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Dirt Road Daily #14: Flourishing Better than Balancing

As a little girl I dreamed of becoming so many things. At a very young age, about 3, I knew I wanted to be a mother. By Kindergarten I believed I could be a mother, teacher, nurse, and space explorer. … Continue reading

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The Detriment of sleepy parents and teens

iGoogle.  Check out this article from NPR.

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Future Olympians?

How do you nurture your little athletes? 1.  Make sure they drink plenty of water before, during, and after their practice or event.  The amount varies by age and intensity of sport.  Most need 1-2 8 oz of water within … Continue reading

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No Time to Tinkle

  For decades school administrators and teachers have developed strategies to keep children learning.  One such strategy is a structured school schedule.  Most middle and high school schedules allow five minutes for students to change classes.  These highly trained educators … Continue reading

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Mom camp 3–To do’s for Teens

Keeping teens engaged in healthy activities during the summer is a challenge.  We want them to make good choices and learn to be independent.  Info from my observations and experience inspires the following suggestions. 1.  Help them find a job.  … Continue reading

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