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Feeding the family traditions

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As Easter quickly approaches this year (Too quickly! Where did the first three months of the year go?) I find myself settling into my favorite pre-holiday routine: scouring Pinterest and cookbooks to create my menu for the day. This is one of my favorite parts of any holiday: planning the food …

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The Sex Talk, Part 3: Drawing a Line in the Sand

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This is part of an ongoing series written by Steven Ing, MA, MFT, addressing how parents can engage in a healthy conversation with their children about intelligent human sexuality. After reading Part 1 and Part 2, you’re now sharing with your kids issues pertaining to sexuality that you find in …

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Fetal alcohol syndrome- what you need to know!

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In honor April being Alcohol Awareness Month, I thought it might be useful to get some information about fetal alcohol syndrome/spectrum out to our RMB community. I frequently take panicked calls and visits from newly expecting mothers who may have had a few drinks before they discovered they were pregnant. …

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Parents, Please Don’t Make Me Be the Bad Guy

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On New Year’s Eve, some family friends came over to celebrate, and while our daughters played together, we four parents drank wine and talked about parent things. Somehow the subject of guns came up, and how this other couple owned a gun. She spoke up immediately. “By the way, I …

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