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Thanksgiving Traditions

Anyone who knows me well knows I love Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday…what’s not to like, all you have to do it eat! The month between Halloween (my least favorite holiday) and Thanksgiving is full of pumpkins, apples, and visions of Thanksgiving dinner. I love investigating new recipes and crafts, especially to honor the holiday. Luckily, […]

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Children and Charity: Three Ideas for Teaching Your Children Giving Rather than Gifting Around the Holidays

It’s that time of year again.  The polar vortices are threatening to descend upon on; all of the holiday music that has been playing and the Christmas decorations that have been out since August finally seem relevant; and people are strategizing their Black Friday deals (is it really Black FRIDAY anymore?).  It is also a […]

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Mamas, we’re all busy.  We all have our to-do list that never seems get any shorter, only longer.  Just when you complete something on your list, it seems to only grow with three more. Sometimes, I just look at my “list” and sigh…How do we juggle it all?   As busy moms, we’re always looking for […]

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My “Little Farmer” at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center

For the past 8 weeks, my almost 2-year old daughter and I have taken an adorable, not to mention fun, art and nature class at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. I was lucky to find out about “Little Farmers” just one week before SM&NC’s fall session began, and of course, signed us up! Here are some examples […]

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Our Favorite Things

The Toys R Us big book of toys has already arrived, and the house is a buzz with ideas for what Santa should bring.  And just an FYI, it will never be a live horse, Miss L! Finding the right toys that they will continue to play with for more than a season isn’t easy. As […]

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Naps by Age – How Many, How Often, How Long?

Are you struggling to find a nap schedule that works for your child? If so, it’s not surprising. Children’s sleep needs are constantly changing during the first few years of life  – just when you have things figured out, everything changes! Although every child is different, the following guidelines are a good place to start. […]

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