Well-being

The New Domesticity: Raising Old-Fashioned Families 

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We gathered around the table with a common goal: make it to Oregon. But would all six of us survive? It seemed doubtful. Embarking on our journey, we were optimistic, determined, hopeful. But as the dusty trail behind us grew, so did our doubts. The oxen were thirsty. Dysentery threatened. The wagon tongue broke. (Again.)… Read More

Middle Schoolers Sound Off on Social Media

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The middle school years are notoriously difficult to navigate. For young teens, physical, emotional, and mental development often clash with new responsibilities and expectations. Likewise, navigating social media in today’s digital world inevitably exposes novice users to complicated situations for which there is no textbook or manual. Middle schoolers are often just beginning to use… Read More

Lilly’s Story & Local Teen Parent Resources

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Lilly K. knows only too well the ups and downs of being a pregnant homeless teen. Today she is in a safe place, studying to be an EMT, with a healthy toddler at her side, but it was only a short time ago that she felt all alone and completely desperate. Each and every parent… Read More

What Adults Can Learn From Kids

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Editor’s Notes, July 2018 There is something mysterious, maddening and magical about middle school. A mysterious force transforms your child into a pseudo-adult, her judgment becomes maddening, and yet magical moments of clarity and wisdom (for her and for you) occur often enough to keep the whole family moving forward. In this way, middle school… Read More

The Big Latch On Event: Protect, Promote and Support Breastfeeding

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If you find yourself at Esther Short Park on the morning of Saturday, August 4, you may come across an unusually large group of mothers and babies doing what many babies love more than anything: breastfeeding. They will be part of a global celebration of motherhood called The Big Latch On. The Big Latch On… Read More