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Book Nook: The Naughty List

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Not even the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade could persuade the people lining the streets to look up from their phones. Santa Claus was a no-show.

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Healthy Habits: World Vasectomy Day

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About 45 percent of pregnancies in the U.S. and worldwide are unintended. Although vasectomy is one of the most reliable permanent birth control options and the only one for men, there is still much resistance.

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Book Nook: The Big, Bad Coronavirus! and How We Can Beat It

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Healthy Habits: 10 Tips for a Healthy Family Table

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I recently had a chance to see a review copy of Nourish: The Definitive Plant-Based Nutrition Guide for Families.

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Book Nook: World's First Tooth Fairy

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Author Zane Carson Carruth owns Carson Marketing, LLC, a Houston-based, full-service marketing company that provides integrated marketing solutions for businesses. She also owns Etiquette to Excel and is a certified business etiquette and protocol professional.

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Book Nook: Bootsy’s Picnic Adventure: The Only Flying Cockapoo

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When not travelling the world with his business, Richard Unwin loves nothing more than relaxing at home with his grandchildren, his black Labrador Henry, Cockapoo Bootsy and indulging in the wonders of nature. It now all comes together in an enthralling and inspiring new children’s book series.

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Shopping Savings: Black Friday Tips from Bob Guiney

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Healthy Habits: RSV

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Parenting Pointers: Decorating Interior Stairways for the Holiday

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Greenery? Stockings? Lights? Decorating interior stairway systems can take many forms. This holiday season, as people are quarantined indoors, they can expand decorations beyond the tree and mantel to include unique stairway accents.

Mealtime Magic: Holiday Entertainment with Chef Jamie Gwen

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Enriching Education: A 5-Step Guide to Teaching Kids Coding

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A 5-Step Guide to Teaching Kids Coding Getting Started There are several reasons why every kid should learn to code — for instance, coding fosters creativity and enhances problem-solving skills. Fortunately, teaching kids to code doesn’t have to be difficult, and you don’t need any coding experience.

Consumer Critique: Manischewitz Chanukah House

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The Festival of Lights, also known as Hanukkah or Chanukah, is coming up at the beginning of December. This Jewish festival commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. Full disclosure: my family is not Jewish.

Book Nook: Fall Releases from Dover Craft

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I had a chance to see a new release from Dover Crafts, Express Yourself! The book has over a hundred bright pages with dozens of prompts designed for tweens and teens. This is actually just what my younger daughter needed. She's a pretty fierce tomboy, so she doesn't like frilly and pink things.

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Parenting Pointers: Adjusting for This Year's Holidays

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With the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying economic crisis, our cherished holiday traditions will be vastly different this year. Extended families will think twice before gathering, travel will be risky, and shopping will be changed largely by the absence of many familiar retailers and tightened purse strings. A survey by Morning Consult found 71% of Americans said their holiday traditions will change; 47% of families say they will cancel holiday get-togethers.

Shopping Savings: Hy-Vee Thanksgiving Promotions

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This is a sponsored blog; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to my by Hy-Vee. Thanksgiving is going to look different for a lot of people this year - especially in light of the new guidelines in Minnesota and other states.

Parenting Pointers: Yelling: A Solution That’s Actually a Problem

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By Hunter Clarke-Fields She wasn’t listening and I finally lost it. But as I yelled, I could see that I was scaring my toddler. I wasn’t connecting. I wasn’t teaching any kind of lesson. I was just a scary mommy. This was exactly what I did NOT want.

Consumer Critique: KIBO Home Edition

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I teach math and my kids are very interested in science, so I was happy to get a chance to try out a KIBO Home Edition ! robot for a few weeks.

Fun Freetime: Have a Family Movie Night at Home

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As it gets cooler again, you may be looking for ways to keep the family entertained at home. Throwing a family movie night can be a really fun experience and not only the part where you watch the movie. Setting up for a family movie night is a fun way to get creative.

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Take Advantage of Black Friday Deals and Buy The Best Things for Your Kids

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Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year, and millions of customers will take advantage of slashed prices to scoop up fantastic gifts for the holiday season.

Caring Causes: GO Campaign and SOL ANGELES

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GO Campaign and SOL ANGELES collaborated to create the GOOD TO GO TEE – For every one purchase of this $52 Heather Mocktwist unisex tee, GO can provide 1 month of internet access to a child who is distance learning.

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Time Tidbits: Preparing for the Holiday Season? Try These Tips to Make it Happen

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The holiday season is just around the corner, with Thanksgiving coming up and the end of the year soon after. While the holidays are a time for family, friends, and celebration, it takes a lot of work to put together a holiday celebration.

