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30 Things I’d Rather Be Called than Pretty

by Jenny Hansen Everyone has that one word that sets them off, for reasons that elude others. For some it’s “nice,” for others it might be “tall.” None of those words are bad, but have you considered what you’d rather be [...]
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5 Ways Kindergarten Enrollment Is Like a Job Interview

by Jenny Hansen I’m warning you, today I’m gonna get my rant on. It feels like I’ve been preparing for my kid to go to kindergarten for at least 4 months now. Oh wait…I have! What happened to the days when you just took [...]
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Giving Kids a Healthy Message About Their Bodies

by Jenny Hansen Since last summer, I’ve been gathering articles on this topic and, with bikini season upon us, I think it’s time to share them. So many people make resolutions about how they look. Hell, I used to make these resolutions. [...]
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5 Things No One Tells New Parents

by Jenny Hansen It’s really too bad that children don’t come with an owner’s manual attached. People give you TONS of advice, but every child and every pregnancy is different. I remember thinking: Why can’t people give [...]

Male vs. Female Brains — A Halloween Lesson

by Jenny Hansen   The Little Bean has finally figured out what Halloween is all about. Last year, she wore whatever I put on her and lined up her candy in cool patterns. This year, she’s figured out what candy actually is and she [...]
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What’s the Best Advice You’ve Ever Received About Success?

Advice from a Smart Mommy by Jenny Hansen   This snippet came to my inbox today from Harvey Mackay, and I can’t stop thinking about it. Make like a pencil and get the lead out… by Harvey Mackay A young boy asked his mother [...]
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5 Lessons I Learned Teaching Autistic Kids

5 Lessons Learned Teaching Autistic Children by Jenny Hansen My first job out of college was as an autism specialist for the Judevine Center for Autism, based in St. Louis. It was like learning a strange language in a strange land. An extremely [...]