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  • The Reality of “School-itis”
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    The Reality of “School-itis”

    For these children a school building is a cage, a place where they feel trapped and vulnerable. With schools opening around the country this week, there are some children who would do anything to escape going back.

  • 5 Perfect Gifts For a Baby Shower
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    5 Perfect Gifts For a Baby Shower

    For the first several months, baby is essentially an extension of Mom and Dad. They’ll be spending lots of time carrying the baby, so a carrier wrap or sling can be a very thoughtful gift. Since some parents have strong opinions on carrier types, you may want to consult with them about their wrap of choice before purchasing.

  • Is “Continuous Partial Attention” Ruining Your Relationships?
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    Is “Continuous Partial Attention” Ruining Your Relationships?

    Relationships are built upon personal connections made with human interactions. The devices we use aid in communication. Personal engagement never should be replaced by a screen.

  • Baby Bumps and Weight Obession
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    Baby Bumps and Weight Obession

    But what I do know is that women are insanely hard on themselves. So much so, that even though they are supporting the life of a potential human child inside of them, all they can seem to worry about while pregnant (aside from the health and well-being of their child, of course) is how to get back into their pre-pregnancy bodies.

  • Give Your Kid a Head Start
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    Give Your Kid a Head Start

    Taking the time to educate your children through play, experimentation and demonstration is a great way to help them embrace their inquisitive natures, develop longer attention spans and be able to thrive in a structured school environment.

  • Why My Kids Won’t Play With Barbie
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    Why My Kids Won’t Play With Barbie

    Maybe there is something powerful for little girls to have a complete escape from reality every once in a while. However, I’d rather my little girl not be aided by perfectly assembled to dolls with picturesque lives to help her let her imagination run loose.

  • Why (Most) Successful Women Are Childless
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    Why (Most) Successful Women Are Childless

    Nothing gets the pot stirred like a statement that some women do not want to be mothers...ever. They're not postponing it, they're bypassing it altogether. And in reality there are many women who feel that being mothers hampers their careers and their choice of lifestyles.

  • And Now, a Holiday Poem
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    And Now, a Holiday Poem

    They’ve traveled by planes, train and car; They’ve come from nearby and even very far. Food, drink and good times we all will share; Christmas with family, none other compare.

  • Gun Control: Is It Necessary?
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    Gun Control: Is It Necessary?

    My dad had pressed charges against a family acquaintance, Gilbert, who had sexually molested me. After my father refused to drop the charges, Gilbert decided to take matters into his own hands. He went to the Kmart in Gallup, New Mexico and bought a rifle.

  • Cherish the Moment
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    Cherish the Moment

    Here we are, mourning with a small southern New England town during what is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year as children excitedly await the arrival of Santa Claus, nine tiny reindeer and a morning filled with gifts.