November 19, 2017

Common Core: a step in the right direction

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By Julie Samrick  My sixth grader’s middle school spent at least a month communicating the message the leap to middle school means the children put forth more effort, without the meddling of well-intentioned parents. If they forget their lunch, for instance, let them figure it out and they most likely won’t forget it again. We… Read more

Cold versus flu versus H1N1

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There’s a lot of talk of stronger strains and H1N1 this year. Take a look at the chart below for the differences between a cold, seasonal flu and H1N1.

Update on Texas pregnant woman on life support

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A heartbroken Texas family – who are fighting to have a pregnant wife and mother they say is brain-dead removed from life support – has received more devastating news on the condition of her unborn fetus, according to their attorneys. Marlise Munoz was approximately 14 weeks pregnant when she collapsed on Nov. 26 at her… Read more

McDonald’s reports disappointing sales

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McDonald’s reported disappointing quarterly sales Thursday as fewer customers visited the world’s biggest hamburger chain. The Oak Brook, Ill.-based company says global sales slipped 0.1 percent at established locations for the last three months of the year. In the U.S., where it recently revamped its Dollar Menu to include items that cost a little more,… Read more

Growing up Unvaccinated

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By Amy Parker I am the 70s child of a health nut. I wasn’t vaccinated. I was brought up on an incredibly healthy diet: no sugar til I was one, breastfed for over a year, organic homegrown vegetables, raw milk, no MSG, no additives, no aspartame…As healthy as my lifestyle seemed, I contracted measles, mumps, rubella,… Read more

Jahi McMath may be transferred to second facility

Jahi McMath

A California court hearing concluded Friday with the family of Jahi McMath — a 13-year-old girl on a ventilator who has been declared dead by doctors — and a hospital agreeing on a protocol for the release of the girl to another facility. Read more..

7 things you totes need to stop saying if you’re over 30

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Here are the things you need to stop saying if you are over the age of 30. Or if you have a mortgage, or a job that comes with benefits. Or if you have teens. Especially, if you have teens. 1. Totes. When used as an abbreviation for the word “totally,” of course. If someone approaches… Read more

Colorado boy, 6, suspended for kiss

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The principal at the Colorado school where a 6-year-old was suspended Monday for planting a kiss on a classmate’s cheek said the allegations on the student’s record will be changed from “sexual harassment” to “misconduct.” read more

A photo celebration of a mom’s love

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Old wedding photographs are helping one Ohio dad bridge the gap between a beautiful though bittersweet past and a hopeful future full of new memories and adventures. In 2009, newlyweds Ben and Ali Nunery — dressed in their finest wedding regalia — posed in their new, as-yet unfurnished home in Cincinnati, Ohio, for wedding album… Read more

Yay or Nay to Elf on the Shelf?

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By Julie Samrick Who knew a little Christmas elf could create internal conflict and even spark a mommy war? It wasn’t designed this way. The Elf on the Shelf was created by a mom in 2005 as a promise for more magic at Christmastime. Each household’s elf reports naughty or nice behavior back to the… Read more