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8 Great Mom Apps That Can Make Your Life a Little Bit Easier

Mother’s Day is on May 9, the perfect opportunity to take care of yourself and other moms that you know. There are a lot of apps out there dedicated to making a mom’s life a little bit easier, whether you’re looking for ideas on what to serve for dinner or kid-friendly travel advice. Here’s a […]

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10 Weeks of Summer Fun

My kids never went to an overnight camp. They were happier sleeping in their own beds, and with a flexible work schedule, I didn’t have to worry about daycare most days. However, I would not have been able to work had I not planned out activities way in advance. Luckily, there are dozens of local […]

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Ways Kids Can Cash-in This Summer – Money Making Ideas for Tweens & Teens

Teaching kids the value and rewards of hard work and earning their own money is an integral part of helping them develop into responsible adults. Through this, they gain self-esteem, learn the real value of a dollar, and develop better saving and spending habits. So share the list of jobs below with your pre-teens or […]

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Dinner’s Ready: Leah Conaway-Washington One Pot Cheesy Sausage Pasta

One pot wonders make weeknight dinners easy, not only to fix, but also to clean up! This month’s recipe is One Pot Cheesy Sausage Pasta brought to you by Leah Conaway-Washington and her family. The recipe, originally found on the popular social app Pinterest, catered to Leah’s southern inspired tastebuds. “As season ticket holders, I […]

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Teacher of the Month: Kim Berry Williams, Rockwell Elementary School

“There are so many rewarding aspects to what I do,” said Kim Berry Williams, the Preschool Special Education Teacher at Rockwell Elementary School. The progress her students make once they are in the program really keeps her motivated. “When a child says their first word, takes their first step or learns to write their name,” […]

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Beach Emergencies!

Kids Health Watch is brought to you by our friends and Magnolia Springs Pediatrics I had a mom come in the other day and ask me a really important question. “Why do babies eat sand? “I sat there for a moment and finally had to admit that I didn’t know. I guess it will be […]

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From the Publisher – May ’22

Do you remember your first job? I do… especially that feeling of “maturity”, thinking that having a job basically meant I was an adult. My first job was at an ice cream/sandwich shop and my best friend got a job at a pizza place just across the street. We thought we were so cool. We […]

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I Wouldn’t Go That Far

Our son is in high school, and he has a part-time job. He makes good grades, and we have always tried to teach him how to save and handle money according to your advice. He has even managed to set aside a few thousand dollars for college. My wife and I were talking the other […]

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Tweens, Teens and Screens:
The Internet is Not All Bad

Wait for it… The internet is not all bad. Yes, even for your teens. I know you are thinking, wait a minute, you have told us ALL of the bad things. All of the disturbing things our kids have access to. How it can effect the rest of their lives. How it can shift their […]

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Are You a Lawn Mower Parent?

“Helicopter parents” are becoming obsolete and replaced by “lawn mower parents”. This new breed of parenting style plows ahead of their children, arranging their lives in an attempt to eliminate sorrow, discomfort, and misfortune. “Lawn mower parents” are not preparing their child for the road, they are preparing the road for their child. This style […]

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