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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

Wanna Play? Navigating Playdate Etiquette

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How do you get started in the world of playdates? When babies are small, if you have an established community of your own friends with similarly aged babies, playdates are straightforward. They’re basically mom coffee dates with tag-a-long snuggles. ... Read full article

Charter Schools: Discovering the Right Fit

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Choosing a school for your child is one of many important and difficult decisions you will make throughout your child’s life. Luckily, making the decision becomes a lot easier when you have all of the information you need about the school. ... Read full article

The Summer Road Trip

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Let me first say that driving in any car for more than an hour is one of my least favorite things to do, and I would do anything to avoid it. With that being said, making my wife happy is on the top of my list of favorite things to do. So, when I’m t... Read full article

Raising a Bookworm

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When toddlers and preschoolers are read to on a regular basis and exposed to books throughout their day, they are more likely to develop a lifelong love of reading.... Read full article



Explore the Emerald Coast at Big Kahuna's

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Looking for a fun summer adventure for your family? Check out Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park.... Read full article

Kids and YouTube: How to Safely Navigate the Virtual World

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How many times have you tried to get your child’s attention while he was staring at a screen in rapt attention? I’m sure you’ve had to use the phrase, “Put down the screen,” far more times than you’d like to, and most often when you did, you found th... Read full article

Rock Bottom and Back Screening

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Meet the authors, talk with the heroes from the book and film, and enjoy a special screening of Rock Bottom and Back this Saturday only at Parkview Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Don’t miss your chance to see this inspirational and uplifting film!... Read full article

It’s Not Easy Being Green

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My favorite Muppet, Kermit, said it best: “It’s not easy being green.” Like any good mom, I try to lead my family down the do-the-right-thing path as we go about our lives. This includes adopting environmentally-friendly habits as I try to instill a ... Read full article

Hang In There, Camper! Tips for Helping Anxious Kids Enjoy Summer Camp

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As May approaches, school children typically have one thing on their mind, summer break. Thoughts of school are replaced with what they are going to do or where they are going, with some going on vacation; some visiting relatives; and some staying ho... Read full article

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