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National Aquarium to Require Full Vaccination to Enter

National Aquarium Dolphin Training Tour

  The National Aquarium will require all visitors ages 12 and older to provide proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 upon entry, effective Jan. 25. “Since the pandemic began, we have grounded our policies and practices in the best available science,” says John Racanelli, National Aquarium CEO, in a news …

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The Art of the Thank-You Note

  What child doesn’t love getting gifts? What if kids approached writing thank-you notes for those gifts with the same love? Learning to write thank-you notes can be fun, and it’s something kids of any age can do. First, a few points about thank-you note etiquette: • Your child should …

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Appreciate the Journey

Bridget Quinn Stickline

  As a mom and a small business owner, life is seldom calm. My personal brand is chaos, mixed with some drive and sprinkled with a healthy dose of Irish luck. I wear many hats: wife, mom and active member of the community. I sit on a local charitable board …

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Rein in Your Holiday Expenses

Reconciling a tight budget with a generous heart at this time of year can lead to stress and take the cheer out of the holidays. Consider the following suggestions for staying sane with your finances so that you can enjoy the holidays with your family. Accept the reality A struggling …

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We Love It! Holiday Gifts for Moms

Piper Recliner

Our picks from Elena Epstein, director of the National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA)   The Parent’s Hoodie Here’s the perfect sweatshirt for pregnancy and postpartum, and it can also be worn by dads as a baby carrier and hoodie. $99,       Munchkin’s Air Purifier Help protect growing …

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Small Steps, Big Differences: The Power of Mentoring

Tianda Hendricks Boys and Girls Club Brooklyn O'Malley

  The idea of starting a mentor-mentee relationship can be daunting. Gabrielle Moore remembers it well. She laughs as she recalls the sight of a 5-foot, 10-and-¾-inch woman approaching a petite little girl in a pink jacket holding a puppy dog. Both were nervous, and the transition to what they …

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youth sports during covid-19

During this pandemic, so many cherished routines have been sacrificed, and the loss of sports is one that really stings for lots of kids. Not only do sports provide a way to stay fit and have fun, but they are also sources of socialization and confidence. And, of course, they …

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