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Children’s Book Helps Kids Adjust to Blended Families

Posted on · When Maria Ashworth remarried, she noticed her 8-year-old daughter was concerned about the impending changes – and not because she was gaining a new stepfather, but because she was going to have new brothers. And that’s what prompted Ashworth to write a children’s picture book, called Step One, Step Two, Step Three and Four. Ashworth […]

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Fetal Disposal, Oil and Gas Layoffs, and Blended Families: Thursday’s Show (August 18, 2016)

Posted on · New rules proposed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the state’s Health and Human Services Commission would change the way fetal tissue is disposed of after medical procedures like abortions, requiring burials or cremation instead of long-standing procedures allowing disposal in sanitary landfills. But it would also apply to miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies terminated in […]

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Read to Me: Children’s Book Teaches Parents the Value of Reading to Their Kids

Posted on · More than 25 years ago, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy was founded to help promote family reading and learning. One of the ways the foundation is hoping to achieve that this year, in conjunction with the McNair Foundation, is by giving away a thousand free books to promote literacy for at-risk children. The book that […]