Emily Harrison

Emily is a former language arts teacher, turned professional stylist and freelance writer. She and her husband are high school sweethearts, raising their three boys in the same neighborhood where they grew up. In her free time, Emily enjoys running, baking, and singing along to Broadway soundtracks.

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15 Social-Emotional Activities for Preschoolers

Little kids feel big feelings. Parents and teachers of preschoolers know all too well that children at these young ages feel their emotions deeply. It’s normal and healthy.  Unfortunately, sometimes the feelings outpace a child’s ability to communicate, self-regulate, and interact with others.  This is why social-emotional development is so essential for preschool-aged children.  Children …

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Why are Parents Gluing Pennies to the Bottoms of their Kids’ Shoes?

There’s always a new phase and trend when it comes to parenting, but the current trend of parents gluing pennies to the bottoms of their kids’ shoes seems a little nonsensical.  In reality, it’s pretty brilliant. In an attempt to keep her kids entertained during all the extra time at home, one mom found some …

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15 Family Tradition Ideas For Your Family

Traditions are important. If they weren’t, they wouldn’t survive from generation to generation.  A family’s traditions help children develop a deeper understanding of who they are and what is important to their family. Traditions make connections and create a sense of security in their repetition.  When you think of family traditions, typically people focus on …

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18 Fun Spring STEM Activities For Kids

It is essential to give your children opportunities to enrich their understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Even young kids will benefit from the creative, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills that are hallmarks of STEM activities.  Celebrate the new season by incorporating some spring STEM activities into your family time.  #1 Flower Dissection While …

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