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Free Clothing and School Supplies

It’s almost Back-to-School time in Central Ohio and the high cost of school supplies leaves many parents unsure of how they will afford the needed materials. Below you will find a list of local organizations that provide free items for families in need. Be sure to check directly with each organization for the most up […]

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How Core Strength Impacts Your Child’s Handwriting

Does your child have difficulty sitting still in class? Slouch when they sit? Have poor handwriting? Handwriting is a complex task that requires 15 skills. One underlying cause that affects handwriting skills is the lack of core strength. Children with a weak core are unable to function successfully in and outside of the classroom. What is […]

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Simple Fine Motor Strengthening Activity

Are you looking for a cheap product that will easily help to strengthen your child’s hands? A familiar item that not only helps strengthen fine motor skills but other fundamental skills as well. That item is pipe cleaners. Yes, pipe cleaners! Using pipe cleaners for a fine motor activity is beneficial for the development of […]

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10 Self-Care Tips For Winter

Is it Spring yet? If you are anything like me, you can only handle the severely cold weather, grey skies and that somewhat pretty white stuff (a.k.a snow) up until Christmas and then you’re over it! Although, fashionably speaking, I do love a cute sweater and a scarf. But, I crave the warm sunshine of […]

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Favorite Holiday Traditions

If you are like most families, the holidays wouldn’t be the holidays without a family tradition. Whether your traditions are simple or extravagant; or your looking for ideas to start your own, they are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression and make the Christmas season magical! Some of our contributors share their favorite family traditions. […]

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Holiday Teacher Gifts- What They Really Want

Before we know it school with be out for the holidays, and believe it or not your child’s teacher is just as thrilled as your child! The few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas bring on added stress with parties, projects, and the struggle to keep overly excited pupils focused before officially calling it quits before […]

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