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Book Nook: Hey Sports Parents

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Few resources directly address the needs of sports parents, who watch helplessly from the sidelines and wonder if they've done all they can to prepare their kids for competition. Aiming to take the guesswork out of raising young athletes is #HeySportsParents: An Essential Guide for any Parent with a Child in Sports. Written by professional athlete and coach Sharkie Zartman and sports doctor Robert A.

ZagZagZurich Artist Wool Blankets Collection

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The new ZigZagZurich Artist Wool Blankets Collection adds an exciting new roster of artists from around the globe. From the dynamic work of Mexican artist Daniel Barreto to the Swiss works of Michele Rondelli and Sophie Probst.

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Book Nook: Gods and Heroes - Mythology Around the World

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My daughter is really intrigued by Greek mythology, and my other daughter enjoys it as well, along with mythology from other cultures, so it was fun to get to review Gods and Heroes: Mythology Around the World. Both of my girls really enjoyed this book.

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Consumer Critique: Highlights Hello Magazine

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I recently had a chance to see a sample issue of Highlights Hello Magazine. Hello magazine is designed for the youngest children, with short stories and bright images.

Book Nook: StarPassage 3 - Honor and Mercy

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I've previously reviewed installments of the StarPassage series, and I had a chance to review the latest - Honor and Mercy. One thing I really appreciate is the handling of religion. It's clearly written from a Christian perspective, but isn't heavy-handed.

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Area Attractions: Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU

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Daniel Chimowitz: Walking Canvases October 3, 2018 through February 3, 2019 at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU Daniel Chimowitz is an internationally renowned artist and fashion designer.

Consumer Critique: Bumbleberry Farms Honey Cream Spreads

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I recently had the delight to sample some products from Bumbleberry Farms , a woman owned business that is transforming honey cultivation. Their unique approach helps promote healthy environment while also supporting community development.

Jen Jolly Fall Tech Interview

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Area Attractions: Red Bull Urban Portage (Chain of Lakes MN)

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I just found out about the first annual Red Bull Urban Portage – a unique outdoor competition that requires competitors to kayak, canoe or stand-up paddle board through the Chain of Lakes and its tributaries, and carry their vessels (portage) over the land between waterways.

Music Minute: The Not-Its! - Ready or Not!

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I had a chance to review a new collection of rocking original tunes from The Not-Its ! Whether they are dealing with the challenge of curriculum night at school, or a runaway bike, or getting buried in the tangled mess of lies, the 12 songs on Ready or Not!

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Area Attractions: 2018 Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze Celebrates Minnesota Timberwolves 30th Season

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At nearly 20 acres, Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze boasts Minnesota’s largest corn maze.

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Enriching Education: Education.com Fall Word Scramble

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Prepare for Fall with this printable word scramble. Education.com has even more fun spelling resources here , so you'll never be bored! This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading! education freetime

Soul Sustenance: Give Them Jesus

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Give Them Jesus by Dillon T. Thornton is a fresh, joyful guide for parents on how to train their children to love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. I recently had a chance to review this book, which I really appreciated. I liked how the book was vague enough so it worked with any Christian denominations, but specific enough to be practical and useful.

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Caring Causes: Bundle of Joy

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Infertility affects all kinds of couples, even Kyle and Samantha Busch. Kyle is a champion NASCAR driver and team owner who competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 18 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing. His wife Samantha, the owner of Murph Boutique ; a trendy online clothing shop, is a health and wellness advocate who will be seen on CMT’s upcoming new television show, “Racing Wives.”

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Consumer Critique: iHealth Infrared No-Touch Thermometer

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School is back in swing, and that means bugs getting spread around - and questions about whether or not your little one is healthy enough for school. Many schools, preschools, and daycares have requirements for staying out of school with a certain temperature - you want to make sure you have an accurate thermometer when making that decision.

Caring Causes: Saving Sophie

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Tracy Ryan , previously featured on The Doctors and National Geographic , is a cannabis advocate and the founder of SavingSophie.org (a nonprofit that provides financial support, homeopathic and western medicine education, and funding research to discover better treatments for diseases like cancer and autism to ill families). In 2013, Tracy's 8 1/2 month old daughter Sophie was diagnosed with an Optic Pathway Giloma, an inoperable brain tumor.

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Healthy Habits: Occupational Therapy Practitioners Work to Decrease Fall Risk, Increase Safety for Older Adults

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A study published in the current issue of the American Journal of Preventative Medicine (AJPM) explains that consultation with an occupational therapy practitioner is the best way to prevent falls among older adults. Falls are the leading cause of injury and accidental death in adults over the age of 65. According to the National Council on Aging, 1 in 4 Americans age 65 and older fall each year.

