Sweet Potato Pie You Gotta Try

September 28, 2014
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As a North Carolinian, sweet potatoes are kind of my (our) thing—we’re the #1 sweet potato producing state in the country, and we’re proud of it.We also know how to make the perfect sweet potato pie. When I was growing up, I never ate sweet potatoes. I never understood that a potato could be a […]

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Weather Changes Affect Children’s Behavior

September 18, 2014
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Fall weather can be unpredictable and changes in weather can alter children’s behavior. When my girls were school-aged, the topic of weather and our children’s behavior came up in my Parents Anonymous group. The facilitator said, “Any time there is a weather change you can expect the kids’ behavior to change.” Several teachers and daycare […]

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Social Media Poster: “Respect for Others”

September 16, 2014

Ranting is not something I regularly engage in but… As many of you know, I volunteer for Parents Anonymous of New Jersey, a leader in the prevention of child abuse. If you have read many of my posts you will also know that I struggle with anger/rage issues. For me, the commitment to non-violence parenting […]

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10 Times Gratitude Annihilates Entitlement

September 15, 2014
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“The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop […]

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How The Playground Taught Us That There Isn’t An App For Everything

September 14, 2014
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As the technological landscape is constantly evolving, kids are also transitioning into different play options that are available to them; most of them leading inactive lifestyles. The 2014 U.S. Physical Activity Council reports that 80.2 million Americans aged six years above are physically inactive. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition facts further reports […]

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8 Essentials for Thinking Like a Child

September 3, 2014
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“Would the child you were yesterday admire the person you are today? If not, adjust for desired results.” ― Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics When a child is born there is an immediate and uncontrollable feeling of awe and wonder and reverence toward some higher […]

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