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Kids absorb the normal behavior and routines of adults around them; they’re unwittingly and constantly taking in our habits, culture, and our perception of the world. My 4-year-old daughter is learning more than just...

Dream with Ambition, Little Girls

Political beliefs aside, the election of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris was a historical moment. While President Biden joins a long line of middle-aged, white men elected to the highest office in...

Covid Brings New Puppies…and Dog Bites

By Lindsey SelfThe benefits of a family pet are endless: pets teach children responsibility and patience, reduce stress and improve one’s overall mood. It’s not surprising that during the pandemic, dog adoptions have soared....

How to Use Media to Talk to Kids about Race

By Lindsey Self, local mom and legal professional Elementary school aged children spend hours each day in front of a screen. What do they see during those hours? For one, kids are not seeing demographics...

Letter from the Editor: 10 Reasons to Spend the Holidays at Home

Celebrating as a family unitI’ve heard many people lament that the holidays will look different this year with social distancing and COVID-19. While I feel for all of those who will be missing out...

When Is It Time to See a Gyno?

Advice from a local OB/GYN. By Kellen Goldschmidt, MD, ProMedica Physicians Obstetrics | GynecologySexual health and well-being can often be a taboo subject for parents to discuss with their daughters, but it doesn’t have to...