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How To Raise a Smart Confident Child

How to Raise a Smart, Confident Child Intelligence and confidence are two qualities I feel are the most essential in order to be successful and happy. These were things I struggled with my entire life so when my daughter was born my goal was to do everything I could to …

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The Teen Years – Sharing My Struggles

The Teen Years – Sharing My Struggles My Teen Years I haven’t really thought about my teenage years until my daughter became a teenager. I’ve seen the struggles of other parents raising teenagers and it hasn’t been pretty. My hairdresser was telling me about her teenage daughter and explained it …

The Monkey Says

I Can’t Shut You Up!

10-28-2001 Not that I would ever try because I love that you can understand almost everything I say.  Since you first said …

To My Sweet Claire 12-1-2000

You have really gotten bigger and so alert. You’re constantly pulling your head up and looking around. You smiled at me today. …

Claire 12 mos

You’re a Year Old Today!

10-23-01 8:45 pm Happy Birthday my sweet adorable Claire! Well, a year ago today at this very minute I was about 2 …

To My Sweet Claire 11-1-2000

Breastfeeding you is definitely proving to be a challenge. It’s kind of taking over my entire world right now. I tried in …

Your First Steps

8-12-01 You’ve been standing on your own for about 2 weeks now. Tonight I was getting you ready for your bath and …