ok, let...
I am just going to put it out there; I never had a calling to homeschool my children. Nope, I never envisioned it, and it wasn't on my dream board. A portion of my life, I was homeschooled and it...
A friend once said to me, "Children aren't always giving you a hard time; sometimes, they are HAVING a hard time." And it's stuck with me ever since. Let's be real; some days, mom-life can be 𝗥𝗢𝗨𝗚𝗛! We have so much...
I am a first-time mom of a precious little boy named Noah. We welcomed Noah in April of this year. Thinking about the end of my maternity leave makes me feel a level of sadness and guilt I have never...
I prayed for a son every night during my first trimester, a beautiful, healthy boy.  I never once thought that a few years later, my answered prayer would become a source of deep fear and anguish. Let me explain it to...
My junior is laser-focused on the college admission process.  During a pandemic. There is no one size fits all when it comes to our kids, especially when it comes to helping them with post-high school plans. My youngest just finished her...
Written by Merab Favorite, The Florida Center for Early Childhood The decision to send my children back to preschool wasn’t an easy one. I knew there were risks involved that were out of my control. However, I felt threats to their...

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