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Caring Causes: The Amazing Ninja Brothers Book

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Author and child advocate Robert Martin is releasing a new children’s book series, The Amazing Ninja Brothers, that uses storytelling to create awareness and understanding about youth living with psychiatric disorders. This middle grade series features two young brothers who use their special powers to help friends with minds that work differently.

Shopping Savings: Salonpas Value Pack

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Hisamitsu America, a division of Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., and the marketers of the Salonpas® line of pain relieving products, announce the availability of the Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch LARGE (SRP: $17.99) in a new double size value pack that includes nine large patches. The launch is supported by a national broadcast advertising campaign which begins this week.

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Thrifty Thinking: Where Your Salary Goes the Furthest After Rent

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In terms of bang for your buck, factoring in average salary and rent, would you have guessed Detroit is the third best city to live? While you may think of New York as the financial capital of the world, the rents are so exorbitant that it did not even make the top 10. When deciding where to work and live, it is critical to look at more than just what salary you can make. Because if rents are sky high, you may net out at zero or even worse with mounting credit card debt.

Smart Safety: The Right Seat

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Motor vehicle crashes are a leading killer of children 12 and younger. From 2012 to 2016, there were 3,268 children killed while riding in cars, pickups, vans, and SUVs. In 2016, fatalities among children 12 and under who were riding in passenger vehicles were up by 8%. We know that now — more than ever — is the time to make sure your child is in the right seat, buckled up, and is in the back seat 100% of the time if they are under 13.

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Sweepstakes: Sophie Wants to Write a Book

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Thank you, teachers. Enter to win copies of Sophia Wants to Write a book (the first real book that kids write themselves) for the ENTIRE class! Teacher #TeachersDay #Teachers #teachershelpingteachers #teach #TeacherLife #TeacherMyth #contest #classroom #win #class #best #day #appreciation #languagearts #reading #read #write Enter here: Sophia Wants to Write a Book This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading! books education sweepstakes

Shopping Savings: Make My Monday

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Here's the next savings opportunity exclusively from RetailMeNot’s new Make My Monday series: Express $15 Cash back for online purchases of $30 sitewide! on Monday, September 24 th ! This is an awesome deal because you can use it on any purchase – this is a cash back offer on your total, so you can enjoy Gap savings from their sale AND get the cash back! How It Works : Offer is exclusively available via RetailMeNot on September 24, 2018. Turn off all ad-blocking software.

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Website Spotlight: PxBee

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Looking for stock photos? There's a newly launched website- PxBee, a user-friendly online stock photo marketplace that connects stock photo purchasers with photographers worldwide. Highlights of PxBee: * PxBee sources unique licensing photos that is a complementary to other stock photo sites, such as Shutterstock and iStock. * By connecting creative community of Fotor photographers worldwide, PxBee offers diversified and authentic photography styles to choose from, especially unique Asian style.

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Book Nook: 50 After 50 - Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life

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It's the time of year when students are heading to college and empty nesters are dealing with a range of emotions and quiet homes. Attorney, radio host, and author Maria Leonard Olsen, author of 50 After 50: Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life has sage advice for first time empty nesters. There is an element of grief most parents experience when they become empty-nesters. For some, it feels as if quiet has blanketed the house.

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Book Nook: Loss Is A Four-Letter Word - A Bereavement Boot Camp for the Widowed

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Nothing prepares us for the loss of a spouse. How do we move forward if we get stuck in the past? Or worse, if we want to stay there! Author Carole Brody Fleet tackles this subject with compassion, understanding and experience in her new book Loss Is A Four-Letter Word: A Bereavement Boot Camp for the Widowed. While loss is always tough, the reality of losing a spouse presents the added stress of managing the kids, the house, finances—everything—alone.

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Healthy Habits: Can Plastic Surgery Make You Look Older? Expert Plastic Surgeon with Tips and Dish on Celebrity Inspiration

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According to expert Board-Certified Plastic surgeons, the goal of cosmetic surgery is to make a woman like look a refreshed, enhanced version of herself. While many seek cosmetic surgery to turn back the clock; (a respectable, personal choice) there is a downside. The eerie expressionless, puffy, distorted, look that makes people appear even older than they are. To help us understand and achieve a more maintained, elegant look, here is Board-Certified Denver Plastic Surgeon Dr. Manish Shah.

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Parenting Pointers: Victoria Beckham Shares Parenting Advice

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Healthy Habits: Booze Break

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If you’re thinking about taking a post summer break from booze -do it. You may get turned onto a whole new mindset about how you choose to consume alcohol. Rehab Expert, Carrie Carlton, Clinical Director (LCSW) of Beachway Therapy Center in Boynton Beach, Florida; who offers numerous benefits of taking a “Booze Break.” Studies have shown that a month-long respite from alcohol can significantly benefit one’s mental and physical health. Here’s why. Do the math! Less booze means more cash.

