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9 Surprising Ways To Find An Awesome Sitter

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I have 20 sitters in my phone. My friends sometimes wonder how I've acquired so many. I sometimes wonder why my friends don’t have more. Babysitters are everywhere—if your eyes are open. Here are some places to find your next sitter. ... Read full article

Finished, But Not Done (Making the Decision to Complete Our Family)

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As parents, we all ask each other similar questions about parenthood: “How is your baby sleeping? How do you handle tantrums? Are you getting your kid a cell phone?” But the question I get most often these days, as a mother of three children who are ... Read full article

She's Looking at Me Funny!

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5 Ways To Get Your Children To Argue Less... Read full article

To Date or Not To Date? When is Your Child Ready?

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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children, on average, are now beginning to date at 12 ½ for girls and 13 ½ for boys. How we define dating, however, could change these averages. The recent trend among early adolescents is for boys and... 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



Pandemic Parenting, Amirite?

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I’m sitting here in front of my computer trying to think of something to write to all of you–something to lift up and inspire during this time of uncharted territory and endless new decision-making.... Read full article

8 Great Apps For Kids With Special Needs

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Kids living with special needs are diverse just like other kids their age, and there are many educational apps that can help them with their needs. Here are eight of the best ones, and they’re all free. So, if you’re a parent or caregiver of kids who... Read full article

Changing Families, Changing Traditions

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When there is a death, divorce or remarriage in the family, the holiday season is laden with change.... Read full article

Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens

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Along the Mississippi River is this charming city renowned for its southern scenery, rich culture, and antebellum mansions. The history of Natchez dates back to its establishment as a French fort site in 1716 and is known as the birthplace of Mississ... Read full article

4 Things Foster Parents Want You to Know

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Roughly half a million children are in the foster care system in the U.S., according to recent statistics from Child Welfare. About half are eventually reunited with their families while one-fifth are adopted. Many of them entered the foster system a... Read full article

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