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Momtrepreneur: Gabby Lampe
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Momtrepreneur: Gabby Lampe
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29
Nov

What are your kids’ names and ages? I have two boys, Graham is 4 and Griffith turned 1 in October. Graham calls Dandylions my “shirt shop” and loves to help me work. Griffith is my littlest employee and comes to work with me three days a week. They are both great models! How long have […]

Feature: Sharing the Gift-Giving Spirit
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Feature: Sharing the Gift-Giving Spirit
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29
Nov

The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time to get in the gift-giving spirit. For parents, it’s important to instill such a spirit early in childhood. And sometimes, that can be difficult to do. Sharing the Spirit Susanne Henderson, licensed psychologist and director of Burrell Autism Center and Children’s Day Treatment at Burrell […]

Special Section Feature: Finding Help to Heal
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Special Section Feature: Finding Help to Heal
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29
Nov

Facing the death of a loved one is, perhaps, the single most difficult event we must experience, and regardless of how recent or long ago it was, feelings of grief are often aroused during the holiday season. As a parent, explaining the death of a loved one to children can compound the intense feelings of […]

Saving money with the art of laundry
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Saving money with the art of laundry
26
Aug

A few years ago, I began making my family’s laundry detergent for a few different reasons–one of the most lucrative factors being the money saved, of course. We were a single-income family then with a sensitive-skinned infant in cloth diapers. After a few months of unknowingly washing my diapers incorrectly (a disaster that takes several […]

Special Section Feature: Buying New vs. Used
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Special Section Feature: Buying New vs. Used
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23
Aug

Kids are rich with laughter, questions, demands, blessings and joy. But, they’re expensive. So expensive that the USDA reported in 2013 (based on 2012 figures) that the average cost to raise a child from birth to adulthood in the U.S. is $241,080. Using the USDA calculator, available at www.cnpp.usda.gov/tools/CRC_Calculator, it’s estimated that it costs my […]

A note to my daughters
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A note to my daughters
12
Aug

To my wonderful gifts of love, I’ve finished my first full week of full-time, out-of-the-home work, and it’s been hard. Not so much the job (which is satisfyingly challenging), but more so the adjustment. My heart aches and tears fall more each day that I drop you off at preschool. I miss our days at […]

Special Section Feature: Learning Beyond the Classroom
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Special Section Feature: Learning Beyond the Classroom
10
May

Local tutoring services offer enrichment, supplemental and assessment instruction Summer may have just begun for most, but it’s never too early to add new tools to your arsenal so your child can succeed in learning. Whether you’re a public/private schooling family, a homeschooling family, or hybrid of the two, there are local resources available for your […]

The Dish on Cravings: Part II
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The Dish on Cravings: Part II
22
Apr

Satisfying Snacks Food cravings and extreme emotions are unpredictable beasts that accompany pregnancy. We don’t have the recipe to curb those hormones, but we’ve got some ideas to get satisfy your sweet/sour/savory tooth while keeping that pregnancy weight gain manageable and you and your belly tenant happy and healthy. Cheesecake filled strawberries Ingredients: 1 qt […]