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Pet Pointers: Top Pet Costumes for 2018

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In honor of National Dog Week (9/24-9/30), Halloween, and pet-obsessed people everywhere,?zulily zulily has unveiled the top pet costumes for 2018 and they are sure to bring a smile to any ghoulish bash or trick-or-treating adventure. Is Rover the new fave of the family?

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Soul Sustenance: Post Summer Blues? Neuropsychologist with 5 Things to Do to Boost Your Mood This Fall

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For many people the end of summertime means back to school and back to the grind. Companies launch into their 4 th quarter which means the summer slack off season is done and it’s time to get serious as we close out the end of the year. Between the dip in temperatures, shorter days, work and family demands, it’s no wonder people feel sad to part with summer.

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Thrifty Thinking: Social Security Disability Insurance

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If you experience a disability, your finances will drastically change. You'll likely apply for the notoriously complex Social Security Disability Insurance ( SSDI ) program. There's a lot of literature out there with tips to get awarded. I had a chance to interview Regina Carlton Director of Allsup to learn more. Is it possible to work while on SSDI? If so, how much can a person earn?

Fun Freetime: Toy Library

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When Christie Jacobs, a mother of two, found her son hiding under the table and watching YouTube on her tablet for three hours straight she'd enough! She knew something need to be done to get him off the screen and busy with more educational activities. But new toys are expensive and she didn't want to add more toys to her son's already packed room. Why can't I just borrow them like I borrow his books from the library?" she thought. But such a library didn't exist, so she created it!

Caring Causes: Elly Lu

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Elly Lu , the award winning organic and sustainable toy company, announces the launch of its first-ever Kickstarter campaign. The founders, twin brother duo Trenton and Thomas Millar, along with their wives Erikka and Sarah Millar, created Elly Lu with a goal of making the world a brighter place through its safe organic toys and educational books that inspire children to learn.

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Parenting Pointers: 6 Ways To Teach Your Kids About Finance

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Back-to-school time means plenty of lessons to learn in the classroom. But parents usually have to be the teachers when it comes to a subject their kids will need to understand throughout their adult lives – personal finance. Studies show that teaching finance is not a top priority of the U.S. education system.

Giveaway: ClearEars

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Whether your little one is just getting into swim lessons or just a regular bath, many parents may have had to deal with the all-too-common condition of swimmer's ear when their child gets into the water. Medically known as otitis externa , causes pain and an itching sensation in the ear and can lead to headaches, a decrease in hearing, and an extremely fussy and bothered child.

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Book Nook: No I Will

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While Richard Matthews and his wife Julie did not choose to give birth to a child with learning difficulties, their son William has afforded a series of challenges and rewarding experiences that they wouldn’t have changed for the world. In his new memoir, ‘No I Will’, Richard takes readers on a frank and honest journey inside his life and that of his family. It’s a story of hope, love and a stigma-crushing showcase of the beauty of life through the eyes of a special child.

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Book Nook: Strength for Parents of Missing Children - Surviving Divorce, Abduction, Runaways and Foster Care

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Four years ago, the unthinkable happened to Marie White and her family when her youngest child was abducted. Struggling to navigate a new – unimaginable – reality, White grasped for the one lifeline she knew would give her strength: her faith. Out of immense pain grew a desire to help others cope, and she wrote the bestseller Strength for Parents of Missing Children: Surviving Divorce, Abduction, Runaways and Foster Care.

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Parenting Pointers: Parenting a Strong-Willed Child

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What is the worst way to parent a strong-willed child? Trying to reason with them, according to Dr. Thomas Phelan, creator of the 1-2-3 Magic parenting guide. When parents are being challenged, they often try to reason, persuade or argue. Too much talking and too much emotion are the two biggest mistakes moms and dads make, particularly with a strong-willed child. Phelan shares the following tips for different situations : Tantrums – Use the 1-2-3 Magic counting method.

Tuesday Tip | Boil your stinky kitchen washcloths

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Hat tip to my friend Stacy for this idea! You know how your kitchen washcloths get a funky stink over time, even if you are a responsible washcloth user? I’m super faithful about using a fresh one every single morning. I rinse mine out and hang them over the oven handle to dry overnight.

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15 Cheap/Free Ideas to Make You Feel Happier

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Inside of yesterday’s post about dealing with financial discouragement , I started to make a list of these, and I realized it would better to do that in a stand-alone post. There are plenty of ways to lift your spirits if money is no object (massage! dinner out! a vacation! shopping!).

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The best thing to remember when you feel like life is unfair

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Maybe it’s not THE best thing, but it’s a good thing to remember. Everyone who lives on this planet is subject to unfair, unpleasant things. Some more than others, to be sure, but all of us experience some difficulties in life that aren’t really our fault.

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5 Things You Can Choose to Do Instead of Wallowing

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Yesterday I wrote about even in the midst of unfair circumstances, you still usually have some choices available to you other than feeling like a helpless victim. Feeling like a victim is not super productive, as a general rule).

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