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Empowering Princess Books for Your Preschooler

Let’s talk about the empowering princess. I’ve got a little preschooler who loves princesses. I mean LOVES. Flouncy dresses, sparkly tiaras, and glittery castles. Really, the more fairy in these tales, the better. Yet, when we recently cracked open a Disney-themed princess picture book about beautiful brides, the story line was, sadly, less than lackluster.  […]

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Poppin’ Tags: Your Guide to Thrift and Consignment in the Seacoast

Let’s talk thrift. Any parent is well aware of how quickly children’s clothing turns over in the average household. If you have a child under the age of two, that cycle is even shorter. Whether it be a growth spurt, unrepairable tears, or excessive stains, some say that the fast-moving fashion industry took it’s cue […]

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Being The Mean Mommy: When (And How) To Discipline Someone Else’s Kid

We’ve heard it a zillion times: “it takes a village!”   But does this philosophy apply to collaborative discipline when the kid acting out is not our own?  It’s a touchy subject, for sure, but one that begs for etiquette answers amidst a culture with no clear guidebook. The good news is that from a […]

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Beyond the Birthing Plan: A Conversation on Maternal Health with Oceanside Physical Therapy

It’s been about a month since I visited Oceanside Physical Therapy for my first prenatal consultation. With less than four weeks left until my due date, I have two things on my mind: maternal health and a birthing plan. The news is all a splash these days over the rise of maternal mortality during childbirth […]

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