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8 MUST HAVE Newborn Pictures

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Bringing home a baby is one of the most special events for any family. It’s also one of the most exhausting times for a family.

Time seems to go slowly when you have a newborn, but it really does fly by. Setting up newborn pictures with a professional photographer is always a wonderful idea. Not only will the session result in beautiful images of your new little miracle, it takes the pressure off of you to capture those images. Once the session is over, and most likely in the short time before that, there are some shots you will want to get while you’re at home with your baby. You may not be able to bottle up the ridiculously, delicious smell of his newborn breath, but you can document this time. Even if it is totally messy, and perfectly imperfect. I will always look back at the times when we brought each of our babies home with so much fondness. I love newborns, and I love looking back on those fleeting times…. More

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Easing Your Toddler's Transition from Home to Pre-K

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Back to School is almost here and the task of sending your three or four-year old to school for the first time ever is never easy – especially if the child has never spent time away from parents. Your child spending several hours in school, not only means they would be away from you that long, but also that they are already taking their first steps towards the independence of being and doing things on their own…. More

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My Pledge To The New Teacher

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This month I find myself in new territory: I am a parent of a school-age child.

For ten years, working as a high school teacher, I shared my passion for English, navigating students through Shakespeare and college essays alike. Now I nervously await my kindergartener’s first day of school. Thinking about switching roles this year, I had a heart to heart with myself as a parent who has been on the educational front lines…. More

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Sometimes Babies Cry

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A couple of weeks ago I was at target with my six-month-old baby and my Starbucks, obviously, and my little girl started crying. Now she wasn’t screaming bloody murder or anything, but she was definitely catching some looks from other shoppers. However, I had a list that I needed to cross off so I continued on with my search. Honestly, she’s my second child so I’m not even sure how long it took me to realize she was crying…. More

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