25 Random Facts About Me (Journalwithme#2)

As the title says, this week's Journalwithme asks me to list 25 random facts about myself. I'm going to list them without explanation, and try to be as blunt as possible. Here we go! 25 Random Facts About Me 1. I was originally supposed to be named Sarah. My mother named me Melissa after two …

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Questions to Ask When Looking for a Home Daycare

It's terrifying to leave your child with anyone. It's even more terrifying for you to even think about leaving your child with a stranger. I was absolutely riddled with anxiety when I faced the reality of having to go back to work after my maternity leave with my first. She was a difficult baby and …

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Goals for 2019-2020 (Journalwithme#1)

Welcome to a new year's worth of questions! 52 weeks of thought provoking, interesting, creative or practical questions that will challenge you to think outside of the box and document your current thoughts. The first question is a standard question for the commencement of a new year. It asks: "What are your goals for the …

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Child Development Checklists

Every child develops at their own pace. Some children will accomplish certain milestones before other children, and professionals use guidelines in the form of checklists to gauge a rough estimate of when each child should hit those milestones. If a child doesn't hit the milestone around the average time, it's okay. My daughter, as a …

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10 Picture Book Series for Preschoolers

My daughter is currently a two year old toddler, but she's starting to become interested in the longer picture books that have more of a story. She is beginning to discuss the values the story is trying to express, points out various things throughout the pages of colorful pictures and responds to prompts or questions …

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