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Articles in A Day in the Life of Dad, April Blackburn, Health and Wellness and Holidays

I Want Both Halloweens

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It’s that time of year when we dress up our children as their favorite characters and let them run from house to house, asking for candy. But, I have mixed feelings on this. ... Read full article

Vehicular Heat Stroke Awareness

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It is a heartbreaking headline that we see each and every summer…”Infant dies after being left in car.” On average, 37 children die each year in the US as a result of being left in a hot vehicle, and in 2018, a record 52 children died from heat-relat... Read full article

Make it a Snow Day or a Geaux Day, Your Choice

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I am certain that everyone enjoyed the snow day last month. I know my family sure did, but if you take a minute and think about it, what did you enjoy? ... Read full article

Taking Back Summer: The Benefits of Being Bored

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The pace was slow, but our bicycles were fast, and we rode them everywhere.... Read full article

Making Fitness a Priority

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It's important that fitness be a priority in your life. Here's how to make it a reality.... Read full article



Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Christmas Movie

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So here’s some recommendations for fun movies to watch with your children and the lessons you can learn together as a family....The pitiful Charlie Brown tree teaches us that no matter how broken or imperfect we are, love can fix anything.... Read full article

Hospital Life with a Toddler

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My daughter had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and as such, we have spent a LOT of time in hospitals. So here are some interesting facts you may not have known about hospital stays with toddlers.... Read full article

Material World: Tips for Teaching Children that Things Aren’t Everything

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In a world where one can get a date, food or household items with the tap of their smartphones, it's hard to not be slightly materialistic. Never before has there been a time when the world was so small. As the digital age continues to churn out on-d... Read full article

Potty Training That May Work

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Watch this video to learn about potty training.... Read full article

Crawling Towards Success: Crawling Can Boost Baby’s Brain

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“Where is the baby? Did you put her down for a nap already?” “No, I... She was just there. I swear I didn’t move her.” “Seriously, Sam?! I told you to keep an eye on her.” “She couldn’t be too far. She still hasn’t fully learned to crawl yet...”... Read full article

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