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  • How to Stop Yelling and Start Parenting Calmly

    How to Stop Yelling and Start Parenting Calmly0

    By Joan Goodchild It’s been 10 years since Hal Runkel, author and licensed family and marriage therapist, first published his book, Screamfree Parenting. While the ideas behind creating a happier, calmer household free of yelling haven’t changed, the world has — drastically. And a lot of that has to do with our dependence on devices,

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  • New Wimpy Kid ‘The Getaway’ Debuts Today

    New Wimpy Kid ‘The Getaway’ Debuts Today0

    By Melissa Shaw This year has been a big one for Massachusetts author/illustrator Jeff Kinney: The release of his latest movie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, the 10th anniversary of his best-selling series, and now today’s release of the 12th book, The Getaway. The new book takes The Heffleys where readers have

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  • New Book Celebrates Adopted and Foster Children

    New Book Celebrates Adopted and Foster Children0

    By Melissa Shaw Author Katie Cruice Smith is releasing a new picture book this month — National Adoption Month — in hopes it reminds adopted and foster children about the special qualities they bring to their families. A mother of three adopted children, Smith wrote Why Did You Choose Me? to make up for the

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  • One Mom’s Yearlong Decluttering Adventure

    One Mom’s Yearlong Decluttering Adventure0

    Vermont author and mom Eve Schaub previously set her family on an adventure in her well-known first novel, Year of No Sugar. For her next project, she set her sights (and her family) on the 567-square-foot, jam-packed spare room in her home, a spot/nemesis she nicknamed “Hell Room”. In her latest book, Schaub recounts her

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  • How Women Can Start and Run a Successful Home-Based Business

    How Women Can Start and Run a Successful Home-Based Business0

    By Melissa Shaw You see it everywhere, from your community to your Facebook wall: More and more women are starting small or side businesses. Author and certified business coach Christy Wright, whose events and podcasts attract thousands of budding entrepreneurs each year, says women are in a perfect position to make that decision work for

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  • New Book Introduces Unlikely Sept. 11 Hero to Kids

    New Book Introduces Unlikely Sept. 11 Hero to Kids0

      Boston College alum Welles Crowther was 24 and working for an investment bank in the south tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. When the plane struck, Crowther, also a volunteer firefighter, helped injured and stranded people from the 78th floor to the lobby. His name was unknown to those he saved,

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