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Lemonade Stand Tips: Top 7 Tips for Success

Six-year-old Jackson Parks raised $15,800 at his charitable lemonade stand. Photo courtesy of Jordan Parks.
Tart or sweet, lemonade sells. Especially when stirred and poured by a cute and industrious neighborhood kid. Kid-run lemonade stands...

Halloween as community event

What's the reason you celebrate Halloween? Around our house, there's the whole costume thing and participating in the school activities, but when it comes to trick-or-treating, candy is only part of the story. The real reason we wander around the...

Make a Difference Day is October 25th

Tomorrow, Saturday, October 25, is Make a Difference Day. This is an annual event sponsored by USA Weekend Magazine where everyone is encouraged to go out and do something good for the community. Last year, 3 million people participated in Make a...

Hitler youth or Baker Street Irregulars?

Local governments in England are now recruiting children as young as eight to report "enviro-crimes" -- littering, graffiti, and such. According to the Ealing Council in West London, "there are hundreds of Junior Streetwatchers, aged 8-10 years old,...

Going to church means heavenly grades?

I'm not sure there could be a worse headline, as far as I'm concerned: "Church Attendance Boosts Student GPA's." Luckily, it's not quite that simple. Researchers did find that going to church affects a teenager's grades, chances of dropping out, and...

Married vs single health gap tightens

Looks like being married doesn't necessarily make you healthier than being single. A new study from Michigan State University points to the gap narrowing between married men and their bachelor counterparts with regard to health. Those who are...

Carmel isn't family friendly

Not that we were planning on leaving San Francisco anyway, but if we did, we surely wouldn't be moving to Carmel, Indiana. Why not, you ask? Because it's not "family friendly". Earlier this week, the Carmel City Council voted 5-2 not to adopt a...

Being a daddy blogger

18 months ago, I barely knew what a blog was. Years ago I'd heard about these mysterious personal diaries and political gossip websites on the news, but was so disappointed by the "what I had for lunch" content I found after I entered "blog" in a...

Where do you call home?

Rachel Mosteller's recent post about working moms (and dads) got me thinking. I am very lucky. Quite some time ago, I bought the house I grew up in. Circumstances demanded it; I would have been just as happy to continue blowing my disposable income...

The Journal News starts a parenting blog

Two colleagues who write for The Journal News in White Plains, New York, have started a parenting blog as an adjunctive portion of their newspaper. This parenting blog is brand spanking new, and so far only has posts from the two reporters...

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