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Healthy Habits: Lyme Disease Prevention

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May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and tick-borne illnesses are on the rise. Lyme Prevention Starts at Home. Be prepared! Create a tick kit for your family for use at home and make another for travel. Necessary items include a fine-tipped tweezer, alcohol pads, magnifier, and antibiotic ointment.

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Book Nook: My Heart Books

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My Heart Books , creator of the first and only fully customizable books about someone you know with special needs is launching a collection of children’s books for all families about people with various disabilities.

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Book Nook: Don't Worry Be Ha-PEA - 101 Deliciously Clever Food Puns

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National Pun Day is May 15, so today is a great day to write about a book I got to review, Don’t Worry Be Ha - PEA : 101 Deliciously Clever Food Puns from cookbook author and social media sensation Marie Saba.

Book Nook: A Garden for Grace

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Combining beautiful poetry with stunning hand-drawn floral illustrations, A Garden for Grace by Ellen Mainville is an exploration of family, love, and life through lessons inspired by the beauty of nature.

Enriching Education: Beyond the States

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I recently found out about Beyond The States , a service that helps American students and parents find the right college for them outside the United States. It's definitely something I'm going to keep in mind for my own kids as we get closer to graduation! Beyond The States offers personalized recommendations for students who are considering earning their college degrees abroad with an online guide to the thousands of English-taught bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Europe.

Book Nook: Dinosaur Books from National Geographic

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In honor of International Dinosaur Day on May 17 th National Geographic Kids is celebrating DinoMAYnia and has compiled a terrific line up of books for dino-maniacs of all ages.

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Book Nook: The Familia Grande - A Memoir

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In a memoir that sparked a national outcry of #MeTooInceste, a memoir that the New York Times called “breathtaking”, Camille Kouchner finds the courage to tell the profoundly impactful story of incest and abuse within her own family—a story that she buried within herself for over a decade.

Enriching Education: codeSpark Academy Virtual Classes

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codeSpark Academy – an award winning ed-tech platform that teaches kids aged 4-9 the fundamentals of coding – today launched its first-ever virtual classes offering which will further help kids spark interest in STEM while teaching kids coding, collaboration, and problem-solving skills while at home.

Parenting Pointers: 6 Areas Fatherly Involvement is Minimized by the System and Society

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Many fathers who are in divorced situations get every other weekend with their child. If they are lucky, they may get to spend a little more time with them during the summer or on certain holidays.

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Music Minute: Deborah Lynn - Something Good

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Award-winning Canadian singer/songwriter Deborah Lynn channels her country music influences to tell an enchanting tale about letting go of the past with the release of her touching new single, “Something Good” — available now.

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Music Minute: Steven C - Classic Rock Piano Volume 1 California

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Pianist, composer, and recording artist Steven C Anderson (Steven C) brings together a monumental reimagining of the soundtrack of his youth with the release of his latest album collection, 'Classic Rock Piano'.

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Jarsty - Email Interview

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Cooking meals every night can be time-consuming and messy. But what if you could use one dish to cook, store and transport your meal? Meet JARSTY.

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Area Attractions: Noah's Ark Waterpark

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All aboard the Ark! The countdown to summer is officially on, with less than two weeks left until Opening Day at America’s Largest Waterpark. The 2022 Season at Noah’s Ark Waterpark will be the longest season since 2019, with ten more days and many more ways to play.

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Book Nook: The Horse Lover's Quotation Book

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Full of wonderful quotes about horses, riding horses, owning horses, loving horses, and everything in between, The Horse Lover's Quotation Book brings readers into a deeper connection with these majestic creatures, highlighting on all the joy and surprises that come from loving these animals.

Home Habits: Quick Tips for HOA Rules

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Image courtesy of Unsplash Whether you’re thinking about downsizing or looking for a dream home for your family, you may have come across a house that belongs to a community with a homeowners association, also known as an HOA. An HOA is a group of homeowners who help manage the neighborhood.

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Music Minute: Savannah Rae - Little Soldier

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Country & pop-rock singer/songwriter Savannah Rae puts listeners in the shoes of a soldier’s mother with the release of her latest single, “ Little Soldier.”

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Fun Freetime: Podcasters U

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Pinna just released a new podcast series that is great for kids this Spring and Summer. Pinna’s new series Podcasters U is a seven-episode series of interactive fun for young creators who are eager to learn more about what it takes to create a podcast of their own.

World Wisdom: Splendor Water

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Splendor Water was launched by two Greensboro families, Sara Couch and her father, local NC business person/philanthropist David Couch , as well as Collins Pugh and her father, Breck Speed , former CEO of Mountain Valley Spring Company.

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Healthy Habits: New Omicron Variant and Kids

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Since a new Omicron variant is spreading across the U.S., I had a chance to learn more about it in this interview. “My My daughter just caught this new omicron variant at school. Now we’re all locked up in the house isolating together,” said Dr. Seku Gathers. “It’s

Soul Sustenance: Theology and Therapy

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Right now it's Mental Health Awareness Month, so it's a good time to look at ways to improve our mental health.

Mealtime Magic: Beefless Kabobs with Sweet Chili Hummus Dipping Sauce and Hummus Flatbread Pizza

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Did you know that May 13th is International Hummus Day? Celebrate the day by creating two hummus dishes below featured in The Complete Hummus Cookbook by Catherine Gill.

