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Tri’ing to Mom

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Whoever said the infant/toddler stage was the hardest stage LIED! Rewind four years, 2015, picture it. I was…well, four years younger (we’ll leave it at that), and a mother to a not yet one-year-old daughter and three-year-old son.... Read full article

Let it Geaux: 7 Things to Stop Worrying About

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Worrying, it’s something all parents do. I am guilty of it, especially when I lie awake at three a.m., with the silence of the house ringing in my ears. I worry about what I forgot to do, what I need to do, what I should have done, and what I already... Read full article

What Children Really Need After Divorce

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Research shows that outcomes for children whose parents divorce are dismal, with several variables determining the future failure or success of the children within a divorced family.... Read full article

7 Things Every Parent Should Know About Their ‘Tween’s Health

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A few months ago, my oldest daughter started gleefully announcing that she would soon be a ‘tweenager. Wait a minute. A what? A quick Google search informed us that children between the ages of 10 and 13 are now considered ‘tweens. Oh.... Read full article

Can I Please Get a Little Peace and Quiet?

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I turned the bathroom door lock with a click. My book in my hands, I nestled down on the bathroom rug. I looked at my phone and set my timer for 10 minutes. “After this, I’ll go back out there,” I said to myself.... Read full article



Dance Away the Cabin Fever with Spotify Kids

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Most of our time has been spent inside these last few weeks. However, we can now shake off the jitters in a kid-friendly way with the release of Spotify Kids. Spotify’s first standalone app for children is now live in the U.S.... Read full article

Baby Cavities Be Gone!

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Why should parents worry about cavities in their little ones when the baby teeth are going to fall out anyway? The big answer is that decay in those little teeth can have serious and far-reaching health consequences. As a result, an unprecedented num... Read full article

Need a Meal? Food Service Pick Up Locations & Delivery for Students

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Need a meal for your family? Local school systems are providing grab-n-go meals and a meal delivery service in order to help make sure students are receiving a healthy and nutritious meal during school closures.... Read full article

Finding a Quality Daycare

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We've seen it on the news: a daycare worker caught on video abusing a child in her care. It's every parent's worst nightmare. According to the National Children's Alliance, nearly 700,000 American children are victims of abuse or neglect each year wi... Read full article

My Tribe: How I Found My Motivation Again

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“Mommy, I need to go on a diet and I want you to go on one with me,” were the words that escaped my seven-year-old’s mouth when I realized I had fallen off the healthy wagon and re-entered the zone of “fat.” My running had tapered off, I had failed t... Read full article

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