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This is a tough subject for me to write about, because like any parent, I love my child with every ounce of my heart. All I want is for my daughter to always be happy. I want her to be able to easily make friends. I want her to thrive at school and be on the Honor Roll just like me… but the truth of the matter is she probably never will. Giuliana is six years old and has been diagnosed with ADHD. She is also exhibiting symptoms of depression and anxiety, which are common for children with ADHD. The ADHD is very challenging. There...

The Disney Store is trying something new this Halloween. Instead of categorizing their Halloween costumes by gender like they usually do, they are combining all of their costumes for children in one category: Kids. Instead of seeing all of the Disney princess dresses together, they are going to be mixed with Marvel superheroes suits. “Are you looking for that shimmery green Tinker Bell dress, sweetie? It’s right over there, next to the cool Spider-Man suit. Have a magical day!” I know what Disney is trying to do...

Don’t get me wrong. I loved it when my kids were babies. They always smelled so good and could light up my world with just a smile. I loved washing their cute tiny toes in the bath and hearing them giggle as they splashed in the water. Having a baby is wonderful, even magical. As much as I sometimes miss my kids being little though, life without a baby is so much easier and more fun for five reasons:   1. No More Diapers This is a big one for many reasons. First of all, diapers and baby wipes can put a dent in your bank...

Nowadays, children start getting a pretty hefty load of homework beginning in Kindergarten.  Children start their elementary school years learning how to write, spell, read, and add/subtract.  It is a very exciting time in a child’s life, but it can also be an overwhelming one.  Getting your child to sit still and concentrate on their homework can be challenging, so I created a fun, stimulating, and engaging Homework Center with all the bells and whistles (literally).  I cannot stress how important it is for your child to start...

Music has always been a big part of my life.  My alarm clock wakes me up with music and I always have the radio on when I’m in the car.  I even clean the house better if there is music playing.  For the past six years, I have sung lullabies to my children at bedtime.  I am no Celine Dion by any means, but my children love it when I sing to them and it’s something I have done since they were born.  Singing traditional lullabies, like “Hush Little Baby” and “Brahms’s Lullaby” got boring and tiring...

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