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3-Year-Old Check-up: The Truth About Check-ups

 

Zavi recently had his 3-year-old check-up. We were fully prepared to get shots but really it was a general visit with a series of questions asked about milestones he has hit, missed or passed. The questions went something like this…

 

Zavier’s 3 Year Old Check-Up

 

But I seriously feel that they are asking the wrong questions, lol. Those milestone questions should go something like this…

Don’t worry. Zavi is in tip-top shape. Even if they did ask the wrong questions!

 

Is my child’s afro distracting?

Why don’t you cut his hair? What do his teachers say? Will his hair be a distraction to his classmates? Does he want to cut his hair? Why won’t you at least braid it? These are just some of the questions I am asked when Zavi, the mighty 3-year-old wears his hair out in all of…

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How to encourage diversity in the classroom.

Let’s do a little experiment. Close your eyes and think about your earliest memory of being in a classroom. Maybe you can remember all the way back to your kindergarten class? Maybe you remember your fourth grade classroom? While your eyes are closed, can you recall the feeling you had in that classroom? Did you…

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Reiko Foster : We’re Moving!

  “Change is inevitable. Growth is a choice.” This is a quote I penned myself! I was driving home last week, alone. No music playing. No podcasts playing. No kids in the back… and the words came to me. And it absolutely reflects the transition I have been experiencing lately. Remember that post I wrote…

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Traveling with Kids

Everyone has traveling on their bucket list. It’s beautiful to explore new regions, visit family or just relax on a beach. But the game changes when traveling with kids! This year, we have three family trips scheduled to attend friends and family weddings all over the country. When you’re traveling alone, with your partner or…

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A KinderMom’s School Prayer

Dear God, I am unleashing my baby into the world now. As much I love controlling her environments and being available to fight her battles and shush her cries, I know that this is the first step to her becoming someone great. So instead of giving in to the fears and anxieties of leaving my…

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Zara’s Kindergarten Style Revealed

Kindergarten is as real as it gets. Your kid is learning how to make little animals out of construction paper and learning how photosynthesis works.  Zara has known about this since the age of three (#humblebrag) but I digress. Kindergarten is about friends on the playground, swapping snacks at the break and learning whatever new…

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Side Effects of Living with A Threenager

  We’ve all heard of the terrible twos. It’s common parenting terminology but no one ever talks about the year that follows. In honor of our sweet Zavier’s third birthday today, I thought I would share what life is like with a Threenager! Here are 3 Side Effects of living with a Threenager!    Expect your…

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KUWTF: Not Just the Hottest Month of the Year

Before I share what’s ahead for the Fosters, I must share what just happened in our family! Remember this post about Zara’s early signs of spirituality? Well, she just got baptized! Kids get baptized all of the time which is great but I think it is something special when a 5-year-old insists on being baptized….

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Kindergarten: Zara’s School Supply Haul

It’s almost time! Kindergarten is lurking around the corner and Zara is more than ready. I, on the other hand, am dreading it. I don’t know why but I feel like I’m sending my baby out into the big bad world. A world where I  can’t shield her from cruelty, nastiness and mean folks. I…

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