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To the Mothers of Incoming Middle Schoolers

To the Mothers of Incoming Middle Schoolers

First of all – breathe. Breeeeaaaathe. It’s going to be okay. Middle School is now behind my household (for a few more years anyway), which means 1) we’re now staring into the void of high school while realizing, 2) we’re old, and 3) we’ve successfully navigated middle school. Here’s my guide to getting through it.(…)

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Dear Mom Sending Her Child Off to College

Dear Mom Sending Her Child Off to College

Maybe the first thing I would tell you is this: It’s okay to cry. You will feel stupid when you do it, trust me, but it really is okay. And hopefully you have friends who have cried the same tears before you, who can give you a knowing hug (and probably laugh at you a little) as you sob, “MAH BABBBEEEE!”

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10 Things Doctor Who Taught Me About Parenting

10 Things Doctor Who Taught Me About Parenting

As devout fandom goes, I’m a bit late to the Doctor Who game. I never grew up watching the original show and only just discovered the reboot this past year with my family. My eight and nine year-old devour it like fish sticks and custard, and I find myself reflecting on the gleaming nuggets of(…)

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Discover Decatur’s Water Park:  Point Mallard

Discover Decatur’s Water Park:  Point Mallard

If you grew up in the Huntsville area in the late 80′s or early 90’s and haven’t been back to Point Mallard since then, it is time to give it another chance. I think you ‘ll be pleasantly surprised with the improvements that have been made over the years!

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Back to School Tax-Free Weekend 2014

Back to School Tax-Free Weekend 2014

Alabama will hold its ninth annual sales tax holiday, beginning Friday, August 1, 2014 and ending Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 12 midnight, giving Huntsville and Madison County shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers and clothing free of state sales tax. Local sales tax may apply. For a complete list of what’s exempt and what’s(…)

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