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No Santa Here (Except When He Is)

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“What are you asking Santa to bring you for Christmas?” Strangers in the grocery store and well-meaning friends at church ask my daughters this question without fail throughout December. My girls can usually answer, translating the question to the ... 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

Active-Shooter Drills At School

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Mommy, all of my friends at school don’t fit in the closet in our classroom.” Kate said this as such an offhand comment that I almost missed it. When I asked why everyone was trying to fit into the closet, the answer occurred to me even as she was ex... Read full article

Why Have Faith in the Valley?

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If we are honest, as humans, we’ve all had these types of thoughts in our lives. ... Read full article

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When Parents Disagree About Church

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Marriage is such a gift from God, and children are our greatest reward. While we treasure our families, we all face things that challenge our unity. A struggle many families encounter is when only one spouse goes to church. This circumstance could be... Read full article

Doctor Tips: The Pros Weigh in on Staying Healthy in 2017

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Some of our local health care professionals are sharing their best tips for being healthy in 2017. Here is their advice.... Read full article

There is Hope: An Inside Look at Domestic Violence

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“He’s teasing you because he likes you,” is a phrase we have all heard from grown ups after sharing our experiences on the playground with them. It’s usually meant to describe the moment when a member of the opposite sex would tease, push, or pull ou... Read full article

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

10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Child Care Center

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For your child’s well-being and your own peace of mind, it pays to get picky and there’s a lot to take into account before making your decision.... Read full article

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