Author Archive | Jill

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When Traveling Goes Wrong

My husband and I were never super into traveling, but we love to go visit family and attend important events with families and friends. When we had kids, we weren’t going to let that stop us from traveling to do the things that we wanted to do, plus we thought it would be nice for […]

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Summer “School”

The warm weather is finally here! I’m so excited to get outside with my kids and enjoy the weather. My job allows me to stay at home a few days a week in the summer and hang out with my kids. I love the idea of letting my kids have time to just be kids, […]

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To Watch, or Not To Watch

Screen time has been a hot topic among parents and scientists alike. Every parent deals with the internal struggle between what we think we will do as parents (pre-children), and what becomes a necessity when the realities of parenting meet up with the realities of our everyday life and work. For me, one of these […]

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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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