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thanksgiving

5 Creative Thanksgiving Family Fun Ideas

November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving is a holiday filled with food, family, and friends. It’s the time of year when families gather together and cook their favorite meals, and then spend the evening gorging into them. This holiday doesn’t always have to end with you and your [...]

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Tips and Facts to Help Your Child Avoid Pain from their Backpack

November 18, 2015

Do you know if your child’s backpack too big or heavy for them? Recent research has proven that back and neck pain can be caused from heavy backpacks. If too much weight is put on the delicate frame and a growing spine, it could hurt a child’s posture and [...]

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California School Children Step Up to Standing Desks

November 11, 2015

The students of Vallecito Elementary School in San Rafael, California have decided to take a stand. New standing desks that keep kids on their feet for a good portion of the day have been implemented in all classrooms in this elementary school, including [...]