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Recycling the Right Way

Published: 12/31/19
UAB Recycle
When it comes to recycling the right way, most people may not understand the specific logistics behind the process. There is a recycling crisis in the United States, says Tim Sullivan, manager of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Facilities Support Services, which oversees UAB Recycling. China’s recycling businesses stopped purchasing millions [Read More]
 

Toy Rotation

Published: 12/31/19
By: Sarah Lyons
Toy Clutter
The holidays are over, and likely you have a lot of extra toys in your home about now. “Toy clutter” is a problem many will face in 2020. From the toddler years when blocks, push toys, and board books seem to be scattered down the hallway to the school-age years [Read More]
 

How to Mix Toddlers and Puppies

Published: 12/31/19
By: Rebecca Mason CPDT-KA, CTDI, M.Ed.
How to Mix Toddlers and Puppies
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – if your child is less than eight or nine years old and you get a dog, you’re in for a challenge! This is even more the case when that dog is a puppy! Many pet owners want their children to [Read More]
 

Dine and Shine

Published: 12/31/19
By: Lynn Grisard Fullman
Kids Eat Free
Dining out can be expensive. Happily, you can shave off some dollars by ferreting out restaurants that offer free or discounted meals for children. The cash you stash can be used for an ice-cream outing or, perhaps, a trip to a movie. Several area restaurants offer money-stretching options. Several of [Read More]
 

Identifying the Gifted Child

Published: 12/31/19
By: Jan Pierce, M.Ed.
The Gifted Child
At one time or another, you’ve probably wondered if your child is gifted. Maybe he can identify all the birds in your neighborhood. Or maybe your daughter is only four years old and already reading. How can you know for sure if your child is an exceptional learner? The truth [Read More]
 

A Talk with Sheriff Pettaway

Published: 11/01/19
By: JEFFCO Sheriff Mark Pettaway
Sheriff Pettway
Situational awareness is being aware of what is happening around you. With the holidays fast approaching, exercising a little extra precaution can help limit your risk of robbery or bodily harm. Remember, there are people who want what you have and they have no problem with stealing it. Here are [Read More]
 

Margaritaville Comes to Gatlinburg

Published: 10/31/19
By: Lori Chandler Pruitt
Margaritaville Comes to Gatlinburg
After a nice, long day of sightseeing and shopping in the Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, it was great to walk into Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg in the heart of downtown and experience …. a luxury beach resort! In case you’re wondering, yes, it works. It works very well. Margaritaville Resort [Read More]
 

Are Strangers the Real Danger?

Published: 10/31/19
By: Paige Townley
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Are Strangers the Real Danger?
The statistics on child sexual abuse aren’t well known, but they are seriously alarming. According to reports, experts estimate that one in 10 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday. Approximately 35 percent of youth sexual abuse victims are 11 years old or younger. Perhaps the most shocking revelation [Read More]
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