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My Children Are Not Owed Playtime :: Implementing Chores After School

Exasperation I spend the whole day running. From 5am-10pm, I’m on the move. Shuffling kids off to school, working 9 hours and then coming home to run some more. The evenings are the hardest. I run room to room picking up toys and folding laundry and washing dishes and wiping up dog prints. I run to help one […]

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Your Perfect Spring Vacation Awaits in Sandestin

Your Perfect Spring Vacation Awaits in Sandestin Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. #1 Resort in Destin This sprawling 2,400-acre resort located in the heart of the Panhandle in popular South Walton, has been rated as the #1 Resort in Destin by U.S. News and World Report and is universally […]

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I Think My Child Has a Learning Disability. What Do I Do?

I Think My Child Has a Learning Disability. What Do I Do? Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Atlas Psychiatry and was written by Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Laura Niditch, Ph.D. Warning Signs Your child’s grades are slipping. He can’t keep up with his peers, and he doesn’t seem to be making progress despite hours helping him […]

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Screen Time :: Tips for Managing Your Family’s Use

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children’s Hospital. Screen Time :: Tips for Managing Your Family’s Use With the holidays over and New Orleans emerging from its recent cold snaps, children may be diving into electronics more than usual. Whether you like it or not, your kids may have received new tablets, video games, […]

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To The Person Who Cut Me In The Carpool Line

Dear Carpool Cutter: Our children’s school has given us very clear guidelines (with an illustrated map no less!) about where you are supposed to enter the carpool line. You’ve got the school’s logo on the back of your car so I’m assuming you know the drill. In the afternoon, it’s pretty hard to cut the […]

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6th Annual Mardi Gras Mambo Giveaway

Disclosure :: The Mardi Gras Mambo giveaway has been sponsored by the participating businesses below. Businesses paid a nominal fee to cover the time and resources it requires to effectively compile a post of this complexity, but all opinions expressed here are our own. 6th Annual Mardi Gras Mambo Giveaway King cakes, beads and marching bands are […]

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Cultivating Creativity and Inspiring Innovation at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s annual STEM Expo

Cultivating Creativity and Inspiring Innovation at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s annual STEM Expo Disclosure: This post is sponsored by St Andrews Episcopal School and was written by Guest Blogger Chris Sedgwick. Inherent Imagination Children are inherently curious, imaginative, and creative.  They yearn to explore their environment and wonder in awe at the mysteries of the natural […]

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Letting Go of the Family Pet

Our love story started at a dog park, over 10 years ago. It is where we first met, surrounded by barks and jumping dogs. Fast forward to today. We had two young active school aged girls, my husband’s advancing career and pursuing advanced schooling, my growing business that I built from the ground up, and […]

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