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  • Boys Will Be Boys

    Boys Will Be Boys

    Having two boys means that everyone around us has boys. They are great kids, and for the most part, their parents have similar parenting styles and values. But so many times when we were out we’d see other boys behaving badly and the parents said nothing. The phrase “Boys Will Be Boys” always makes me […]

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  • Real Life Puberty For Boys

    Real Life Puberty For Boys

    What happens when a boy goes through puberty? I’m not a doctor or a scientist, so I will not be discussing the endocrine system here. I’m a Mom, so I’ll be discussing real life. I have 2 sons, one who is just beginning puberty and the other one who’s knee deep in the process. Facial […]

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  • Boys Really Do Not Cry

    Boys Really Don’t Cry

    My 14-year-old son hasn’t cried since the summer before he started Middle School, when he was still just 10. Not that there haven’t been times I was sure he wanted to cry, like when he got hit in the face with a baseball and had a giant fat lip for a week. Still no tears. […]

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  • Close-up of a boy looking out a window on a rainy day

    Boys Cry, Too

    The urge to protect a child, to hold them close and fend off any and all potential threats, is one of the most primal urges in parenting. It’s part of what makes us parents. We brought them into this world, one way or another, and we aim to keep them safe and loved. I’ve felt […]

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  • Laugh and the Whole World Laughs with You!

    Laugh and the Whole World Laughs with You!

    It seems that laughing can be contagious.  Have you ever found yourself laughing after you see someone else laughing?  You don’t know why you are laughing but just seeing someone laugh can cause you to do the same.  Wouldn’t you rather catch a laugh then a cold or the flu?

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  • The Ageless Possibilities of Imagination

    The Ageless Possibilities of Imagination

    Walt Disney called it “Imagineering” and made imagining fun for all ages! Young children make sense of the world through play and by using their imaginations.  They learn social and emotional skills through play and interaction with their peers and with adults.

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  • How Do You Limit Your Child's Screen Time? There's an App for That!

    How Do You Limit Your Child’s Screen Time? There’s an App for That!

    In the coming years, technology will continue to play a large role in our children’s lives.  I’m sure you have seen YouTube videos of babies and toddlers swiping through their parents’ iPads, knowing exactly what they are looking for!

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  • A Few of My Favorite Apps

    A Few of My Favorite Apps

    I will admit to being addicted to certain endless runner type games on my iPhone.  All in the name of research as The iPhone Mom! But when it comes to my children, I try to limit their time with this style of app and direct them to more productive apps instead.  One area that iPads […]

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  • Children's Interactive Books

    Children’s Interactive Books

    I love to read.  I have about 10 books on my nightstand waiting for attention and I am in the middle of about three different books.  Before I had four children I read every chance I could get and would often stay up until 2am to read just one more chapter.  Once the kids came […]

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  • Tool #3 for Resilience

    Tool #3 for Resilience

    As we all know, life can be very generous in delivering challenges. A key component to true and lasting happiness is learning the skill of resilience, the ability to bounce back from challenging times. Unfortunately, the only way for your child to really learn resilience is to actually work through times of challenge, adversity, or […]

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