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What type of garden should you plant with your child this spring?

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Children who get their hands in the dirt have improved moods, better learning experiences and decreased anxiety, according to this study. Gardening gets children outside, builds their connection to the natural world and increases their love of eating fruits and veggies, all while providing moderate exercise. Research has also found …

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My Response to the Social Media Comments about the March For Our Lives

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So it’s been interesting to read comments on social media about the March for Our Lives. Let’s clear some things up. I consider myself a moderate. I am registered as a Republican (gasp!) and I tend to be conservative fiscally, but more liberal socially (for example, gay marriage is A-okay …

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My Family’s Year-of-Service Project

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I’ve sentenced my family to a year of community service. Let me explain. At the end of 2016, my husband and I bought a house. I mean, it’s the kind of house we feel like we never want to leave. Granite countertops, hardwood floors. We have a great view of …

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The First Goodbye

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I’m going to warn you, dear reader, that this article is a sad one. Death is never a happy subject. Yet eventually all of us will face some sort of death in our lives, with our pets often being the first goodbye we say. Ace had just been in for his …

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One and Done

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I’m supposed to be 2 months pregnant by now on baby #2. My husband and I have always talked about having two kids. We have an 18-month-old girl now. I got my dental health in check and got in with an OB/GYN in town for a preconception visit. We had our …

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The Dolan Class Project Changed My Life

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I am a twenty-seven-year-old woman learning to navigate the automotive world one day, more like one hour, at a time. As the Community Outreach Coordinator for Dolan Auto Group, I spend my days running, literally, back and forth between our four dealerships engaging with managers, customers, production crews, coworkers, our …

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