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What a great crowd for our 5th annual A Night Out for ME on May 1, 2014! Thank you to all you beautiful moms who joined us at The Metropolitan. We are grateful to our generous event sponsors, Foss Swim School, MOFAS, St. David’s Center and virtuwell, who made the night possible. We also appreciated…

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Substance abuse is one of today’s major health problems, affecting countless families and creating pain and confusion for children. But many of us are uncertain how to talk with children when a family member has a problem with substance use and that uncertainty too often leads to avoidance and secrecy that only compound the problems….

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Turning your teen loose with the family car is an anxious moment for most of us parents – and for good reason, given that car accidents are the number one cause of death for people 15 – 19 years of age. But the good news is we have much greater impact on our children’s driving…

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Marti joined KARE 11’s Bryan Piatt to talk about child abuse prevention. Here are four things you should know about abuse and how to prevent it: 1) Most child abuse is perpetrated by parents or other familiar adults 2) Neglect is the most common form of maltreatment 3) Abuse often is passed on from one…

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When parents have a child with special needs, they often find that much of their time and energy goes into caring and advocating for that child. And they often experience a wide range of emotions about the daily challenges, hopes and uncertain future for their child. But what about siblings of a child with special…

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