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Building Community through Volunteering

Need ideas for getting your kids involved in the community?  Here are a few volunteering opportunities broken down by age group. Elementary School Walk animals at a no-kill shelter Sort food at the local food bank Help wash, fold and sort

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Family Values

Our 2013 - 2014 Code of Living

Family Values – that’s such a loaded term these days.  Don’t worry, I have no intention of discussing the pop culture meaning and definition of the term.  Instead, I’ve been thinking about what my family values – what we are

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July 4th

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July! While you are celebrating today, take some time to reflect on what it means to be an American. Look for new ways to teach your children about the value of sacrifice, the responsibility to seek justice

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Are you stressed out?

Stress Mangement

Here are a few thoughts on managing stress… Nothing earth shattering, but good reminders.

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Healthy Muscles for Kids – What does that really mean?

Help Kids Build Healthy Muscles

What does it mean for kids to have healthy muscles? Before puberty, kids can’t develop substantial muscle mass – they just don’t have the hormones needed to bulk up.  So, if you want your kids to have healthy muscles, focus

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Get Your Kids to Eat Veggies

10 ideas on getting your kids to eat veggies
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Eat sardines. Exercise. Don’t smoke.

What do the following have in common: sardines, exercise and not smoking? They all play a role in building healthy bones.  So sardines aren’t the only option and there is more to it than adequate calcium intake, exercise and not

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I like to move it, move it…

Exercise, healthy kids

  Have fun.  If an organized sport is no longer fun, it’s time to try something else.  Another sport or something less traditional – Wii or Xbox Kinect, have an impromptu dance party or introduce yoga. Play with your kids.  

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Guilt free parenting

Ideas for Guilt Free Parenting

I teach my kids to be gracious.  Not just in the polite sense of the word, where they observe social niceties.  Gracious in terms of mercy and compassion. They are 7 and 8 and don’t always get it right. They

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What is anxiety?

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