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Daddy's Girls

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A father's passion for raising his daughters.... Read full article

Get a REAL ID

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If you're 18 years of age and older and planning to fly anytime after October 1, 2021, you will need to present a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license, a state-issued enhanced driver’s license, or another acceptable form of ID to in order to board.... Read full article

What Type of Camp Should Your Child Attend?

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When we were kids, life was simpler. Many of us just hung around the house during the summer and played with neighborhood friends or maybe attended a local day camp sponsored by our school or city.... Read full article

Generosity: Curbing the Gimmes

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As most parents do, I often think about my children and wonder what kind of adults they will be when they grow up. I hope they will become altruistic individuals, giving more than they take from the world. But my children are constantly bombarded by ... Read full article

Don’t Get Caught in an Itchy Situation: The No-Panic Parent’s Guide to Lice

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One of the lessons that parents try to teach their children is the importance of sharing with each other. Whether it be their snacks, their thoughts, and occasionally, even their toys, parents know that sharing is an important lesson for children to ... Read full article



Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital Child Life Specialists

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Hospitals can be intimidating and terrifying places, especially for children. At Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, 10 special people work their hardest to assure that the hospital can be a positive experience with even some fun and good memor... Read full article

Fostering Parent-Teacher Partnerships with Technology

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Fostering Millie’s sense of curiosity is important to her parents. “If Millie expresses an interest, we let her investigate it and see what new ideas are sparked along the way,” says Sharla Myers about her youngest daughter, a rising second-grader at... Read full article

Revisiting Santa: Should We Get an Elf on the Shelf?

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On December 9, my girls asked me for an Elf on the Shelf. And although I immediately guffawed, rolled my eyes and said “NO WAY,” because it’s 2020 I had second thoughts as soon as the “no” left my mouth and the request had time to settle. If they’d a... Read full article

Sugar Overload

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Mardi Gras, Easter, birthday celebrations, class parties, Halloween, Christmas–the excuses for consuming unhealthy amounts of sugars knows no limits! Many New Year’s resolutions are totally derailed by the January introduction of king cakes into the ... Read full article

My Heart Walks Around Without Me: A Girl Scout Camp Experience

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Parenting through the elementary years seems to be a gradual release, letting go of the demands (and some of the rewards) of mothering small children. Part of me welcomes the release, and I want nothing more for my daughters than to soar into fulfill... Read full article

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