Best of Knotts Berry Farm – Our Summer Fun Hit List


Looking for some midsummer fun? Check out all that Knotts has to offer this summer!  There’s brand new rides like the Iron Reef (this one is SUPER FUN), Laser Tag and a chance to cool off at Snoopy on Ice – a skating spectacular that pays homage to Hollywood. We recently spent a fun summer…

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Yo Miz! Provides a Look Inside 25 Manhattan Public Schools

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  Concerned about our public schools today? Do you wish you could see what is really going on?  Should experienced teachers be given any consideration with regard to strengths, skills sets and placement when their position is eliminated?   Check out Elizabeth Rose‘s memoir – “Yo Miz!” – a wild ride through the public schools in…

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Your Art-y Kiddo Could Win $250 in the TJ Maxx Kids Art Contest

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This week, T.J.Maxx has launched the “Maxx Kids Art Contest” to support organizations that help children in need reach their full potential, such as Save the Children.The contest will run in-store from June 21 through July 11 and 25 winners will be selected. Submissions will be judged based off of the following criteria: originality, creativity, and applicability…

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Quality Mattress Shopping Tips at Custom Comfort Mattress in Southern California


You never forget your first “real” mattress. My husband and I survived for many years beyond college on a futon. When we graduated and got our first jobs we upgraded to the deluxe version. I recall that it had a foam core and only slightly fewer lumps. Our parents shuddered when they sat on it,…

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The Kids are Watching: Modeling Responsible Alcohol Use


When it comes to responsible alcohol consumption, I consider myself very fortunate to have had good role models growing up. I’ve never once seen my parents drunk. The closest I’ve observed to my parents being “under the influence” was once or twice when they were a little buzzed from a third glass of wine at…

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