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Lauren Tate

Tom and Lauren Tate met each other in college and fell in love (there may or may not have been alcohol involved). Years later, they got married, had a baby and now live happily in Southeastern PA with their little boy. Lauren manages the home, while Tom manages projects at a software company. While their interests range from cooking and working out (her) and playing guitar and video games (him), together they manage to maintain a blog, Little Old Home (

Gear up, gang. Halloween is THIS WEEK! Life happens quickly, though, and sometimes we aren’t as prepared as we want to be. Or, maybe your child hasn’t given much thought to their Halloween costume? Or worse – they keep changing their mind! Maybe they’re dressing up with friends and you need to coordinate with the …

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Gross motor skills, sometimes referred to as large motor skills, are very important to develop in toddlers.  These are the “bigger” skills that babies and toddlers develop naturally, such as rolling over, sitting up, walking, jumping, throwing a ball, etc. Gross motor skills go hand in hand with fine motor skills, for example, a child’s …

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