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Articles in Mandy Cowley, Kirsten Raby, Turn the Page, Ellen Mecholsky, Family Life, Get Out of Town and May Guides

Myths Versus Facts: Talking to Kids About Suicide

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How we talk about suicide with kids is fraught with misconceptions. But as difficult as these conversations might be, our willingness to listen and be direct with our kids can mean the difference between life and death.... Read full article

A Pox on Our House: Quarantine Dreaming

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I can’t be the only one who, when first hearing about the coronavirus COVID-19 thought a two week quarantine wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. As an overextended mom and introvert, putting pause on my life to stay home for a while is the stuf... Read full article

Slowing Down: Reclaiming Sanity

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So, I have a problem with over-commitment. It seems that any time there is white space on my calendar, I find some excuse to fill it. My husband often points out that I never just sit. What? Who doesn’t sit?... Read full article

Moms, Tailgating, and Fashion

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Tailgating is the great American tradition. It’s a great excuse to come together with family and friends to enjoy plenty of fun, food, and football. What’s really taking off in Tiger Stadium, though, is the fashion. Moms headed to their favorite tail... Read full article

Child’s Play: Don’t Hate the Playa OR the Game

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“Mama, will you play with me?” The question can sometimes sink me like a stone, especially if I’m in the midst of a work project or otherwise doing something I want or need to do.... Read full article



Have You Had A COVID Test Yet? Here’s How it Went for Me

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The meme about Schrodinger’s virus speaks to me. We don’t know if we have COVID-19 at any given time, but we have to act as if we do while interacting with others to keep them safe. And we have to act as if we don’t have COVID-19 to remember to take ... Read full article

The Island in Pigeon Forge

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The Island in Pigeon Forge is a massive family fun center and entertainment complex. It offers popular restaurants, retail shops, live music and tons of rides and attractions. The Island is open year round, so let’s kick off our boots, put on our fli... Read full article

How Would the Superheroes Parent?

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Marvel superheroes dominated in the box office this summer. And sure, they can battle a bunch of baddies, but could they actually survive an epic toddler tantrum? We eventually began to wonder how some of our favorite heroes would fare if given... Read full article

C'mon, Mom!

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Are You A Good Sports Parent?... Read full article

Finding My Zen Through Reading

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Lately, I have struggled to find time for training. Between the closing of my daycare, work, and packing for an eventual move to a new house, I have had very little time for myself. In fact, much of my free time has been spent KonMori’ing my current ... Read full article

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