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  • Candlewick Press, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Partner to Build Strong Women

    Candlewick Press, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Partner to Build Strong Women0

    Candlewick Press and Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts are partnering on April vacation and summer camp programming that uses acclaimed books featuring strong, independent girls to nurture Girl Scouts’ confidence and love of reading. “We are pleased to partner with Candlewick Press to offer programs that will increase girls’ access to books and will connect

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  • 7 Ways to Engage Reluctant Readers

    7 Ways to Engage Reluctant Readers0

    Many adults and children appreciate the pleasure of reading an entertaining and engaging book, short story, or article on a favorite subject or interesting matter. Who can argue with Walt Disney when he said, “There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island”? However, there are some children who

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  • A Cartoonist’s Look at Life as a New Mom

    A Cartoonist’s Look at Life as a New Mom0

    California illustrator Alison Wong experienced the shock and sea change of first-time motherhood like everyone else, but channeled the experience in a whole new way. Wong began writing and illustrating comics about her life as mother to son Elliot, now 2, which turned into the recently released book, New Mom Comics: The First Year. Looking

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  • How Mindfulness Can Yield a More Calm, Relaxed Family Life

    How Mindfulness Can Yield a More Calm, Relaxed Family Life0

    Mindfulness is getting a lot of press in parenting circles — and with good reason. If practiced and developed, adults (and, yes, parents) can enjoy a calmer, more relaxed life. But what is mindfulness? U.K.-based author and mother of three Amber Hatch describes it as “the quality of mind when we have an awareness of

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  • How the Move to Whole Plant Foods Benefits Families

    How the Move to Whole Plant Foods Benefits Families2

    The whole-foods, plant-based lifestyle has been gaining converts, acclaim, and publicity since the release of the major documentary Forks Over Knives six years ago, and it’s now extending its reach — and benefits — to families. In 2011, Forks Over Knives made the radical (but convincing) case that modern diseases can be prevented — and

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  • Working Moms: Improve Your Desk Life with Chair Yoga

    Working Moms: Improve Your Desk Life with Chair Yoga0

    You may have heard it said that sitting is the new smoking. It’s true. The effect of sitting for prolonged periods can cause strain on the neck and shoulders, back, hips, and legs. In addition, when we sit for long periods of time, we increase our risk for diabetes, heart disease, elevated cholesterol, high blood

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