‘Tis the Season….to gain 5 pounds? Not this year!

The season is upon us where family and friends come together to celebrate and enjoy everything this season has to offer. A very important part of these seasonal celebrations is that glorious spread of delectable goodness just waiting for you to indulge yourself its delicious sensory overload. Follow these ten

Healthy Snacks for Kids

Providing healthful snacks for children can be a challenging task. It is easy to fall into a snack rut where you feel like you are serving the same snacks over and over again. Providing a variety of snacks is important both nutritionally and for enjoyment in eating for children. Ideally

Moore Tales of Motherhood- Praise Cheez-Its?

Each year over Thanksgiving break my family and I break out our holiday decorations. My children look forward to this tradition. They love putting up the tree and revisiting their favorite holiday junk treasures. As we were dusting off our decorations my youngest son was going through boxes clearly looking

Moore Tales of Motherhood- Guilt Trip

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On my newborn son’s first day home from the hospital I had to take him back to the doctor for a blood draw. When I handed my baby over to the nurse she was clearly displeased. She gave me a very frustrated look and remarked in her best, I think

Life changes

After finding out we were having our first child, we were all together excited and nervous. A happy, healthy, sleepy baby with no sickness, problems or anything wrong, ever. We were going to be great parents of a perfect baby girl. Now in many respects, she is perfect. She's beautiful, sweet

Moore Tales of Motherhood

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This year my three children are all in school, which means five days a week for four hours a day I am child-free. The number one question I get when I tell people this amazing news is always, what will you do with all that free time? I hope that

Rainy Day activities to do with your kids

Looking for some boredom-busting ideas to get you through a rainy day with the kids?? Here are some ways to spend a rainy day: Painting! Building forts. Reading books… in forts. Snuggling. Grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup. Baking sweet treats. Tea party. Doodling. Puddle jumping! Making bread. From scratch. Drawing on the windows with dry erase markers. Playing with stickers! Whipping up a

10 Ways to Prepare Your Child for School

Starting school can be a difficult time for children. Every child is hesitant to go somewhere new and see people they have never met before. Here are some helpful ways to prepare your child for their first day of school: 1. Let your child know what their schedule will be like.

A Lesson in Strategy

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Merriam-Webster defines strategy as “a careful plan or method.” It is also “the science and art of military command exercised to meet the enemy in combat under advantageous conditions.” These are truly important skills that we want our kids to learn. But how in the world do we teach them?

Celebrating our Differences

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in the Sandhills. But in our house, and a small grouping of other homes in the area, the familiar green and red is replaced by the blues and silvers of Hanukkah. Hanukkah is a relatively unimportant holiday in the Jewish religion,

How the Remote Controls Us

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Whether you agree with the American Academy of Pediatrics stance on TV viewing time or not, I think we can all agree that watching television is not the best way to encourage learning. That being said, I will admit that my son, Knox (2 1/2 years old), has watched his

Reading Rampage

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Books are a big thing in my house. I have a serious book addiction and have passed it on to both of my children. My older child taught herself to read at a young age and has a truly voracious appetite for books. My little one is very opinionated about

Sandhills Families –Summer Safety

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by Crystal Taylor As each new day gets warmer we are all reminded of how much we like to take a dip in the pool and spend time outside. Everyone starts to feel the need to get out in the summer fun. This article is to prepare you for the summer

Don’t Let the Cold “Freeze” Your Family’s Activity Level!

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By Misty Owens-Certified Personal Trainer/Pilates Instructor Mistyowens.pt@gmail.com (706)577-8521 (910)246-0075 Brrrr....it's cold out there! Sure it's cold outside, but letting the kids hang out in front of the T.V. is not an option when the rates of childhood obesity is reaching an all time high. As a mom of three children, I understand the challenges