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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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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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Gardening With Children

{Disclosure: We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Kinderberry Hill with this post – their Education Coordinator, a mom herself, is sharing tips on continuing learning into summer by gardening with your kids.} To children, the best gifts from the garden may not be the flowers and vegetables, but rather the beautiful hands-on experiment, full of “what ifs” […]

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6 Simple, Fun Ways to Get Your Kiddos Involved in the Kitchen

Am I alone when I say that the 4-5 o’clock hours of the day, heck, maybe even 4-6 o’clock, can be the most challenging of them all?   The kids are tired.  The house looks like a major war zone.  We’ve run out of things to do.  And I NEED to get dinner on the […]

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Confessions of a Baby-Led Weaning Mom (hint: it just means your baby feeds herself what you eat)

It sounds so complicated, and it’s so simple: baby-led weaning is a method of introducing solids where babies feed themselves the same foods adults eat. If you want to be strict about it (I’m not): no purees, no spoons, no pouches, no forays into the baby food aisle, period. “They” say it helps kids develop […]

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