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5 Ways Teens Changed My Parenting Style

Parents of young children sometimes live under the illusion that if they parent well, they’ll be spared the challenges common to the teen years. It’s what I personally hoped for. But as my kids grew and changed, I realized I needed to, too. Here’s what I learned along the way. …

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Back-to-School Phrases I Hear from Parents

Most of the pediatrician-blogs and online mainstream mom/parenting pages are filled with back-to-school stuff and “best practices” for kids as they head back to the classroom. And it’s all important, right: which immunizations your child needs to get, how to get a school year bedtime routine back in place, which …

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Intern with Washington FAMILY!

Washington FAMILY is seeking editorial interns for the fall 2018 semester! We are looking for smart, self-motivated individuals with a passion for writing and local media. Responsibilities: Pitch, edit and write multiple stories per week for both print and online Conduct story interviews in person and/or over the phone Find …

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How to Turn Shelves Into an American Girl Dollhouse

Like most young girls, my 7-year-old daughter is obsessed with American Girl and similar doll lines such as Target’s Our Generation and Wal-Mart’s My Life brands. She loves to dress each doll up for the day, change them into pajamas and tuck them into doll beds at night. Through birthdays …

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FAMILY Blog: New Beginnings

Change. It’s something you either love or loathe, but one thing is for certain: Change means growth. January has always been known as the month for change. As we excitedly shouted out the countdown and watched the ball drop, we immediately had tunnel vision on how we were going to …

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FAMILY Blog: Give the Gift of Experiences

Gift an experience and you give an experience that lasts a lifetime! As the holiday season approaches, I ask that we take a step back and consider gifting our children experiences rather than just “stuff.” I will never forget the day my mom brought my sisters and me to see …

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FAMILY Blog: A Summer of Music

“Twinkle, twinkle, little star…” We’re all familiar with that tune, right? From our first lullabies such as this, to our first dabble with percussion (baby rattles), we have been exposed to the wonder of music from day one. Music is one of the earliest ways in which we learn to …

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