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SUMMER Slide

Summer Slide

Summer slide is a term commonly used in the world of teaching to describe the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains over the summer that they made during the previous school year. This is my fifth rodeo as a “summer parent” and I must admit that my parenting skills also suffer […]

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Is Your Child’s Snoring a Problem?

We all know adults that snore, but snoring in children is common, too. According to the National Sleep Association, most children snore occasionally, and approximately ten percent of children snore almost every night. But just because snoring is common doesn’t mean it’s normal! If your child snores, it’s important to understand why they’re making all […]

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The Great Baby Escape! (Ways to Keep Your Child Safely in their Crib)

Most of motherhood is exclaiming, “They are growing up too fast,” or “I’m not ready!” When my daughter jumped out of her crib at 17 months that sentiment could not have been more true. My twins’ cribs were their only truly safe zone and I was NOT ready to give them free reign of their shared bedroom! Since the age […]

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Bedtime Snacks That Promote Sleep

Did you know that certain bedtime snacks can promote better sleep? It’s true – foods that contain tryptophan, an amino acid that has a sedative-like effect on the body. Tryptophan can be found in many common foods, including dairy products, eggs, soy, turkey, chicken, fish, cheese, oats, wheat, legumes, leafy greens, nuts and seeds. (Here’s the […]

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