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Birmingham, Alabama

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Make Your List!

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So, I made my own list: my list of things I want to change about my life. Getting more sleep was at the top.  There is something about writing it down, defining it clearly, that works. I am trying to live by this now. ... Read full article

Teaching Children Respect

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As a veteran teacher, I’ve been asked many questions about how to teach children over the years, and only once have I been a bit stumped. The mother asked me, “How do you teach respect?” After a moment’s thought, my response was, “Every single day.”... Read full article

Animal Adoption

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Zebras on the Horizon

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In medicine, you are taught to be on the lookout for “zebras in the horse pasture.” In other words, you should always keep in mind that the uncommon or out of place could be sitting right in front of you.... Read full article



The Pain of Our Children

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We do everything in our parental power to protect our children. Desperately wanting to prevent pain. Yet, pain is inevitable. All of my children have been hurt not only by the world but by people they love, including me.... Read full article

Raising Readers One Book at a Time

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A recent Baby Center email for my seven year old (yes, I still open them to read about her development!) had the headline, “How to Encourage Reading.” I laughed and read along, knowing the advice doesn’t apply to me just now.... Read full article

Baton Rouge Bike Safety

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Bike Baton Rouge, a local nonprofit bicycle advocacy organization, is offering a list of bike safety tips which they hope will result in increased safety amongst bicyclists and motorists sharing the road. ... Read full article

Biloxi, Mississippi

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Summer Learning Loss is Real: Here are 9 Fun Ways to Prevent It

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Education experts have known for some time that children who don't go to school throughout the year can experience learning loss when the summertime hits. Still, most schools and districts have yet to extend the school year in light of this informati... Read full article

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