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Here’s why we’re having a Happy Thanksgiving

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Our kids are thankful for art supplies, apparently.

As family and friends gather together for another Thanksgiving feast this year, there are countless reasons we should all give thanks:

Pumpkin pie, whipped cream, and a lot more whipped cream, to name a few.

But while we are deeply appreciative of those three extremely important items, they aren’t the only things our family is thankful for this year. In fact, here’s what everybody in our household said when we asked, “What are you thankful for this year?”
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D+D on PBS: Why You Should Experiment on Your Child!

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As a parent, you want what’s best for your kids, right? That’s why you buckle them into their car seats, make them eat all their vegetables, and read plenty of parenting articles like this one. After all, if there’s something your babies need, by golly you’re going to give it to them!

There’s only one problem: it’s hard to always know what your children truly need…

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Ask D+D: Why doesn’t my three-year-old recognize letters yet?

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Today’s “Ask the Doctor + the Dad” question comes from a parent with big concerns about her little kiddo:

At age 3, is it concerning when a child can’t recognize letters? My son’s preschool teacher mentioned that other kids in the class already know them. I have an older child, but I can’t remember when she started recognizing letters.
– Jenn

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Kids Book Review: The Bear’s Song

Benjamin Chaud's The Bear's Song

Our family loves the library. For us, there are few things better than setting the kids loose at the entrance of the children’s section, and letting them gather sacks and sacks of as many books as their tiny arms – and library card limits – can hold. Sure, we wind up having to carry most of those big, heavy stacks of books ourselves, but it’s worth it. Especially when the kids come home with a real treasure…

Which is exactly what they found in Benjamin Chaud‘s The Bear’s Song.

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Family Traditions Are Fantastic

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Last weekend, the Doctor and the Dad packed up the car, buckled up the kids and headed up the coast for our absolute, no-doubt-about-it favorite event of the year: The California Avocado Festival.

For three days, our family consumed as much of the green stuff as possible, including fried avocado wedges, avocado ice cream, avocado whoopie pies, avocado beer (Mom and Dad only, of course), and chips with loads of delicious dip scooped straight out of the World’s Largest Vat of Guacamole.

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An Open Letter to an Overly Competitive Mom

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Hey, you. Yes, you. The Overly Competitive Mom I saw at the children’s play place the other day.

Remember me? I’m That Other Mom who was there all by herself, watching her kids. Well, technically I wasn’t so much “watching” as I was “frantically chasing” my 12-month-old daughter, trying to make sure she didn’t fall flat on her face or stumble directly into the path of some other gleefully reckless child.

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