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Archives for April, 2011


Severe Weather Is Afoot – Take Care Of Your Family’s Mental Health

As a resident in aptly named "Tornado Alley," I've been through a few tornadoes and plenty of severe thunderstorms (even a few blizzards and harrowing ice storms).  But the tornadic destruction in the South just takes my breath away.  The death and destruction is hard to take in, even when I'm a thousand miles away.

Tornadoes Pack Terror and Surprise In One Package

People experience severe weather all...
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In the News

Breastfeeding Stigma Still Lingers

I always thought I would breastfeed my children, even long before they were born.  It turns out I had a few unexpected challenges, but nothing that stopped me from doing the best I could.

I thought I had seen trends of improved acceptance for what I was doing.  My coworkers seemed OK with it.  I saw some articles in the newspaper about moms being proud about their breastfeeding. ...
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Essential Stress Management Plan For Parents

This may sound like a broken record that I've played many times before, but stress management for parents is something I feel compelled to proclaim.  Testy teenagers, parental disagreements, sibling squabbles, and tearful toddlers are just some of the challenges you may face as a parent.  It's easy to think you'll just "handle things" when they come up, but let's be honest.  You aren't Superdad or...
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We’re All Still Growing Up

A couple of nights ago, one of my daughters asked me a question about the trouble she'd had with her sisters that day.  She said quietly, "Mommy, why do we fight so much?"  Just another day in the life of a kid with a sibling (or two).

What Does Growing Up Really Mean?

I talked to her about what growing up meant.  Generally, I said it was about seeing...
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