Articles by Amanda Colbert

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Talking To Toddlers About Surgery

A few weeks ago, my husband's father slipped on some ice and broke his leg. The break was pretty extensive and he ended up requiring surgery. Now, if you know my son, you know that he is a big lover a...


How To Grow A Garden With Your Toddler

I’ve decided to grow a vegetable garden this year! I even planted a few bulbs in early spring to get some flashy color in our front yard. Our biggest focus has been the vegetable garden. Because I hav...

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Get Your Toddler Outside On Rainy Days

Spring has sprung! Well, at least it sort-of has in my neck of the woods. Melting snow has made the outdoors one big mud pit with some extra-splashy puddles thrown in for good measure. Plus, we’ve had...

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"Mistakes" I've Made As A Mom

Mom-guilt seems almost inescapable. One of my friends just had a baby less than two weeks ago. Her newborn was struggling to settle into a deep sleep and she was desperate for a few hours of rest hers...

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The Public Shaming Of Madeleine McCann's Mom

Almost twelve years after she disappeared from her parents’ vacation home, I am watching Madeleine McCann’s face flash across my TV screen. Since the early weeks of the investigation, Madeleine’s pare...

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