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“Art with a Heart” - Saturday Craft Event is FREE for kids

“Art with a Heart” - Saturday Craft Event is FREE for kids

February 3rd, 2014 1:03 pm by Staff Report

This Saturday, kids will be able to make a unique Valentine craft for free during “Art with a Heart” at Heartwood: Southwest Virginia’s Artisan Gateway in Abingdon, Virginia.

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Reflections on the first 13 years from the mother of a teenager

Reflections on the first 13 years from the mother of a teenager

February 3rd, 2014 9:37 am by Nicole Villalpando

Wasn’t it just yesterday that we brought home our newborn son and suddenly realized we weren’t just baby-sitting? The real parents were us. And we were woefully unqualified for the most important job in our lives. The days are long, the years are short.

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U.S. families eating more meals at home — and together (thank the recession)

U.S. families eating more meals at home — and together (thank the recession)

January 30th, 2014 11:56 am by Leslie Postal

Working parents report they are eating more meals with their families — and eating healthier ones, according to a new study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Hot Topics: Why does McDonald’s say no to adventure for girls?

Hot Topics: Why does McDonald’s say no to adventure for girls?

January 29th, 2014 9:29 am by Jenee Osterheldt

It’s always bothered me that the fast food chain feels the need to offer toys for boys — Hot Wheels, Ninja Turtles — and for girls — Barbies, Hello Kitty — as if no toy could ever appeal to both.

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Family Meals Matter: Football Fan Favorites

Family Meals Matter: Football Fan Favorites

January 29th, 2014 9:13 am by Staff Report

Whether you tune in for football or the ads, Super Bowl Sunday is a day-long celebration for many families. This year, get ready for some football with fewer high-calorie snacks by serving popcorn, sliced fruit and vegetables and make room for healthier.

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Hot Topics: Readers answer child-rearing questions

Hot Topics: Readers answer child-rearing questions

January 28th, 2014 9:11 am by Kris Hey

A few weeks ago, I asked for your answers to some child-rearing questions, ones many moms face and don’t always know the answers to. Here’s a sampling of some terrific and helpful answers.

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Roan Mountain State Park offers solitude, scenery

Roan Mountain State Park offers solitude, scenery

January 28th, 2014 8:49 am by Collin Brooks

If you need a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, Roan Mountain State Park is the perfect place to go.

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Eric Myers' Man of the House - Play With Me, Dad

Eric Myers' Man of the House - Play With Me, Dad

January 27th, 2014 10:19 am by Eric Myers

"Daddy will you play with me?" gets missed amid checking email, or cleaning up, or talking on the phone, or whatever. I'm always mindful of that still small voice that whispers, "They won't ask very much longer".

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Hot Topics: Teenagers and sleep and the worry they are not getting enough

Hot Topics: Teenagers and sleep and the worry they are not getting enough

January 24th, 2014 1:14 pm by Leslie Postal

When my son was a baby, I’d sometimes check on him when he was sleeping, just to reassure myself he was still breathing. Now that he’s a teenager, I sometimes find myself inclined to do the same.

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The Bump: 8 maternity fashion myths — busted!

The Bump: 8 maternity fashion myths — busted!

January 24th, 2014 1:02 pm by Heather Levine

The Bump expert Liz Lange, founder of Liz Lange for Target Maternity, offers her advice about these style rules that were made to be broken.

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