Category Archives: Parenting Advice

Life Lessons Learned from a 3rd Grader

The moral of the story is NEVER GIVE UP.  Some of you have heard me talk about my son’s basketball season this year and their 0-10-1 record.  As the regular season comes to a close,  I had to give you one … Continue reading

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Safety First!

I am a girl for head wear.  I know it’s not always cool looking to be the kid out there wearing a helmet but it’s something I’ve drilled into my kids head since they were toddlers.  Safety first!  Does everyone … Continue reading

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A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…..

Tips for managing through sickness. Continue reading

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Top 10 Tips for Welcoming Your Au Pair

Helping someone new adjust requires having a plan. Here are 10 tips we use when welcoming a new au pair to our home, family and community. Continue reading

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According to kids…..sharing is caring. Even germs!

There are cultural differences when it comes to hygiene. My au pair learned why Americans obsess about washing hands during her week at the au pair training school. Continue reading

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“Super Mom” I am not

Welcoming a new member to your family and putting your best foot forward requires planning. Get insight into the first three days orienting my new au pair to my family, community and home. Continue reading

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Sharing New England Summer Treasures

Sharing some of the treasures of New England with a visitor is one of my great joys. My German au pair enjoyed her first lobster over Father’s Day weekend. Continue reading

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