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Holidays at Parkside

Happy Father’s Day!

father with child

Does Mother’s Day come before Father’s Day? Yes. Is it impossible to get restaurant reservations on Mother’s Day but Dad’s Day is wide open everywhere? Yes. Did mom’s present for Mother’s Day cost $50 more than dad’s gift for Father’s Day? Also yes.   But despite those statistics, I’m here to tell you that at

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Happy Mother’s Day!

mother with child

Servant. Cheer leader. Teacher. Snack Maker. Personal driver. Midnight nurse. Secret Keeper. Hero. Mom. Parkside is in awe of all the moms we see walk in and out of our doors. From the first time moms with fresh newborns and sleepy eyes, to the seasoned veterans who are deep in the trenches of the teen

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Coronavirus: Celebrating Easter Safely

Easter egg basket

We are ready. We want to go to our friend’s home for an Easter brunch and not worry about who’s cup our child picked up. We want to not have the urge to spray down our kids’ Easter eggs with disinfectant before they pry them open to explore their loot. We want to attend a

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. with Your Child

children holding hands

 “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King Jr. It can be easy to fall into feeling inconvenienced by a holiday like MLK Day. I

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Happy New Year From Our Family to Yours

2021. A year already filled with so much anticipation. A year I know we all pray looks a bit different than the year we just experienced. A year that will no doubt hold its own grievances and disappointments. A year that will be a culmination of mundane Tuesdays, triumphant victories, heavy heartbreak, important decisions, and

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Healthy Holiday Recipes

piece of bread with peanut butter decorated as reindeer

‘Twas 5 days until Christmas and all through the house, not a sweet treat was unturned, not even a chocolate in the shape of a mouse… The holidays are in full swing and we know that means candy canes, cookie making, and hot cocoa for all. And, while we in no way are suggesting your

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Helping Your Child Find Gratitude

mother with child at dining room table

A thankful heart. A true treasure to be valued in our society where quite a bit of our culture prioritizes the idea of  “more”. If we’re honest with ourselves, I fear we’d have to admit that many minutes of our lives  revolve around the next best thing—and how to attain it. For example, there has

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Sugar…An Evil Trick or A Sweet Treat?

pumpkin decorated candy bucket with candy flowing out

Candy Corn, Sour Patch Kids, Kit-Kats, and—my personal favorite—Reese’s are just some of the sugary goods piling the shelves at your local grocery store this time of year and tempting your child at every turn. With Halloween, comes the start of a sugar filled holiday season, in which us parents are left constantly fighting the

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