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Mar 29

PAT Group Meeting Planned for April 19

A Parents as Teachers group meeting is being planned for Thursday, April 19, at 5:30, at the Dragoon Trace Nature Center.  Ranger Kate will be sharing ideas for outdoor sensory play.  More information will be posted here as the plans take shape!

Mar 2

Twenty Ways to Enjoy More Fruits and Vegetables

Building a healthy plate is easy when you make half your plate fruits and vegetables. It’s also a great way to add color, flavor and texture plus vitamins, minerals and fiber. All this is packed in fruits and vegetables that are low in calories and fat. Make 2 cups of fruit and 2 ½ cups […]

Mar 2

3 Words That Reframe, “How Was Your Day?”

“Did anyone have an oops today?” asked my four-year-old son at the dinner table last night. “Oh, I did!” replied his six-year-old sister. “I left my Patriots hat on the bus in the morning. But my oops is also my yay because the bus driver found it and gave it to me in the afternoon!” “I […]

Mar 2

Free “Resilience” Documentary to be Shown March 7

When it was controversial to even think of asking parents about taboo subjects, the ACE Study dared to ask questions like, “Were you sexually abused as a child?”  “Did you have a parent who was an alcoholic?”  The answers produced a public health revelation.  For the first time, the loss of a parent through death, […]