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A Love Like Any Other Child

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When Carter Williams was born, everything was fine. But when Carter was three months old, his parents Lauren and Casey Williams realized something wasn’t right because he didn’t make eye contact.... Read full article

Chocolate Milk Burps, Gummy Bears and the Joy of Childhood

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Raise your hand if you LOVE that gummy bear commercial where a group of distinguished looking grown-ups sit around in a boardroom discussing how their gummy bears are “gooder” than others.... Read full article

Holiday Happenings

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Go on a winter adventure with your little ones this month by checking out these holiday happenings. From seasonal light displays and Santa sightings to parades and “real” snow, this guide is your roadmap on how to experience the most magical and wond... Read full article

Raising Readers One Book at a Time

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A recent Baby Center email for my seven year old (yes, I still open them to read about her development!) had the headline, “How to Encourage Reading.” I laughed and read along, knowing the advice doesn’t apply to me just now.... Read full article

Art with Toddlers

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The toddler years are the perfect time to start trying various types of art projects and begin experimenting with different types of materials.... Read full article



A Quiet World

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Fall Fun For the Family

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From pumpkin patches and trick-or-treating to corn mazes and flashlight fun, there’s plenty to do with your kiddos this fall season. Put on your favorite costumes and hop in the car to check out some of our favorite fall events this month.... Read full article

Get Your Climb On: Sneak Peek at UpTown Climbing

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UpTown will have a 90-foot-long bouldering wall, over 60 rope stations up to 35 feet tall, a speed wall, crack climb, auto-bolay stations, and sport climbing. ... Read full article

Just Another Pinterest Fail

by Tommie Loftin on

Ok, I admit it. I am not a Pinterest mom. I’ve tried and failed and tried again. It’s just not in the cards for me. My cupcakes are not organic, and my sandwiches still have the crusts on, and I’m lucky if I match when I walk out the door every morni... Read full article

The Dos and Don'ts of Homesickness

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It is common for campers and parents to feel a tinge of homesickness at some point during the camp session. So, how can parents help?... Read full article

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