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8 Nutrient-Rich Smoothies to Supercharge Your Summer

Refresh and refuel all summer with these nutritious options As the weather heats up, smoothies are a perfect way to cool down and get a quick, nutrient-rich breakfast or snack on the go. Everyone knows fruits and vegetables are full of important vitamins and minerals, and smoothies are a convenient way to add them to your diet. Plus, when you …

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Connecting the Dots for Your Kids

Life is like a puzzle. In order to get through it, you’ll need a few problem solving skills and a bit of understanding about how it all works. Using the puzzle example, are you connecting the dots for your kids? It is easy to lose touch at the most crucial of moments. Here are some ways that parents can keep …

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Boost Back To School Success with These Breakfast Tips

Recipe created by Midwest Dairy Council and General Mills

A daily breakfast leads to not only better overall nutrition, but better school performance as well. A simple breakfast at home or school can ensure that your child doesn’t start the day hungry. It also ensures that your child has the nutrients and energy he or she needs during the morning to concentrate on learning. Research shows that kids who …

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SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE

PG ‧ Action/Adventure ‧ 1h 25m In Theaters August 5th, 2015. When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the …

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Hammer it Home: the Secrets of Healthy Nails

Many people assume that the secret to having strong, healthy nails is the way you care for them. Millions of women spend money on manicures and pedicures each week in an effort to keep their nails looking healthy and beautiful. In fact, the true secrets to healthy nails begins way before you set foot in the salon. The first step …

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To Make Smart School Lunches, Think Like a Kid

Making school lunch can feel like a thankless job, but it doesn’t have to be a major chore. Here are some ways to make school lunches successful, not stressful: Don’t Over-Pack Does your child come home with untouched food? For a distracted youngster, lunchtime flies by in an instant. By the time the bell rings, little Suzie has barely peeled …

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Tips for Parents: Help your unpopular child

As parents, we always want our children to be popular among their friends. However, what we constantly forget is that not all the kids are the same. While some of them are talkative and communicative, with highly developed social skills, the other ones are withdrawn, self-conscious, shy, and act in a more mature way than most of their peers. Since …

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Classic, Cool Family Fun

Summer is the season when many of the best childhood memories are made. That’s why introducing future generations to treasured pastimes is an ideal way to ensure classic summer moments live on for years to come. Though the world has changed over the years, the simple pursuits of summers past can and should still live on. The long, warm days …

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Fireworks Safety

The safety of using fireworks has been the subject of debates over the years. Annually, more than hundreds are injured because of fireworks, with some victims needing to have parts of their body amputated due to the power of the blast. More than 3,000 children under the age of 15 are sent to the emergency room each year in the United States because …

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Star-Studded Crafts for July Fourth

Celebrate your independence from another ho-hum summer gathering. Grab your family and friends for an evening of fireworks and a brilliant display of stylish crafts that give pops of red, white and blue. Patriotic gatherings are a great way to get in some extra bonding time with those closest to you. Whether you opt for a traditional picnic, backyard barbecue …

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