Parenting
Youngsters
Stephanie Baroni-Cook

Time Is Not On My Side

I feel time slipping through my fingers. I have always had this irritating ability to be able to glimpse into the future. It’s the one thing that has followed me since my elementary days; I know life is short. I’ve always understood it to be true. I have always felt time slipping through my fingers. I was the kid with the old soul, wise beyond her years, and now I am just an adult watching time disappear. Maybe it’s the reason why living and loving fully is so important to me, I know we don’t have a lot of time. READ MORE

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    We started my son in your toddler program last month and I truly, honestly, love the program.

    However.

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