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6 Signs You Have A Spirited Child… And 3 Things You Can Do About It!

All children have moments of being difficult and challenging; but some children are just MORE. I think of a spirited child as a child who is MORE intense, energetic, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the “average” child. Many times, these children are identifiable from birth, starting out as what are sometimes called […]

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The Polar Express: Dos and Dont’s of Holiday-Themed Trains

The holiday season is a magical time for children everywhere. “The Polar Express” story, written by Chris Van Allsburg, turned this legendary Christmas railroad into a household name. The mystical holiday train is especially popular among people under four feet tall.  In New England, your family can take ride on the magical (and surprisingly authentic) […]

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Dog-Friendly Spaces (For Your Four-Legged Kids)

Pooches, like kids, need their exercise and time outside in the open air. When it comes to dog-friendly spaces on the Seacoast, there are many choices! Plus, my kids always have more fun outdoors when the family dog comes along.  The most important thing to remember about these dog-friendly spaces is that they depend on […]

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Guide to a Stress-Free Professional Family Photo Shoot: Ashley Shea Photography

The post below is sponsored however all opinions (and enthusiasm) are our own. The first time we tried a professional family photo was less than ideal. We had in-laws in town and wanted to capture the moment. My then 3-year-old was not digging the concept. Standing still is BOR-ING! He chose to play peek-a-boo the […]

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