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Thanksgiving During a Pandemic

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The holidays are a joyous time of year when we gather together with family and friends to eat, drink, play games and simply enjoy being with our loved ones. Now that we’re into November, the most-anticipated holiday season will soon be upon us, start... Read full article

Pretend Play: The Work of Childhood

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We’ve all heard that play is the work of childhood and it’s true. And pretend play–pretending to be a dinosaur or a king or queen, is a specific kind of play that children benefit from in many ways.... Read full article

Taming Your Child's Monster Wish List

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Most children feel compelled to keep up with their friends, and the holidays can bring out their desires for expensive goods even more.... Read full article

Parental Procrastination

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Is it hurting your child?... Read full article

The Heart Of The Matter

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Healthy Habits For Your Family... Read full article



6 Great Back-To-School Apps

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Support your child’s learning–whether he’s in elementary, middle, or high school–with these six great apps. They’re all free, so encourage your son or daughter to download as many of them as possible as he or she heads back to school this fall.... Read full article

Mommy Time at Dry Bar

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We were able to visit and sip our drinks during our blow dry and styles. What a luxury to have someone else dry and style your hair! It was really the closest thing to being a celebrity without actually being a celebrity. ... Read full article

Learning the Value of Money

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When I was a middle schooler, all the cool kids wore the same brand of insanely expensive jeans. I coveted these jeans. Most of my “cool” clothes came from hand-me-downs or garage sales. I begged my parents for a pair of these highly prized jeans. In... Read full article

Marvel Mom for a Day

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Upon entering the Smoothie King Center, the looks started. But here’s the thing, everyone loved it. We got applause, thumbs up, and even the occasional, “Y’all are great parents.”... Read full article

After the Trauma: Coping with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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“My counselor explained that having PTSD is like having a sniper on the watch tower in your brain. Every single sound, thought, emotion, anything, is a perceived threat. My brain was stuck in that,” shares local mom Candice P., who lives with Post-Tr... Read full article

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