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KARE_Baby Blues

Many women experience “the blues” in the days or weeks following the birth of a baby. In most cases this period of mild depression passes naturally within a couple of weeks, with no lasting harm to mother or baby. But for some mothers this natural period of transition becomes a more serious, longer-lasting depression that…

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It’s hard to be “mom enough” or “dad enough” even under the best of circumstances. But when stress, frustration or exhaustion consume us, parenting can feel downright impossible. But there are strategies we can use to reduce our stress and manage our feelings – strategies that will pay off for us, our children and our…

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A huge thanks to all of you great moms and dads who joined us for A Night Out for ME!

Our 4th annual A Night Out for ME event on May 1, 2013, was so much fun! The moms (and even a couple dads) who joined us at The Metropolitan enjoyed delicious D’Amico appetizers, a glass of wine and an entertaining, informative talk by Marti & Erin about being “mom enough” at each stage of…

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Teaching reading is not only the school’s responsibility; we parents play a huge role in nurturing our children’s love of reading and promoting their skills. And this doesn’t mean drill and drudgery! Laura Hanson, a reading specialist in the Edina Public Schools, brings a wealth of easy, fun, effective ways to choose and use books…

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, but this is a year-round problem that needs year-round solutions. And we all can play a part. Jim Hmurovich is President of Prevent Child Abuse America and, in previous work in corrections and child welfare, he witnessed firsthand the devastating consequences of abuse. This difficult topic also has been…

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