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Opear's February Flu Update

It’s been another rough year for the flu here in the US. Amid rising global fears of the quickly spreading Coronavirus, it’s still the flu that most of us should be more concerned about. This year’s flu season started unusually earlier than most, with cases beginning to appear as early as October. We’re in the…

For 5 Minutes of Peace and Quiet

It’s the end of a long day, at the end of a long week, your cozy, comfortable bed is calling, nay screaming your name... but the kids don't seem to be tired at all and are in fact running around with enough zeal to make the Energizer Bunny look like a lethargic turtle.  [embed]http://tenor.com/view/baby-babydiapers-menandbaby-gif-8861308[/embed] What…

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Winter Break Bucket List

10 Winter Break Bucket List Items to Keep the Family Busy Winter break is fast approaching—do you know how you’ll spend those long, cold days together as a family? That’s right, it’s time to put together your winter break bucket list—a plan for how you’ll keep the kids happy, engaged and productive during their time […]

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12 Creative Date Ideas for Parents

A positive relationship can be a strong foundation for a happy family, but after a while, “dating” just isn’t what it used to be. Often, we fall in love with our partners over the new exciting experiences that we shared together. Maybe we were learning about their interesting hobbies, or maybe we just had the…

7 Steps for Dealing with Mom Guilt

If you are a mom, chances are you have felt the pangs of mom guilt.  The extent to which we have felt it differs from person to person. Some of us feel the guilt like a small, annoying insect buzzing around our ear.  Some of us drown in it. Wherever you are on this spectrum,…

Friendships, Now That We’re Parents

How old is your oldest friendship? In what ways has it changed over the years? What makes a good friend? Did you lose or make friends in direct correlation to your debut into parenthood? I think most of us had and lost dozens of friendships in childhood.  This is normal, because often what constitutes a…

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Holiday Health Challenge

Our holiday health challenge: 12 small, daily tasks to make sure you aren’t neglecting your physical, mental, and emotional health during this busy month.

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Healthy Holiday Travel Tips

When you hit the road with your loved ones this season, these tips will help you focus on fun, rather than germs and sniffles.

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Make Your Meatless Mondays Kid-Friendly

Does your family go meatless on Monday? If not, it’s worth considering! Why? Designating one day of the week as a meatless day is a great way to improve your family’s health, help the environment and breathe new life into your tired old dinner routine. We’re here to help you pull it off with some […]

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Tips for a Safe and Healthy Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner, and that means soon your kids will be inundated with tons of the sweet stuff. That’s right, it’s candy season! Hoping to have a healthy Halloween this year, without being a total drag? We know, it’s tempting to let them go hog wild and eat as much candy as […]

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