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Embracing the Cheugy - Yeah, I’m Basic!

by Mari Walker on

Gen Z is at it again–creating a new word to make fun of older people and the things we enjoy. First it was basic, but now it’s cheugy, which arguably seems meaner since it’s a made-up word with such hard consonant sounds? ... Read full article

Get Your Read On: How to Reach Your Reading Goals in 2022

by Joy Holden on

If you are like me, you cannot believe that 2022 is actually here. Doesn’t that sound like a made-up year for a Dystopian novel? Now that we are starting fresh again, you may have set some intentions or goals for the year. Perhaps one of your aspirat... Read full article

Get in the Game

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It’s spring and the plants and grass seem to be coming back to life for another summer, but it’s time we get in the game as well. Too many times, I think we fall into autopilot mode when it comes to running the week. We get up at the same time every ... Read full article

A Playdate-Style Birthday Party

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Birthday parties for littles can add up fast. For a few Benjamins, you can take them and a few friends to a bounce place or rent a bounce house for your backyard. We didn’t start big parties like that for my older daughter until she was about five.... Read full article

Make it a Snow Day or a Geaux Day, Your Choice

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I am certain that everyone enjoyed the snow day last month. I know my family sure did, but if you take a minute and think about it, what did you enjoy? ... Read full article



Into The Fire: Social Media at Eight?!

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I never thought I'd see the day when I'd let my eight year old have access to any form of social media. But I never thought I'd see a global pandemic that keeps us away from our normal lives, so my parenting priorities have understandably shifted. I'... Read full article

Childhood Anxiety

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Anxiety is essentially an almost-constant state of apprehension. And for some children, that apprehension does manifest in the more expected and typical ways. But for others, it’s constantly activating their fight or flight reflex. ... Read full article

It’s Been Real

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I’m not sure where to start this one, other than saying it depends on when you’re reading this. We are so close to the end, I can see it. And let’s face it, this is a great time of year, so this last month of 2020 should fly by.... Read full article

Teach Them

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Have you sat with your children, mainly the ones getting older, and talked about what is right and wrong and what you believe? Or, are you letting someone else do it? In an age where everything is “ok” and “it’s a free country,” I think we need ... Read full article

Trophy? Not This Year

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I may upset a few people here, but what do they say? You have to break some eggs to make an omelet. So, let’s dive in here. It’s May of 2021 and we are wrapping up the spring soccer season, and let me tell you, I have watched my twin boys (eight year... Read full article