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Today is the first day of fall and I am actually thrilled. I am one of the rare individuals in this world who actually kind of hates hot weather. It make me super cranky to sweat non-stop, even while I sleep (I swear, it happens). Humidity is not my friend either. The relentless sun beating down on my kids just makes me want to hide them away in ...

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Before kids, you may have picked a car based solely on style and color. Now that a little one (or two) have entered your life, there are additional considerations. Safety has no doubt moved to the top of the list, along with concerns about whether you can fit enough car seats, have enough cargo space for a stroller and diaper bag, and if it is ...

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I can't imagine what it's like to be a grandparent. You work so hard to raise your kids, sacrificing so much, you send them off into the world of adults, taking a deep breath and sighing with relief that you finally made it and maybe getting just a teensy bit excited that you have some long-awaited taste of freedom ... And then boom, ...

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Most grown-ups don’t spend a lot of time reflecting on their childhood. They may have a few really great standout memories or a few that make them really sad, but by and large, many people go through their day-to-day without thinking too much about their early years. One thing that often inspires strong memories of childhood for adults is having ...

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As the kids start back to school, so does the daily routine of packing lunch. While it can be a challenge to come up with the right tools and foods, we've got some tips to get you started on packing the perfect lunch. ...

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A mom sits in my office, flooded with tears. She uses words like, “overwhelming”, “anger”, and “outbursts”. She describes interactions that trigger anxiety for her, sometimes resulting in panic attacks. She tries to find the balance. She tries to remain calm, mindful, and present. She tries … but she always feels like she comes up ...

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It may still be 90 degrees where you live but when August turns to September the swimming pools close, the ice-cream trucks stop coming around, and little ones start waking up early each day to go to school. Some parents welcome fall and the cool weather, holiday excitement and return to a schedule it brings while others wish they could stretch ...

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No one thinks it will happen to their kids, but head lice can be a real problem. In speaking to healthcare professional Wendy L. Wright, we learned some new info about lice that will change the way we handle this common problem. ...

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It can be hard to put yourself in someone else's shoes but we should always try to think before we speak, especially around children with divorced parents. They already have a lot on their plates, so they shouldn't have to deal with insensitive comments. Here, we offer some alternatives to common questions and topics of conversation. ...

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Parents play an integral role in the molding of children into adults, and a poor relationship with one or both parents can result in long-term emotional baggage. Sometimes it's not that the child's relationship with the parent is bad; it's just that the parent isn't there at all. Here are three ways you can help your children deal with an absent ...

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