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How to Change the Culture of Bullying

When I was in the ninth grade in the 1960s, a gang of four girls I didn’t know cornered me in a stairwell after a late band practice with an iron ball and chain and threatened to beat me up. Why? I do…

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Toxic Chemicals in Popular Children’s Clothing Brands

It’s the kind of deal you don’t want to score while out shopping for your kids – a cute, new shirt that comes with a host of invisible “little monsters” clinging to it. Greenpeace coined this phrase t…

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5 Healthy Marshmallow Recipes

I must confess: when it comes to food I can resist almost anything except marshmallows. I love their soft, sweet, marshmallow-y goodness. But most packaged varieties contain excessive amounts of sugar…

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12+ Reasons Playing Outside Is Key To A Successful Life

This is the information age. The technologies that help us create, curate and consume information aren't going away any time soon. Today's youth have no ideas what it's like to live in a world without…

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Do You Need to Decaffeinate Your Child?

A new report looking at kids and caffeine had some shocking findings. Here's how to help your kid decaffeinate! What I found most surprising was the sheer number of young kids drinking caffeine dai…

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Summer is Right Around the Corner… & So is Summer Camp

Punxsutawney Phil the gopher saw his shadow this weekend, so we have six more weeks of skiing, sledding and snow days. And as if on cue, our local new station began describing in detail the foot of sn…

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Valentine’s Day: 5 Ideas for Celebrating Your Way

Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year…or is it? Mention Valentine’s Day and visions of hearts, flowers, candy, fancy dinners, and dancing are sure to follow. If you’re feeling it, it’s …

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5 Easy Ways for Moms to Relax in 15 Minutes

I’ve got a lot to say here, partly because I’m a mom, and partly because I like to relax. Since I’ve had kids though, finding time to unwind is like putting on makeup and blow-drying my hair for a nig…

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Winning Gender Equality: How Our Childhood Toys Play a Huge Role

One big sister took on the toy industry to fight for gender equality, because her brother Gavin was embarrassed to play with an Easy-Bake Oven. Four-year-old Gavin loved cooking, and honestly I thi…

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School Lunches Grabbed from Utah Students and Thrown Into Trash

Earlier this week at our neighborhood school, Uintah Elementary, about forty children stood in line to pay for their lunches only to have them abruptly taken away and then thrown into the trash. Why? …

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