What Parents Need to Know About Technology Addiction

A typical teen’s day includes up to nine hours of texting, gaming, watching videos, and posting on multiple social networks — even while doing homework. It’s enough to make you wonder: Should I be worried about technology addiction in my kid? Look around, and it’s easy to see how media…

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Why Chocolate is So Addicting

Chocolate! Just the sound of its name makes you want to have it. I cannot believe that someone would not be fond of chocolates, something so yummy and delicious. But what makes chocolate so addicting? A chocoholic is a person who craves or compulsively consumes chocolate. The word is a combination…

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Raise Your Child Emotionally and Mentally Strong

Raise your child emotionally and mentally strong Every parent aspires to raise a child who will be able to deal with the ups and downs of life gracefully. This is no easy feat though. Instilling emotional and mental strength to a child requires a lot of patience and determination from…

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Healthy After School Snacks in a Snap

Healthy after school snacks your kids can’t resist. Your kids get home from school and they’re hungry. They really want to munch on some candy or dig into a bag of potato chips, right? Having an afternoon snack can be good for you—but only if you make the choice to…

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Top 10 Healthy Snacks For Weight Loss

Top 10 Healthy Snacks For Weight Loss Fruit and milk Just about any fruit is going to make a healthy snack for weight loss, but try drinking a glass of milk with your fruit snack to give you some protein too. The protein in milk will make you feel less…

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Teens and Social Media: 6 Tips to Stay Safe

Make Your Teen Social Sites Smart! With more kids wanting to socialize with their phones and on their tablets to stay connected with their classmates and friends during the week and on weekends, it’s time to make them know how to stay safe. The summer season also gives them the opportunity to…

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Suffering From Working Mother Guilt?

Nearly three-quarters of American mothers with children at home are employed. That fact doesn’t necessarily make it any easier for a working mother to drop a toddler at day care or miss school plays. The mommy wars might seem like a relic of the 1990s, but 41 percent of adults…

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Refreshing Smoothies

Enjoy making these refreshing smoothies for summer with your kids for the whole family. A great summer activity shopping for and prepping for their favorite smoothie. They’re good for you and super yummy too! Ingredients: • 1 lime • 2 c. diced cantaloupe • 0.33 c. diced peach • 1 tbsp. honey • 3 ice…

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3 Reasons Eating Fruits and Vegetables is Key to Your Health

Eating Fruits and Vegetables When it comes to health, eating fruits and vegetables are your best friends. Here are three great reasons why you should eat more fruits and vegetables daily. 1- It Reduces Stroke Risk Stroke remains a fourth leading cause of death in United States (Link 1). According…

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How to Make Yummy Zucchini Bread

Here is a yummy bread recipe for after dinner! You’ll be eating vegetables and not even know it! This is what you need to make the bread. Ingredients: 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3…

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10 Teacher Advice Tips You Should Know

Teacher Advice Tips An insider look at some teacher advice tips to help your child succeed in school and in life. Hint to Mom and Dad: Hands off that next project! I became a teacher five years after becoming a mom; just as my son was entering first grade. I…

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Bargain Buys for School

Customize your wardrobe– check how a belt update to your outfit is cute & saves money too. Buy double sets and wear the top/shorts with other shorts/tops. Make a whole new outfit out of it! Embrace the vintage – no need to keep up with the ever-changing trends. Wear something…

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Back-to-School Transitions: Tips for Parents

Getting a new school year off to a good start can influence children’s attitude, confidence, and performance both socially and academically. The transition from August to September can be difficult for both children and parents. Even children who are eager to return to class must adjust to the greater levels…

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6 Money-Saving Tips for Back to School

Save money on tips for back to school shopping while teaching your kids budgeting basics. Dress for Success Lesson No. 1: No teen likes to hear “clothing” and “budget” in the same sentence. Instead, tell your kid that this year she’ll have a clothing allowance and can choose how it’s spent…

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Best Pie Recipes, Ever!

Best Pie Recipes Ever! Looking for some special pie recipes? Look no further! Pick and choose whatever your fancy is. Here are some great options! If you have some more recipes, please add them to this “Best Pie recipe blog.” Pie Crust Recipes Best Ever Pie Crust Recipe – How…

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A Whole Hour Dedicated To Young Entrepreneuers on Steve Harvey

Co-Founder, Juliette Brindak, from Miss O and Friends joins Steve Harvey as he explores young & successful entrepreneurs on NBC. Over the years, very simple ideas have turned entrepreneurs into multi-millionaires, but in today’s day and age, technology is completely changing the game and you no longer need a physical…

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Oooh Rugelach!

I’ve been trying to make rugelach, its really delicious, if you haven’t ever had it I suggest you do because it will take your breath away! Anyways, I’m not sure which recipe to do- and suggestions? Or if you have a better one?      http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6649570   http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/rugelach-recipe/index.html   http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Rugelach-109475   http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/recipefinder/walnut-cinnamon-rugelach-1531

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20 Cheap Makeup Brands for Beauty Addicts on a Budget

Every Girl Needs To Know As any beauty addict knows, the phrase “cheap makeup” is basically an oxymoron. With low prices usually comes low quality, right? Think again. With hundreds of dollars worth of matte lipstick and eyeshadow palettes on my Sephora wishlist, it can be devastating to be harshly…

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No Knead Einkorn Sourdough Bread Recipe

No Knead Einkorn Sourdough Bread I am so excited to add this amazing recipe for no knead einkorn sourdough bread to the catalog of Real Food creations on this blog! This particular recipe comes from Carla Bartolucci, one of the world’s foremost experts in the cultivation and traditional preparation of einkorn,…

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Best Kids Movies To Watch With Family

Movies to Watch with Tweens and Teens That Don’t Make You Look Like a Dork Bond over Ferris Bueller, discuss Dead Poets, and transition your tweens and teens into a whole new world of movies. Once your kids have outgrown the Disney princesses, the Kung Fu Pandas, and the Ice Ages…

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