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  • We're All a Little Mad Here

    We're All a Little Mad Here

    Playground Misadventures - I’m all about helping friends out or keeping a child from bolting into the street, but if you are present and watching your child do fill-in-the-blank, and you are not upset, then it isn’t my job to overrule your judgment.

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  • It's All Learning

    It's All Learning

    Rethinking the Schedule - With our decision to homeschool, one giant benefit we’ve discovered is just how much time we have to do not only the necessary things, but also to pursue passions, try new things or places out, and just see where life takes us a bit.

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  • Practical Pantry

    Practical Pantry

    Savin' on Vacation! Being frugal and making smart choices about food and eating while on vacation is one of the biggest ways you can control your spending, and doing so has enabled our family to take more trips than I would ever think possible.

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  • Rain in Style

    Rain in Style

    It's My Party and I'll Wear What I Want To! What I really want to do is a post about me smashing cake, except I'd be 37 and I'd have wine on hand in addition to a ginormous cake. Instead, I think I'll eat a small cookie and write about where I was a year ago.

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  • My Stomping Grounds

    My Stomping Grounds

    5 Questions Not To Ask An Adoptive Family : So, in an effort to help create a teachable moment for your child, here is my list of five re-phrased questions and curiosities we hear as a family as we move about our daily life...Pause for a moment and think: would you want such a personal question asked from a total stranger to your own children?

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articles from march

  • Ask the Expert: Allergy Partners

    For some, springtime is less about warm afternoons at the park and more about afternoons spent inside with runny noses, scratchy throats and watery eyes. With allergy season starting, Dr. Mark Wenger and Allergy Partners offer tips on combating allergies Read More
  • Family Favorites: White Oak Animal Hospital

    We are all about family at Fred Parent—and pets play a big role! That’s why this month’s Family Favorite spotlight belongs to our 2016 “Favorite Veterinarian” winner: White Oak Animal Hospital! From boarding and dentals to routine check ups and Read More
  • Fostering Independence

    How to take a hands-off approach so your child can grow A lot has been written about millennials, young men and women who, throughout school, were so dependent on parents, praise and electronics that they have come under scrutiny for Read More
  • How to Start Kindergarten Well

    If you are anxious about your child starting kindergarten, area school officials suggest the best way to lose those fears is to register your child on one of the upcoming regional kindergarten registration days in March, April and May.Janis Brunson, Read More
  • Spring Clean, Spring Cash

    6 Steps to Getting Rid of Your Unused, Unnecessary, Useless Stuff The first day of spring is just a few weeks away and after months of being holed up inside looking at all the stuff you’ve accumulated, the time has Read More
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articles from march

IMAGE How to Start Kindergarten Well
If you are anxious about your child starting kindergarten, area school officials suggest the best way to lose those fears is to register your child... Read More...
IMAGE Ask the Expert: Allergy Partners
For some, springtime is less about warm afternoons at the park and more about afternoons spent inside with runny noses, scratchy throats and watery... Read More...
IMAGE When Toddlers Say "No!"
5 Ways to Manage the Madness The moment your child utters her first word, you’ll probably want to announce it to the world, while quickly marking... Read More...
IMAGE Toddlers & Technology
Raising kids today is hard. Thankfully, there’s always a new gadget designed to make our lives easier. We have robotic bouncing chairs to soothe... Read More...
IMAGE Spring Clean, Spring Cash
6 Steps to Getting Rid of Your Unused, Unnecessary, Useless Stuff The first day of spring is just a few weeks away and after months of being holed up... Read More...
IMAGE Family Favorites: White Oak Animal Hospital
We are all about family at Fred Parent—and pets play a big role! That’s why this month’s Family Favorite spotlight belongs to our 2016... Read More...
IMAGE St Baldrick’s Foundation
St Baldrick’s Foundation began in 2000 over a simple idea – shave a colleague’s beautiful hair while also raising money for kids with cancer.... Read More...
IMAGE Fostering Independence
How to take a hands-off approach so your child can grow A lot has been written about millennials, young men and women who, throughout school, were so... Read More...

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St Baldrick’s Foundation began in 2000 over a simple idea – shave a colleague’s beautiful hair while also raising money for kids with cancer. And now this Foundation has funded over $200 million worth of research to cure pediatric
cancer. In 2015, the FDA approved a treatment that offers a higher chance of a cure for high-risk neuroblastoma patients because of that research.

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