Parenting
Infant/Toddlers
Melissa Pressman

If You Say You Don’t Want Kids, I Have Just One Thing To Say To You.

This has been a really hard week. We have been in the middle of a crazy heat wave, with no relief in the evening and my son has decided that sleeping at night just isn’t for him. I have now spent three nights out on the couch, not really sleeping. I am exhausted and hot and trying to find the mental strength to get through the next day. It’s moments like this I wish I had unlimited amounts of money and time and I could just hop a flight to an exotic destination and just go relax on the beach. I don’t even care if it’s just for a few days. READ MORE

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    Julia Arnold

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    Many toys seem to come and go in our house, but it is so nice when I see my kids (now 4 and almost 2) continue to play with certain toys months– or even years– after they first receive them.  I love it even more if both of my kids will play with a toy at the same time.

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Mandatory 10 Step New Parent Training Course
    Julia Arnold

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