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    Conversations about discerning truth in the network culture
    After ten years of fieldwork, research and personal experience it is clear that the nature of mobile connectivity places a new demand upon parents to prepare their children to be independent, or self-governing, at earlier ages in order to reap the...
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    Visit Lakeshore Learning Stores for free children's crafts during December 2014
    During the month of December 2014, Chicago parents can bring children to local Lakeshore Learning Stores each weekend for free, fun craft activities. Each Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., store employees with provide boys and girls with all...
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    Revealing ‘anonymous people’ to help cyber-powered youth choose to be sober
    Last Wed. evening at Rocklin High School, the Coalition for Placer Youth, Full Circle Treatment Center and Community Recovery Resources organized a town hall forum on the social value of recovery through the testimonies of people who have overcome...
  • Raising Witchlings: The Best Pagan Novels for our Pre-Teens
    Raising Witchlings: The Best Pagan Novels for our Pre-Teens
    It can be difficult and frustrating looking for appropriate Pagan books for our children to read that will keep them reading and having fun; especially as they get older and ask more questions on our beliefs and how the world works. Too many are...
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    Saving Thanksgiving
    Americans celebrate a great national holiday on the fourth Thursday of November. You get a day off from work if your employer observes the holiday. Those who have to work might get the holiday as a floating holiday or extra pay.The holiday gives...
  • What states have the highest and lowest childhood vaccinations?
    What states have the highest and lowest rates of childhood vaccination refusals?
    Do you know where your state stacks up in terms of childhood vaccinations?The states with the highest rates of refusing vaccinations are:Oregon 6.4%Vermont 5.7%Idaho 5.5%Michigan 5.3%Illinois 4.8%Alaska 4.0%Colorado 4.0%Wisconsin 4.0%Arizona 3.9...
  • San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker Under the Dome
    'Tis the season to experience the San Francisco Ballet
    The San Francisco Ballet began their prelude to the family favorite ballet, Nutcracker, Thursday at the Westfield San Francisco Centre. Tutu-wearing children fluttered around Under the Dome on the 4th level of the Westfield making crowns and hats,...
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    Turkey jokes and Thanksgiving fun facts for kids and the young at heart
    Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, which means most kids will soon be out of school. This year, why not get them into the spirit of the delectably delicious and meaningful holiday by sharing some turkey jokes for kids and these fun facts about...
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    Sexual assault-The UVA Controversy: When sharing your secret comes at a cost
    My phone began pinging constantly; IM’s, texts, emails, coming in from all over the country. I heard from college friends and my sorority sisters. Concerned messages from non-UVA family and friends came in too, as the news of the Rolling...
  • Raising grateful kids - 10 tips
    Raising grateful kids - 10 tips
    We live in a world where children constantly say “I want it”, “I need it”, “and “I have to have it”. And if it’s affordable most parents will give their children what they want. Some parents will...
  • Small Business Saturday: Six indie stores in Chicago you should check out
    Small Business Saturday: Six indie stores in Chicago you should check out
    While you might have plans to head to a mall for Black Friday, consider changing your plans a bit and support small businesses in Chicago on Small Business Saturday. Held Nov. 29, 2014, the annual event is a way for shoppers to do their holiday...
  • Turkeys are a main part of Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving Day turkey songs for kids
    Turkeys are large birds, both wild and domestic. The Pilgrims hunted wild turkeys for their Thanksgiving feast and this bird has become a tradition in most American families for this holiday. Turkeys walk with a specific waddle that children love...
  • Teach children about the Pilgrims and Native Americans during Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving songs for children: Have a sing-along with your kids
    Thanksgiving is traditionally celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. It's a time of family gatherings, a time for gratitude, history, and turkey. Thanksgiving day has always been a fun time with songs and...
  • Teaching you children about giving and thankfulness
    Teaching your children about giving and thankfulness
    Thanksgiving is a favor holiday for many people. Folks enjoy vacations, spending time with family, pot lucking, partying, eating, sharing, and enjoying the many festivities offered. But the reality is Thanksgiving will not happen for many families...
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    Living within Your Means in New York City
    Ever wonder what it takes to live in New York City? Not only financial, but, social status? Well coming from a native New Yorker of over 50 years I can tell you it may be more than it's worth. Unless you are born in the City and attend known...