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Forensics: Debate competition is a tie

After a strong opener from the debate team of Lacordaire Academy, the students at Edgemont Montessori School rebounded to sew up a tie in debate.
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Mother Matters: Strategies for a nice September day

Pause, compartmentalize, breathe and decompress, to have a good September day, writes Loyla Louvis in the latest "Mother Matters."
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Mother matters: encouraging the courtesy of kindness

Start with positive thinking to encourage your kids to be kind all year round, not just at random times, writes Loyla Louvis in "Mother Matters."

Parents of children dependent on wheelchairs claim all-access park is not

Iris Mehler dreamed of a space where her children and their friends could play side-by-side, including those in wheelchairs. 

Montclair family prepares for global “world-schooling” trip

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThere are some things that have to be done before setting out on a road trip: put holds on the newspaper and mail deliveries, ask the neighbors to water the plants and...
August

Mother Matters: rising above an August mood

August is a time of transition from the relaxed days of summer to the structure of school. In "Mother Matters," Loyla Louvis shares tips for the changeover.

COVID-19: Facing challenges of social distancing

Scrabble, Fortnite, and other games; schedules, watching movies and cooking together, as well as talking on the phone, can all ease social distancing.
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Photos: Montclair monsters dressed to kill, or trick-or-treat

Montclair's mini-monsters dressed to kill, or at least trick-or-treat.
Barbara Ann Mather

Mother Matters: Parenting tips from the wisdom of spring

By LOYLA LOUVIS For Montclair LocalIn “Mother Matters,” parenting and life coach Loyla Louvis, AACC, provides parenting tips. She is dedicated to eliminating frustration in the parenting journey by customizing solutions to fit the uniqueness...