ABC’s of Acne

The ABC’s of Acne: Causes and Prevention

According to the Mayo Clinic, the definition of acne is “a skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. It causes whiteheads, blackheads or pimples. Acne is most common among teenagers, though it affects people of all ages.” The Cleveland Clinic states that up to 80% of people ages 11 to

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Pawsitive Pet Chores

Pawsitive Pet Chores Your Children Can Learn From

Feb. 20 is National Love Your Pet Day! Do you feel it is about time your child adopted a sense of responsibility? If so, there’s no better opportunity than adopting a pet! Children enter a new realm of responsibility at this age. They no longer need someone to tie their shoes or clean up after

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casserole dish

Canned Food Month: Easy Canned Tuna Recipes

Desperate times call for eating tuna out of a can. But a little tin of fish may be the tasty staple you need for when you’re in a pinch or if you can't make to the store. These downright delectable canned tuna recipes won’t keep you cooped up in the kitchen any longer than you

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Updated School Calendar

ACPS Posts Updated School Calendar

Today  Alachua County Public Schools released the calendar for the 2024-2025 school year. That means time to updated those family calendars with all the important school dates and vacations times. This updated calendar reflects the current start date for all Alachua County Public Schools (ACPS) which will be August 12. The last day of school

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Valentine ideas

4 DIY Valentine Ideas for the Whole Family

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it is easy to get carried away in planning things for your partner, but this year, spend the days leading up to February 14 making Valentine ideas for your family, with your family. Valentine Heart Chalkboard Inspired by Pottery Barn for kids, Crafts by Courtney shows us how

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Black History Month

Black History Month: Celebrate With These Books!

This month is Black History Month! The theme this year is "African Americans and the Arts" including "visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary and other forms of cultural expression," according to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). Books are an art, and there

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Valentine card

Homemade Valentines: Art with Heart!

Need some last minute Valentine ideas? Try out these super easy Valentine's Day heart art ideas that you can give out this year to classmates, coworkers or to that special someone. Show your heart with these homemade Valentines! Folding Heart Directions 1. Measure and cut out an 8 inch by 8 inch square from your

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Tween's Privacy and Safety

Dear Diary: Balancing Your Tween’s Privacy and Safety

Somewhere between elementary and middle school, your tween will stop talking to you. One day she might have been giving you every last detail of the latest gossip at school, and the next day she completely shut down, giving only single-word responses to your questions. It is frustrating as a parent, but this is normal

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Girl sitting against couch looking stressed

How Can Social Anxiety Hinder Our Children?

Around the stage of prepubescence and teenage years, some children can also experience various social and mental health conditions. Social anxiety disorder is one such condition and is described as an intense fear of social situations that may cause a child to be analyzed by others. Children suffering from social anxiety disorder feel intense anxiety

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