FARM TO MARKET DAYS

Contact: info@togetherparenting.com Category: Parenting/Family Activities Description: Family activities/recipes for St. Patrick’s Day and spring Word Count: 551 Copyright 2004 Nine Twenty Press URL: _____________________ Summer may begin in June but, for many parts of the country, gardens don’t reach their peak until August. Modern grocery stores manage to keep us satisfied with produce year round, but there is nothing like the flavor of farm fresh tomatoes, peaches, or sweet corn. And ...

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A Mommy Moment

This is going to sound strange, not being a mommy but having a •mommy moment”; it sounds strange to me too! So, let me take you back a few years so I can explain. When my nephew was 2 years old (he’s now 10), I offered to babysit him one day a week so I could develop a relationship with him. I’d missed out on doing this with the previous 5 nieces and nephews to a large extent so I didn’t want to miss out on this one. This little boy had already captured my heart but I wanted ...

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Aquarium Fish Deaths - Some Causes And Remedies

You've set up your aquarium, added some fish and are looking forward to enjoying your new hobby. everything looks fine for a while then slowly the water becomes cloudy, or the fish start to die or algae overtake the tank. What did you do wrong? More importantly what can you do to achieve that sparkling tank with healthy fish that you see in all the pictures? The first thing not to do is panic and rush to the nearest pet shop, buy a load of chemical treatments and dump them in the tank! This ...

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How to Eliminate Heartworms

Studies show that all 50 US states have reported cases of heartworm infection, a condition that can affect all dogs regardless of sex, age or habitat. The highest incidence for dogs not taking preventive medicine rises to a high of 45%, including areas from the Gulf of Mexico to New Jersey, while some areas record rates of 5% and below for the canine heartworm disease. The difference is due mainly to mosquito, environmental and dog population factors, although all dogs in affected regions are ...

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3 Things You Should Never Feed Your Dog

As much as you love your dog and want to share your food with him, you need to be careful as to what you are giving him. Many human foods are dangerous or even toxic to dogs, which is why you should know what you can and cannot share with him. There is a long list of things that should not be fed to your dog; however, there are a few items that are more risky than others. These three things are important for dog owners to know about to avoid their dog from getting extremely ill or even ...

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Blue Dog Rescue Offers Homeless Dogs a New Leash on Life

A volunteer organization devoted to the welfare of stray and homeless dogs in the Austin area, Blue Dog Rescue offers hope for hundreds of dogs every year that otherwise would face euthanization. By providing fostering and home placement services, Blue Dog Rescue’s team of volunteers give these beautiful dogs a second chance at life and the loving homes they deserve.  Many dogs end up in shelters because of irresponsible breeding practices.  Blue Dog Rescue supports the spaying and ...

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ARTISTS HELPING CHILDREN FOUNDATION JUST LAUNCHED

ARTISTS HELPING CHILDREN FOUNDATION JUST LAUNCHED By Rachel Goldstein Remember when you were a kid and you had to go to the hospital? Remember the strange sights, the sounds, unpleasant smells, and strangers entering your hospital room? You had no idea what was happening to you and no one could explain in a way you understood. You waited a lot with nothing to do except worry about what was going to happen next. Artists Helping Children Foundation (http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org) is a ...

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Adoption Questions and Answers

Adoption minus going to church? I have been looking into adoption and every agency that I have found requires church devotion. Does anyone know how one might go about adopting a babe-in-arms without having to lie going on for being Christian? Yes, contact the state agency in your area. They do not and can not consider religion when placing a child. You might... Adoption mistake..? Of course. If your parental rights have not been terminated, next you are your child's legal mother. If you have ...

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Are you protecting Your Baby from Harmful Chemicals?

Are you protecting Your Baby from Harmful Chemicals? Have you ever taken the time to stop and think about what chemicals might be lurking in the fabric of that crisp new vest or sleepsuit for your baby? Your baby products might just contain Phthalates, Organotin compounds, Brominated flame retardants and other chemicals potentially dangerous to new borns. Ok so let's not get too over the top here, your baby clothes and toys wouldn't be on the market if they were regarded as truly dangerous and ...

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Costs of Adopting a Child

There are many less fortunate children around us. We see them wandering in the streets and begging for food or alms. Some are in charitable institutions waiting to be adopted. They are humans like us who yearn for love, to experience the care of parents, to know what it is to have a family, and just to be normal like the rest of us. Some of them lost their parents at an early age. Others are products of a broken marriage and no one would take them in. Some other children have indigent parents ...

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Costs of Adopting a Child

Adopting a child is a big responsibility. The procedure will cost you to acquire several important documents to legalize the adoption. There are many less fortunate children around us. We see them wandering in the streets and begging for food or alms. Some are in charitable institutions waiting to be adopted. They are humans like us who yearn for love, to experience the care of parents, to know what it is to have a family, and just to be normal like the rest of us. Some of them lost their ...

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FDA Halts Protein Imports After 2200 Dogs Die

As the worldwide pet and dog food recall expands to ever more dog food brands, the FDA has issued an alert halting the importation of all vegetable protein from China that is suspected of killing more than 2200 dogs. The contaminated dog food brands that have been tainted with a variety of vegetable protein additives, includes in part: wheat gluten, rice gluten, rice protein, mung bean protein, corn gluten, corn by-products, corn gluten meal, soy protein, soy gluten, soy bean meal and soy bean ...

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How Safe Is Dog Food?

How Safe is dog food? Is any pet food safe? Has the recent pet food recall uncovered a problem that has been around for a very long time? Which pet food is best and are there adequate safety measures applied in pet food production? You're about to discover the terrifying-truth about commercial dog food that is linked to the deaths of thousands of dogs across the US every single day. The widespread disease and death of dogs from nutritionally inadequate and poison-laden commercial dog food ...

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Movie Review

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban review © 2004 by Donna Schwartz Mills Studio: Warner Brothers MPAA Rating: PG for frightening moments, creature violence and mild language Mom Rating: 5 out of 5 Kid Rating: 5 out of 5 Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon, Gary Oldman, David Thewlis Writer: Steve Kloves Director: Alfonso Cuar•n It's shaping up to be a wonderful summer for family films. Hot on the heels of "Shrek 2," which is still breaking box ...

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IF YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW WHY READING MATTERS

HERE ARE SOME OF THE REASONS WHY READING IS SO IMPORTANT FOR CHILDREN. WHY DO WE TELL CHILDREN TO READ ? We're always telling children that books and reading are good for them, but have we ever really thought about why that's true ? Exactly what do older children get out of reading novels ? What do younger kids get from being read to ? Does reading matter ? The purpose of this article is to say that, yes, it's true, reading really is important, and that there are some solid reasons why that ...

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