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PMA Takes Part in Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! Sept. 23

The Polk Museum of Art will take part in Smithsonian magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day Live! event on Sept. 23.The event is designed to emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission daily.You could say that every day is Museum Day Live! at the Polk…See More
14 hours ago
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Uncle smacking nieces on rear end

My wife's brother is always smacking our two daughters on the rear end. He thinks it's funny. I don't. My wife says he's just joking around and being a funny uncle. I disagree. I don't want to start trouble in our family or scare our girls, but shouldn't I bring this up to him now before they become teenagers?If he has been doing this little ritual since they were young, it probably is harmless. Also, if he is your wife's brother, she knows him better than you. I actually do this to my own four…See More
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Sep 12
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Thrift stores save money on clothing

We have four children and have to watch our money closely. Three of them are girls and like to dress fashionably but it gets quite expensive. My solution to is shop at the Goodwill or Salvation Army centers near us. My sister-in-law says we should not tell the children where we buy their clothing due to the potential ridicule that could happen if the other kids at school should find out. Should we explain to our kids about our budget and where we buy their clothes or let them continue to think…See More
Sep 9
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Daughter/Dad special time

I recently got remarried around seven months ago and would love to find some unique ideas on getting my seven-year-old daughter and her new stepfather to know each other on a more personal level. Her real father is no longer with us so this will be the only dad she will have and be able to depend on throughout her life. Any ideas?I was in a similar situation about six years ago with our son. His dad was around but not often and I didn't want him to think we were trying to replace his dad. He…See More
Sep 1
Laura Davis posted a discussion

Avoiding scholarship scams

Our daughter will be a senior in high school this year with the possibility of graduating six months early. We have been looking into colleges but need financial assistance. Some of these deals look too good to be true. What is the best way to weed out the offers that may be potential scams?If you are only looking online, it's best to contact the college and ask for a copy of their scholarship offers. We found one for our son but when we met with the counselor from the school, she said the one…See More
Aug 28
Melissa Williams posted a discussion

Maternal Mental Health

Are you or a friend struggling with maternal mood disorders? Help is available!Our office specializes in supporting the well-being of growing families with a unique focus on Maternal Mental Health. Emotionally and mentally healthy moms are essential to the development of healthy children and families. Beginning in early pregnancy, a woman begins a profound, life-altering personal journey; an identity shift of major proportion that evokes questions around purpose, roles, values, relationships,…See More
Aug 28

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