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One Sticky Kitchen Table

The moment I found out that we were expecting our firstborn, my mind was a flurry of plans. Cribs, swaddles, bottles, strollers and adorable teeny tiny onesies filled my brain. Now I’m realizing that pretty much all of family life centers around one piece of furniture. One sticky, dirty, cluttered piece of furniture: my kitchen […]

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How to Be Present: Implementing Every Day Mindfulness with Kids

Mindfulness is a hot topic, and it seems everywhere you turn it is being highlighted as the new way to improve something in your life. Although popular, mindfulness is more than a buzzword. It truly has the goods to back up its popularity! Growing research shows mindfulness can positively impact both physical and mental health. […]

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Honoring Patriot’s Day

Every year on September 11 I pause and reflect on that tragic day. I wear an American Flag pin and usually shed some tears. For many of us, the memories of the events will always be raw, and we can remember where we were when we heard, how old we were, and most importantly, what […]

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The College Application Process

The College Application Process: A Student Timeline

According to Oxford Dictionaries Online, senioritis is “the supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance.” As a former high school teacher and now a private tutor, I’ve repeatedly witnessed the outcome of this “condition,” and for most of these “stricken” students, their biggest […]

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The Joy of Sisterhood!

In honor of Sisters’ Day this year, I have the pleasure of writing about the glory that is sisterhood. I like to consider myself an expert in this arena as I myself am one of four girls, my mom is one of four sisters (and a brother), and Rob and I have four daughters between […]

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