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Accidentally at Home

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It is easy for me to start to resent this season. But I am beginning to realize what a pity it would be to let this season of life sweep by in disappointment and miss the moments I am gifted with.... Read full article

Audubon Zoo Lion Cubs Visit the Vet

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We could all use a little good news! Audubon Zoo’s newest lion cubs had their second medical check up. Audubon's veterinarian team and animal care staff thoroughly examined the two male lion cubs by weighing them; examining their teeth, ears and eyes... Read full article

Play! Create! Imagine! (and then Clean. It. Up.)

by Ellen Mecholsky on

I walk a very fine line between wanting my children to play and create and imagine...and wanting/NEEDING a tidy house to function at my best. I need order around me to feel relaxed and productive. If I wake up in the morning and I am greeted by a tra... Read full article

Brandon LaGroue

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Brandon LaGroue’s job often calls for him to be serious throughout the day, but in reality, he’s very silly and goofy. Brandon really loves having a good time each and every day, and he goes through life with a smile on his face. He’s also the perfec... Read full article

Give Yourself the Gift of Time this Season

by Amy Delaney on

Time. Think about a typical weekday evening at your house. Are you on the phone? Are the kids watching tv? Maybe you’re running errands and dropping people off at different events. For us, a typical evening is frantic, with Pman doing homework and Li... Read full article



Summer Camps are Opening! But What About Safety?

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The economy is slowly beginning to reopen, and as parents return to work, many are looking for childcare and summer camp options for their children. However, safety remains of utmost concern and families are also wondering how their kiddos will be ... Read full article

Existentialism in Carpool Line

by Mari Walker on

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

Carissa Graves

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A perfect day for Carissa Graves begins quite simply. For her, it’s all about sleeping in before having a cup of coffee and time to read the newspaper while still in bed. After that? It’s time to get moving and head outdoors with her family. As a mom... Read full article

Disney Rookies: Should We Book a Trip?

by Mari Walker on

Second graders are prone to hyperbole, or at least mine seems to be. However, she may be pretty close in thinking everyone but her has been to Disney World. Of course, I know that can’t possibly be true, but I do feel the allure of the magic mouse an... Read full article

Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Christmas Movie

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So here’s some recommendations for fun movies to watch with your children and the lessons you can learn together as a family....The pitiful Charlie Brown tree teaches us that no matter how broken or imperfect we are, love can fix anything.... Read full article

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