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Articles in Local Profile, Mari Walker, Family Life, May Guides and Leah Conti

Taking Back Summer: The Benefits of Being Bored

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The pace was slow, but our bicycles were fast, and we rode them everywhere.... Read full article

Parenting a Child with Exceptional Needs?

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You have exceptional needs, too!... Read full article

Chasing Date Night

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After 11 years, two children, and every rerun of Law and Order, it had come to this: Date Night.... Read full article

To Date or Not To Date? When is Your Child Ready?

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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children, on average, are now beginning to date at 12 ½ for girls and 13 ½ for boys. How we define dating, however, could change these averages. The recent trend among early adolescents is for boys and... Read full article

Marvel Mom for a Day

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Upon entering the Smoothie King Center, the looks started. But here’s the thing, everyone loved it. We got applause, thumbs up, and even the occasional, “Y’all are great parents.”... Read full article



First Birthday Party Fun

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From hats to the bib to the banner on the high chair to the party favors to the venue to the food and drinks, the details of planning a child’s first birthday party are nearly endless. Whether you go all out or keep it intimate and simple, order a 12... Read full article

12 Ways to Support a New Mom

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Adjusting to having a new baby in the house can be difficult for the whole family. Sleepless nights and a change in routine can leave mom feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Offering support to a family with a new baby can help them adjust to their ne... Read full article

Are You a Lawnmower Parent?

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Have you heard? There’s a new “parent” in town! Introducing, the Lawnmower Parent. In contrast to the emotionally supportive Elephant Parent or the overbearing Tiger Parent, the Lawnmower Parent will go to any lengths to smooth the path in front of t... Read full article

Choosing Easy

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A fellow mother once told me, “I have come to realize that the hard choices we make as parents tend to be the right choices.” We were discussing whether or not I should send my son to school the day of the last honor roll assembly this past week. ... Read full article

Are Your Child's Bad Habits Driving you Nuts?

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Although most children’s bad habits are developmentally related and disappear over time, behaviors that persist and are injurious or intensify may need to be addressed.... Read full article

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