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My Heart Walks Around Without Me: A Girl Scout Camp Experience

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Parenting through the elementary years seems to be a gradual release, letting go of the demands (and some of the rewards) of mothering small children. Part of me welcomes the release, and I want nothing more for my daughters than to soar into fulfill... Read full article

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

Parents' Bucket List for the Decade

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10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!... Read full article

Into the Unknown: Finding Inspiration in Frozen 2

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My birthday almost always falls during Thanksgiving break, and this year, my girls and I went to see Frozen 2 as a celebration (and then I ate a bunch of queso!). I didn’t think I would like the movie as much as I did. In the week since seeing it, I’... Read full article

Vista Verde Ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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This lovely piece of heaven on Earth started out as a hay and cattle operation during the early 20th century, and was dubbed “Vista Verde” in the 1930s by the owner’s sister, a Spanish teacher from Grand Junction. The property became a dedicated dude... Read full article



A Love Like Any Other Child

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When Carter Williams was born, everything was fine. But when Carter was three months old, his parents Lauren and Casey Williams realized something wasn’t right because he didn’t make eye contact.... Read full article

Baton Rouge Bike Safety

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Bike Baton Rouge, a local nonprofit bicycle advocacy organization, is offering a list of bike safety tips which they hope will result in increased safety amongst bicyclists and motorists sharing the road. ... Read full article

The Importance of Parental Unity and Teamwork

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Child Psychologist Dr. James Dobson said, “Parenting isn’t for cowards.” As a marriage and family therapist, I agree, and I would add that parenting isn’t a competition, but it is for a mom and dad who aren’t united as a team.... Read full article

Contentment in Uncertain Times

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Our world has undergone enormous change in just a few months. Who would have ever thought we would be talking about the good old days of just last year? In a period of only two months, we have seen unemployment go from record lows to record highs. ... Read full article

It's the Day Before the Hurricane, Everyday

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We're all hanging out as a family every day. We have to learn new ways to work with each other; our children have to learn a new way to learn. We're rushing to get groceries, we’re seeing empty shelves, and we’re looking everywhere for toilet paper.... Read full article

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