Jenny From The Blog

Jenny was born and raised in the East Bay and now raises her own family there. She lives with her boyfriend, her 12-year-old son, and their twin 5-year-old boys. They also have two rescue dogs (Loki & Olaf), two rescue cats (Lola & Binx,) and two Betta fish (Dory 2 &Stevie). Jenny completed her undergrad in Child Psychology & Development and completed her Masters in Professional Counseling. She currently works in the mental health field with children & their families, as well as part-time in Early Intervention in Southeast MA. In her limited) downtime, she enjoys long walks through Target on her own, reading, napping, hoarding houseplants and crystals, looking at adoptable puppies online, and watching really bad TV.

Thoughts about the CDC Milestones Changes, from an Early Intervention Professional

Earlier this year the CDC unveiled new child development milestones guidelines which shocked people, myself included. As an Early Intervention professional, I have a lot of thoughts about these changes. But let's start at the...
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How to Talk to Your Kids about Ukraine

Tik Tok. Instagram. Twitter. Snapchat. The school bus. The lunch line. History class. Somewhere, somehow your kids will hear about Ukraine and Russia. And let’s be honest, kids aren’t the best relayers of information....
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Bristol Christmas Festival – A Winter Wonderland in Bristol RI

Christmas-time in 2020 looks like Elf on the Shelf shoved into plastic jars for “quarantine”, socially distanced visits with Santa, and town Christmas tree lightings going off without an audience to do the countdown....

No Judgements Here

Parenting during COVID is 90% stress and 90% anxiety and 10% remembering everyone's face masks (yes, that math checks out). This time has brought out some of our strengths; maybe you were able to...
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To Go or Not To Go (Back to School)

The Decision I am not a teacher. Distance learning at my house in Spring was a roller coaster. Some days we were having our own private circle time and making baking soda volcanoes and some...
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Peace of Mind with The Door Guardian

Motherhood tricked me. My firstborn was easy; smart, developmentally ahead of the curve, loved to learn, and (almost) always listened. I thought it was me; that I was just such a great Mom to produce such...
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All We Can Do -Working From Home With Kids: Part 1

So, you're working from home now. And you have kids. Noisy, dirty, attention-loving kids. How does this work? I have no idea. Check back next week, when I've been through some trial and error,...
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How to Talk to Kids about Covid-19 – Homebound Help

  As anxious and unsure as adults are about what is happening in the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, our children need to be our focus. We, as parents, get to control the narrative of...
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A Letter to Moms During the Coronavirus Craziness

Hey Momma, It's been been a crazy week. Take a deep breath. Maybe your anxiety is up or maybe you're just straight-up sick of hearing about the Coronavirus or maybe you fall somewhere in between....
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My Family is Competitive and I’m Not Sorry

Listen, let's be real, I'm not playing a game that I have no chance of winning. There's no such thing as a relaxing game night in our house. Participation trophies have no place on...