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#97 Transcript – What Children Teach Us About Race

#97 Transcript – What Children Teach Us About Race

  Hello, and welcome to the podcast. I am so honored to welcome my guests today. I have Christine Platt and Katherine Wigginton Greene. Christine is the executive director of Baldwin for the Arts and writes literature for children and adults that really centers on...

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#96 Transcript – Looking Ahead to 2024

#96 Transcript – Looking Ahead to 2024

 You're listening to Parenting in the First Three Years, the place where we explore the strategies and soul of parenting from pregnancy through the first three years of life. I'm your host, Ann McKittrick. Thank you so much for joining me. Hey there and welcome....

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#95 Transcript – Navigating Holiday Gatherings with Kids

#95 Transcript – Navigating Holiday Gatherings with Kids

Hey there and welcome to the podcast. I'm so glad that you've joined me. I'm going to talk today about holiday gatherings. We are wrapping up 2023. This is actually the last podcast of the year. And I know that when this episode comes out, that many of you will be...

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#94 Transcript – Year End Family Finances with Ann Garcia

#94 Transcript – Year End Family Finances with Ann Garcia

You're listening to Parenting in the First Three Years, the place where we explore the strategies and soul of parenting from pregnancy through the first three years of life. I'm your host Ann McKitrick. Thank you so much for joining me. Hey there and welcome to the...

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#83 Transcript – Simple Ways to Create Mental Space Daily

You're listening to parenting. In the first three years, the place where we explore the strategies and soul of parenting from pregnancy through the first three years of life. I'm your host, Ann McKittrick. Thank you so much for joining me. 3s Hey there and welcome to...

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Gift ideas for new parents that won’t break the bank

Gift ideas for new parents that won’t break the bank

Holiday shopping can be one of the most stressful parts of the year as we look for ways to stretch budgets a little further to buy the gifts we really want to give. If you need to save money but have a long list of people to buy for, it’s a good idea to check online...

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My Newborn Essential List

My Newborn Essential List

There are thousands of things you can buy for your baby. But what do you really NEED? Check out this list that talks about actual newborn necessities and nice-to have- items. Plus, a bonus list of helpful newborn items you won’t find on most registries.

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Children’s Books About Death

Children’s Books About Death

Reading can be a gentle way to face and process new ideas. By reading books about certain topics, like death, you give your child the opportunity to explore the concept, ask questions, and facilitate conversation. Here are my favorite children’s books that address death.

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30 Encouragements for Any Baby (or Big Kid!)

30 Encouragements for Any Baby (or Big Kid!)

Positive language helps children to succeed and thrive. But sometimes it can be hard to think of positive things to say to your baby… you’re still getting to know them after all. Here are 30 encouragements to use with you baby (or big kid!) today.

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I’m a child development specialist, parent coach and teacher trainer. I’ve cared for countless babies in child development programs, plus 3 kids, 3 grand babies and 5 foster babies! I LOVE babies and would come hold yours if I could. ❤️

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