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'Tis the season for giving! For us mamas, this time of year comes with gift lists for our children which we try to keep balanced with educational and useful items - not just the toys and games they ask...
Celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas has always been a joy for me. Growing up, I learned about two faiths as my mom is Christian and my dad is Jewish. I always love the holidays and the traditions we were able...
My family had some unique holiday traditions when I was young. I knew very early on in my marriage I wanted to add new family traditions of our own, once we had children. If you’re like me, one of...
The holiday season brings many of our beloved family festivities, sparkling lights, comforting treats, and the best genre of music. However, there’s something a little less magical that often crops up this time of year too. It’s the stress...
My fondest memories of Christmas include opening up stockings together with my siblings. As adults, we were still given stockings to open which were lovingly filled with everything from gift cards to scratch-off tickets, nail polish to miniature cans...
Sensory play with babies doesn’t have to be complicated. Your daily routines are already providing sensory rich experiences for your baby. We are still parenting in the midst of a pandemic- you do not HAVE to, or NEED to,...
This Saturday is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Statistics show that nearly one in four adults in the United States have a disability. This very likely means that someone you know and love has a disability. At Lansing...
Ableism is the discrimination - intentional or unintentional- against people with a disability. It surrounds us whether we realize it or not. Part of raising good humans includes fostering anti-ableism in our children. To do this, we need to: Recognize what...
Last month, in Raising Anti-Ableist Kids Part 1, I shared a list of my family's favorite disability-inclusive books. Hopefully you had a chance to check some of them out. Part of raising good humans includes fostering anti-ableism in our...
Winter feels like it has already arrived in the Lansing Area. We are still a few weeks out from the true days of the season but we are already digging in to enjoy the season to its fullest. The...

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'Tis the season for giving! For us mamas, this time of year comes with gift lists for our children which we try to keep...