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Category Archives: Family

Let’s Honor National Honesty Day

street signs that read "truth" and "lie"

Today is National Honesty Day. April 30 is National Honesty Day.  As the name suggests, this day encourages us to be truthful in everything that we do.  While we may not be able to avoid telling little white lies here and there, this day does serve as a reminder of how important it is, to

Watch Out for These Springtime Pet Dangers

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Suggestions to protect our pets this spring. Now that spring is here, and we may be tempted to let our pets out to enjoy the warm weather and sunshine.  However, we need to remember that our furry friends face serious springtime risks.  Here are some of the dangers we need to watch out for. Fleas

Can We Get Behind Turn Off Your TV Month?

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Here’s a challenge for this month, let’s reduce our screen time in April. April is Turn Off Your TV Month, a grassroots movement that creates awareness of the adverse effects of excessive screen time.  Studies have shown that the average American family spends approximately four to five hours a day watching television. This overindulgence is linked to

Observing National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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How we can get involved during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a month that recognizes the importance of families and communities coming together to prevent child abuse and neglect.  A primary goal of this month is to offer educational resources and support to promote the social and emotional well-being

How We Can Observe National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

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How we can educate our teens about the realities of drug and alcohol abuse. Today kicks off National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW), a weeklong health observance held from Monday, March 30th through Sunday, April 5th.  The goal of this week is to shatter the myths that popular media create about drug and alcohol

How We Can Say Thank You for This National Single Parents Day

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How we can express our gratitude to all the single parents out there. March 21st is National Single Parents Day. This day is set aside to recognize the dedication, sacrifice, and love that single parents give every day.  For those of us who were raised by single parents, hopefully, we recognize how hard our parents worked

Suggestions as to How We Can Support a Loved One Suffering from Depression

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What we can do to help someone suffering from depression. Depression may be one of the most debilitating and frightening mental illnesses.  For those of us who have loved ones suffering from depression, it is highly likely that it may be challenging to offer the support that they need. However, it’s important to remember that even