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Make the World Dance

A very wise president, Kid President, once said, “It’s everyone’s duty to give the world a reason to dance.”

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Faded Pictures

There were so many memories in that box. I couldn’t help but wonder if future generations will be missing out on the joy of thumbing through printed photos.

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Flaky Mom

I tried. I really did. I did my best to still stay on top of child-rearing, maintain a healthy relationship and keeping up with friends and family while also holding down a job. Despite my best efforts, I’ve come to the realization that I’m kind of a flake. 

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Smartphones: A Social Apocalypse?

It’s a sunny, cool day. After a grueling vertical climb, an eleven-year-old finally reaches the top of the rock wall and rings the bell proudly. I cheer. The group’s teacher cheers. I look over my shoulder at the other students on the ground, who are strangely silent, and find them huddled around cell phones.

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Hot Weather Safety

With temperatures in the upper 80s and 90s it’s important to take extra precautions in the heat and sun, especially for children. Here are a few tips to help you and your kiddies stay safe.

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My Little Reader

I read to her when she was a newborn and I felt silly talking to a baby who didn’t understand me. I read to her when she was a few months older and got bored a few sentences in. I continued to read to her when she thought books were only good for eating.

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Achieving Your Dreams at The Y

There is an immense pressure from the world to know what you want to be when you “grow up”. I remember being that college freshman scrambling to choose a major. Boy was it tough! I ended up taking the list of majors and marking off what I DIDN’T want to do.

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