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My Daughter Got Bitten by a Tick, and It Sucked: Lyme Disease Prevention and Awareness

I sighed down at my daughter in the midst of a crowded IKEA store. “You really can’t walk?” I asked doubtfully. “I can’t put any weight on my right knee,” she answered tearfully, sinking onto a display bed. I assumed it was a strain or injury that would heal itself eventually. In the meantime, we retrieved a […]

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Bicycle Safety Tips From the Experts (+ Where to get Cheap Helmets!)

Warm weather is finally here, and kids all over the corridor are breaking out their bikes for some summer fun! Biking is a great outdoor activity for the whole family, but it comes with risks that are often overlooked. More children ages 5-14 go to emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries than with any other sport; […]

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Birthday Traditions: Fun Ideas to Celebrate Your Child

I am all about traditions. Maybe this stems from my Catholic upbringing, but I love all kinds of traditions with my family. Bagels while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, muffins on Christmas morning, eating pigs in a blanket while watching the Westminster dog show. All of these have been so fun to develop, first […]

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