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I’m Raising a Cactus: Ways Gardening is Similar to Motherhood

Gardens are a lesson in life, especially life as a mother. A gardener — not unlike a mother — must have patience, must care for each plant, must listen and examine each plant and care for it as best as possible. Unfortunately, our kids don’t arrive with garden tags telling us whether they prefer shade […]

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Quiet Children in a Noisy World – Surviving Sound Stimulation

The sheer terror on their faces on what was supposed to be a trip of a lifetime crushed me. It’s the moment my husband and I realized our children had noise sensitivity that was more than the norm. They withdraw when they’re in a noisy, confined space with thumping music and exuberant children. 

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Wiping Front to Back and Other Shifty Lessons I’ve Taught My Kids

There are deep, valuable lessons at each stage of life despite seemingly menial tasks that should just be grasped onto. Still, I find myself asking my ten-year-old, “Did you even wash while you were in the shower for thirty minutes?!” I am not sure of your parenting style, but I take great comfort in those […]

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Podcasts: Kids’ Choice

As usual, I’m late to the game when it comes to what all the cool kids are doing. Years ago, I would roll my eyes at my friends who listened to NPR, and that continued as I started hearing about podcasts. It turns out, as with most things, I was a misguided fool, and once […]

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Learning Rx: A Review of the Cognitive Skills & Brain Training Facility

“He’ll grow out of it,” they said. They being every friend, colleague, teacher, counselor, or stranger in the grocery store line I confided in with my worries about my son’s seeming stubbornness about doing school work. Despite testing into our school’s gifted program and usually topping his class scores in reading and math, my younger […]

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Join the Music Fun at Kindermusik with Anne Hendrix!

Kindermusik is an international music and movement program for children newborn to six. Each minute of class facilitates your child’s musical, language, cognitive, physical, social and emotional development. We provide amazing online home materials – music, stories, educational games and crafts to continue the fun and learning at home. Our 45-minute classes meet weekly and […]

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