Category Archives: Parenting

2 1/2 Years

Remember this guy?  He’s 2 1/2! I am in awe of the toddler my little baby’s grown into. He’s a walking, talking, big-boy-potty-using cool guy who is equally loving and gentle as rough and tumble.  And I just keep falling … Continue reading

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You Can Go Your Own Way

Meghan had a ballet recital this weekend.  The opening act danced to Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac.  As the older dancers moved across the stage to those iconic words, I couldn’t help but think about how sure I was … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Redshirting: Why We Are Doing it With Our Daughter

Redshirting kindergarten is a term given when parents hold their child back a year before starting kindergarten, or in some cases, give them an extra year of kindergarten. The term comes from college athletics when freshmen take a year off … Continue reading

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How to Grow a Reader

Although I don’t consider Happy Healthy Mama exclusively a food blog, food talk does tend to dominate around here.  I’m passionate about health, nutrition, and feeding my family well, so you’ll always find healthy recipes and some fitness talk when … Continue reading

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funny things kids say, vol. 1

When I was teaching, one of my favorite parts of the job was hearing all the funny things the kids would say.  It is just so darn cute to see the way kids see the world and express themselves.  Now … Continue reading

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