| Posted On Aug 31, 2011 | By:

You Say Tomato…I Say Superfood

Without a doubt, one of my favorite things about late summer in New England is the abundance of tomatoes in my garden.  While I am usually more of a flower gardener, I like to grow a few tomato plants because there is nothing quite like the taste of a fresh-from-the-vine, warm-from-the-sun tomato.  The problem, as my fellow gardeners know, is that when it rains, it pours, and it’s pouring tomatoes right now!

I’ve already picked more than I can count,

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| Posted On Aug 25, 2011 | By:

Backpacks: Pack Them Light, Wear Them Right

Back-to-school shopping is in full swing, and one item on most everyone’s list is a new backpack.  Backpacks are a practical way for children and teens to carry books and supplies back and forth to school. They are designed to distribute the weight of the load among some of the body’s strongest muscles, and when used correctly, backpacks can be useful equipment.

Unfortunately, many parents and children are unaware of the potential dangers of improperly worn backpacks. 

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| Posted On Aug 19, 2011 | By:

Tips for Getting Ready for the School Year


As September approaches, it’s time to sharpen pencils, buy new binders, and get ready to go back to school.  At this time of year, too, parents start to wonder about how to smooth the transition from summer to school for their  children.  Whether your child is entering a new classroom or starting an entirely new school, here are some ways to support your child’s  back-to-school adjustment:

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