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How to help kids overcome fear of the dark

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Bedtime should be a time when kids feel safe and secure. Regular bedtime rituals can help accomplish that, however, as kids’ imaginations start to grow, so do their fears. Understanding where kids’ fears originate can help parents provide comfort and put things back into perspective. Read More »

8 MUST KNOW BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS

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It’s hard to believe that the kids are heading back to school already! At least while they are in school there is that small sigh of relief knowing that they are safe. It’s getting to & from that always makes me a little nervous. We are extra cautious at the beginning of the year & with the little ones when they start out but as the year goes by maybe we don’t pay as much attention as we once did. It addition to our simple tips below I strongly encourage you to visit the National Sex Offender Registry before you children head out the door! Read More »

Easy Ways to Find Your Pregnancy Groove

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Pregnancy is an epic time in a woman’s life—especially with a first pregnancy. With all the advice and recommendations from well-meaning friends and family, remember this is your pregnancy and it will be unique to who you are. Don’t get caught up in comparing your experience to those of your friends. Though pregnancy can be difficult at times and you may not always be feeling your best, find ways to enjoy this special time and prepare for your sweet baby. Here are a few tips to help you find your groove and enjoy your pregnancy. Read More »

Painting Our Children’s Bright Futures through Music/Arts Programs

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In the 1989 film, “Dead Poet’s Society,” a remarkable professor played by the equally remarkable, recently deceased Robin Williams, lights a fire under the traditional school curriculum with his passion for the written word—for poetry, his labor of love. By doing so, Williams’s character not only engages his students in the arts at a time when their school finds no need for the arts, his character instills into his students the benefits of the arts and just how extraordinary life can be with cultural and creative outlets at one’s fingertips. Read More »

Crowdfund Your Way To Parenthood and Beyond

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Ever heard of ‘crowdfunding’? It’s a social way to raise money online so that you can tap into your social network to reach more people and raise more money. You can literally use it to raise money for anything from school, charitable and religious fundraising, to raising money for friends in need. Deposit a Gift, an easy-to-use platform for both personal and organizational fundraising, makes it simple to create, give and share campaigns. Read More »