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My family of 3 just did a totally awesome happy dance as we all celebrated baby’s first year of life.  The fastest year ever. Each month, as he grew, our world was rocked.  “Wow, he knows me!  He’s babbling, that’s crazy! Banging blocks together? He’s a genius!”  And let’s not even discuss those first steps… heart melted. We live in a two bedroom apartment, and watching our baby grow in a small space, wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought. As a speech-language pathologist and play enthusiast, I wanted to create a nurturing and fun environment for baby to learn. I’ve always preached that simple toys make smarter kids. The more a toy does, the less a child does.  Kid […]

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It took me three attempts to get my driver’s license. I knew how to drive.  I had zero mistakes in my theoretical exam. And yet, three times. The reason?  Fear. Plain old fear. I’m a rather cautious person to begin with. I’m afraid to do something wrong, even more so when I was a teenager. But there were many other areas of my life, where I overcame fear, worked with it, didn’t let it stop me. Driving, on the other hand, was also a fear of my mom’s.  She’d drive, but never be completely comfortable. So every single one of my worries got a response to feed it. “I’m afraid to drive in the dark.” – “Me, too.” “I’m worried […]

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