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Capital City Parent
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:00 am

The struggle is real. Here are some tips.

 A dear friend of mine has three children under 5½. And she’s one of the best, most grounded, least edgy moms I know. She’s not the mom with blown out hair and a full Lululemon wardrobe or s
Capital City Wedding
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:00 am

Get in shape for your wedding by treating yourself

 I wanted Michelle Obama arms when I walked down the aisle in my strapless dress nine years ago. I worked with a personal trainer and tried to eat healthily, with smaller amounts of beer and froz
Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:00 am
 The Midwest is rife with simmering discontent and sweet poppy distractions all at the same time. Connections are missed and women have had it with the patriarchy. I’m talking about fall theate
Capital City Parent
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:00 am

How to teach body positivity to daughters

 A 2015 study by Common Sense Media reported that 80 percent of 10-year-old girls have been on a diet. More than half of girls ages six to eight said they wanted to be thinner. Dieting, besides b
Capital City Senior
Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:00 am

Making sense of nutrition

 So you’re nearing 50 or 60, perhaps 70, and you notice your metabolism has slowed down. Your immune response isn’t as efficient as it used to be. You have interesting, new, digestive trouble
Summerguide
Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:00 am

Family fun takes the stage this summer

 Popular musicals abound around central Illinois this summer. Whether you’re into dancing paper boys or have a soft spot for recalcitrant beasts, pack your bug spray and your rosé.New Salem’
Capital City Parent
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:00 am

Battling germs this cold season

 Yes, cold season is upon us. But fear not. While you may want to keep your child in a bubble to avoid germs altogether, it wouldn’t do much for anyone’s sanity. There are plenty of more effe
Capital City Parent
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:00 am

Why we should just run

Don’t let exercise be the first thing you eliminate when you are feeling the crunch because it might be what you need to maintain your balance and sanity. – Carson TateWhen we parents travel on pl
Capital City Senior
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:00 am

Disrupt Aging serves as a battle cry in a new era of aging

“At 50, I began to know who I was. It was like waking up to myself.” –Maya AngelouDisrupt Aging serves as both a declaration of middle-aged and senior vitality and an exhortation to do more. Jo

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