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Manners of the Heart

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She began going to lunch, armed with red paper napkins and silly puppets with spaghetti-filled mouths, to teach the children basic table manners, how to write thank-you notes, and how to have respect for one another.... Read full article

I’m 38. What Do I Want to Be When I Grow Up?

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The only call I’ve ever felt certain of was the call to be a mother, and it’s specifically the call to be the mother of my two daughters, ages seven and three. But my professional call, what I’m supposed to be “when I grow up,” has been much murkier.... Read full article

1500 Children Left to Be Adopted for Christmas Before December 7th!

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The Salvation Army has nearly 1500 children who need to be adopted this Christmas through the Angel Tree program and is also asking for donations of toys and new clothing for children of all ages and sizes.... Read full article

Taking the Lead

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I have vivid memories of my friend’s dad teaching us how to change a tire and use jumper cables,” says Cathy Carmichael, a local troop leader who started as a Brownie, of her experience in Girl Scouts. For her, Girl Scouts had a positive impact on he... Read full article

Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area

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Imagine waking up every day and your daughter and husband are strangers to you. This is the reality for 5.5 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Not only is this terrifying for the diagnosed, but it is also something friends and fami... Read full article



Be It Resolved: 2020 Parenting Goals

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January is here once again, and after the excess of the holiday season, the start of a new calendar feels like a good time for a clean start. (It also seems like a good time to buy some new toy storage solutions, but that’s probably another post!) Al... Read full article

A Salute to Mothers

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To all the mothers who fixed a home cooked meal only to be criticized by the tiniest food critics ever… To all the mothers who spend more time at the ball field than sleeping… To all the mothers who support other mothers…... Read full article

Sleepaway for Mama: Leaving My Daughters Overnight for the First Time

by Mari Walker on

In more than seven and a half years of parenting, I had never left my children overnight until recently. Other than her recent trip to pony camp, the only time I was away from my older daughter was when my younger daughter was born. I stayed in the h... Read full article

Get Well Soon, Mike

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As of now, LSU is not looking for another tiger and hoping Mike will live a few more years. However, if he does get worse, LSU would seek another tiger donation from a sanctuary, like it has in the past.... Read full article

My Dream Role: Being the “Yes” Mom

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Once upon a time, in a life not so long ago, I got a chance to play the role of a lifetime: the “yes” Mom.... Read full article

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