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Mom Savior: 3 Dry Shampoos We’re Loving Right Now

If you’re a mom then you are probably familiar with dry shampoo. We all have those busy mornings where the time goes by way too fast, we’re trying to get the kids out the door and hair washing is simply not an option! Before I became a Mom I had never used a dry shampoo and man was I missing out! Now, dry shampoo is a go-to. Luckily for you, over the past few years I’ve tried a lot of different brands… Here are...

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Spotlight: Local Teacher Shares His Survival Guide to High School

If you have a child in high school, this post is for you! We recently spoke with local teacher and author, Brian Heffernan, about his book Big Bri’s Survival Guide to High School. Your book serves as a manual for success for high school students. How did you come to write it? I have been giving advice to high school students for my whole career, and over the years I have had many students tell me, Mr. Heffernan, you should write...

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Tips after the Tricks & Treats from Dr. G

Guest Blog Post By Dr. Kristine Grazioso When you’re a pediatric dentist and a mom, conversations this time of year kind of go like this… Unsuspecting Mom:  ‘So what do you do?’ Me:  ‘I’m a pediatric dentist!’  UM: ‘Ooohhhhh (pause)…so I guess you just hate this time of year, huh? With Halloween and all of that candy?’ Although this may seem hard to believe, Halloween is actually one of my favorite times of year!  It brings back a lot...

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Parenting Magic 5:1

We are human. We have good days and bad days, just like everyone else. The problem is that on our bad days, these little people, sometime the culprits, feel the wrath. There is nothing worse than the nights when I put my kids to bed and the guilt overcomes me. I am relieved they are in bed after a tough day, but often I begin to feel horrible soon after for having snapped, denied a request for an extra story, or simply for just not...

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3 Reasons to Save Your Pumpkin Seeds

October is here and pumpkins are upon us. Soon we’ll be carving them up and decorating them. But this year instead of throwing away all those seeds, save them for recipes! Pumpkin seeds are rich in immune boosting vitamin E, zinc and essential fatty acids, including the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant omega-3. Zinc helps to increase the production of infection-fighting white blood cells and T cells. Time to eat more pumpkin...

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Why 70 Percent of Kids Quit Sports by Age 13

According to a poll from the National Alliance for Youth Sports, around 70 percent of kids in the United States stop playing organized sports by the age of 13. Why are kids walking away? According to research, one of the main reasons is injury. Here are some additional reasons kids are walking away from sports according to an article published in the Washington Post. Sports aren’t fun anymore because they’re not designed...

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