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Are You and Your Kids Ready for ‘The Sex Talk’? Here’s Help

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This is the first in a series written by Steven Ing, MA, MFT, addressing how parents can engage in a healthy conversation with their children about intelligent human sexuality. Most of us parents feel seriously awkward talking to our children about sex, oftentimes because we have no idea what we’re …

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Five Questions for Moms: An Open Letter from a Woman without Children

Kaitlyn Reeves

The holidays are rapidly approaching and with them a barrage of commercials with adorable, beaming kids. While planning gifts, dinners, and parties, and all the effort involved therein- I began thinking about my Mom friends and all of the time and effort they exert every day. I realized that I have …

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My Dog, Spider

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Thirteen years ago last month, I adopted a “used” liver and white springer spaniel from the PetSmart  next to the Costco here in town.  When I adopted him, his name was Andy but I quickly changed it to Spider, as a tribute to my alma mater, the University of Richmond Spiders.  The PetSmart from …

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Smart Snacking! Tips for Moms From Local Fitness Expert Amanda La Torre

Amanda La Torre

Let’s talk about snack time. The foods we give our kids to munch on in between meals can play a major role in their mood, energy levels and fullness. Here to give us the ‘scoop on snacks’ is Amanda La Torre, mother of 2, fitness expert and General Manager of …

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