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Helping Our Kids Stand Tall and Face Their Fears

With the new school year here, kids may feel varying degrees of uneasiness. The change of environment could bring heightened emotion and perhaps, a temptation to run and hide. For kids to successfully handle the big things in life down the road, they need the tools and encouragement to stand …

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Healthy Family: Head in the Game

An Athlete’s Mental Health is Also Important When it comes to youth and sports, intensity seems to be growing at an alarming rate. Rampant peer pressure, coach and parental pressure and self-imposed pressure, coupled with hectic schedules and little down time for rest and reflection, can create an environment of …

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DIY: Clay Handprint in Frame

Everything may feel different and uncertain right now, but one thing hasn’t changed: Parents still want to preserve memories of their little ones. A clay handprint in a frame is an easy keepsake to make for a belated Mother’s Day gift, an early Father’s Day present or to mark any …

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Coping with Coronavirus as a Type A Mom

When you’re always in control, the uncertainty of our “new normal” can feel unsettling. One local mother shares her experience. “I am totally flexible … as long as everything is exactly the way I want it.” Does that sound like you? It sums me up perfectly. I epitomize the Type …

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5 Ways to Help Kids Connect With Nature

Tips for maximizing outdoor play during this time of social distancing A few months ago, we couldn’t imagine that our children wouldn’t be able to go to parks, playgrounds or nature centers. And yet, here we are. No time like the present to find new ways for them to connect …

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Mom Life: Amanda Rodriguez

Meet Amanda Rodriguez, Digital content producer, social media consultant and author, “50 Things to Do in Baby’s First Year.” Lives: Frederick Family: Spouse, Paul; and children, Tony, 18; Will, 15; and Alex, 12 Five things you can’t live without? My phone, my Kindle, my air fryer, my puppies and my …

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When Your Child Wants To Wear The Same Clothes Every Day

My 9-year-old daughter usually gets dressed for school about 10 minutes before we have to leave the house. Sometimes she leaves herself even less time to get ready. Luckily, getting dressed requires little effort on her part. My daughter has a few favorites she’ll wear once or twice a week, …

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Pregnant in a Pandemic

Pregnant in a Pandemic: Courtney Levin and her husband, Andy, are the proud parents of an 11-year-old son, whom they assumed would be their only child. Doctors had told them, in fact, that they could not have more children. Imagine their surprise when they learned they would have a baby …

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