First Responders of All Ages

As someone who was a learning specialist for over a decade, I especially loved this blog post called, "When a Little Girl at the Pool Realized My Son Has Autism" by April Shaw. Here is an excerpt from after her son was approached by a seven-year-old girl at their local swimming pool. This mother was nervous about bringing her son back here because the last time she brought him, an extremely insensitive man was quite cruel to him (heartbreaking for any parent). And then this... read more

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Ask Dr. Gramma Karen: Young Granddaughter Dresses Sexy

I am bothered by the way my 12-year-old granddaughter, Barbara, and her friends dress. They wear skimpy, low-cut tight tops, often exposing their cleavage and tummy area, with equally skimpy, tight shorts. I asked my daughter-in-law what she thought of … read more

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5 Ways to Foster a Love of Reading

Many children love the ritual of curling up on a couch and reading a book. They can easily become lost in a story and consumed by the enthralling characters and gripping plot. Yet others completely lack this joy of reading. … read more

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Self Care Tips For New Mommies

Becoming a mother for the first time was by far the most overwhelming experience for me. Every day for the next one year became an adventure that brought with it a fair share of marvelous and disastrous moments. One minute, … read more

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Vegan Banana Date Bars

Are you looking for a snack or breakfast that is sweet, nutritious and full of fiber? Try these banana date bars, with a touch of light brown sugar and tons of flavor. The bars are made of simple ingredients that … read more

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Allergies: How To Feed Our Children On This Changing Landscape – Teleclass Re-Cap

1 in 3 American children now has allergies, autism, ADHD or asthma. This staggering statistic makes it difficult to ignore the role that additives in our food supply are having on our health. Busy moms may be wondering how it … read more

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How To Manage Challenging And Picky Eaters

Whether your child has been a difficult eater from the start or has just flipped from a lover of kale and salmon to a refuser of anything but white pasta, know that you are not alone. It is one of … read more

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Sleepers

As a sleep consultant, whenever I begin working with a new family, one of the first things we talk about is the ways in which parents can set their child up to be a successful sleeper. So much of the … read more

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