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Girl friendships: Is there a secret language?

Girls, girls, girls! When your daughter was first born, you may have pictured her growing up with good friends, always having fun while playing endlessly for hours. Fast forward a few years and you get hit with a reality check … Continue reading

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Social media “friends”: Are they really?

Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Pinterest. I find these and other social media sites mean different things to different people. For some, it’s all about their “friends” and what everybody’s up to. Some see them as platforms for networking, entertainment, connecting with far-away … Continue reading

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Oh what a night: The power of friendship

And now the conclusion to the story I posted on July 2 about the most strikingly meaningful night in recent family history.  Last we left our struggling songstress… “The intermission ended and the house lights dimmed – a single spotlight illuminated … Continue reading

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Ready Set Go to Kindergarten: Social Development

This post is the last of a 5-part series about getting your preschooler ready for Kindergarten. Be sure to check out Paula’s other top 10 tips for getting your preschooler off to a good start. “Mommy – wanna play with me?”  I … Continue reading

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