Articles in Joy Holden, Party, Health and Wellness, Holidays and Leah Conti

Coping With Early Puberty In Girls

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You might be surprised to read that the young age of eight is considered to be within the range of what is normal for puberty, yet on the other hand, you might have noticed that girls do seem to be maturing at earlier ages. ... Read full article

Fear Of Graduation

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When a teenager leaves high school and goes to college, for the first time they will be in charge of their own laundry, meals, transportation, health, maybe even their own finances, and this can seem overwhelming.... 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

Why Can't I Have a Cupcake?

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It’s the weekend, and if you’re a parent of young children, you know what that means—birthday parties. Every parent knows the hurried hustle involved when preparing to attend a child’s birthday party. But while most parents only have to prepare one “... Read full article

Keeping Your Pet Healthy In The Summer Heat

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Summer is the season for fun, but just as you keep your family safe in the heat, it’s important to keep your pets safe too.... Read full article



Best Friend Breakups and Makeups: the Ups and Downs of Friendship

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Quarrels and breakups happen, and painful feelings may linger. Often but not always–after some time or a shift in activities–kids find a way to make up. ... Read full article

I Choose Thanksgiving!

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I love Thanksgiving and do not want to hurry it out the door.So, I plan to savor this season until November 24. Then I will focus on Christmas. But until then, you can find me dreaming of green bean casserole, applesauce jello, and rice dressing. ... Read full article

Veggies Undercover

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Just like every other mother on the planet that has walked through a grocery store, I see the headlines. We are a fat nation. We are a fat nation getting fatter. And I think, “Not on my watch, not my family!”... Read full article

Friendsgiving and Solitary Celebrations: Make the Most of Thanksgiving

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The long-held tradition of the family gathered around a table for a savory Thanksgiving feast carries fond memories for most. Yet, many will spend the day alone, either out of circumstance or by choice. Whatever the case, there are plenty of ways to ... Read full article

25 Days of Peace

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The angels proclaimed on the first Christmas, “Peace and goodwill to all.” Yet, the Christmas season seems to be about everything but peace in our hectic, consumeristic society. We can sing all the Christmas tunes we want about peace, but unless we ... Read full article

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