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Shopping Savings: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Restaurant Deals

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Despite likely being on your couch with your laptop to shop deals this year, Black Friday and Cyber Week shopping can take a lot out of you. Luckily, restaurants and food services are offering deals and food freebies to help you fuel up during the shopping fever. Below, find all of the restaurants, fast food chains and food delivery services that are offering Black Friday deals so you don’t have to shop ’til you drop. List provided courtesy of RetailMeNot.

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Shopping Savings: Black Friday/Cyber Monday at Amazon

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Amazon’s Black Friday Deals Week is already underway , but today, Amazon announced plans for its upcoming Cyber Monday Deals Weekend (November 28-30) , the perfect weekend to shop and score even more last minute holiday deals. The weekend will feature a wide selection of deals on giftable items and holiday must-haves from brands including NERF, Disney, Lacoste, Cuisinart, Belei and many more so customers can still save big.

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Music Minute: Genevieve Goings - Grateful

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Genevieve Goings , a GRAMMY-nominated children’s recording artist and internationally touring entertainer and music producer, beloved by kids around the world for her work with Disney Junior and Fisher Price, releases “Grateful," This new and original song celebrates family and friends at a time when we can’t gather in person for Thanksgiving and the winter holidays. This funky dance tune provides a bright spot for the season and will have everyone bopping around the kitchen.

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Shopping Savings: Gale & Hayes

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Gale & Hayes celebrates individuality and the artisan’s touch with handcrafted products that are luxurious, sustainable, and use fine leather and premium materials. Great pride is taken in minor imperfections that make each product unique. The brand’s passion lies not only in design, but our commitment to being sustainable and environmentally conscious. Gale & Hayes products are handmade in Massachusetts, USA. They are a woman owned business.

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Fun Freetime: Virtual Thanksgiving

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With rising case numbers all over the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has guaranteed that Thanksgiving will look different this year. For most of us that means it may be time to host a holiday celebration that unfolds in the same virtual environment as work and school. So, how are you going to add more to your Thanksgiving experience? What about, say, serving a delicious side dish of virtual fun via a video conferencing solution like ClickMeeting ?

Shopping Savings: Black Friday Freebies

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If you’re one of the die-hard shoppers who plans to be first to shop the sales on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, you’re in for some added bonuses. Many retailers are giving out Black Friday freebies, including gift cards, prizes and even free coffee. What a holiday! Please see below for RetailMeNot 's list of retailers offering freebies this Black Friday. Barnes & Noble Until 10 a.m. on Black Friday last year, you could enjoy a buy-one-get-one-free-drink offer at Starbucks.

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Shopping Savings: CodeWizards HQ

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Black Friday is here early with the best deal of the year from CodeWizardsHQ, $5 coding classes (87% off r egular price). This is a limited time offer for a 1-hour coding class (normally priced at $39) for only $5. Find class times for elementary, middle, and high school students from 11/30 through 12/7. Explore your child’s interest in coding and technology. Enroll in a $5 coding class for your child or as a gift to try coding from home. Kids will build a fun, complete project in just one hour.

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Movie Minute: Adam Sandler - Funny Guy

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Critics may not always love Adam Sandler, but fans sure do. The boy from Brooklyn did not need showbiz connections to become a global superstar. Sandler has left his comedic mark on three decades of stage, screen, and song. Adam’s lasting appeal has earned more than $2 billion at the box office. TV audiences got to know him as a writer and performer on SNL during the early ‘90s.

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Caring Causes: PlanITROI

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Multiple states already have responded to the resurgent coronavirus pandemic with orders to entirely or partially shutdown classrooms … and hundreds of individual school districts across the nation are likely to follow suit in the coming weeks. This latest shift to at-home learning further underscores the urgent need to do something about the millions of U.S. households where children do not have access to devices they need to learn.

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Health Habits: Fitness Interview with Dr. Zvi Pearlstein

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Rolling into the holidays this year is going to look a little different. With the continued rising number of coronavirus cases, more and more people will be staying home, curling up, shopping online, and over indulging in holiday treats. As if the shorter days and colder weather didn't make us depressed enough, our health and wellness this time of year has never been more important. Obesity has become a worldwide epidemic for children and adults of all ages.

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Pet Pointers: 5 Apps to Keep Your Pet Company

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While we’re in the midst of a pandemic, we’re spending more time at home than ever before. Our furry friends are just loving the extra time we have with them and the attention and love they’re getting every day. But what about when things go back to normal? Halo Pet Collar has put together a list of 5 apps to keep your dog company while you’re away. Dog Monitor App - If you want to check in with your pet when you’re away without purchasing an expensive smart camera, try the Dog Monitor app.

