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Drowning Is Silent: A Local Mom’s Plea to Help Save Lives

Trigger Warning: The following post describes a traumatic event related to drowning that may be emotionally upsetting for some readers. Reader discretion is advised.Did you know drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death for children aged one to four? I didn’t until last month. While on our annual beach vacation with five other […]

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Adults Can Learn Bigger Lesson From The Build-A-Bear Fiasco

On Wednesday, a notification popped up in my Facebook feed about a “Pay Your Age” promotion for Bonus Club Members at Build-A-Bear Workshops. Customers who belonged to the complimentary Bonus Club could pay their age (up to 29) for any stuffed animal in the Build-A-Bear inventory.  For those who aren’t familiar, at Build-A-Bear Workshop guests choose […]

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Minimalist Mom: My Digital Detox (Cutting Down on Social Media)

This winter, a Facebook friend posted a screenshot of their battery percentage use, found in the settings of their iPhone. This friend was mortified and concerned at how much of their percentage (and time) was being devoted to Facebook. I can’t remember precisely, but I want to say their percentage was around 15%. This prompted […]

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