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Summer Camps — Do Your Homework!

April 1, 2015 Planning summer activities seems wrong when we are still waking up to 23-degree mornings, but while the weather may try to fool us, the calendar doesn’t lie. more »»

Preschool Memories

March 4, 2015 When I was a kid, preschool was just becoming a “thing.” I attended Miss Mary’s Nursery School in St. Clairsville. more »»

Editor's Letter — Baby Guide 2015

February 12, 2015 After 10 years on the job at OV Parent, this is still my favorite issue of the year. more »»

OV Parent celebrates 15 years!

January 12, 2015 Happy New Year! Here at OV Parent, it’s a time of remembering where we’ve been and celebrating where we’re going. more »»

Ho Hos and To-Do Lists

December 2, 2014 Ho, ho, ho! Mmm... Hostess Ho Hos. ... Oh man, I’m the hostess for that party next weeken. more »»

Learning to let my Mini-Me be herself

November 3, 2014 Sometimes, I sit down to write this column, and I struggle to record my scattered thoughts for an hour or two, and nothing coherent comes of it. That happened to me today. more »»

Balancing somewhere between Helicopter and Hands-Off parenting

October 3, 2014 Fall is here, and the days are getting shorter. Like just about everything in life, it’s a mixed blessing. more »»

Let's do more yawping

September 3, 2014 This summer was all about stepping out of our comfort zones. more »»

Protecting our children

July 8, 2014 We truly are spoiled for choice in the greater Wheeling area when it comes to summer camp options. more »»

Alcohol is a drug

May 2, 2014 There was an ad campaign not too long ago that featured children stating they wanted to be drug addicts or alcoholics when they grew up. Powerful stuff. more »»

'Little House' lessons

April 2, 2014 Today as I write this, it is truly a spring day — 55 degrees, intermittently spitting rain and windy as all get-out. The sun even made a cameo appearanc. more »»

Happy birthday to Emma

March 4, 2014 March is my daughter’s birthday month. more »»

Warming up to winter

January 7, 2014 Winter is here, and for me that means more reading, more house cleaning/organizing and more cooking! I usually keep up with the reading all year long. more »»

An Unexpected Gift

December 4, 2013 I have received an unexpected gift this year. I’m not talking about a “thing.” What I’m talking about is a special gift for which I have been pining since I was 11 or 1. more »»

Why I love Thanksgiving

November 4, 2013 I have written before about my love for the Thanksgiving holiday. For one, it’s a no-gift holiday. I like giving and getting gifts, but it’s nice not to have that added expense and stress. more »»

Bullying Is About More Than the Bully

October 1, 2013 There has been an ongoing national discussion about bullying in recent years, stemming in part from more instances of bullying behavior being captured on video and several highly publicized suicides... more »»

Navigating this crazy life

September 5, 2013 Some of my distant cousins were waxing nostalgic at a family reunion this summer, animatedly discussing an absent cousin’s driving fiascos as a teen. more »»

Grow your family's experiences

July 5, 2013 Summer is a time of growing, not just in our gardens but in the minds of our children. more »»

You are not alone. You belong.

May 2, 2013 Dear Readers, So, last month I extolled the virtues of my new hero, Glennon Doyle Melton, a mommy blogger at www.Momastery. more »»

Bright Spot in My Work Life: Glennon Doyle Melton interview

April 2, 2013 The highlight of my year so far at work (and after last month's Editor's Journal, you know I needed a bright spot) was the chance to do a phone interview with Glennon Doyle Melton, purveyor of love,... more »»

 
 

 

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