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Stay Warm for Winter Workouts

Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean you need to hibernate like a bear cuddled in blankets in front of the TV. Sure, that’s perfectly fine and wonderful when there’s a blizzard or icy roads in your neighborhood, but if you have the motivation and proper gear, you can get...

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Today the Ask, Listen, Learn team was in Waimanalo, Hawaii!

Today the Ask, Listen, Learn team was in Waimanalo, Hawaii at Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School with Congresswoman Mazie Hirono. We enjoyed speaking to the kids about the importance of staying active and making good decisions. Thank you to all the kids who played our Xavix game and answered questions...

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Contest for North Carolina middle schoolers!

The NC Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (NCABC) and its educational and prevention website, www.ACTnowNC.org, are excited to sponsor the first annual Middle School Poster Contest. The goal of the contest is to get students thinking, talking (and drawing!) about the dangers of underage drinking. Students from across North Carolina are...

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Appreciate your Valentines today!

Some folks may feel bitter on Valentine’s Day, and at times the pink and red heart explosions everywhere may seem a little much…but think about when you were a kid in elementary school. Remember making your shoebox ‘mailbox’ decorated with your name and hearts to put on your desk for...

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Want beautiful V-Day treats with less guilt?

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! Cookies and candies are the norm, which gives you all the more reason to try something new and different, and hopefully healthier, too! How about strawberries and parfait? Lemon bars, miniature lemon & cranberry scones, or apple cinnamon oatmeal cookies, all made with fresh fruit? For a low-fat alternative to...

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Why don’t we hand MOM the playbook and whistle?

Team sports and other athletic activities can be fun for the whole family to watch and enjoy. But what about parent participation? Moms can pack a team snack for half time, make cheering signs for the game, give a warm hug to make a sprained ankle feel better, but it’s...

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Julie Foudy: Choose to Matter

Guest post from Julie Foudy: I love playing sports for a long list of reasons, but I especially love sports because they help define who we are: Sports give you confidence.  Sports give you strength.  Sports give you a voice (hence, the nickname Loudy Foudy). Sports teach teamwork and leadership. Yet...

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The Best Smart Phone Apps for Kids

As promised, we’ve searched the web and found some of the most colorful, active and cutest apps for you to share with your little ones. Parenting’s Birthday Party Play Time Apple.com Smack Talk Parenting.com Freshwater Aquarium Apple.com Mad Libs Apple.com iTot Toddler Flascards Parenting.com Pictureka! Parenting.com Lulu in Australia Apple.com...

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Kids and smart phone apps…what do you think?

How often do you see a toddler in a stroller on the metro or waiting in line at the grocery playing on his mother’s smart phone? It may seem strange (or dangerous) for these little hands to be holding an expensive device, but what if he’s actually learning or developing...

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And the winners are…

The 3 “Live like a Superstar” winners of our $100 Amazon gift cards are… Brooke Allen: Plays lacrosse and field hockey and makes good choices. Natalie Flanders: Started a Girl Talk chapter at her middle school so she could help other girls make good decisions, and is now on the Girl Talk...

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