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Editor’s Dose: Keeping kids’ bodies and minds active this summer

WHEN I FIRST had the twins, my mom would say, “Have a schedule for them, or they’ll have a schedule for you.” Basically, she was cautioning that I’d better keep those little minds and bodies active, or chaos would inevitably ensue. Being a mother of eight children, I think she was speaking from personal experience. …

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Editor’s Dose: Something a summer vacation should never be without

With four young, very excitable (and sometimes accident-prone) children, there is one thing that we never leave home without, especially when going on vacation: the first aid kit! Last year, we enjoyed having a “staycation” and decided to visit some of the theme parks in Central Florida. And by the way, Legoland is a blast …

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Outdoor safety tips for summer

Just in Time for Fireworks and Grilling Season According to the American Pyrotechnics Association’s National Council on Firework Safety, each year in the United States, fireworks cause 20,000 fires and almost 10,000 people are injured from activities related to fireworks. On average, four people die from their injuries each year. What is extremely eye opening …

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