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4 Delightful Bilingual Books to Read with Your Child

4 Delightful Bilingual Books to Read with Your Child

Reading in Two Languages My son is growing up in a bilingual household, but he’s already chosen his dominant language – English. This doesn’t surprise me, given that the community surrounding him speaks English.  Therefore, I have to work harder to get him to engage in Spanish. It takes dedication, patience, and persistence on my part, […]

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National Arts Education Month: Inspiring Your Young Wine Country Artist

National Arts Education Month: Inspiring Your Young Wine Country Artist

The month of March is National Arts Education Month. And fortunately for us living in Wine Country, we are surrounded by the arts. Parks and wineries showcase majestic sculptures, while coffee shops, restaurants, and even hospitals display works by local artists. Whether at a brewery, farmer’s market, or festival, we are able to find live […]

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What to Do When Problems at Preschool Arise

What to Do When Problems at Preschool Arise

Like most parents, sending your child to preschool is one of the most exciting, anticipated, dreaded, and stressful milestones that occur in their first five years of life. Hours online, scheduling tours, meeting directors, filling out paperwork, and then you find the one that you think is the perfect fit. It has chickens, it’s painted […]

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The Selfish Truth of Neglecting Your Neighborhood School

I live in a town that could be appropriately described as “bougie”. We have tiny homes costing $500k, locally sourced meats in our restaurants, and organic coffees in our cafes. We drink amazing local wines, have community parades, farmer’s markets, and support local artisans and businesses on Shop Local Saturday. Every school in the district […]

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Potty Training Like a Boss {Your How-to Guide for Success}

Potty Training Like a Boss {Your How-to Guide for Success}

Potty training (or potty learning) is a major developmental milestone in your child’s life. For most parents, it’s also an exhausting nightmare. Between picking the method you want to use (sticker charts, verbal praise, candy incentives etc.) to gathering all the supplies (pull ups, underwear, potty seat, travel accessories, and so on), it’s enough to […]

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3 Unapologetic Confessions of an Imperfect Mom

3 Unapologetic Confessions of an Imperfect Mom

Every mom is an imperfect mom Those moms that show up at school drop off at 8:00 a.m. looking ready to strut down the catwalk. The moms that can match any craft or recipe exactly as shown in the pins on their Pinterest boards. Yoga-practicing-Whole-Foods-shopping-no-electronics-allowing moms. Moms who work full-time, never miss a PTA meeting, […]

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