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Parenting Pointers: Communication and Relationships

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As the pandemic continues to cause havoc around the world, the study also points that sheltering in place and social isolation also is increasingly putting more people (47%) “at risk for depression or suicidal thoughts.”

Book Nook: A Mirror for Americans - What the East Asian Experience Tells Us about Teaching Students Who Excel

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I recently had the chance to review an intriguing book from an educator's perspective: A Mirror for Americans: What the East Asian Experience Tells Us about Teaching Students Who Excel.

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Website Spotlight: Cardthartic

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To lift spirits and stay connected during the pandemic, customers of US card publisher, Cardthartic, have been purchasing nearly triple the number of cards at Cardthartic.com than they did in the same period last year.

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Book Nook: Author Amy Parker

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Author Amy Parker has recently published several books - How to Get a Mommy to Sleep & How to Get a Daddy to Sleep. In addition, she has a seasonal book perfect for the fall season, Night Night, Pumpkin. These are really cute bedtime stories for kids ages 4-8.

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Fun Freetime: Road Trip Travel Trends

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With many families actively looking for the perfect weekend getaway, how can they prepare to travel in the 'new normal'? In this interview, Lifestyle and Travel Correspondent Amy E.

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Book Nook: My Daddy/Mummy is a Monster

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I recently had a chance to review two charming books by Natalie Reeves Billing: ‘My Mummy is a Monster’ and ‘My Daddy is a Monster.’ 'The

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Contest: Celeb You Shape Peace Together Challenge

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In recognition of the United Nations International Day of Peace (September 21, 2020), the CelebYou Talent Challenge App will support Stand4Peace ( [link] ) and launch the CelebYou Shape Peace Together Challenge. The Challenge invites people of all ages, from all over the U.S.,

Consumer Critique: Kiss Kiss Goodnight

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Set the tone for bedtime with Kiss Kiss Goodnight’s Lullaby melting balm cleanser.

Healthy Habits: Hormone-Free Birth Control Innovation

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There are 21 million women at risk for pregnancy who are not currently using hormonal contraception.

Enriching Education: Back-to-School PSAs with Governor Newsom

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Governor Gavin Newsom recently unveiled the second of three new back-to-school safety PSA in partnership with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street , and facilitated by the Skoll Foundation and Participant.

Mealtime Magic: Superfoods for Cold & Flu Season

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When no less an authority than the National Institutes of Health touts the potential health benefits of ginger , garlic , and turmeric , there’s a good reason to follow in our ancestors’ footsteps and make these natural healers a part of our diet. The ancestors didn’t know about immunity or free radicals or antioxidants. They just knew that certain foods could bring relief from a host of ailments, from nausea, inflammation, and joint pain to respiratory problems and tumors.

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Mealtime Magic: 6 Amazing CBD Recipes You Need To Try At Home

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Note: People's opinions about CBD vary. I'm posting this guest post because it may be helpful to those are do use CBD oil. Image Source CBD infused dishes are an excellent option if you are likely to introduce CBD in your life.

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Book Nook: 7 Keys to Navigating a Crisis: A Practical Guide to Emotionally Dealing with Pandemics & Other Disasters.

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Most of us can handle a crisis or two, but now our country is facing four simultaneous crises: Covid-19 that impacts our physical health, an economic recession that impacts our financial security, racial upheaval that impacts our social fabric, and mental health trauma that impacts our emotional well-being. The result of this?

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Movie Minute: Cats.& Dogs 3 - Paws United

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Happiness is…coming home to your dog after a long day, and getting the sweet (and sometimes slobbery) kisses from your best friend. Nothing else matters in the world at that moment, but you and them! Having a pet can bring so much joy to the owners life!

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Fun Freetime: Rick and Morty - Season 4

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America’s favorite crazy scientist and his grandson return for more misadventures when the latest season of Adult Swim’s hit series Rick and Morty: Season 4 arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on September 22, 2020.

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Book Nook: Positive, Uplifting Books from Mango

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I recently had the chance to review several books from Mango Publishing that are great for anyone who needs a little bit of inspiration. The way they're written makes them appropriate for people in nearly every area of life, and they all have just a little bit different take on self-improvement or feeling better about yourself. The 7 Habits on the Go , based on the 7 Habits books, is a way to provide short reflections on the habits anywhere you are.

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Healthy Habits: Ear Canal Health

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Eosera, Inc., founded by Elyse Dickerson and Joe Griffin, developed an innovative product to address earwax impaction that has truly broken the mold among earwax impaction solutions. They developed 4 new products since 2019 and boasted 128% growth compared to the previous year. I had a chance to interview Elyse Dickerson, Co-Founder and CEO at Eosera, Inc. to learn about these products, designed for keeping ear canals clean and healthy. Why is it important to keep our ear canals clean?

