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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Momtrepreneur: Christina Thomas
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Momtrepreneur: Christina Thomas
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24
Aug

Holistic ideologies are part of Christina Thomas’s heritage. When she met her husband and was introduced to chiropractic care, there was an instant connection. She now serves maternity, pediatrics, athletes and animal patients during the week while staying committed to herself and her family on the weekends. What are the names and ages of your […]