Talking to Kids About Becoming a Big Sibling

Talking to Kids About Becoming a Big Sibling

by Twigtale

How do you announce the impending arrival of a new baby? You might send friends a sweet bitmoji, take your family to brunch, or just post a an awesome YouTube video. But the even harder question is how do you tell your existing children that one more will be joining the ranks?  We thought we would turn to some experts (a.k.a moms) and hear how they imparted the news. 

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The Twigtale Twelve - Ashley Williams

The Twigtale Twelve - Ashley Williams

by Twigtale

Most recently, Ashley Williams is starring alongside Jim Gaffigan in the TVland comedy “The Jim Gaffigan Show.” The show is about a husband and wife trying to raise their five kids in a New York two-bedroom apartment. The comedy draws inspiration from Jim’s real life and also airs on Comedy Central and Spike. It has been picked up for a second season.

 

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Twigtale Cover Stories

Twigtale Cover Stories

by Twigtale

One of the perks that comes with publishing personalized books is seeing the wonderful book covers families create. Look, we're just going to say it - each one tells a story. A meaningful, wonderful story. We are honored that you chose to tell it in our books. Our founder Carrie Southworth is thrilled to present two delightful covers from Colleen and Briege.

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The Twigtale Twelve - Sitinee Sheffert

The Twigtale Twelve - Sitinee Sheffert

by Twigtale

Sitinee Sheffert is wife, mom of 4 wonderful children and the founder of Giving Artfully/Giving Artfully Kids.  Prior to having children, Sitinee was a research analyst at UnitedHealthcare and a Project Manager and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.  It wasn't until she had children that she discovered she had a love for being creative.  This passion led her to build a website to connect crafters with volunteer opportunities and then an after-school program that teaches children about philanthropy. 

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The Twigtale Twelve - Patricia Sasser

The Twigtale Twelve - Patricia Sasser

by Twigtale

Patricia Sasser is a Dean of Students at a Connecticut boarding/day high school where she works specifically with the junior class, facilitates student leadership training, and is heavily involved with diversity and inclusivity work. Prior to working in education, Patricia was an Associate Producer at ESPN in Bristol, CT. Patricia also defines herself as a third-culture kid (aka Foreign Service brat) having grown up living in Washington DC, Nigeria, Haiti, and Niger during her elementary and middle school years.

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The Twigtale Twelve - Cathy McLain

The Twigtale Twelve - Cathy McLain

by Twigtale

Cathy McLain currently resides in Tblisi, Georgia (formerly part of the USSR) with her husband and many animals. She founded the McLain Association for Children, a non-profit that serves special needs children in the area.   Cathy is the proud mother of three children (including Twigtale's co-founder, Carrie Southworth), as well as grandmother to four very special grandchildren.  

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This School Year, I’m Cutting Myself Some Slack

This School Year, I’m Cutting Myself Some Slack

by Victoria Fedden

My daughter went back to school today, and the past week has been hectic getting everything ready. We had supplies to buy, uniforms that needed altering, and I had a mile-long grocery list of healthy school lunch ingredients that weren’t going to shop for themselves. In the midst of the chaos, I realized that for me, the New Year has always started on the first day of school.

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How Do You Talk to Kids About Sharing?

How Do You Talk to Kids About Sharing?

by Twigtale

Sharing is a skill many parents encourage their kids to cultivate. However, we know there are a lot of different philosophies on how to talk to children about it and what guidelines to follow. Since preschool teachers must frequently decide how to approach sharing discussions and dilemmas, we asked for their feedback. We are incredibly grateful they took the time to respond and excited to share their expertise below! 

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