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Soul Sustenance: Back-to-School Anxiety

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The start of a new school year brings feelings of excitement and nervousness for kids, parents and teachers alike. Often rooted in 'fear of the unknown', first-day-jitters are extremely common. With this unprecedented back-to-school season upon us, nerves and anxiety are at an all time high. Whether your child is returning to the classroom or learning online, school is going to look very different this year.

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Parenting Pointers: How to Promote Healthy, Social, and Appropriate Video Game Play During the Pandemic

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Amidst historic wildfires and a global pandemic, virtual worlds hold an understandable appeal. Yet, many parents fear that videogames pose risks of their own--that these all-too enticing digital ecosystems may interfere with children’s healthy emotional, physical, and cognitive development. Indeed, parents have struggled to manage their kid’s game time, even before COVID-19 relegated us to our homes.

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Book Nook: A Little Spark

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I recently had the chance to review A Little Spark , a unique book that incorporates more than just the words and illustrations on the page. Two years ago, Chris Parsons left the high-tech business world behind to focus on his true passion and life mission of creating meaningful experiences for children. As a father, he felt strongly that by utilizing engaging stories, reading and music, children can be encouraged to “Be That Spark” and do amazing things with their little lives.

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Book Nook: The Future of Science is Female - The Brilliant Minds Shaping the 21st Century

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I recently had a chance to review The Future of Science is Female: The Brilliant Minds Shaping the 21st Century. This was a great book for my family to read. I love science, and I am a mother of two daughters. Fortunately, they've had strong STEM role models - I teach math and am interested in science, and my mom teaches math and science. In addition, they've had a female science teacher and know several females in their lives that work in STEM careers.

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Book Nook: The Life and Times of Fuzzy Wuzzy

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The Life and Times of Fuzzy Wuzzy (Histria Books | October 2020) is the timeless story of a beloved bear born without any hair. This book teaches children the importance of being kind and loving and that it’s not what you look like that is important. A great life begins with love for everyone and everything around you. Fuzzy Wuzzy is not just a bear – he is a role model for all and an inspiration to live your life to the fullest. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair but it just didn’t matter!

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Healthy Habits: World Marrow Donor Day

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World Marrow Donor Day is celebrated globally on the third Saturday of September, which is September 19th this year. The main objective of World Marrow Donor Day is to thank all tissue donors worldwide. This day raises awareness of the many children and teenagers in need of a life-saving tissue transplant who are unable to find a match within the global registry of 34 million donors.

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Fun Freetime: PBS Kids Podcasts

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This fall, kids across the country can tune in to their favorite PBS KIDS series in an exciting new way with three fun and educational podcasts that will take young listeners beyond the screen and even deeper into the exciting worlds of familiar characters from hit PBS KIDS shows.

Shopping Savings; Amazon Prime Day

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Amazon Prime Day didn’t happen at its typical date in July due to the shopping and inventory uncertainty. However, the massive e-tailer appears ready to host the event later this year—in early October. RetailMeNot has created a guide for what to expect this year and how to prepare for Amazon Prime Day. When Is Amazon Prime Day 2020? The official Amazon Prime Day date is rumored to be in October, according to CNBC who saw an email to third-party sellers with a date during the month of Halloween.

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Shopping Savings: Early Holiday Shopping Guide

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In your typical calendar year, November marks one of the biggest holidays, aka Thanksgiving, alongside the epic shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. However, 2020 clearly isn’t your average year. RetailMeNot has put together a guide to shopping the holiday season this year and ways to save. Quick Holiday Stats Hark! Holiday shoppers still plan to spend. Before we get into my predictions, let me present some hot-off-the-presses stats.

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World Wisdom: Magnetic Me

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Magnetic Me was officially founded 10 years ago in 2010 by Lauren Levy, a former investment banker, and, Lawrence Scheer, a former corporate attorney, two friends met in college and moved to New York City to build their – what at the time seemed - promising financial and legal careers. Yet as purpose-driven individuals – who consider themselves more quirky than corporate - they realized they wanted something with more meaning, and realized a shared mission to help parents and babies.

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Fun Freetime: Jackson Galaxy's Cat Camp

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Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp , the acclaimed event for cat lovers of all stripes, is shifting this year’s event to online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and will stream live through CatCamp.com on September 26 for free.

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Book Nook: Raising the Resistance

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There are a lot of challenging topics in our world today, and it's important as parents to raise confident kids that know how to stand up for what's right. I was happy to review Raising the Resistance. The book talks about how feminism and motherhood relate - not every woman has the desire to become president, or even to be a political leader. That's ok.

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Casting Call: Bakers and Sweet Makers

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A Major Cable Network is not yolking around on this new Easter themed competition show! Now Casting Bakers & Sweet Makers! In this hilarious new series, 7 Easter-Obsessed Bakers will go egg to egg creating tasty masterpieces while using their DIY skill to build amazing displays. In the end, the last egg head standing will be crowned the winner and take home up to $25,000 ! APPLY NOW This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading! casting

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World Wisdom: Loop

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Today Loop ™, the global circu lar shopping platform launched last year by TerraCycle, announced that it is now available in every ZIP code in the 48 contiguous states. This marks a milestone as the platform’s initial pilot phase is now expanded to an unlimited number of users nationwide. Since its launch in 2019 in the Northeast U.S.

