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With six people in our family, it sometimes feels like a war zone to be fully heard. We share what we can at family dinner, we touch base with one another through out the week, but it takes effort...
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Well, hey there. Last night was something, huh? So much time spent not sleeping, it’s a wonder you can function right now. It may feel isolating but trust me when I say you are not alone. We had a rough...
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When my husband and I were first married, he worked for Ernst & Young and I was at Target. We were fresh out of college, rode the bus downtown together, had a half story 1949s fixer upper in Richfield,...
We hear it all the time, “Executive Function skills are essential for success in life”. . . “Executive Function skills are better predictors of school success than a child’s I.Q.”. . . Strong executive function equals higher SAT scores....
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The Almighty Spork

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Celebrate the inner goodness of your child to bring out their best Parenting is an organic phenomenon. There’s no starter’s guide or how-to manual that can guide you through the unique and uncharted development of your child’s personality, character, and...

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