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Articles in Kirsten Raby, Turn the Page, Tommie Loftin, Family Life and Holidays

Mamas Never Get Vacation, Not Even at the Beach!

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Packing up and hitting a beach somewhere along the Gulf seems to be an annual event for most middle- and upper-class families in our area, at least according to my Facebook feed. This year, we decided to join the fray, meeting my in-laws from Virgini... Read full article

Babies at the Beach: 7 Tips and Tricks

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Baby’s first beach trip should be a special memory full of laughter and photos, sandy fingers and toes. ... Read full article

New Year, New You

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Reconnecting after the holidays.... Read full article

Generosity: Curbing the Gimmes

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As most parents do, I often think about my children and wonder what kind of adults they will be when they grow up. I hope they will become altruistic individuals, giving more than they take from the world. But my children are constantly bombarded by ... Read full article

Costumes on a Dime

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11 Ways to Get Your Kid's Costume for Less.... Read full article



Bringing Back Old-Fashioned Toys

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The scene is all too familiar. Toys are scattered around the room—the noise of blinking toys, buzzing toys, talking toys—all lit by the glow of the television and smartphones in hand.... Read full article

Good Enough: Trading Perfect for Present

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We often put unrealistic expectations on our shoulders. On top of our own delusions of perfection, we pile on our expectations for our children.... Read full article

Who Needs a Hot Meal?

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I go to take a bite of my food.  Just as the fork reaches my lips, my children ask, “What is for dessert?” They’ve finished their meal, and I’ve hardly had a chance to eat. It is lukewarm at this point which is how I’ve learned to eat my food.... Read full article

Summer Learning Loss is Real: Here are 9 Fun Ways to Prevent It

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Education experts have known for some time that children who don't go to school throughout the year can experience learning loss when the summertime hits. Still, most schools and districts have yet to extend the school year in light of this informati... Read full article

Strategies for a Stress-free Christmas

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Learn how to relieve stress during the holidays.... Read full article

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