Category: Raising Children

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Why I’m Saying No to “13 Reasons Why”

By Guest Blogger Laura Simon If you have a teen – or even a preteen – you’ve likely heard of a new Netflix series called 13 Reasons Why. The series, like the book...

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It’s Not a Vacation…It’s An Adventure

By Guest Blogger Laura Simon Four weeks before I delivered my first child, my husband and I booked a vacation at a hotel in south Florida…a vacation we figured we’d...

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Waking up FOR Your Kids, Not WITH Them

By Guest Blogger Laura Simon Ever have one of those moments where you step back, look around you, and acknowledge that things are just not working? That was me, last...

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3 Ways Improv Can Help Improve Students

By Guest Blogger Jen Oleniczak Brown, local improv extraordinaire I’ve been teaching improvisational comedy to people ages 3.5 to 75 for almost half my life (and...

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The Cool House

By Heather Miller For the past eight months I have lived with three kids, one dog, and two bedrooms. We were straight apartment living.  The only outside time my...

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Five Tools Every Family Needs

By Guest Blogger Stacy Leighton with Forsyth Family magazine I’m not going to lie – parenting is tough! The “picture perfect families” in glossy ads?...

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Let’s Play Ball!

By Guest Blogger Michelle Barson Your child is ready to play sports. They’ve got the energy, the time and the interest.  They even know what sport(s) interest them. ...

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Investing in Summer Camp

By Guest Blogger Jen de Ridder, Senior Program Director YMCA Camp Hanes I am not sure why when thinking about Summer Camp the word “investing” came to...

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Putting Things in Perspective

By Guest Blogger Laura Laxton We found out during my pregnancy that our second child would have Down syndrome, and, as you’d imagine, it was a pretty big shock....

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Junior Year Hell

By Guest Bloggers Karen Jarvis and Tammy Darden I was warned about ‘junior year hell’ when my daughter started high school, but NEVER fully imagined the possible...