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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...
I officially have a middle schooler! The summer leading up to middle school was very overwhelming for me. My daughter started going through so many changes back to back that I could not handle it. I could not believe...
This post is in partnership with Suburban Jungle. I started to freak out about the San Francisco kindergarten admissions process last fall. From the moment we thought about raising kids in the city, we knew that getting them into a good school...
(This post is sponsored by Ted & Kate.) I have never been and never will be a crafty mom who makes things from scratch to capture special moments in my kids' lives. I couldn't even manage to slap those circle numbers...

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