Author Archive | Jill

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Careful, but Not Too Careful

I’m a planner. Always have been, but when I became a parent, I quickly learned that I couldn’t plan everything (even when I tried). I’ve always enjoyed researching, reading different perspectives on parenting, and I know that being a helicopter parent won’t do my kids any favors. With all the unpredictable things that can happen, […]

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A Leap of Trust: Choosing a Child Care Center

Choosing who you are going to entrust with caring for your new baby is a huge decision. I have worked for many years in and around child care (both teaching and conducting higher-education research on early childcare), so when I became pregnant for the first time I knew one of the first major choices I […]

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