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This week’s Homer #CelebrateRealMoms post is about an all-too-familiar theme for parents of little guys: bedtime. Since bedtime still sends many of us over the edge, we asked Lindsey Patrick, a fellow mom, Children’s Services Manager for the Nashville Public Library, and teacher at Children’s Literature for the University of Tennessee, to share some of her bedtime routines. She has a seven-year-old budding reader who likes LEGOs, science experiments, cooking and all things Harry Potter (just like her mom).

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Homer loves to support children’s creativity and celebrate learning milestones. We’ve created a set of printable “thinking caps” for your child to print out and match with a corresponding first letter or word, depending on your child’s reading stage.

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Things our kids teach us…

Every day, we learn as much from our children and they learn from us. Today, we’re starting a series of shared parent stories about moments in which the child becomes the teacher and the parent gains wisdom. Our first story comes from Homer’s Co-founder and mother of three young girls, Stephanie Dua. Recently, Team Homer has been pushing the boundaries on who we will be in the future and developing a stellar team to make it happen. Growing, however, always comes with a few growing pains. After completing a few team-building sessions, Stephanie sat down with her oldest child to talk about her week. Here’s what happened: 

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