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    Oct. 8 #WellnessWed Twitter Chat Regarding Children with Medical Complexity

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    WHAT:    A #WellnessWed Twitter chat will address the needs of children with medical complexity. The hour-long chat will cover:   •    What it means to have a child with medical complexity •    The challenges families and our health care system face in addressing the needs of children with medical complexity •    Solutions to improve care […]

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    Special Needs Educator Emphasizes the Importance of Cooking as a Key Life Skill

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    m4s0n501 NEW COOKBOOK OFFERS DELICIOUS, EVERYDAY RECIPES FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY-CHALLENGED COMMUNITY OR ANY YOUNG PERSON LEARNING TO COOK      In her 11 years of experience working with special education students, Beverly Worth Palomba has found that developmentally-challenged individuals require certain teaching strategies. After developing a culinary arts class for her special needs students, she […]

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    Solving the Healthy Lunch Dilemma w/ @emeals

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Don’t be tricked by labels that promise health benefits, or fun, colorful packaging that your son or daughter will love. Fruit roll-ups seem like the childhood dream food, but they have three types of sugar listed in the first five ingredients and some brands also have trans fats and artificial colors, which may lead to […]

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Families Say They Want More Time Together

TOO BUSY FOR FUN? MORE THAN 75 PERCENT OF FAMILIES SAY THEY WANT MORE TIME TOGETHERNew Survey Finds that Games are the Perfect Activity to Get Families Engaged and Feeling Happier PAWTUCKET, R.I. (November 19, 2013) – The majority of Americans (76 percent) aren’t satisfied with the amount of quality time their family spends together, […]

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The 5 G’s to Having a Good (Virtuous) Holiday Season

m4s0n501 The holiday season often brings out the best in people. It’s a time when we display more compassion and generosity to giving and caring for the less fortunate. However, it can also be a time that causes the most stress as we seek to find the “perfect” gift from our list of family members, […]

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Nov
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Adventure Book for Children Earns National Outdoor Book Award & Rave Reviews

Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: BOTSWANA Wins National Outdoor Book Award The National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) is the outdoor world’s largest and most prestigious book award program.  They have recently recognized Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Botswana, by Patti Wheeler and Keith Hemstreet, as the winner in the Children’s Category. NOBA is a non-profit, […]

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25

GIRL POWER!! How Do You Raise Kind, Successful Kids When You Have No Role Model to Follow?

Field Guide to Plugged-In Parenting, Even If You Were Raised by Wolves By Terri Fedonczak NEW GUIDE HELPS PARENTS BUILD A PLAN TO CONNECT WITH THEIR CHILDREN, REGARDLESS OF THEIR UPBRINGING  THE BOOK: Regardless of circumstances, many parents want to raise their children differently than they were raised. Fedonczak, who specializes in parent and teen […]

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25

Four Thanksgiving De-Stress Tips Served Up by Blogger Dani DiPirro

NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2013 — “Thanksgiving is fast approaching and many people are feeling a sense of dread,” notes mindfulness blogger Dani DiPirro. “The holiday should fill us with gratitude, but it’s not unusual to feel more panicked than peaceful. Staying thankful, even during the most stressful moments, is one of the best ways […]

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Johnny Weir as Dora the Explorer’s Ice Skating Coach in New Nickelodeon Promo

Figure Skating Superstar Johnny Weir Appears in New Dora the Explorer Promotional Spot   NEW YORK – Nov. 19, 2013 – ‘Tis the season for an icy adventure as Nickelodeon debuts the brand-new Dora the Explorer primetime special, “Dora’s Ice Skating Spectacular,” on Monday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT).   The half-hour special features actress […]