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Dragon Boat Racing…Double Fifth Festival

Dragon Boat Racing…Double Fifth Festival

[ 0 ] June 11, 2014 |

By Dorothy Chin Gerding Every year around this time, my father and mother gather themselves up and make the pilgrimage to Boston for supplies to make Jung, and celebrate a surprisingly unique holiday, Tuen Ng Jit or Double Fifth festival (thus named because it takes place May 5th of the lunar calendar). As with most […]

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Swiss Chard – The New Kale?

Swiss Chard – The New Kale?

[ 0 ] April 1, 2014 |

I recently heard that people were getting bored with kale, and that Swiss chard is the new kale. I am not so sure about that, but I do admit that rainbow chard is definitely beautiful to look at (see picture). Swiss chard is a leafy green very similar to kale with the same nutrient profile, […]

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Stay Hydrated!

Stay Hydrated!

[ 0 ] March 11, 2014 |

By Claire Moscrop, Nutrition Consultant When the weather is colder we tend to drink less water. We just don’t think about hydration as much as in the summer and it’s not so appealing to have a large glass of cold water when the temperature is dipping into the 30’s. Many of the body composition assessments […]

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Bold, Beautiful, Beets!

Bold, Beautiful, Beets!

[ 0 ] March 4, 2014 |

By My Chef Lara To be honest, I avoided beets for most of my life. It was not until I traveled to Russia and had Borscht that I started to realize how fabulous this vegetable was. I am now in love. Not only do they taste great, they are versatile and the color – fabulous! […]

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Organizing Your Child’s Closet

Organizing Your Child’s Closet

[ 0 ] February 5, 2014 |

Children have a variety of clothing choices, from school clothes to play clothes, and it can easily stack up and overwhelm the closet space they have. Add to that the speed with which they grow, and it’s no surprise that you find yourself drowning in piles of clothing, unsure about what should be stowed away or kept.

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Gung Hey Fat Choy! Celebrating the Lunar New Year with Children!

Gung Hey Fat Choy! Celebrating the Lunar New Year with Children!

[ 2 ] February 1, 2014 |

Dorothy Chin Gerding of Smithfield, RI shares how she and her family celebrate Chinese New Year. Gung Hey Fat Choy! Happy Lunar New Year! In China this is a month long celebration that brings families together from far and wide.  Here in the United States, my own family and friends will make long distance calls […]

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How Does Flooring Facilitate Faster Math?

How Does Flooring Facilitate Faster Math?

[ 0 ] January 16, 2014 |

Children learn by doing and if you can explain a concept to them while putting something tangible in their hands, it is much easier for them to compute and understand the notion.

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How Much Should You Pay for a Tutor?

How Much Should You Pay for a Tutor?

[ 0 ] January 10, 2014 |

A qualified tutor can mean the difference between just passing and making the honor roll. But while as parents we want to give our kids every advantage, can our budgets handle that extra expense? It may be easier than you think. Here are five different types of tutors your child may need and advice on what to pay for each one.

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Dark, leafy and fabulous!  How I learned to love Kale!

Dark, leafy and fabulous! How I learned to love Kale!

[ 0 ] January 3, 2014 |

By My Chef Lara OK, I admit it. I had to work at liking kale. I really wanted to like it because it is so nutritious but the bitter taste just kept me away. So I hatched a plot to start hiding it in my food and slowly get used to it. Now I actually […]

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What is a Meditation for Kids and Family Class?

What is a Meditation for Kids and Family Class?

[ 0 ] December 23, 2013 |

Local parent, Tara Demyan is a fan of the Meditation for Kids and Family class at Atisha Kadampa Meditation Center. To learn more about what it means to meditate together as a family, read Tara’s recent interview with Angela Stewart, Education Program Coordinator of the Atisha Kadampa Meditation Center. What is a “family” meditation class? […]

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