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July 2019

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What I learned eating on a budget

I have always tried to be a money conscience shopper, but have never been on a fixed budget. Like many people, I went to the store and grabbed items on my list – never thinking twice if I could afford the food that I desired. But, that all changed after I accepted the challenge to live off just $4.50 a day for five days.

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Parenting in the social media age

Talk to any parent about what challenges they face raising kids and teens in today’s world, and social media is sure to come up. Many moms and dads worry about the ways social media could be affecting their child’s development, health and safety. Social media can also put pressure on parents seeing what their own peers are posting. And while those worries are normal, they can be balanced out with some helpful and hopeful information.

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The word on potty words and other toddler talk

If there is a toddler in your life you can count on a few things–love for princesses and superheroes, new-found independence, sticky fingers and some amazing conversation.

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What is celiac disease? And who needs a gluten-free diet?

Most likely you know someone who has celiac disease, whether it’s a family member, a friend or your child’s classmate. Celiac disease is actually quite common. Roughly 1 in 133 people have celiac disease, but more than half of all people with celiac disease are undiagnosed.