Spring Mood Board: Pastels

March is a tough month here on the East Coast. As much as we want to believe that Spring is about arrive on our doorsteps, frigid temps leave us feeling frustrated and, well, cold. But before we know it, the layers are going to shed for more than one day at a time, the sun is going to stay out a little longer, and the winter is going to be a distant memory.

In the mean time, get a head start on spring by indulging in some pastels for mom, baby and home. Here are the pieces we’re lusting over at this moment.

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Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength won't make your child immune to hardship—but it also won't cause him to suppress his emotions.

In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks. It gives them the strength to keep going, even when they're plagued with self-doubt. A strong mental muscle is the key to helping kids reach their greatest potential in life.

But raising a mentally strong kid requires parents to avoid the common yet unhealthy parenting practices that rob kids of mental strength. In my book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, I identify 13 things to avoid if you want to raise a mentally strong kid equipped to tackle life's toughest challenges:

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