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Music Minute: Sylvia Kay - Legacy

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There’s that wistful, scary realization many of us have on the cusp of becoming adults that nothing – absolutely nothing – is going to stay the same. Canadian pop-country songbird Sylvia Kay captures that heady mix of emotions so beautifully in her new single “Legacy” — available now.

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Healthy Habits: Overlooked Risk Factors of Stroke

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With May being National Stroke Awareness Month, many are thinking about the best ways to keep our brains healthy and functioning. The immediate causes of stroke are burst blood vessels or blocked arteries, but it’s easy to confuse those with risk factors.

World Wisdom: Indigo Wild

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Indigo Wild is the maker of the famous ZUM BAR SOAP that features chemical-free, safe and deliciously scented goats milk and natural essential oils that truly smell AMAZING!!! Their Devine Nine set is truly amazing — Triple the Zum and times it by three.

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Caring Causes: Bonnie Jennifer

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Founded in 2010, Brooklyn designer, Bonnie Jennifer , specializes in purpose-driven jewelry design. Versatile and classic, her pieces are envisioned as staples for an everyday wardrobe. Gold-filled balls are the brand’s signature, for timeless and playful looks.

Consumer Critique: XO Baking

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This recipe for Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes looks more like dessert than breakfast - right up my alley when it comes to delicious morning treats!

Book Nook: Fish Tails & Rhymes

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Angelina Wong-Jardin is the creator of the latest series of interactive bilingual sound books called Fish Tales & Rhymes. The bilingual board books introduce children to some of the most classic nursery rhymes and poems sung by children across Chinese-speaking communities all over the world.

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Pet Pointers: Therapy, Service, and Emotional Support Dogs

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I had a chance to interview founder and co-owner of Paw & Order Dog Training, Elissa Weimer-Sentner, about the important differences between therapy dogs, emotional support dogs, and service dogs. These 3 types of service dogs are each respectable in their own right.

Soul Sustenance: Stinkin’ Thinkin’ - 4 Ways Your Brain is Hardwired to Think Negative Thoughts

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By Richelle Payne We’re all wired to want to grow toward the highest version of ourselves. T here are many components involved in moving your life forward. Growing toward our goals is much like driving a car. There are seemingly infinite moving parts involved in keeping your car on the road.

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Consumer Critique: Happy Socks

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I like fun socks. So do my kids. Even if they aren't something people can really see, they are a little thing that can brighten your day. I had a chance to see a collection of pairs from Happy Socks. These socks were bright and colorful, well-made, and soft.

Music Minute: Raffi and Lindsay Munroe - Nursery Rhymes for Kinder Times

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Craft Recordings announces the recent of Nursery Rhymes for Kinder Times , a brand-new album from the world-renowned children’s entertainer, Raffi , and the award-winning singer and songwriter, Lindsay Munroe.

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Movie Minute: Family Camp

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When their pastor encourages the congregation to sign-up for a week away at family camp, Grace believes she’s found the perfect cure for her imperfect clan—even if they’d all rather be anywhere but at rustic Camp Katokwah.

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Amazing Art: Hand Lettering for Self-care

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My daughter loves art and wants to get into calligraphy. Plus, she's also been working on ways to manage her anxiety, so it was perfect to have the chance to review Hand Lettering for Self-Care. This book had a great blend of techniques, prompts, and tips for creativity.

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Book Nook: Read-with-Me Kids Classics

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I recently have the chance to see a few books from Bushel & Peck's series of books designed for parents and kids together. The series includes such titles as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Peter Pan , among other well-known titles.

Book Nook: May 2022 Releases from Worthy Publishing

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WORTHYKIDS PICK: SOUTHERN BABY With playful illustrations and a good dose of Southern sass, this board book will get young ones acquainted with the uniquely charming language of the South.

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Smart Safety: Child Abuse Prevention

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Th ere are so many myths and misunderstandings when it comes to child abuse, that most people are misinformed. What are the real facts? Walt McKinley is author of the new book ‘Monsters In My House.’ (A

Music Minute: Kelli Welli - I Will Miss You

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"I Will Miss You," a new video from John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize winner Kelli Welli , featuring a duet with Grammy winner Joanie Leeds , was released last week. Watch the " I Will Miss You " video HERE.

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Soul Sustenance: Buddha Bathing and Interfaith Prayers of Gratitutde

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Tzu Chi USA is hosting Buddha Bathing and Interfaith Prayers of Gratitude at offices around the US. Two already happened, but you can participate a t select locations on May 15, and 28 a cross the United States and at Tzu Chi USA National Headquarters (1100 S.

Music Minute: Bree Taylor - On My Own

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When you’re going it alone, sometimes all you need for that extra pep in your step is an encouraging anthem about independence. Thankfully, Toronto country songstress Bree Taylor delivers just such an antidote with the release of her brand-new single, “On My Own” – available now.

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Book Nook: Will Someone Play Bluey?

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Eileen Ivers, a Grammy-awarded violinist and educator, released her debut children’s book, “ WILL SOMEONE PLAY BLUEY? ”, that teaches kindness and respect for each other.

Free Salonpas Pain Relief Patches

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Every year on May 18, Salonpas Day celebrates freedom from pain. This year, the company will offer 100,000 free Salonpas® Pain Relief Patches to the public at TrySalonpas.com.

Enriching Education: How to Work with Your Kid at Home

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May is National Homeschool Awareness Month!