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Category Archives: After the Bell

Meal Planning on a Restrictive Diet

Just the two words “meal planning” causes me anxiety. (Just when put together though, because I love meals and I do like planning things.) It hasn’t always been this way...

Little White Lies We Tell Children

We all do it. Tell our children outrageous lies to help keep ourselves sane. I prefer to call them little white lies, so I can maintain my own ‘I’m a great parent’ beliefs. Here...

The Love-Hate Relationship with Bath Time that Every Parent Understands

Isn’t it funny that giving your newborn baby their first bath is one of the things you actually look forward to when you bring them home?  Or at least their Grandma’s look...

Parent-Teacher Conference…Do I Bring My Kid?

As a teacher I get asked this question a lot by friends who are parents. Recently, it was asked on a Facebook post and the comments were very conflicting. As an Early Childhood...

Caring for Toddlers…the Hardest Job on Earth?

Disclaimer: don’t read unless you have a sense of humor. Old folks…baby folks. What’s the difference? Well not very much. I just had my third beautiful baby and now I’m stuck at...

What’s the BIG Deal with Essential Oils?

It seems like everywhere you look now someone is using or talking about essential oils. And most of the people aren’t just talking about them they’re raving about them. What...