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Summer Goals

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Goal #1: Take my kids skating: I seriously cannot believe my children have never done this. Goal #2: Teach my children my phone number and our address: When I was the same age as my children, I not only knew my phone number, but everyone else's.... Read full article

Meet Me Halfway

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Christmas Lights Craze: Local Families’ Holiday Displays Shine Bright

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Local families the Hohensees, the Clarks, and the Johnsons are known for creating these eye-catching displays every year. ... Read full article

For the Love of the Arts

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When Jenny Ballard was 11 years old, her parents took her to see a play. It was Shakespeare’s As You Like It–an experience that she’s never forgotten. “I remember the way it transformed the way I thought about the world,” she says. “From the lights g... Read full article

Thanksgiving During a Pandemic

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The holidays are a joyous time of year when we gather together with family and friends to eat, drink, play games and simply enjoy being with our loved ones. Now that we’re into November, the most-anticipated holiday season will soon be upon us, start... Read full article



S'mores Nachos

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Prepare a sweet treat anytime in just five minutes with graham crackers, marshmallows and milk chocolate chips.... Read full article

Revisiting Santa: Should We Get an Elf on the Shelf?

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On December 9, my girls asked me for an Elf on the Shelf. And although I immediately guffawed, rolled my eyes and said “NO WAY,” because it’s 2020 I had second thoughts as soon as the “no” left my mouth and the request had time to settle. If they’d a... Read full article

Laying Down the Foundation: STEM, STEAM, and STREAM: What is it?

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Children often have different interests from one another. Some may take interest in sports, some in cooking or baking, and some in collecting objects like buttons or coins. Occasionally, parents may take notice that their children are taking an inter... Read full article

Little Love Monsters

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Making a Difference with Dressing

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Receiving a chronic illness diagnosis at age nine was devastating for Maddie Plauche. But in the five years since, she has used that experience to make wonderful things happen for others.... Read full article

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