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Summer Fun for the Whole Family

Summer Fun for the Whole Family By Jamie Lerner     Keeping kids entertained during the long, hot summer can be tough on parents, so here are some fun tips and advice to keep you and your kids having fun and learning all summer long! Looking for a great camp?    …

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DC Chief of Police Cathy Lanier

When appointed Chief of Police in 2007, Cathy Lanier may have seemed an unconventional choice. A young, white, single mom probably wasn’t who we expected to see as Mayor Fenty’s ‘man’ for the job. Lanier is the first one to tell you she was shocked when the Mayor offered her …

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Roasted Carrot Ginger Soup

Serves 10 1 ½ lbs carrots, peeled and halved, lengthwise 1 lb parsnips, peeled and quartered, lengthwise 1 large onion, sliced 3-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped 6 tablespoons Land O Lakes Spreadable (Olive or Canola) unsalted butter 3 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar 8 cups rich chicken broth …

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Profile of a Mom: Mary D. Kane

Simple Text Version, Click Here.   Maryland’s Republican candidate for Lt. Governor, Mary D. Kane, shared with FAMILY Magazine how education, no matter what your age, opens the door for a woman to make life better for her family and herself. She revealed to FAMILY Magazine that her rise in …

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Tips to Help Children Improve Their Writing

BY MICHAEL BENDER Many parents are reluctant to help their children improve their writing skills out of an abundance of caution. Unlike math, writing can involve a fair amount of subjectivity. Most of us have long forgotten the rules of grammar, and we are hesitant to explain language mechanics that …

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Beef Jerky

  Almighty Beef Jerky Tastes Heavenly     Upon opening the resealable bag of Smokestacks Almighty Beef Jerky for the first time, the aroma hits you like a wave crashing on the beach.  There is nothing else noticable but the smell of smoked-meat goodness.  That smell, combined with the oversized …

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Parents Keep Teens Away From Drugs

Parents are a powerful influence in keeping their teens off of drugs and other risky behaviors, such as underage drinking, cigarette use, and sexual activity. and according to new data, the majority of teens say the greatest risk in using marijuana is upsetting their parents (69%), followed by losing the …

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The Reading, Writing and Arithmetic of Assistive Technology

By Michael Cruse Let’s face it; you spend countless hours on the computer. In today’s society, it’s not uncommon to spend an hour in paying bills, catching up with family and friends, and shopping for great vacation deals, all from your computer. No matter what your initial resistance to new …

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Becoming a Camp Counselor

Kids grow up and out of the camp age-range, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end! Encourage your child to become a camp counselor! Here are some tips on how to get started: Getonline and research your options. Check job boards for camp job listingsthroughout the United States …

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