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Acquiring a Taste for Wine – How to Properly Enjoy This Elegant Beverage

Even if you drink wine regularly, you might not have a developed taste for it. Drinking box wine from your local supermarket does not mean that you know wine, but if you would like to acquire a more elevated taste for this extremely elegant and at times sophisticated beverage, the process is…

Things To Know Before Taking Out A Personal Loan

Personal loans are designed to give individuals a rapid influx of cash when times are hard. They offer people a way to acquire the necessary capital to carry out some home renovations or to pay off debts and raise their credit score.

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Playground versus Screentime

Here's the problem:



When I was young, I was sent outside to play with my friends. We lived in a very safe neighborhood with two parks nearby and there were always other children playing outside.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 14, 2017 at 6:24am — No Comments

Observing them in their natural habitat

Shhhh....crouch down low, won't you? We need to whisper and be very aware of our movements. Take a moment and calm your breath down, or they might spook. Now, slowly - very slowly - take a look through that doorway. You may need to crane your neck a little to see them around the corner...but they'll come into view shortly.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 2, 2017 at 7:46am — No Comments

The Amazing Truth About Being Outside

Almost everyone agrees that sending kids outside to play is good for them. This focus on outdoors has spawned the increasingly popular forest preschool phenomena in Northern Europe and even …
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Added by Lorë Phillips on April 23, 2017 at 9:57am — No Comments

Keep off my (very small) lawn

My son does not like the backyard in our new house.



In our old house, there was a big backyard that was mostly flat and it was perfect for water battles and running around. In the new house, the backyard mostly consists of a hill (that will be great for sledding on), but we definitely can't have water…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 12, 2016 at 6:48am — No Comments

A Breath of Fresh Air



A Breath of Fresh Air



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Eric and I always say if you are struggling to find clarity then it’s time to go on a LONG walk.  While our nice long walks aren’t currently from Mexico to Canada we…

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Added by Lesli Hawkins on February 8, 2016 at 3:46pm — No Comments

I'm watching your eyes

My eyesight is bad. Really bad. Bad as in: I memorize the color of what the technician is wearing at the eye doctor's office, because once I take my contacts out I get a little lost when they move me from room to room.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on January 25, 2016 at 6:33am — No Comments

Keeping your eyes on the prize

I can remember my first pair of glasses that I wore at four years old. They were 1980s-style (too-big-for-your-face) with a little cluster of strawberries on the arms near the hinge. I have had very poor eyesight for my entire life. My wonderful husband, however, has excellent eyesight. And thankfully, our son seems to…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 21, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Five Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids and Families

 

 

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”…

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Added by Rudey's Room on March 5, 2015 at 6:54am — No Comments

No Need to Hibernate All Winter

Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.



Were you too busy on Super Bowl Sunday watching the commercials to notice that groundhog Punxsutawney Phil had emerged from his burrow? He saw his shadow and went back in to hibernate predicting that the blistery winter weather much of the country has been experiencing will last for another six weeks.



For many of us, winter weather does seem to drag on longer than we'd like. And being stuck at home in February and…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on February 9, 2014 at 1:24am — No Comments

Boy, the times have surely changed!

Yesterday, I found myself reminiscing. I was thinking about and appreciating my childhood, old friends and every experience good or bad. I remember going outside to play with my friends. We all had Nintendo and Sega Genesis systems, but those were only played when we had company come over who didn't have their own systems...or we had to be indoors. It wasn't as addictive as games seem to be now…

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Added by Ronda on March 8, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments

Going on a Nature Walk

Step 1: Collection



On Friday, I handed two cellophane bags to my kids and we took a walk.  They each began collecting small items from nature.  Jellybean was way less selective than Buddy. She also listened better to the instruction: "Don't dump your bag until I get a picture!" …

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Added by Marcie Bunker on April 23, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

super foods for kids bone health

Super Foods For Super Bones
Children need proper nutrients to grow. The typical diet of chicken nuggets, pizza and French fries…
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Added by Dawn Lerman on October 19, 2011 at 1:01pm — No Comments

RED LIGHT – GREEN LIGHT – 1 – 2 - 3

 

  

This game will help you learn the difference between the foods that make your body go slow and the foods that make your body grow and the ones in between!

 

Green light foods are found in nature and do not come in a…

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Added by Dawn Lerman on October 7, 2011 at 8:58pm — No Comments

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