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Human Papillomavirus - What Parents Should Know

It's estimated that almost 20,000 teens and young adults will contract the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) each day.

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Spooky Lunch Box

"Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat."

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All About Fall at Hands-on-Habitat

Fall is officially here to stay. There's a crispness in the air I wasn’t prepared for especially since it was 90 degrees a week ago!

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How to Teach Your Kids Responsibility

Teaching our children responsibility is one of the foundations for raising healthy, independent adults.

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4 Ways to Make Exercising Bearable

There are a handful of things that are constant companions in a parent's life:

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Successful Sleepovers for School Age Children

As school continues, new friendships will bud, and that usually means new playdates and the ever-so-dreaded sleepovers.

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Stormy's October Update!

We're one month into the offseason, and I'm already super excited to get going on the 2019 season! Our team already has some amazing things planned for you guys! But I don't want to get too far ahead of myself…we still have 6 months until the Exhibition Game vs. the Kansas City Royals! The weather WILL NOT stop us this year…I hope.

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Cultivating Children's Identities

From birth, a child begins on a journey of self-awareness, self-understanding and navigates challenges as they develop their own understanding of self. As a parent, helping your child process these unavoidable challenges can be quite beneficial to their emotional development.

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Instead of Escaping Boredom, What if We Embraced it?

Right now, my kids are happily playing a card game they invented together. Laughter and encouragement effortlessly flow between them like a scene in slow motion with swelling music. 

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Turn Trash into Treasure

This is for all the little collectors out there!

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Preparing Your Toddler for a New Baby

Preparing for the newest member of your family is an exciting time, but for your first child, these changes can be hard to understand and a little scary.

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Big Brother, Big Sister Books!

"You're going to have a baby!"

This is always exciting news, but if you already have a young child, this could be a confusing concept for them to understand. A new little person is going to come live in their house and they are taking on the new role of big brother or big sister.

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Toddler Tailgate

If you haven't heard it is football season around these parts and some youngsters are more excited than their parents. Something about Scott Frost making everyone feel hopeful this year. I hope I don't get kicked out of the state for saying this but I am more in it for the food and camaraderie than the actual game. If you invite me to your game day party I promise to bring some tasty food.

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Puberty in Girls

Nothing is more beautiful (and terrifying) as watching your little girl grow into a woman.

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All About Amphibians at Hands-on-Habitat

The night is filling with the last hurrahs of summer. Male cicadas and crickets celebrate by filling the air with their chatter. Frogs sing a chorus across ponds and streams before they hide as the coming season approaches.

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