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Safety in the Sun

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One of the most important things to remember to pack in your bag for the summer is sunscreen, so here is what you need to know about sunscreens as well as some of the biggest mistakes to avoid.... Read full article

It's Raining, It's Pouring: 7 Things To Do On a Rainy Day

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Nothing is more boring than a dreary, rainy day. The next time it won’t stop raining and pouring, try these fun rainy day boredom busters together.... Read full article

How Do I Respond to Comments from Kids About My Body?

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As I established in Suit Up, Mama, I’m living my life in a fat body. It’s not good or bad, it just is. I certainly wish my body were smaller sometimes, and I do exercise and try to be healthy. But I also accept it for what it is: my body that allows ... Read full article

Existentialism in Carpool Line

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As a mom of a first grader and preschooler, I spend A LOT of time in my car. Waiting in carpool line can seem interminable, especially with little miss who is passing time with me in the back seat. ... Read full article

A Life Worth Following

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I cannot hope my children will be unconditionally loving parents without loving them unconditionally. I cannot hope my children will be authentic in their relationships while pretending in my own.... Read full article



Family Bonding this Season

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It’s the greatest time of the year, and spending this special time with your loved ones is important.... Read full article

A Bright Future After Darker Times

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You will never meet a nicer girl than Carissa Murray. The 11-year-old is sweet, kind and caring, with an inquisitive mind and an ear for languages and music. She also has faced unique medical challenges throughout her young life. ... Read full article

Increase the Burn this Winter

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Christmas is right around the corner, and 2019 will be here before we know it. The days are getting shorter–yet busier–and the holidays can throw us off of our routines.... Read full article

9 Benefits of Sending Tweens to Camp

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Summer camp is often a place to send elementary-aged kids so they aren’t sitting around the house bored, and so they’ll make friends and learn new things while having fun. As children grow out of their “little kid years,” we sometimes forget that the... Read full article

A Garden’s Promise

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“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” I didn’t understand the powerful meaning of this quote from Audrey Hepburn until the quarantine of 2020. While many baked bread and remodeled their kitchens, I got my hands dirty in my little raised bed.... Read full article

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