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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

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Meet Dad Next Door.... Read full article

Adventures in Orthodontia Begin

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Snaggle tooth was a nickname I was called growing up, and my parents’ investment in braces is one of the monetary gifts for which I’m most grateful. My husband also had braces going up, so we were not at all surprised to learn that our eight year old... Read full article

Overscheduled: Otherwise What’s a SAHM For?!

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When Miss Seven started Kindergarten, her dad and I decided to limit after school activities to two: one sport or otherwise something physical and one more arts focused activity. My, how times have changed. Right now, we have four extracurricular act... Read full article

10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Child Care Center

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For your child’s well-being and your own peace of mind, it pays to get picky and there’s a lot to take into account before making your decision.... Read full article



Veg Out!

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How To Get Your Children To Eat Fruits And Vegetables... Read full article

Free Online Immunization Records

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I know that from now on, whether I need records for a new school or camp registration or a new doctor, I will use our account on MyIR because it’s the best place to access our official, consolidated immunization records quickly and for free. ... Read full article

Fight Less, Love More

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I love my husband, but I don’t like him.... Read full article

Anxiety and its Effect on Children

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Adulting is hard–there’s work, laundry, home repairs, bills, a waning social life, and everything that goes along with having children. On top of that, we are living in a dangerous world that can cause fear and worry. It’s no surprise that parents th... Read full article

From the Brink of Suicide: Why Society Should Talk About Mental Illness

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When I was a teenager, I was hanging out in my room one night when my mom came home really late. She quietly knocked and entered my bedroom. Her face was tear-stained and her voice cracked as she told me where she’d been. She had been attending the f... Read full article

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