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Preparing Your Toddler for a New Baby

Preparing for the newest member of your family is an exciting time, but for your first child, these changes can be hard to understand and a little scary.

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Big Brother, Big Sister Books!

"You're going to have a baby!"

This is always exciting news, but if you already have a young child, this could be a confusing concept for them to understand. A new little person is going to come live in their house and they are taking on the new role of big brother or big sister.

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Toddler Tailgate

If you haven't heard it is football season around these parts and some youngsters are more excited than their parents. Something about Scott Frost making everyone feel hopeful this year. I hope I don't get kicked out of the state for saying this but I am more in it for the food and camaraderie than the actual game. If you invite me to your game day party I promise to bring some tasty food.

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Puberty in Girls

Nothing is more beautiful (and terrifying) as watching your little girl grow into a woman.

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All About Amphibians at Hands-on-Habitat

The night is filling with the last hurrahs of summer. Male cicadas and crickets celebrate by filling the air with their chatter. Frogs sing a chorus across ponds and streams before they hide as the coming season approaches.

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Puberty In Boys

One day, you may walk past your son’s room and catch an odor somewhere between rotten cheese and body odor. If your child is between the age of 10 and 14, you probably have now entered the phase of parenting called "puberty."

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3 Ways to Find and Make Friends (Who Understand Parent Life)

If you're browsing this website, you're probably painfully aware of at least two things:

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Cradle Cap

Nothing feels better than a baby's newborn skin, but for some babies, they may have rough or oily patches of skin, usually around their head area.

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Stormy's September Update!

Well friends…the 50th Season in Franchise history has come to a close. While I'm bummed that it’s over, I am so happy that you all came out to spend time with me this year. Thank you!

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Helping Your Child Through Growing Pains

If growing doesn’t hurt, how do you explain growing pains?

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Tile Tic-Tac-Toe Craft

Games are fun! They are even more fun when you make them.

We have a chess board made of Lego pieces and cardboard. I was trying to think of another homemade game we could try.

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What Can You Do When Your Kids Fight?

Everybody fights. In fact, I can hear two little voices shouting right now.

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Insect Repellent Types and Safety

The best way prevent bug bites is to avoid them when you can.

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Preventing and Treating Mosquito Bites

As temperatures heat up and summer thunderstorms arrive, so do the pesky mosquitoes.

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Quick Breakfasts for Back to School

August is here and that means it is back to school season. This means it is time to start thinking about quick and easy breakfasts to make your mornings easier.

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