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It’s Time to Think about the Messages Toys Send children education fun goals inspiration mental health parenting values Jan 30, 2016

Today is the first day that parents could pre-order the new Barbie that addresses concerns about the body image message sent previously by the ever thin and buxom Barbie of yore. The new Barbie comes in tall, curvy and petite. This follows last year’s addition of dolls with new skin colors...

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Holiday Traditions that Burn Some Calories family life fun habits holidays inspiration Nov 26, 2014

My family walks several miles to watch the lighting on the Plaza every year. My husband and I started doing this when we first knew each other as teenagers. Now, we include our kids and grandkids. Crowds gather and it's a community tradition with spontaneous Christmas carols and lots of happy...

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5 Actions to Be a Happier Parent with Happier Children Today build muscle character children diet education exercise family life fat loss fitness fun goals habits inspiration mental health nutrition parenting selfcare support teamwork time management values weight loss working moms Jun 04, 2014

The tag line of Exercising Values has always been happy, healthy, well-behaved  children in fifteen minutes a day. There is a balance to these three goals.

Happiness that is gained through permissive and self-centered behavior is fleeting and produces no long-lasting ability to stay joyful...

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Moms, Media, Mayhem, and Future Reward character children education family life fun habits inspiration mental health parenting time management values working moms Jan 09, 2013

Today's parents are not the first to grapple with media use but they are the first ones to deal with the massive increase in media availability. It's not just a TV in one room in the house anymore. By age three, one third of children in the U.S. have a television in their room. Videos can be...

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Making Wise Choices as Time Flies character education exercise family life fitness fun holidays inspiration nutrition parenting time management values Dec 30, 2012

As another year comes to an end, it is customary to reflect on how we want to improve our lives in the new year. Life goes better when we live intentionally rather than being pulled by whatever a day happens to bring. Making strategic choices about our health, friendships and work help us to...

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