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Articles in Exceptional Lives, Health and Wellness and Baby and Toddler

Dancing Through Life, Including a Triathlon

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With the Special Olympics canceled for another year to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the options for athletes with intellectual disabilities were even more limited. But for 25-year-old Christopher Ballard of Denham Springs, a new athletic challen... Read full article

This Older Mom Will Always Be Young at Heart

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Growing up, I remember a song about older women being beautiful lovers. I hope the same applies to older women being beautiful mothers. I am 44 and have a nine year old and a five year old. Granted, recent news of a woman in India giving birth to twi... Read full article

Blended Families: Dealing with Biological Favoritism

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Preparing for your very first marriage, for both parties, takes a lot of time and planning. You want to work cohesively on your future together, and maybe, some day, have children. But then there’s a whole other group of newlyweds–those who are marry... Read full article

How To Protect Your Children And Teens From The Stress of Cyberbullying

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One of the biggest challenges parents currently face is how to manage our children’s access to technology. When they are young, we worry about them spending too much time staring at screens and not getting outside to play. As they get older, they sta... Read full article

Does Birth Order Affect Who We Become?

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My son (the firstborn) is reserved, a perfectionist, and follows directions to a tee. My daughter (the youngest) is outgoing, fearless, and thinks the world is her stage. However, my son came home from overnight camp with the news that he was voted i... Read full article



Silent Sickness: Living with Postpartum Depression

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“I remember thinking, if I took enough sleeping pills, my husband would come home in time to take care of the kids, and I just wouldn’t wake up.”... Read full article

Making a Difference with Dressing

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Receiving a chronic illness diagnosis at age nine was devastating for Maddie Plauche. But in the five years since, she has used that experience to make wonderful things happen for others.... Read full article

Tackling Type 1 Diabetes

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Amelie, daughter of Alysia Evans, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was almost a year old. She is now 14, and both she and her family have learned a lot about the disease since her diagnosis.... Read full article

10 Tips To Conquer Child Clutter

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Sure, you can tell your child to clean his room, but chances are he has too much and won’t even know where to start.... Read full article

Taking Back Summer: The Benefits of Being Bored

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The pace was slow, but our bicycles were fast, and we rode them everywhere.... Read full article

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