Preventing our children from having prejudices

Back in our hometown, there were 110 children from 2 to 10 years old and less than 5 of these children were not white. The majority of the children in this school have white families and I guess (I take myself as a base) most friends (if not all) are white too. There are many reasons for this to happen (the fact that we were in a white town/school). Basically,...

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Simple ways for moms to help and get helped

As a single mom of a single child, I have two reasons to need some time on my own: to have time to focus on my own activities and to let my 4-year old have some guaranteed time playing with other people. A simple swapping kids at a specific day with a friend works wonders. In Brazil, I do this all the time with a friend that lives close by and have a son the...

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“Travelearning” with your children

Traveling with a kid might look scary at first. It definitely looks exhausting (and it is). But once you do it, there is little room for regret. It´s much more than having fun with your kid away from home. It´s about being absolutely thrilled with watching your kid learn things he would never learn at home. It´s about giving him the opportunity to see so much...

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What The Heck Is An MH Unit?

The multiple handicapped units in my area are provided by our county’s Educational Service Center.  There are thirteen units scattered across the county in different school districts.  They purport to serve those students with multiple disabilities by providing instruction and experience-based opportunities in the community and to teach job and daily...

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New Mom Hand Pain – De Quervain’s Tendinitis or “Mommy Thumb”

I write this post between gripping my hands and wrists time and time again. Rubbing my thumb, do a little cracking of the knuckles thinking it might help. Does it? Not really. This is only a minor case of what’s known as Mommy Thumb, or De Quervain’s Tendinitis and because I know what causes it and makes it worse, it’s not getting out of control. I had it...

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