The internet stole my life

I decided to give up the internet. No more surfing websites, chatting on social media, playing video games or watching Netflix. When I turned my smartphone and two tablets over to my parents, it felt […]

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Ask; don’t stare

Fifteen-month-old Kinsley Pruitt was born prematurely with major health issues. For the most part, she appears to be like most other toddlers — learning to walk and explore the world around her — except she […]

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Our normal may not be your normal

We all can probably agree that the world needs less judging and more compassion. Negative behaviors usually stem from lack of understanding about what another person is going through. This is especially true when it […]

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Is your noisy home hurting your toddler?

Is your TV or radio playing most of the day? It could affect how your child can learn new words, according to a study from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. When looking at children […]

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Splashin’ fashion!

Do you have your outfit chosen for next weekend’s Splash ‘n’ Dash 5k walk/run at Beckley Creek Park? It should be a combo of form and function — but don’t forget a splash of color! […]

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I ride for kids with cancer

My wife, Mary Jo, and I have been connected to Norton Children’s Hospital as volunteers since 1995, but fast-forward to Bike to Beat Cancer 2012. That year the event was held at Norton Children’s Medical […]

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What to watch when it’s too hot outside

It’s going to be a scorcher this weekend. Since tanning isn’t good for your health and we’ve told you to avoid mosquitoes, you might just decide to stay in. Not to worry, sitting in a […]

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5 July recalls you need to know about

By now you’ve likely heard Ikea is recalling 29 million dressers and chests because they can fall on young children. Three kids have died as a result. While these types of massive recalls receive significant […]

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To ice or not to ice?

You’re at the ballpark watching your son’s game when suddenly he’s hit in the shoulder by a hurtling line drive. He doubles over in pain. Then the star base stealer skids into second, resulting in […]

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Using the whole box of crayons

“The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety. – Deepak Chopra Think back to when you were a child and you used your imagination to build, explore and create. […]

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The ‘will’ to survive a heart defect

Few other moments in life compare to the joy of finding out you’re expecting a baby. And with today’s technology, parents can monitor their baby’s development as he grows in the womb. For Lindsey and […]

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Avoid a pain in the brain

Big or small. Child or grownup. Vanilla or chocolate. It doesn’t discriminate, and it hits faster than a jab from Muhammad Ali — it’s brain freeze. That ice cream-induced headache can quickly bring an otherwise […]

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