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Rhys J.

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2018-19 Cover Kid Rhys J. is a fish out of water! She started swimming when she was still in diapers, so being in the pool for her photo shoot made her feel right at home.... Read full article

Accidentally at Home

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It is easy for me to start to resent this season. But I am beginning to realize what a pity it would be to let this season of life sweep by in disappointment and miss the moments I am gifted with.... Read full article

Bryce C

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2018-19 Cover Kid Bryce C. is one outgoing little boy who recently turned four. Bryce enjoys talking and interacting with everyone he meets, and he’s a great helper! He especially loves helping his mom make coffee every morning. Bryce is fascinated b... Read full article

Smile or Else! A Friendly Guide to Taking Family Photos and Keeping Your Sanity

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Despite the effort you put forward, it is easy to wonder if it is worth the hassle and if there is any way to make it through without feeling like you’re family is enduring cruel and unusual punishment. I am here to assure you that indeed, there is. ... Read full article

Peyton L.

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Peyton L. is a little firecracker who had a blast at her photo shoot for the cover. Peyton is extremely friendly, bubbly, and full of energy. She loves going to the beach, being outdoors, and playing with her American Girl doll, Casey. Peyton and her... Read full article



Thomas-Kade K.

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2019-20 Cover Kid Thomas-Kade K. is following in his sister’s footsteps as a Cover Kid, and although it was his first photo shoot, he felt right at home in front of the camera. His adorable grin and love for fun made this one photo shoot that none of... Read full article

Melvin “Ivan” B., IV and Andrew “Chubbs” A.

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2018-19 Cover Kids and brothers, Melvin “Ivan” B., IV and Andrew “Chubbs” A., teamed up for our back-to-school photo shoot.... Read full article

4 Reasons Why Every Child Should See Inside Out (And 3 Reasons Parents Should Watch It, Too)

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In 2015, Disney Pixar released a movie called Inside Out. In the movie, a young girl named Riley has to move across the country because her father gets a new job. When she is uprooted from her simple, Midwestern life and brought into the hustle and b... Read full article

Preslynn M.

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2019-20 Cover Kid Preslynn M. is one extremely resilient little girl. Doctors told her parents that they didn’t expect her to walk, however, Preslynn defeated those odds. Not only does she walk, she’s an incredible dancer. Her favorite music to dance... Read full article

Just Another Pinterest Fail

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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

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