Niko’s first Christmas already and his first mama’s birthday

Every week we meet with PT and OT, it seems Niko is doing something he hasn't done before... whether it be using his arm just a little more, reaching just a little higher, straightening his legs just a little more... his subtle changes grow until they are just part of the normal. Niko started grabbing …

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Why the Elf on the Shelf is actually purposeful

I felt the pain... When my aunt gifted my children last year with the Elf on the Shelf....I thought: Another responsibility...another thing I had to do. I wasn't thinking fun, I was thinking dread...and lies. It's bad enough I lie to my children about Santa but I was going to have to carry on this charade …

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5 Ways to Give Presence this Christmas

My daughter, Charlie, came home from Santa's Workshop last week, and showed me a few items she bought for our family members. She was excited about them, however, one gift seemed to make her sad. "Why are you sad?" I asked. She said, "I just don't think this is good enough." I let that sit …

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