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The Importance of Zzzzzzz–Sleep And Naps For Kids

 By Kim Robson When my husband and I were dating, we used to hang out with friends at a particular coffeehouse. One evening, around 10:00 p.m., a couple we knew strolled by with their newborn. The baby wasn’t more than six months old, and was cranky and squirming in his …

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What … if Any … Is the Answer ?

By Fredrica Syren My heart sank when I heard of yet another massacre when innocent people were killed at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, on Friday. “How does this keep happening over and over again?” is the question in my head. And, of course, as a mom I’m getting so scared …

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Winter Solstice – Reignite Your Inner Light

By Dawna Matthews This time of year is filled with movement and excitement. We swirl from work to home, traveling, shopping, decorating, joining in on holiday parties, and participating in so many high-energy activities. Oftentimes, however, instead of having fun, we may feel as if we need centering, that we …

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Top 5 Holiday Survival Tips

By Julie Zeff Happy December, Everyone! What a festive time year this can be. We had a wonderful family Thanksgiving in San Diego. My in-laws from Chicago, my parents who live in Vegas and our cousins all came together at my sister-in-law’s house for our annual Thanksgiving celebration. My kids adore having everyone together and, …

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The Raw on Raw Milk

 By Kim Robson “Raw milk” is simply milk that has not been pasteurized, homogenized, irradiated, or frozen; neither has it been treated with additives, chemicals, or UV light. Raw milk is natural, untouched milk straight from cows, goats, or sheep, and in some countries, camels or buffalo. Pasteurization heats milk …

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A Greener Christmas Toy Wish

Dawna Matthews Toys are always high on the wish list of many children’s letters to Santa, but the components of many available toys are questionable. Many are made with hazardous materials, plastics, and toxic paint – oh my! All of the choices we make each day do make a difference …

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The Gift of Giving

By Sherry Wright How do you celebrate Christmas? With decorations? a tree? a party? presents? special foods? We do, too. But when our children were young, we wanted to teach them a bit more about what the season means, so we started our own Christmas tradition, the gift of giving. …

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My heart and prayers goes out to all the families affected by the horrible tragedy at the Connecticut Elementary school. What has the world come to when we no longer can take our children to school, a movie or to the mall without fear of their life being in danger. …

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