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Four Volunteer Opportunities at Your Child’s School

Posted on September 11th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Schools are the heart of every community. So why not look to them for volunteer opportunities and ways to give back? Whether it’s your child, grandchild, or neighbor’s child, you can offer to help out in the youngster’s school district to improve the quality of the local education system. [...]

Healthy Homemade Baby Food Recipes for Autumn

Posted on September 9th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger There’s a lot of buzz about seasonal farm-fresh foods, and there’s no reason your baby should miss out on the experience. The next time you’re at the grocery store and tempted to grab prepackaged baby food, consider a detour to the produce section or local farmers’ market to pick up [...]

Best Kids Books to Encourage Brushing Teeth

Posted on September 8th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Books are always a great way to illustrate tricky concepts for young kids. Dental health is no exception. Fun storybooks can help teach kids the proper way to brush their teeth, as well as why oral care is so important. Here are some of the best kids books about good [...]

Recycled Toys: Three Green Toys to Make with the Kids

Posted on September 3rd, 2014

Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger Toys are a child’s tools for play, but parents don’t have to break the bank to keep their children amused. Purchased toys are not always superior to green toys you can find or create from recycled materials. It’s funny how some children even prefer the box and wrappings [...]

Five Books for Kids that Teach Sustainability

Posted on August 18th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger “What does sustainability mean?” . . . “Why is recycling important?” Answering some of your kids’ questions can be tricky, but reading can make these topics easier for them to understand. Make good use of summer reading time by encouraging books for kids to learn about conservation, and the importance [...]

How Youth Sports Can Introduce Kids to Fitness

Posted on August 14th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Getting kids involved in sports from a young age can set them up for a lifetime of self-discipline and healthy attitudes. Youth sports and physical activities demonstrate the importance of exercise and how physical fitness can be fun, while building social skills and friendships all at the same time. As [...]