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Creating little photographers

Posted June 13th, 2014 by Jessica Haney in Child, Parenting, Uncategorized

Creating little photographers

Children see things in unique ways, and that vision extends to what they can capture with a camera. My son’s school offers after-school enrichment classes twice a year. In the fall, my son chose sports, but after I watched his fascination with photography grow through the year, and after I […]

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Putting children on stage

Posted May 30th, 2014 by Jessica Haney in Child, Parenting, Uncategorized

Putting children on stage

If there had been a program like Encore Stage & Studio where I grew up, I might have a very different life. Being on stage was always a dream, but in my small town, there weren’t any options for kids, at least as far as I knew or as far […]

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Budding Environmentalists Blossom at Showcase

Posted April 24th, 2014 by Jessica Haney in Uncategorized

Telling people about your school’s gardening or recycling programs and then hearing about theirs might be the best early networking activity I can think of! For the third year in a row, the non-profit alliance of environmental educators NoVA Outside put on a successful School Environmental Action Showcase, or SEAS […]

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Parenting Teens is a Lonely Business

Posted February 18th, 2014 by Sue Wagner in Parenting, Teens & Tweens, Uncategorized

I found parenting to be a lonely vocation when my kids were toddlers and I was bound to the house by nap schedules and sheer overwhelming logistics. My world often shrunk to the size of my neighborhood block, where I walked up and down the sidewalk, pushing strollers, trikes, holding […]

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Catch Brain Games on Nat Geo

Posted January 15th, 2014 by Elaine in Entertainment, Television, Uncategorized

Last Monday, a new season of Brain Games began on the National Geographic channel. Viewers have a lot to look forward to this season – particularly those in their upper teens and beyond. This fun and creative show seeks to reveal how our brains work, and in the process, folks […]

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