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Food Allergies: Not a Fad, but a Life Threatening Health Issue
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Food Allergies: Not a Fad, but a Life Threatening Health Issue

March 12, 2015 I was surprised to walk into my son’s Kindergarten class a few years back and learn that he couldn’t bring a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. Even more surprised that I couldn’t bring in homemade cupcakes for his birthday. I was a little annoyed, but tried to follow the rules as…

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Halloween Fun with Food Allergies and Other Restricted Diets

October 1, 2012 Most children look forward to Halloween with great anticipation. For the parents of children with food allergies and other conditions requiring dietary restriction (such as celiac disease or diabetes) Halloween can be a cause of some concern. But there’s no reason to be afraid on Halloween. Even with dietary restrictions, children can…

Watch the Polls: Teach Kids to Think Critically About Voting
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Watch the Polls: Teach Kids to Think Critically About Voting

October 28, 2014 Next week, on the first Tuesday of November, people all over our nation will head to the polls to vote for various candidates, propositions, and bond measures. Every four years, the election process becomes glamorous, or at least high-profile, as we elect a new president but these mid-term elections can slip by…

Embrace the Season: Enjoy Fall Before It’s Gone
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Embrace the Season: Enjoy Fall Before It’s Gone

November 11, 2013 We have entered our second week of November. Which means stores have already ditched the fall season and shuffled Christmas into its place. Between school, sports, and Halloween costumes, our family nearly skipped autumn entirely. But I love fall. It’s calm. It’s colorful. It’s unique. I refuse to let it slip past…

Vinegar & Oil: 5 Household Items for Natural Beauty and Cleaning
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Vinegar & Oil: 5 Household Items for Natural Beauty and Cleaning

September 13, 2013 As a follow up to my recent article about 5 Household items for natural beauty and cleaning, here are 5 more amazing products that have multiple uses and benefits for beauty and around the house. As a bonus, they are not expensive and you may even have them in your house already….

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Puppy For a Present? Things to Consider Before Buying a Pet for the Holidays

December 5, 2012 “How much is that doggie in the window”… these oldie-but-goodie song lyrics conjures up the image of cute puppies in a pet store being purchased as a gift for a loved one. Great song, but the reality of buying a pet as a holiday gift is a bad idea. If you are…

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SocialMom of the Month: Meet Myrdin Thompson!

April 1, 2012 Kentucky sure does produce a lot of Final Four basketball players. Lucky for us, though, it’s also produced public education advocate Myrdin Thompson. Myrdin, a Louisville-based, married mom of three kids and education consultant/advocate, has worked tirelessly for the sake of everyone’s children since 2002. With her kids spread out (next year)…