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Duke Endowment Weighs in to Help NC Children in Crisis

March 2, 2017

Children’s Home Society will receive support from a long-term ally to help scale up proven programs to battle North Carolina’s foster care crisis. Among a growing list of concerned organizations and individuals, The Duke Endowment announced a 4-year, $3.7-million grant to expand foster care, early intervention, and prevention services across the state. “James B. Duke set a course for his philanthropy to enrich lives in a multitude of ways across North and South Carolina,” said Phil Redmond, Jr., Director of…

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Raising a Happy and Healthy Eater

February 21, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 out of every 5 school age children is obese, which is a number that has more than tripled since the 1970s. In fact, the CDC refers to childhood obesity today as a serious problem. It’s one that many parents are not sure how to take on and beat. The good news is that although babies may not be born with a handbook on how to care for them, one…

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Two Powerful Bullseyes for Raising Happy Children

January 26, 2017

Keep It Simple Stup—Ha! We’ve all heard the saying. But as a new parent who had never really changed a diaper before, I needed help when I brought my first born home. I was a seeker, a willing student, but I also had huge time constraints—work, marriage, running a household, and most importantly my precious baby who could do nothing for himself, yet he was now in my complete care. K.I.S.S. became my motto: “Keep It Simple Seeker.” It helped…

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How to Know When to Test Your Kid For Colorblindness

January 4, 2017

How to Know When to Test Your Kid for Colorblindness Tips for Families and Educators There are several early warning signs when a child is suffering from colorblindness. One tell-tell sign is that they smell their food before they eat it. Colorblind kids have a great nose for the food they are eating because they identify the food by smell as opposed to a distinguishing color. Another sign is that they often suffer in school.  By identifying warning signs before…

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Celebrating The New Year When You Have Kids

December 30, 2016

Enjoying the New Year when you have children brings a new host of challenges, especially if you’re a newer parent.  The makers of Mommy’s Time Out Wine understand and have offered the following ideas:   Keep it Simple; Celebrate at Home:   Being a parent is stressful enough, but combine it with trying to compete for a babysitter and staying out late only to get up early.  This only adds to the pressure. Try celebrating with a nice family dinner…

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Trouble or Typical Male Teenage Angst?

December 8, 2016

It’s tempting to ignore various warning signs, preferring to think your boy is just going through a phase, but is that the case? Is your son in trouble, or is it just typical teenage angst? For over 20 years I’ve helped countless troubled teens make the transition from boyhood to adult life. Boys have a really hard time growing up these days. Young men facing crisis without help can fall far behind their female counterparts in school and in life.…

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Are your kids zoned out by over-stimulating media?

October 27, 2016

Are your kids zoned out by over-stimulating media? Why nature, music and laughter are powerful healers. Parents and grandparents are always seeking ways to help kids wind down. Yet so often the common choice: putting on a movie—actually stresses kids out more. That’s because most mainstream children’s media is over stimulating. Instead of relaxing children, it winds them up, makes them anxious or zoned them out—the exact opposite of what’s intended. In choosing children’s media that will positively benefit kids,…

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Fun with Stitchables

October 11, 2016

  Fun with Stitchables introduces young crafters to the fun of simple embroidery. Quick and easy cross-stitch sewing cards are included with punched holes for easy stitching, as well as a 16-page project book with instructions for designing your own unique stitching patterns and color combinations. A project gallery shows examples of what the hand-stitched cards can become once they are complete: everything from ornaments to greeting cards! The simple stitching patterns taught in this book promote growth and development, hand-eye…

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New Working Mom’s Emotional Job Performance Review

October 10, 2016

    It seems to be a universal truth that working moms have it tough. The first few weeks back to work can be especially nerve-wracking.   That’s why I wanted to share an inspiring new video with you that documents a new mom’s true story and celebrates all new moms as they navigate the realities of modern motherhood.   The video reveals a real mom’s “360-degree” performance evaluation after returning to work from maternity leave. Providing a glimpse into her struggle,…

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