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The Night Before the First Day of School

The night before the first day of school, I’m finally accepting and welcoming this relatively big moment. The whole summer I’ve stuck to the script, telling family and friends that my daughter is ready for school. Even with summer school and rec programs, she misses structure, centers, friends and snack time. She misses everything connected to […]

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Why I Stopped Explaining My Daughter’s Size

My five-year-old daughter will start kindergarten in September. This fact elicits plenty of responses from people who don’t know her well. “Really? Kindergarten?” “But she’s so tiny!” “Wow, she is small for her age. My son/daughter/cousin/grandchild starting 4K is at least a few inches taller than her!!” I know these statements aren’t meant to be […]

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How Breastfeeding Worked for Us (sort of)

Editor’s Note: Earlier this week, we shared a contributor piece about why her unique parenting experience was not conducive to breastfeeding. Today’s post is about how a different contributor made breastfeeding work for her family despite early struggles. We’re all about sharing different voices on similar subjects, so we would love to hear what you think!  It’s […]

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