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Dadtrepreneur: Michael Ormsby
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Dadtrepreneur: Michael Ormsby
23
May

For Michael Ormsby, it’s about creating an environment for families to enjoy. Whether that’s through the decks he builds with The Deck Company or the family time he prioritizes with his own, Ormsby knows the sweat, blood, tears and hard work it takes to be an entrepreneur, owning several businesses currently, and being a dad. […]

Feature: Survival Guide for Parents in School
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Feature: Survival Guide for Parents in School
23
May

When you become a parent, every thing changes. And your time in education as a parent is no different. When my oldest daughter was 8 months old, I went back to school. I had completed my bachelor’s degree while working several jobs and imagined going to get my master’s degree while just staying home would be a […]

Special Section Feature: Seizing Fatherhood
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Special Section Feature: Seizing Fatherhood
23
May

Whether “planned” or “unplanned”, pregnancies and children, while amazing blessings themselves, can also lead to great stress and anxiety. These fears and emotional roller coasters are generally felt by all involved. Mothers are the first to recognize the change, the one required to attend appointments, entrusted to make decisions, and often reaching out for help […]

Momtrepreneur: Ashley Holt
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Momtrepreneur: Ashley Holt
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4
Mar

Ashley Holt has a knack for spotting trends, and her daughter is a fashionista in training. Named after her oldest daughter, opening Shaila’s has allowed Ashley to share her passion for affordable fashion with women and girls of all ages. More than just an outfit, finding the outfit can empower a woman and create confidence. […]

Feature: Staying Sane as you Spring Clean
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Feature: Staying Sane as you Spring Clean
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4
Mar

After being cooped up most of the winter months, many of us are ready to shed the clutter and revitalize our homes with a deep spring-cleaning. What starts off with good intentions can often build into a mountain of frustration, especially for parents who get one area clean just in time for the kiddos to […]

SingleMomzRock
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SingleMomzRock
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4
Mar

Single moms can often feel alone and with minimal support or true empathy. When organization founder Janelle Reed found herself as a single mom, she knew she had to do something to bring together the community’s resources for single moms and provide a place of refuge for women to share their experiences with those that […]

Special Section Feature: Planning for a Positive Birth Experience
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Special Section Feature: Planning for a Positive Birth Experience
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4
Mar

Whether it’s your first child or your sixth, there’s a lot to do when preparing for parenthood–a whole new world of jargon to get acquainted with, items to research and purchase, and concerns to address. One of the first concerns that chases through a woman’s mind when she sees the positive pregnancy test is the […]

Happy Memories Catcher
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Happy Memories Catcher
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29
Nov

It can be difficult to see the sun through the rain. Capture some of the brighter moments to be the light in your dark days throughout the year. Whether it’s a funny comment or a sweet gesture your child made, a romantic token from your significant other, a meaningful quote that you want to remember, […]

On Angels’ Wings
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On Angels’ Wings
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29
Nov

On Angels’ Wings seeks to capture joyful and rare moments a family shares amid a crisis. Offering free professional photographs to families facing the risk of child loss, On Angels’ Wings also connects families to community resources by partnering with local organizations and support groups. Why was your organization started? I saw a need. Several […]