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Sleepovers are a right of passage for some children; for others, it is a non-negotiable “no.” As parents, we are finding our voices by asking about allergens and even guns in the home before a playdate or sleepover, but...
I have a 12-year-old and 14-year-old who have been on summer vacation for two weeks now, and I have seen them for maybe a total of 10 hours! Not because I am working, but because they don’t want to...
From sleepless nights to new morning routines, it can be tough for kids to adjust to orthodontic treatment. And as parents, it can be just as tough to watch our children go through this adjustment period if we don’t...
This post is in partnership with Compass High School. I recently had the chance to visit Compass High School, an 8th–12th grade private college preparatory school for students with learning differences. As a former educator and school site administrator myself, I am...
When I was pregnant with our first child, my husband, a musician at heart, would put headphones on my belly each night, rejoicing as my bump would begin to undulate under his hand to the sounds of  Pink Floyd’s,...
There’s a new trend afoot—moms and teens getting orthodontic treatment together. In fact, according to the American Association of Orthodontics, nearly 1.7 million adults sought orthodontic treatment in 2016—a 50 percent increase since 2006. We sat down with Roseville, CA...
Earlier in the year, I was talking to my eldest daughter’s teacher about her homework. I was questioning why it wasn’t carefully graded and given back in a timely matter. Although the teacher admitted she would like her turn-around...
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Q&A: Braces 101

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As moms, we all know how tough it is to teach our kids to take care of themselves. When it comes to their teeth, that challenge becomes even more difficult.  Sometimes, our children don’t brush and they rarely floss....
(This post is in partnership with DHP Furniture.) We have gone through three different types of bed frames. My kids first received their big toddler sized beds from Ikea, but they never slept in them, so I donated them. Then...
The first time you hear your child use a curse word goes one of two ways. You're either shocked and horrified to hear such vulgar words coming out your sweet angel's mouth, or you're stifling laughter so hard that...

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