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Fun Freetime: World Candle Month

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As the days get longer and the nights get cooler, the National Candle Association and National Today have teamed up to celebrate World Candle Month. Held every September, World Candle Month is an opportunity to recognize the not-so-humble candle, it’s impact throughout history, and the role it plays in our own lives today. This year’s theme is “Illuminate Your Life” and is dedicated to the ways candles light up our world and fragrance our lives.

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Fun Freetime: AmazonKids and AmazonKids+

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As kids across the nation return to school, Amazon is announcing a name change to two of its popular kids offerings with new experiences for older kids and introducing helpful features designed to help keep families on track this school year. Today, we’re announcing that Amazon FreeTime and Amazon FreeTime Unlimited are now Amazon Kids and Amazon Kids+. We’re also introducing a number of new features for Amazon Kids (more info HERE ), including: ?

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Fun Freetime: Red Yarn's Backyard

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Award-winning recording artist Red Yarn just launched a new series of videos for at-home learning and fun: “Red Yarn’s Backyard.” New episodes of the musical YouTube series will post every other week, and each one will feature songs, stories or activity ideas from Red Yarn, Miss Jessie and all the puppet critters from Red Yarn’s live show. Red Yarn’s Backyard” welcomes audiences to an inclusive space where they can sing, dance, and learn along.

Enriching Education: The LiLi Key

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Charlotte-based nonprofit Living Libraries has released the second, expanded edition of “The LiLi Key” (lee-lee) – a bilingual children’s book that has increased reading frequency of children by 50 percent. In addition to hardcopies, the re-release also includes an eBook in English and Spanish in an effort to aid homeschooling and other educational challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning in September, Living Libraries will also provide free copies of “The LiLi Key.” “We

Wolf My Legacy

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The My Legacy campaign encourages consumers to share their personal legacy stories on WOLF1834.com through October 27. WOLF will send one WOLF Watch Roll (valued at $100) gifted to each consumer who shares their legacy story. The My Legacy campaign represents WOLF's commitment to preserving precious heirlooms and to provide a safe, secure home for ones most meaningful possessions. The WOLF My Legacy campaign embraces two stories; a ballet dancer Brittany, and an entrepreneur Andrew.

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Fun Freetime: Children's Theatre Company's Digital Productions

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Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present two digital productions this fall that were critically acclaimed from past seasons— Corduroy running October 12 through 24, 2020 and Last Stop on Market Street running November 9 through 21, 2020. The season begins with the stage production of the classic children’s book Corduroy , adapted by Barry Kornhauser and directed by CTC’s Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius running October 12 through 24, 2020.

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Smart Safety: Baby Safety Gate Basics

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September is Baby Safety Month and we're focused on baby gates. Why is KidCo the expert? For almost 20 years, KidCo has brought top quality, award winning products to the juvenile products market. And the product that started it all? Safety gates. These were the first metal gates introduced to the US market," says Dan Kaiser, Vice President and General Manager. When looking to buy a baby gate, what should you look for? ???????

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Book Nook: Bedtime Book Round-Up

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As families across the country get back to school, it’s time to start getting little ones back into their bedtime routines! Recent studies show that parents are busy searching for the perfect book to help ease the transition back to bedtime and Penguin Random House has just the books to help! Llama Llama Red Pajama Llama Llama’s tale of nighttime drama has charmed readers for over a decade and makes an ideal story for bedtime reading.

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Enriching Education: Creative Ways to Build Your Toddler’s Language Skills While Quarantined

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By Dr. Tinita Kearney Like many families impacted by the Covid-19 quarantines, I have found myself bound to my home alongside a high-energy toddler, struggling to find ways to keep her two-year-old brain entertained (while also maintaining my own sanity). As many of us are finding out first-hand, homeschool life is not an easy one and finding ways to occupy our children’s time with fun, meaningful activities can be a difficult task.

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Caring Causes: The Jeremiah Program

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There are few areas of life that haven’t been affected by COVID-19. For the women of Jeremiah Program, a national nonprofit with campuses in MSP and Rochester, that helps families find a path out of poverty two generations at a time, the pandemic has threatened to destroy the lives they’ve worked to rebuild for themselves.

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Enriching Education: Mission US

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“Prisoner in My Homeland , ” the sixth role-playing game in the multi-award-winning Mission US series, was recently launched at mission-us.org.

Study: Dads pitching in more, but moms still do most of housework during pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic sent millions of households into isolation. While dads report doing more household chores, mothers are still doing the majority of the work, says a new study from researchers from Ball State University and two other schools. Couples’ Divisions of Housework and Childcare during COVID-19 Pandemic” found that for moms shouldering the domestic work, many report their time in domestic tasks have increased with homeschooling responsibilities added on top. “At

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