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Squash the Potty Training Woes!

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A La Carte Parent Support Services offers parent support plans that are tailored to each child to help eliminate tantrums, biting, aggression in toddlers, thumb sucking, bed-wetting, and the use of pacifiers. ... Read full article

Finding My Zen Through Reading

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Lately, I have struggled to find time for training. Between the closing of my daycare, work, and packing for an eventual move to a new house, I have had very little time for myself. In fact, much of my free time has been spent KonMori’ing my current ... Read full article

5 Tips for Running with a Stroller

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You’ve stretched and you’ve broken in your shoes. To all the moms and dads getting ready for a marathon, I SALUTE YOU! Let’s be honest, running by yourself is hard enough as it is, but add another 50 pounds to push? You got this!... Read full article

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Long Road to COVID-19 Recovery

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After the birth of her second daughter, Gracie, on April 2, Stephanie Melancon had two days at home with her family of four before their lives turned upside down.... Read full article

Reaching Out to Refugees

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We are living in a time of refugee crisis. Refugees are people fleeing conflict or persecution. They are defined and protected in international law, and must not be expelled or returned to situations where their lives and freedom are at risk.... 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

Things You Should Never Say to Moms of Multiples

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I’m here to tell you that moms of multiples hear some outrageous things on a daily basis. Here are some basic guidelines of things you shouldn’t say to moms of multiples or really just moms in general!... Read full article

Protect Yourself and Your Children; Get the Flu Shot

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Everyone is back in school, football has kicked off, and your favorite pumpkin flavored latte is back in the coffee shops, which can only mean two things…Fall is upon us and flu season is here!... 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

On Being a Stepmom

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I spent years filled with so much frustration, trying to figure out the “right” way to step-parent. In all of my striving, I eventually determined that “right” is undefinable in this role.... Read full article

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