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It's everywhere now: social distancing as key to preventing the spread of COVID-19. It's a good idea. The fewer people who interact, the harder it is for the coronavirus to spread. Makes sense. Count me in. But it's LONELY. We live...
I’m sorry you are disappointed -- so am I. For all the parents who are hearing the frustrated cries of their children about things they are missing out on, this is your time to teach a critical life lesson....
As parents try to structure their kids' days with no school day to rely on, it's important to remember to save time to get their energy out and give them the opportunity to just play. Below are suggestions from...
We are working with our friends at New Strong, therapists (and moms) that work to create a safe and creative space that fosters a spirit of resiliency. We sent them questions from our community as we cope with the...
We have compiled a list of 101 ideas for taking advantage of all the family time coming up, while you're practicing social distancing. Learn new things, play games, make all the things, and take care of each other. You...
I manage anxiety on a daily basis. I do fairly well most of the time, but I was unprepared for a global pandemic. As an anxious mom who wants to parent as non-anxiously as possible, here are some ideas...
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that coronavirus (specifically COVID-19) is infecting people around the world. I am no medical professional nor do I have any desire to debate the validity of legitimate concern versus total...
I don't know about you, but our vacation budget isn't exactly brimming. We try to make an effort to get away once every 18 months or so. Every time I get on a plane or settle in the car...
Of all the things about parenting I thought would bring me anxiety, organizing and laundering my children’s clothing wasn’t on my radar. That was, until we had our first baby shower and were inundated with baby clothes: adorable onesies,...
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Since having a second child, now 2.5 years ago, I often forget that I can take my son and do things with just him when big sister is at school.  So I did that. It was a gorgeous day...
I’ve been involved in coaching youth sports for more than 10 years now and although I feel incredibly thankful for most of the experiences I’ve had as a volunteer coach, I’ve noticed that we have a problem on our...
They won’t remember the endless nights spent rocking, consoling a small baby back to sleep. Even though the fatigue was felt through every bone in our bodies, we kept rocking and humming songs. Their needs were met, and that...
The February calendar, always shorter than the other months, stands a little taller this year. It is a leap year. I confess I must visit Google to remember the exact purpose of leap years. (I suppose it is unsurprising I...
My toes were so cold I couldn’t feel them, and my fuzzy socks were doing no good whatsoever. I looked at the slide deck I was making for a client on my laptop, and decided I could do this...
Prepare the child for the road, not the road for the child.  I was scrolling through Facebook the other day and these words on a friend’s page jumped out at me. Yes, I thought. Get your kid ready for...

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Spring Break Fun in Eastern Jackson County

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We had too many weekends this winter where the cold weather kept us inside, and we are more than ready to get outside...