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Kids activity: Learn how to compost at home (includes coloring, drawing and more!)

By By Erika Enigk, More Content Now. Tue, 07 Apr 2020

Spring is here, which means it’s time to think about flowers and vegetables! If you’re interested in growing some nice things this year, why not start a compost bin to help your plants grow?

The Mom Stop column: Memories of Dad linger after last talk

By Lydia Seabol Avant More Content Now. Tue, 07 Apr 2020

As I sit at home, “sheltering in place” like so much of the world, it seems a bit odd to think about what life was like a few weeks ago, a few months ago or even a year ago.It was a year ago that I talked to my dad for the very last time. It wasn’t any kind of monumental life lesson or a memorable conversation. Neither of us knew it would be our last.I had just dropped my two older kids off at a Cub Scouts meeting and was driving down the street to the bank. It was [...]

Heffner column: Riding the bumps in learning

By Dr. Elaine Heffner More Content Now. Tue, 07 Apr 2020

Children often don’t make the connection between mastering something and the work it takes to get there. They often think they should know something without having learned it. What they miss is the process of learning - that knowing something or being able to do something is the result of a process, which may go smoothly but often has some bumps. If they hit a bump, they may too quickly think that means they can’t learn it, or do it.As parents we, too, may at times forget that [...]

Kids activity: Spring's baby boom (includes coloring, drawing and more!)

By By Erika Enigk, More Content Now. Wed, 01 Apr 2020

Spring is here! Flowers are blooming, leaves are growing and animals are wandering around outside after a winter of hibernating. If you live in a place where you see a lot of animals, you might notice some little ones in the mix this time of year.

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