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Family & Relationships

5 simple yet powerful habits for a healthy family

How do you manage school, work, kids and maintain healthy habits? The best way to do this is as a family. Remaining consistent in your habits—together—can be difficult, but it’s the best way to set your family up for success with a solid, healthy foundation. Here, I’ll give you a few tips on how you …

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How to build your child’s self-esteem at every age

The best part of my job is when I get to help families support and nurture kids’ mental health. One of the primary ways we do that is by building young peoples’ self-esteem. Positive self-esteem in kids is characterized by a feeling of positive self-worth, general optimism, a willingness to try new things, and a …

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How to celebrate Thanksgiving safely during COVID-19

Thanksgiving is not only a holiday dedicated to gathering family around the dinner table, but even more so to reflecting and counting our blessings. As we approach the end of an unexpected roller coaster of a year, there is still so much to be thankful for — and we certainly deserve some heartwarming comfort food …

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Keeping family traditions alive this holiday season

As we all continue to navigate the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, holiday celebrations may still look a bit different this year. These winter months that are usually filled with excitement and anticipation may not feel quite the same for many of us this year—especially for our kids. While some activities have resumed thanks to the COVID-19 …

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Our miracle NICU twins: Finding joy outside of the birth plan

One afternoon, my mother-in-law and I were visiting when we got on the topic of expanding our family. By something I said, she thought I was telling her I was pregnant — I quickly responded that I WAS NOT! I was not ready for another pregnancy, as my son was one month shy of a …

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Parent and teacher: How to seamlessly play both roles

As Barbara Bush once said, “The home is the child’s first school, the parent is the child’s first teacher and reading is the child’s first subject.”  Nine years. This June was the start of our ninth year homeschooling. and while we have had successes throughout the years, we have also had challenges. This year has …

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Talking to your kids about the novel coronavirus disease

As a parent during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no avoiding the topic of conversation with your kids. News about the virus is everywhere, and children of all ages are feeling the effects. With school closures, event cancellations, quarantine fears and unusual work-from-home policies, your kids may be asking some tough questions. Here are a few …

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What to do when your baby won’t stop crying

The moment you bring a new life into this world, you become a parent — a remarkable, celebrated title. You’ve spent nine months preparing to be a support system, safe haven and outlet of unconditional love for your baby. While this pure bliss never truly fades, it can easily be overshadowed by strings of sleepless …

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19 simple ways to keep your children safe from injury

As the spring and summer months approach, the warmer weather provides more opportunity for children to enjoy the outdoors — and unfortunately, more opportunity for injury. Children have a free spirit and often do not recognize the consequences that accompany risk during playtime. While we want to “let kids be kids,” as they say, safety …

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