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Valentine’s Day: The Holiday I Love to Hate

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When ranking the best holidays, Valentine’s Day has always been near the very bottom for me. My love/hate relationship with this lovely holiday began way back in high school. I was never the girl with lots of admirers, so I remember the flowers, cand... Read full article

Revisiting Santa: Should We Get an Elf on the Shelf?

by Mari Walker on

On December 9, my girls asked me for an Elf on the Shelf. And although I immediately guffawed, rolled my eyes and said “NO WAY,” because it’s 2020 I had second thoughts as soon as the “no” left my mouth and the request had time to settle. If they’d a... Read full article

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Child Advocacy Center Offers Free Virtual Abuse Prevention Tool

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In response to increased demand for virtual abuse prevention training, The CARE Center now offers its online ROAR program without cost to organizations that serve children.... Read full article

Changing Families, Changing Traditions

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When there is a death, divorce or remarriage in the family, the holiday season is laden with change.... Read full article



Dad Next Door: Stephen Etheredge

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Growing up, Stephen Etheredge always had a passion for science, all things medical, and athletics. It was through this brilliant combination that helped bring Stephen to where he is today. Stephen has worked hard for years, and it’s easy to see that ... Read full article

Party for the Planet Goes Virtual

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Audubon Nature Institute is getting creative with its Party for the Planet series of events while closed due to COVID-19. This year, Audubon will host the events virtually and invite the community to participate while staying safe at home.... Read full article

A Christmas We Didn’t Expect Might Be the One We Need

by Mari Walker on

2020 has been a year we didn’t expect, so a Christmas that looks different will fit right in. In this upside down season in an upside down time, some of the Walker family’s holiday traditions can remain intact. I’m not entirely bah-humbug and am look... Read full article

What's Happened in 30 Years?

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We’re officially 30 this month! We’ve experienced a lot of excitement, growth and changes over the years, so we’re not surprising anyone when we say that a lot can happen in 30 years. But, what has happened in the last 30 years? Let’s take a look bac... Read full article

Aimee Poche

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Through the miracles of adoption and birth, Aimee Poche and her husband saw their family increased from no children to eight children in three years. They adopted a son domestically, internationally adopted five siblings from Peru, and then had two b... Read full article

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