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What brought you joy this week?

B. P. asks from Chicago

I'm trying to focus on joy...just in general. Also, it gives me an opportunity for an unveiled brag! Our son, who has learning disabilities, just came back from his second time at a specialized camp It was up and down. However, the Executive Director of the camp has o...

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Moms of teens, send me good vibes!

B. P. asks from Chicago

I've posted before, so bear with me! Our son is 14 and going into high school. He just came back from almost 30 days at sleep away camp, where there was 4 hours of academics, structured meal times and only 15 minutes of screen. Since he has learning disabilities, the n...

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5 Tips For Choosing Summer Outfits For Your Family Photos



Summer is seriously my most favorite time of year to photograph families. If you follow me, it’s no secret that I am obsessed with the colors and light this time of year. It’s the perfect time to have some fun with your outfit choice and colors. I’m sure I’ve gotten the attention of many of you at this point, because sooo many of you ask, what should we wear for family pictures??… More

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Careers which involve animals and science

B. P. asks from Chicago

Our 14 year old son has always adored animals. It is more than the usual liking dogs and cats and cuddly animals. He is a whiz at 20 questions, cause his answers always involve one of the 20 types of salmon or birds in Micronesia. My husband and I joke that he's going t...

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Why I Stopped Fast-forwarding Commercials During Kids' Shows



During our childhood, we had barely a couple of shows every weekend aimed at children. We would wait eagerly all week long. Then when the show times would approach, we would put sibling rivalries and play time squabbles on hold to watch the shows together. There was no pause button for live TV and no record button to watch it for later. So, if you missed a show, you missed it. There will again be the nail-biting wait till the next weekend before a one-minute recap will let you live the precious seconds of what your missed episode…. More