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Make Your Home Earth-Friendly for Earth Day!

Earth Day is on April 22! Cleaning up the Earth can start right at home. Make your home earth friendly with some simple fixes that will cut down on your ecological footprint and help clean our motherland. Stop Buying Disposable Products The impact that we have on the environment, or our ecological footprint, can be

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Jazz Up Your Grilled Cheese For Grilled Cheese Day!

Friday, April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! Instead of celebrating with your basic go-to grilled cheese, try one of these recipes for a twist on a classic! Guacamole Grilled Cheese Servings: 4 For the guacamole 3 avocadoes, peeled and pitted 1 ½ teaspoons salt 1 lime, juiced 5 cloves garlic, minced 2 small

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Baby Has a Cough

What To Do When Your Baby Has a Cough

Coughing is a natural reflex the body uses to clear the lungs and airways. But when a baby has a cough, a parent’s first instinct is often to worry. Sometimes a cough is just a cough, and other times it calls for a trip to the doctor. Understanding what causes coughing and the different types

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St. Patty's Day

Easy St. Patty’s Day Recipes For The Family

If your family does not come from a long line of Irish blood, or if you are not familiar with classic Irish meals, you may mistake the most popular meal on St. Patty's Day to be Sheppard's pie. While this dish is delicious and comforting, the traditional Irish meal to prepare for St. Patrick's Day

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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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Birding

The Next Big Thing: Birding!

Does your kiddo have a love of all things nature? If they do, this is the perfect age to introduce them to the world of birding. But what is it? This activity is observing birds in their natural habitat and actively pursuing witnessing them, recording how many you see and having a love of the

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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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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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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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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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