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Savvy Parent Stories: Katie LeFebvre

ParentSavvy's first ever Family Fitness Challenge kicked off on August 21st. Andrew has done a great job leading this challenge to build healthy families and kids.

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Beat the Parenting Guilt With These Kid Date Ideas

One of the biggest struggles I've experienced as a parent has been the one with my "non-parent" self. I struggle to hold on to the person I used to be before I had kids, and I struggle to actively participate in other things that enrich my life. Being able to write for a living has helped, but within the last two years, I've managed to reconnect with a part of my life I had thought was lost forever: theatre.

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When To Call Your Baby's Doctor

Bringing your baby home from the hospital is such an exciting life event. You may be unsure if your baby is showing normal newborn behavior or if something is wrong. Here are some general signs that are reasons to contact your child's doctor.

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Categories: pregnancy, health-notes,


Family Fitness Challenge Week 5: Squats

If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet or missed any of the weeks, you can catch all the details over on The Family Fitness Challenge main page.

I can't believe we’re already in week 5 of the Family Fitness Challenge.

Have you been able to stick with it? Have you found any new ways to be active together as a family?

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When Parenting is Difficult

When I first became a mother I remember wondering during difficult times: when does it get better? By better, I meant easier. Less exhausting, not so all-consuming, not so isolating. And while it's been true in my experience that the second year is easier than the first year, I also know that challenges will arise no matter what stage my children are in.

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What to Expect in the Hospital

As an expecting mother, you may feel like your preparation for the big day may never end. If you are expecting your second child, you may already know the drill.

Whether you are giving birth to your first child or not, knowing what to expect when you get to the hospital can eliminate some of the mystery and doubt about giving birth.

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Categories: pregnancy, health-notes,


Family Fitness Challenge Week 4: Lunges

If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet or missed any of the weeks, you can catch all the details over on The Family Fitness Challenge main page.

Week 4! We're over halfway done with The Family Fitness Challenge. How has your family done?! Let me know in the comments below!

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Turtle Time at Hands-on-Habitat

Time to head to the lake! While it may not be the best time of year for a full day in the water, it's the perfect season for observing aquatic life from the edge of a pond, marsh, or stream. The warm sunshine and water temperature makes for active adult amphibians and reptiles, and my favorite baby reptiles: turtle babies!

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Making Family Fitness Fun

Encouraging kids to stay active and eat well are very important. However, it may not be enough to have them go at it alone.

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What Is Jaundice and What Does It Mean For My Baby?

Jaundice is a medical condition that can occur in babies, children and even adults. However, we most frequently get questions about jaundice from new parents who are concerned with what it means for their newborns.

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Family Fitness Challenge Week 3: Push Ups

You've made it through two weeks of the Family Fitness Challenge so far.

Are you having fun? Make sure to share your photos or videos on the ParentSavvy Facebook page. We want to cheer you on too!

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Stormy's September Update!

September is here! Fall is right around the corner, which means baseball season is coming to a close.

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Hold the Moment | An Invitation for Mothers to Get in Front of the Camera

Life is so temporary. Baby rolls turn into long-limbed children. Dimples melt away. The sound of their elephant feet running through the house quiets when they leave for college. Faces we wake up with march down their own paths. The doctor calls with a diagnosis. Jobs come and go. Reality hits.

Life is always changing. Sometimes it hurts and sometimes it doesn't. But this moment that you're in, it's worth remembering. It's beautiful in all of it's fullness or hardship - in all of its relationships.

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7 Lessons from Grandkids

I have now been a grandma for almost 7 years! As I look back on those past years, I realize that I am a better, smarter person because of the things my grandchildren have taught me. Here are the "top" lessons:

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What to Expect the First Two Weeks at Home with Your Newborn

The first 2 weeks at home with your newborn baby can be joyful and exciting, but there can also be uncertainty as you both get to know each other.

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