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Macaroni Grill

    Thumbs Up for Macaroni Grill:  Great Food for a Great Cause!     Romano’s Macaroni Grill® is partnering with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to help provide meals to kids in need.  During the month of September, Macaroni Grill diners can donate $2 to No Kid …

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Yoga Foster

Yoga Foster Announces Expansion of Programsto Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh for 2014-2015 School Year Nonprofitbrings play back to school withfree yoga instruction for kids in Pre-K through 4th grade, tackling the play deficit caused by reduced arts and physical education   Yoga Foster announced that it would expand its freekids’ …

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Mom Reviews: Thanksgiving Reads

As parents, it’s important to teach our little ones that Thanksgiving is more than just a big meal. These kids’ books are a fun and engaging way for them to learn about the holiday, and can give you some snuggly reading time with your little ones in the process! The …

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Area Sledding Hills

Do you remember the feeling of anticipation as you sat, bundled, at the top of the hill, looking at the slope falling away in front of you? A deep breath for courage. A quick push. And you were flying. Racing down the hill, slipping, tumbling, in a flurry of snow. …

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Strong Bubbles

About those strong bubbles. First, what is a bubble? According to Wikipedia: A soap bubble is a very thin film of soapy water that forms a sphere with an iridescent surface. Soap bubbles usually last for only a few moments before bursting, either on their own or on contact with …

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A Boy Called Dickens

A Boy Called Dickens     Through nonfiction children’s books, my kids (the older two are 5 ½ and 4) are introduced to important characters from history at a young age.  Their foundation of cultural literacy is slowly but steadily building with the help of books like Deborah Hopkinson’s A …

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Thanksgiving Place Mats

To sparksome table talk, set out homemade place mats adorned with fun facts about yourdinner companions. A few weeks beforehand, e-mail guests, asking them to revealtheir favorite books and movies, high points of the past year, and otherintriguing little facts.   Then have the kids help make them into placemats, …

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How Have You Grown With Your Kids?

“I have grown….DOWN! Over the years I have learned to get down on my kids’ levels. It makes life more interesting and it helps me to see the world from their perspective.”   Kris Koenig, mom of five “They remind me to be curious; they remind me to slow down. I’ve …

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Why Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

By Juan J. Castro Spaying and neutering your pets helps them to live longer and healthier lives, reduces behavioral problems, and controls overpopulation of unwanted pets. Overpopulation: According to the Humane Society of the United States, 10,000 human babies are born each day in the U.S, and each day 70,000 …

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