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Cheeky Monkey | Giveaway

A perfect first peanut food for infants, a delicious, healthy snack for everyone! Cheeky Monkey Peanut Butter Puffs were created to be a delicious and healthy snack for everyone, but they are also a safe way to introduce peanuts to infants. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that introducing peanut puffs […]

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Designing our Home-school Environment

We are a home-school family.  My daughter is enrolled in an online, public charter school.  The school provides an asynchronous, well-crafted and varied curriculum with a great amount of materials and support.  I, as her “learning coach,” ultimately control how the curriculum is delivered and materials presented.   I could opt to use the curriculum solely […]

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Words To Live By

I spent much of yesterday digging through my old photo albums. I found many gems, but it’s a sad story as to why. My friend from high school, who served two tours of duty in Iraq, a decorated Army MedeVac pilot, who survived his years of service unscathed, is now losing his battle with colon […]

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Bullies

Most of us have had at least one encounter with a bully in our lifetime. Have you ever wondered what makes a bully a bully? I still cannot figure out what causes someone to pick with and harass another person on a regular basis. Today kids have a larger scope in which to bully someone […]

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My First and Only Mammogram

On November 21, 2014, I got my first screening mammogram. After that experience, I will NEVER get one again. If you think it’s because the mammogram was painful, you would be wrong. If you think it’s because there was something “suspicious” that turned out to be a false positive, you’d be wrong again. If you think […]

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month

A Day in the Life with Down Syndrome: Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Once upon a time October was just like any other month. Our family participated in fun Fall activities and celebrated Halloween. Three years ago, however, October had new meaning. That was when we started celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Most people are aware of Down syndrome but there’s a very good reason for Down Syndrome […]

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