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Parenting with a PhD: Kids and Confidence

If you have a child who loves to be center stage, people will probably tell you to sign her up for acting classes. But, what about her brother who hides behind you when someone says hello in public: that’s the last activity you should consider for him, right? Maybe not. Research shows that the most ... Read More

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Back to School Bucket List for Moms

You made it! Summer 2016 is thisclose to being in the books and you’re still standing. The house, might be a different story, but now that their Summer Bucket List is complete, how about a list of things for you now that the little darlings are headed back to school. Brunch! Brunch with your best ... Read More

How Parenting Is Like the Olympics

How Parenting is like the Olympics

Just because parenting isn’t categorized as a “sport” doesn’t mean it doesn’t sometimes feel like it is. Whether you’re participating in what feels like a marathon of a day, reffing the wrestling matches that can break out over a LEGO or Goldfish, or you’re in the heat of a serious training session with your 2 ... Read More

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Creating Calm During the Witching Hour

It’s 4:15 pm.  There’s a certain anxious energy hanging in the air like smoke.  You know at any minute all hell is going to break loose because there’s something odd about that magic hour or so between 4:30 and 5:30.  I like to call it “The Witching Hour”, and it’s the time of day when ... Read More

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The temps are rising, you’re melting, and your iphone is giving you that scary “over heated” exclamation point. But have you tried telling your kids it’s too hot to play outside? I don’t know about you, but that just doesn’t fly with my kids. Most kids just don’t care how hot, cold or rainy it ... Read More

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Warm weather and Summer means more outdoor time for kids and families. Unfortunately it also means more bug bites. With the Zika Virus making the news lately it’s important to have good information about the virus, how it spreads and how you can minimize your risk for bites. According to the Centers for Disease Control ... Read More

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Moms always get the kudos, but Dads are pretty amazing too! Here are a few ways that Dads rock this whole parenting gig: 1. They don’t care if clothes match. We’ve all seen our child head out looking homeless or in their pajamas while under daddy’s watch. We may cringe, but it’s a good thing. ... Read More

Boy in car

On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles. Even the best of parents or caregivers can unknowingly leave a sleeping baby in a car; and the end result can be injury or even death. As the temperatures rise here in the deep south, so ... Read More

By Kristen Berthiaume: I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year. While I’m looking forward to not checking the Keep-at- Home folder every night (or, let’s be honest, in carpool drop-off line some days…), I’m a working mom so my kids and I don’t exactly get a summer “break.” More accurate: we have ... Read More

do not forget reminder

Raise your hand if you currently feel like a personal ATM, overbooked Chauffeur, and a stretched out rubber band on the verge of snapping at the mere thought of adding just one. more. activity. to your already booked May Agenda. The Month of May is hell. Between the wrapping up of extracurricular activities, open houses, ... Read More