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Traveling, Toddlers, and Tantrums

The 70/30 Rule My husband and I have a few rules that we both greatly agree on. One of them is what we refer to as the 70/30 rule. Most days have a normal predictable routine to them. My child can expect to go to certain activities on certain days and that lunch and nap […]

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Meet the Contributor: Jennifer Shinaman

Family: My husband and I met while attending NAU. Back then we just ran in the same circle of friends, it’s funny to look back at those memories being clueless that one day the guy who owned the “pre-party house” would someday become my respectable husband. Life paths led us both to Colorado after school and […]

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5 SIMPLE Sensory Activities for October

SENSORY PLAY is a bit of a buzz word these days. Some of you might be familiar with it and already do it and others might wonder what it actually is and why we do it. Let me break it down simply. The definition of Sensory play is ANY activity that stimulates a child’s senses: touch, […]

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Won’t you be my Neighbor

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Do you remember that warm fuzzy feeling you got when you watched Mr. Rogers? That sense of a security blanket wrapped around you whispering, “you’re home safe little one.” How about those old movies and shows where people asked their neighbors for a cup of sugar? Were you as naïve […]

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