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Articles in April Blackburn, Health and Wellness and Mom or Dad Next Door

When Is The Right Time To Visit The Orthodontist?

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Interceptive treatment may prevent or intercept more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated.... Read full article

To Work or Not to Work?

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Teenagers lead busy lives, that’s no secret. While jobs are important in teaching good character qualities, it also sets the teen up for a positive future.... Read full article

Join the Gym So You Can Take a Nap!

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So, Laura,... put on work-out clothes, and headed to the gym for free child care with paid membership. She dropped her three kiddos off at the nursery and walked straight out the door to her minivan where she had brought a pillow and blanket. ... Read full article

Megan H. Kelly

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“Enjoy the moment and just breathe,” are brilliant words of advice that mom of two, Megan Kelly lives by each day. Her love of life, infectious smile, and excitement of learning (especially about all things techy!) are just a few of the reasons why s... Read full article

Mommy, I Don’t Quit

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It’s been almost five years now since I jumped on the fitness train. Six weeks postpartum from a very emotional pregnancy and delivery, I took to walking daily with my newborn daughter in tow.... Read full article



Too Many Distractions To Concentrate?

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Concentration is crucial to success at school and work. Now, educators are worried that the ability to concentrate is eroding under the relentless barrage of random messages from cell phones and social media.... Read full article

Keep the Bond Strong: 7 Tips to Keep the Conversation Going

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How many times have you tuned your young child out as she prattled on about how her best friend of the week now has a new best friend, or about who can throw the football the farthest? It’s easy to take these little moments of conversation for grante... Read full article

Have Yourself A Healthy Little Christmas

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With clever planning and creative thinking, families can offset the holiday-induced overload of sweets by staging entertaining and meaningful activities that are low or no-sugar. ... Read full article

Small Group of Friends or Big Popularity?

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Parents may wake one day to find the top three priorities of their children are friends, food, and fun, with family trailing far behind. The same children who once enjoyed being home with family now prefer to spend free time with friends. The need fo... Read full article

The Complex World of ADHD in Children

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Belynda Gauthier’s son was kicked out of five daycare programs before he turned five years old. She heard a lot of misguided opinions about what might be “wrong” with him. A social worker said he was autistic. Deafness was another theory, but testing... Read full article

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