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9 Easy Guidelines to Keep Kids Safe Online

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Keeping our kids safe is one of the many responsibilities as a parent.  We lather on sunscreen, strap on a helmet, and tighten those seat belts.  We also teach them to be leery of  strangers and try to explain what “good touch, bad touch” is.  As parents, we try to keep our kids safe, and that should include internet safety.




We’d never let a toddler wander the planet unprotected and alone, so why do we  just hand them our smart …

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children and music720 Children Making Music

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The joy and innocence that comes from the experience of creating music, and sharing it with others is second to none. But as an elementary school music teacher (and a parent to four young children), I find that many parents love music, but don’t know how to nurture their …

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raising a gentleman Parenting: Raising A Gentleman

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We are heading into the store and I see acts of kindness all around. I see a gentleman holding a car door open for a lady, another gentleman holding the store door open to let the someone else enter first, and a gentleman picking up a package an elderly woman…

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720 permanent retainers invisalign: Wearing a Permanent Retainer

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My son has been wearing invisalign… for almost a year now. We have seen some big changes in his teeth. To be honest, they moved a lot faster than I had anticipated.  I am a member of the Invisalign Teen Mom Advisory Board. My son has received complimentary treatment from

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shredder720 Disposing of Old Paperwork With Fellowes Shredder

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It’s tax time and that means it is time to get my paperwork organized. I have bank and credit card statements to dispose of and I always like to make sure that I dispose of them properly. Every time my husband and I do our taxes…, I wonder what

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720 graduation 17 Graduation Ideas: Food, Gifts, and Party Themes

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It’s that time of year when families across the nation are celebrating the graduation of their kids! Whether they are graduating from high school or preschool, acknowledging students for their accomplishments is very important. Here are a few graduation ideas to help you can make your child’s graduation memorable.




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breakfast Encouraging Healthy Starts with Healthy Breakfast

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“Don’t forget to eat your breakfast!” my mother would call out to me every morning during my school days as I juggled a heavy backpack, bassoon, and art history book. Growing up my mother had always taught us how important a nutritional breakfast was and I knew first hand that…

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EvanLegos Make Spring Cleaning A Family Affair

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“I can’t find my sneakers!” Every third day is gym day, which means that every third day you will find us scrambling around the house trying to find that rogue sneaker.
A child’s disorganized bedroom can be a huge roadblock when it comes to getting out the door in the…

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student studying2 How to Help Your Kids Earn Better Grades

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One of the most important goals kids can set is to earn better grades.   It’s easier than you think. You and your child are well aware where he/she is excelling and where he/she may need some help….  Every child is different, but in more than a decade of

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aerialartsA What To Do When You Have A Free-Spirited Kid

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Kids have the most powerful imaginations. They visualize travel from earth to the moon in a blink of an eye. A simply day on a soccer field is transformed into the World Cup arena. That first dive off a diving board can be the dive that brings home the gold.…

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