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Back to School: How We Handle Three Kids in Special Education

Our journey with education has been overwhelming to say the least these past few years.  All of our kids have had delayed expressed language.  At first, no one thought anything of it because they grew up in a trilingual environment (English, Laotian and Vietnamese). We started our oldest at a local Montessori school after the twins […]

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Three Surprising Benefits of Reading to Your Children

{Disclosure: We are thrilled to partner with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to share helpful information about early childhood development for children ages zero to three. A host of additional early childhood resources are available on the Children’s website.} My first-born child was a preschool prodigy. Ok maybe not. But thanks to my diligent employment […]

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5 Things I Wish I Had Known About Child Development

{Disclosure: We are thrilled to partner with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to share helpful information about early childhood development for children ages zero to three. A host of additional early childhood resources are available on the Children’s website.} I flashed the black and white printables in front of my new baby’s face. Back and forth I waved […]

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Overcoming Book Rut

{Disclosure: We are thrilled to partner with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to share helpful information about early childhood development for children ages zero to three. A host of additional early childhood resources are available on the Children’s website.} Nope. I actually can’t read you Good Night Moon one more time. I just can’t. Why? Well for starters, […]

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The Learning Power of Play in Nature

{Disclosure: We are thrilled to partner with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to share helpful information about early childhood development for children ages zero to three. A host of additional early childhood resources are available on the Children’s website.} My kids are their absolute best selves when they are outside. In the woods, at the […]

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Cooking, Car Rides & Laundry: Three Ways I Connect with My Kids

{Disclosure: We are thrilled to partner with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to share helpful information about early childhood development for children ages zero to three. A host of additional early childhood resources are available on the Children’s Minnesota website.} I’m a full-time working mama to two-year-old Stella and four-month-old Gus. During the week you’ll […]

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Look Who’s Talking Now! The importance of Early Communication and Interaction.

{Disclosure: We are thrilled to partner with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to share helpful information about early childhood development for children ages zero to three. A host of additional early childhood resources are available on the Children’s website.} When I found out I was pregnant I jumped for joy, shouted it from the rooftops, […]

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Every Child is Different: Healthy Development from Birth to Three

{Disclosure: We are thrilled to partner with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to share helpful information about early childhood development for children ages zero to three. A host of additional early childhood resources are available on the Children’s website.} Even before we see that plus sign on the pregnancy test, we compare. We compare our […]

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Encouraging Physical Activity in Toddlers

{Disclosure: We are thrilled to partner with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to share helpful information about early childhood development for children ages zero to three. A host of additional early childhood resources are available on the Children’s website.} In my field of work we are constantly talking to parents about keeping their toddlers active. […]

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The Number One Educational Tool Your Child Needs

{Disclosure: We are thrilled to partner with Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to share helpful information about early childhood development for children ages zero to three. A host of additional early childhood resources are available on the Children’s Minnesota website.} 80% of your child’s brain develops in the first three years. It is a critical […]

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