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Mealtime Magic: 10 Supersmart Superfoods Your Kids Will Love

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Having trouble getting your kids to eat healthy? When you package these superfood hits into a childs menu you can be sure its a surefire way of giving them the nutrients they need and show them great nutrition is just around the corner! Basil: This superfood packs in vitamins A, C and K, iron, potassium and calcium– kids can grow their own basil at home. toss it on pasta sauces or pizza! Its rich in plant chemicals, chlorophyll and other happy mood plant compounds.

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3 Tips For Single People Navigating Holidays In A Pandemic

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There’s nothing like the holidays to remind single people that they are – well – single. Throw in a pandemic and the holiday angst some single people suffer from can shoot from mildly unpleasant to seriously painful as large family gatherings are scaled back and holiday parties cancelled. But all isn’t necessarily lost.

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Smart Safety: 8 dangerous apps your kids are using

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More children are choosing to spend their time online, and more hours online means more potential dangers. And yet, not many parents are fully aware of the apps their children are using. Studies about children's media usage reveal that younger kids are spending more time on digital devices because of their accessibility, and the numbers increase yearly. Thus, it is more important than ever to talk about the possible dangers lurking on websites and apps.

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Music Minute: Country Music Success Stories Podcast

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Award-winning content creator, Candy O’Terry and Music City Mentor, Jacy Dawn Valeras have announced their joint podcast project, Country Music Success Stories. What does it take to become a country music success story? In this Nashville based podcast, radio legend & master interviewer Candy O’Terry goes straight to the pros to hear their stories.

Shopping Savings: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Round-Up 2

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TCM Shop Black Friday : 11/27 Save 10% Sitewide + Free Standard Shipping Offer expires 11/27 at 11:59PM CT. Cyber Monday: 11/30 Save 15% Sitewide + Free Standard Shipping Offer expires 11/30 at 11:59PM CT. Buy More, Save More Sale: 12/1 – 12/3 Save 10% on 2+ items and 15% on 3+ items Offer expires 12/3 at 11:59PM CT. This material comes from Motherhood Moment. Thanks for reading! shopping

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Shopping Savings: WalletHub Best Things to Buy on Black Friday

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With 40% of American consumers planning to spend less during the 2020 holiday season relative to 2019, and 79% of merchants not likely to offer better deals than last year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2020's Best Things to Buy on Black Friday. WalletHub determined that 21% of items offer no savings compared with their pre- Black Friday prices.

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Music Minute: Recent Music Releases

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Mary Sarah’s ' Bridges ' was reissued by Time Life on November 20, a powerful reminder that great country music and great country artists always stand the test of time, bringing joy to the generations who grew up with them and to those who have just discovered them for the very first time.

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Healthy Habits: Mo-Mo Knows Snow: Getting Outside in Winter is Good for Us

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Winter can be tough on people in the best of times, but it is particularly challenging during a global pandemic. Throughout the spring, summer and fall, the outdoors – including our yards, parks, and sports fields – were critical for buoying our mental well-being, physical health and enabling us to safely connect with others.

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Soul Sustenance: Grief and Joy of the Holidays

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By Tanya Unkovich It is interesting that as I begin to write this piece on grief, I am doing it from a hospital bed where my elderly mother lies. At 89, the odds are not in her favour. I cannot help but reflect on how unspeakably grateful I feel to be by her side , a luxury many have not had during this extraordinary year. Grief has been, and always will be, a difficult journey, however 2020 has taken it to a new, unprecedented level.

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Shopping Savings: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Round-Up

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Inklings - BUY-ONE-GET-ONE (Black Friday Week: 11/29 - 12/5) In-Store at Target Inklings are bright, colorful and unique plush toys and books that spark a child's imagination.(INCLUDED INCLUDED IN THE IN-STORE TARGET PROMO ARE WOBBY & OLLIE. BUY-ONE-GET-ONE FOR $19.99.) Think Tank Scholar The award-winning flash cards from Think Tank Scholar make learning to read and math easy and fun for Pre K – 6th grade with our sight words and math flash cards. 20% off entire site starting 11/26.

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Thrifty Thinking: 14 Financial Planning Tips from AICPA to Act on Before Year-End

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The window of opportunity to trim that 2020 tax bill, save for retirement and leverage strategies to secure your financial future is closing. To help Americans make these moves before it’s too late, CPA financial planners with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) share the following 2020 year-end tips.