Articles in April Blackburn, Mari Walker, Health and Wellness and Holidays

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

Choosing Who to Be: Baby Halloween Costumes Will Always Be My Favorite

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My girls love to dress up any day, so Halloween season is a favorite because it adds even more options to their already overfilled dress up corner. Oh, and the candy, my girls LOVE candy. (So does their mama!)... Read full article

Top 10 Family Fun Holiday Destinations

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Looking for something to do with your kids this holiday season? Check out this list of fun and local businesses with family-friendly entertainment for you!... Read full article

Fight Less, Love More

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I love my husband, but I don’t like him.... Read full article

Parenting Advice from The Sopranos?

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I was a high school senior when The Sopranos debuted 20 years ago. I lived in the middle of nowhere, Oklahoma, and didn’t have basic cable let alone access to HBO to see the cultural juggernaut as it was airing for the first time. ... Read full article



Parenting a Child with Exceptional Needs?

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You have exceptional needs, too!... Read full article

10 Ways to Build Your Toddler's Vocabulary

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Every parent wants to give their toddler a head start with regard to speaking, and experts suggest it’s easier than most people think.... Read full article

Child’s Play: Don’t Hate the Playa OR the Game

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“Mama, will you play with me?” The question can sometimes sink me like a stone, especially if I’m in the midst of a work project or otherwise doing something I want or need to do.... Read full article

You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Dealing with Defiance

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There are days when parents feel like time flies when it comes to their children. Their children were once little, full of energy, and occasionally acted up, but overall, they idolized their parents. However, once they hit their preteen years, things... Read full article

Stylish Clothing That All Kiddos Can Enjoy—Even Those with Disabilities

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This is a big deal for children, their parents, and the fashion industry in general.... Read full article

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