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August 12, 2016 | No comments yet

The Big Three: Comparing Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia Learning Philosophies

in Activities, Kid Time, Parenting Advice

You may think all classrooms are created the same, but you’d be surprised. Varying philosophies guide educators, even starting as young as birth. Three of the most famous are Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia. Montessori may be a familiar term…

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August 11, 2016 | No comments yet

14 Thoughts I Have Watching the Rio 2016 Olympics

in Holiday/Seasonal, Humor, Me Time

This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post. I’m loving the Olympics in Rio. Here are some thoughts I’ve had while joining the rest of America in our favorite pastime, watching television. I should be DVRing this. Could I record…

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August 8, 2016 | 2 comments

Summer Sleep-Ins

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

So proud to have my site launched. Welcome to Shopping for Time. –Carissa Howard Back to School:          

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August 2, 2016 | 2 comments

Letting Go of Great Parenting Expectations

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

Parents, and mothers especially, are under an enormous about of pressure these days to be perfect. We feel the pressures from social media. Even if we are not technically being judged upon, it’s difficult not to internalize what we see…

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July 31, 2016 | No comments yet

The Five Year Plan (For My Son)

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

He’s been in my life for five years. It was love at first sight. In the beginning, he was perfect. So attentive. All he wanted to do was to lie around in bed with me. As the weeks ticked by,…

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July 25, 2016 | No comments yet

A Mother’s Journey Through Summer

in Humor, Kid Time, Me Time, Parenting Advice

I’m letting go of trying to be perfect. Here’s what we’ve done this summer.

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July 14, 2016 | No comments yet

Vacation Time

in Family Travel, Kid Time

Packing for vacation is a hotly debated subject in my home this week. The annual battle of fashion v. sleep is on. Who will prevail this year? Oh, yes, we’re flying too (should have that in there somewhere). I guess if…

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July 5, 2016 | No comments yet

Shopping for Time

in Get More Time

As a lawyer, I used to bill my clients for my time. Not just by the hour, but for every 1/10 of an hour. Every six minutes had to be accounted for, every single day. As a stay-at-home mother and now, a working mother, I know how precious a commodity time is.

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June 30, 2016 | No comments yet

SMILEY PITS: All-Natural Deodorant for Kids

in Kid Products, Kid Time

I found SMILEY PITS, an all-natural deodorant for kids of all ages. SMILEY PITS formulas contain no aluminum, no parabens, no GMO’s, no gluten, and no toxic chemicals. 

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June 23, 2016 | 1 comment

Swimsuit needed: Six unexpected family outings that require a towel

in Activities, Family Travel, Kid Time

Ready, set, GET WET

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