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She packs up the piles of school supplies dividing them into each backpack. The wide ruled paper empty and waiting for ideas. The crayons smelling like childhood. The pencils sharpened and ready to serve, to write answers and ideas....
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I’m a classic middle child in my family - but also a little bit of an oldest. I had the unique position when I was growing up that, for a lot of the school weeks during the year, it...
Enter to win New Horizon Academy’s back-to-school giveaway here: https://woobox.com/t2bqwt After a fun-filled summer, getting back into a school routine can be a challenge for both parents and children alike. Help ease the transition of going back to school by...
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Theatre for the Very Young, a genre of theatre that has been popular in Europe and Australia for more than 30 years, is returning to Stages Theatre Company!  Launched in 2014 with our production of The Dandelion Seed, our Theatre...

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How many times have you made a to-do list of all the things you will accomplish during nap time? From household chores to work projects and more, the list is never-ending and nap time rarely goes as planned. I’m...
  It's the last month of summer already! We want to help you and your family make the most of it. We want to bring these August activities all together in one easy guide so you don’t miss a thing!...
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I didn’t realize it at the time, but once we started our family and had to be more mindful of our spending, I began my practice of gratitude. When I was thankful for what I had, it was easier...

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