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How to avoid the aches and pains from backpacks

Heading back to the classroom means school shopping for supplies, clothes, and more than likely, a new backpack. More than 79 million students in the United States carry school backpacks. Not only are our children carrying books and supplies, there has been a rise in recent years in carrying a …

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Stress Health for You and Your Child

I was in love. She had the biggest chocolate brown eyes. Her whole body smiled at me. Nestling and nursing her brought depths of unanticipated joy. I never imagined that I would feel this in love. My baby was still new to me. Through my reading about baby and toddler …

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How children benefit from volunteering

In a society where more is always touted as better, volunteering can be a wonderful way to teach your children that there are other people in the world that don’t have it so easy. Volunteering helps your children see that others live with less and learn to be grateful for the …

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Back to School Hygiene

Summer vacation is coming to a close, and now it is time to focus on the transition back to school. Facing the unknowns of what the new school year will bring can be both exciting and stressful for children and parents alike. But fear not! There are several things that …

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10 Halloween Books for Kids

10 Halloween Books for Kids

Looking for children’s books to read on Halloween? These tricky tales are just right for this spooky month! Board Books ‘10 Trick or Treaters’ By Janet Schulman In this simple story 10 trick or treaters set out together, but their numbers dwindle as they encounter spiders, toads and even a …

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Home-school: One Mom’s Journey to Becoming a Teacher

Choosing to homeschool this semester

It all started to unravel when the first drop of blood hit the carpet—“it” being my Instagram-perfect, curated vision of what our family’s home-school would look like. The owner of that drop of blood (and several more drops to follow) was my curly-headed, precocious three-year-old, the youngest of our bunch …

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Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

Some of the most dramatic brain development occurs during the first three years of a child’s life. During this critical time children are acquiring their ability to think, speak, learn, and reason. According to the US Department of Education, the best way to nurture these young minds is to read …

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