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Zebras on the Horizon

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In medicine, you are taught to be on the lookout for “zebras in the horse pasture.” In other words, you should always keep in mind that the uncommon or out of place could be sitting right in front of you.... Read full article

A Pox on Our House: Quarantine Dreaming

by Mari Walker on

I can’t be the only one who, when first hearing about the coronavirus COVID-19 thought a two week quarantine wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. As an overextended mom and introvert, putting pause on my life to stay home for a while is the stuf... Read full article

Choosing a Camp: Myths and Facts

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Families are constantly barraged with information about summer camps–from magazines and emails to news headlines and parents talking on the sidelines at little league. Sometimes it is hard to separate fact from fiction. You will want to know what is ... Read full article

C'mon, Mom!

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Are You A Good Sports Parent?... Read full article

2017 Family Challenge: Conquering Health, Fitness, and the Environment

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Make 2017 a great year with us! Here are simple ideas to help you get started. Share your progress with us using #BRPMFamilyChallenge on social media.... Read full article



Couples in Quarantine: Stay-at-Home Date Night Ideas

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Planning a date night for you and your special someone usually consists of hiring a babysitter, picking a restaurant or other activity to do, and then the task of finding something to wear. It could be a lot of finagling schedules to make sure it all... Read full article

Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips

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What are the best ways to include younger children in the pumpkin-carving festivities while keeping everyone safe? ... 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

The House Can Wait, Your Children Won’t

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“The house can wait, but your children won’t” may not be my first tattoo, but it is most definitely my anthem in everyday life. ... Read full article

My Children Hate Each Other

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Siblings can play together, support each other, and serve as role models for each other. Unfortunately, they can also annoy, provoke, and bully.... Read full article

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