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#toddlerlogic (or, a little advice on speaking Toddler)

Before having kids, I had no idea how complicated the English language could be. When not mommying, I’m a linguist trained in nine languages plus dialects–but learning to speak Toddler remains my proudest language-related accomplishment. The challenge Toddler poses is not the unusual syntax, the unique pronunciation, or the rampant pronoun confusion, but the surprisingly significant […]

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Disney On Ice “Worlds of Enchantment”

Here in Syracuse, from December 13th to the 16th, we are being enchanted by the beautiful spectacle that is Disney On Ice “Worlds of Enchantment.” With friends that we all know and love, including Mickey and Minnie as the smiling hosts, it is guaranteed to bring delight and joy to anyone who sees it. There […]

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Library Story-Time – It’s More Than Books

My oldest was born in Tennessee, but Syracuse is where I “became a mom.” Until my daughter was fifteen months old, we lived in temporary domestic locations or outside the US, so it wasn’t until we landed in CNY for the long term that I had the opportunity or inclination to seek out other mothers […]

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Stone Soup Water Play

Stone Soup Water Play

Stone Soup Water Play We all have those books that we loved as kids that we can still remember today. You may even still be able to recite some of the words. In my family, one of those books was Stone Soup. As a child, I remember thinking this book was pure magic.    One day when […]

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Finding the right preschool…for you and your child

  Private daycares and preschools are incredibly expensive. Parents are spending what may add up to a second mortgage to get their child into the right program that fits their family’s needs.  It can be especially daunting for parents whose child may have never left their home environment. Logistics, tuition, size of the program, and […]

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Dreams For My Child

Before my first child was born, I had so many hopes and dreams for the kind of person he would be. I wondered how I could help shape that character, that soul that I hadn’t even met yet. How could we help him be kind? How could we teach him to share? How could we […]

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