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11 precious things about parenting preschoolers

Embracing simplicity

Turbulent. Challenging. Exasperating. Exhausting. Welcome to the preschool years: a roller coaster ride of highs and lows. Where reason and logic fails and mystery and confusion prevails. 736 more words


8 Reasons Why Just Play Toy Rental Just Makes Sense

When I tell people about JPTR, I often get the following response: “Why would I want to bring more toys into my house?!” (A sentiment I can certainly understand.) 220 more words


Stress and Parenting

If you have ever been pregnant or had a newborn baby, you know what I am talking about when I say “baby brain.” Basically it is the feeling of having so much going on at once that you feel like you cannot function. 661 more words



What Is The Toy Paradox?

The more toys children have available to them, the less they play with them (and the more they seem to be underfoot!). 250 more words


My Little Renaissance Man

This entry is in honor of Halloween, a time when we can be free, express ourselves and try on different identities. I always thought it must be the worst feeling in the world to have to hide your true identity from the outside world, to lead a double life, in a way. 1,290 more words

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Classical Conversations Cycle 3: The Amazing Human Body

As I’ve mentioned here a time or two, our 1st grader is enjoying the Classical Conversations Foundations program. This year, we’re in Cycle 3, which includes U.S. 362 more words


The Play and Walk Away Technique Continued

After reading some great responses and comments to last week’s entry, I realized I failed to mention a crucial ingredient to the success of the play and walk away technique. 1,349 more words

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