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Understanding What it Means to Be “Kindergarten Ready”
06/13/2017

Getting ready for preschool is usually a natural transition as your child ages out of younger educational child care classrooms and is ready for the next learning step preschool offers. Stepping into Kindergarten, however, is a different transition entirely. Many parents wonder, “is my child ready?” As the Kiddie Academy…

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When do you skip work/vacation/meetings/plans for your kid’s school event?
06/09/2017

Working parents are caught in a constant tug-of-war between work responsibilities and PTO schedules, and their kid’s school calendars filled with field trips, graduations, classroom parties and more. Recently, pro golfer Phil Mickelson said he would be withdrawing from the United States Open, the only major championship he has not…

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Battling Stress
09/07/2012

As a first time parent—side note, at what point I stop referring to myself as that I’m not clear, but I digress—I am constantly questioning, analyzing and evaluating my actions and my daughter’s behavior in some attempt to demystify this thing called parenting. Working for an educational childcare company is…

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Homework Can Be Manageable?
08/22/2012

The summer is over and it's back to school again. Is the opening song from Grease 2 playing in anyone else's head? No? Okay, just me. With a new school year comes homework. I'm determined not to end up in the fetal position as I did last year after the…

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A Parenting Lesson from All Dogs Go to Heaven
08/01/2012

I recently introduced the idea of letting my daughter watch a movie on the iPad during the daily 30-minute commute to work and child care (no judgment, please). In a desperate—and cheap—attempt to find something entertaining for her, I downloaded the slightly dated movie All Dogs Go to Heaven. And…

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Statistics Class
07/27/2012

In going through some consumer research for my job in marketing, I recently read a new statistic that said moms check Facebook 4.7 every day—that is considerably more than any other demographic.  I was amazed at the frequency, I mean, who has less time than a mom?  How does she…

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Bringing Baby to Work?
07/20/2012

Last week there was an emergency at day care and I had to pick up my daughter unexpectedly. With it being only 11:00 a.m. I still had a ton of work to do, and honestly, felt guilty about heading out so early in the day. Knowing I’d be taking a…

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Filtering for your Children
07/16/2012

It happens when we least expect it. You’ve got the TV on in the background while you play Legos with your seven year old and a program begins on the 9/11 Memorial, and he asks, “What’s 9/11?” Your response? “Uhhh…well…it stands for September 11th… and umm, a few years before…

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I’m a Mom and I Know It
07/12/2012

Every once in a while I find myself caught in a true parental moment and realize I’m part of the club. Sometimes it’s an unavoidable situation, such as being thrown up on in the middle of the night by a sick child, or maybe it’s a completely impetuous act. But…

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The Playground is Scary
06/27/2012

My husband and I took our daughter to a new recycled tire playground this past weekend and it was definitely a little overwhelming…for us, not her. I’ve been anxiously waiting a year and a half to be able to take her to playgrounds and let her frolic around, though most…

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