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Walking to Benefit Children’s Tumor Foundation

One of the most valuable lessons we can teach our children is how they too can have an impact. Throughout the year, my children and I are involved in various fundraisers, non-profits and charity events. One of the most important organizations and causes we support is the Children’s Tumor Foundation and Neurofibromatosis. On October 4, [...]

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Learning to Play the Piano is Fun

Learning to play the piano has always been a dream of mine. I can play the violin, I was actually very good prior to an injury to my left hand. I can also pick a few tunes on a guitar and a couple of simple tunes on a keyboard but I never had the opportunity to learn piano. Recently, my [...]

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Kiss-a-Pretzel

This is a fabulous snack that children of all ages can help make. It is perfect for snack time, party time and also makes a great little gift for anyone including grandma and grandpa. You will need Hershey Kisses (or similar shape chocolate), small candy coated chocolates and small waffle (grid) pretzels. The first step [...]

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Cub Scout Food Drive

The idea of standing outside a supermarket on a cold and damp winter day may not be fun for many but for a group of Cub Scouts and their families it was a wonderful day. That cold and rainy day in February was the day for my son’s Cub Scout Pack’s annual food drive to [...]

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The Power of Children’s Pajamas

I know you are probably wondering what in the world I mean by the power of children’s pajamas. As an adult we may not give much thought to our pajamas, mostly we go for comfort. For children, pajamas are much more. When they are babies, we choose pajamas for our children that are soft and [...]

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Check the Batteries in Smoke Detectors

One simple fire safety rule every home should have is regular checking of smoke detectors. Most fire departments and other safety professionals recommend that batteries should be checked and changed at least twice a year. The easiest way to remember is to do it when we adjust clocks for daylight savings. Currently, in the United [...]

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St Patrick’s Day Games and Activities

I was talking about activities for St Patrick’s Day with a friend who teaches in an elementary school. She was looking for something a little different to do with her students in her third grade. In addition to needing to plan for her school children, her own children are having a party this weekend. Her [...]

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Homemade Play Dough Recipe

Play dough is fun for children of all ages and can be very relaxing. Many adults also enjoy working with play dough. My children love when we make our own playdough, they love to make their very own colors. Here’s a simple recipe for play dough that uses ingredients you probably have right in your [...]

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Children and High Blood Pressure

When you hear high blood pressure you may think it’s an adult disease but it is becoming more common among children of all ages. It is important to make sure your child’s doctor is monitoring your child’s blood pressure at each visit. Talk with your pediatrician about your child’s blood pressure. The normal blood pressure [...]

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Miley Cyrus and her Seatbelt

My ten year old daughter and I went to see the movie “Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus Best of Both Worlds Concert 3D Movie”. We were one of those that went on the first weekend of it’s release, back when it was a “limited engagement”. I never for a moment thought it would only show [...]

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