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Becky,single mom to Jonah 6 month old

Food allergies, in general, are an exciting field these days When Jonah was born I was overwhelmed. I am a mom by choice and while I had support of family and friends- at the end of the day it was me and this little guy. He started to develop…
Donna
September 18, 2020
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Peanut Allergies

Food allergies, in general, are an exciting field these days Advances are being made on a regular basis for many of them, in terms of preventing food allergies, diagnosing them more accurately and predictively, and now in treating them as well.  In the past, treatments focused on strict allergen…
Donna
July 19, 2020
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Emotional Intelligence, and Why It Matters

In the field of early childhood a debate rages between two diametrically opposed approaches to education. In one camp sits firmly the academic approach. Advocates of this educational philosophy argue that preschool must be a platform to prepare children for the rigors of first grade and beyond. These settings…
Donna
August 8, 2019
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Empathy: Innate or Learned?

A few years ago I attended a professional development seminar with early childhood educators from around the world. The conference began with the usual words of welcome and general announcements and then the room darkened and a short video, without introduction, began to play on a large screen. The…
Donna
July 15, 2019
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Summer Organizing Tips

That’s right, Memorial day has passed and summer is officially here! Time to break out the ‘white’ clothes and put the Ugg’s away! Summer comes with warmer weather and longer days. I don’t know about you, but having more sunlight hours makes me feel more motivated and productive. Gone…
Donna
June 27, 2019
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Wills, Trusts & Living Wills

I want to tell you a story.  A very good friend of mine died last year after a year-long battle with cancer.  He was just 40 years old. His children were 8 and 5 at the time.  He had done estate planning, allowing him to make arrangements to ensure…
Donna
June 17, 2019
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Mom Friends

Given the fact that moms are often exhausted and potentially covered in spit up, it can be daunting to find your “mom tribe.” Someone once compared finding new mom friends to dating: You have to put yourself out there, be a good listener, ask engaging questions, and be willing…
Donna
June 4, 2019