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Ashley Weingart

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Ashley Weingart is the mother of three young children and she's always running somewhere. Whether she's chasing after her two-year-old with her craft scissors in his hand, hurrying to get dinner on the table, rushing to finish yard work, or literally running for exercise, she's always on the go. Many of her favorite daily tasks have something else in common; scissors, or sKissors as her littlest one calls them. Garden scissors, kitchen scissors, craft scissors, children’s safety scissors, she's nearly always got one of them in hand. Her blog documents her adventures as a busy mom on the run making time to have her fun. Visit www.runningwithskissors.com. Ashley is on Twitter @RunningSkissors and Facebook at Running with Skissors.

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Ways Kids in Northeast Ohio are Learning to Help the Environment

2017 Editions Ages & Stages April 2017 Education Featured Magazine

January 2017 was the third warmest January in 137 years of modern record-keeping. Approximately 40 percent of the lakes in the U.S. are polluted for fishing, aquatic life or swimming, and pollution is one of the biggest global killers, affecting over 100 million people, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fact sheet titled “Nonpoint Source Pollution: The Nation’s Largest Water Quality Problem.”

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Valentine’s Day the Old School Way

2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured February 2017 Magazine

If you’re like me, part of you wants to be one of those moms who’s organized enough to make all those adorably sweet Valentine’s Day cards and crafts that you’ve pinned on your “Valentine’s Day” board.

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Ditch Middle School Drama: Help Your Child Rise Above Social Pressure and Bullying

2017 Editions Ages & Stages Education Featured January 2017 Magazine Parenting

Today's kids often see bullying in writing — and their peers can, too, thanks to social media. While it’s impossible to shield your child completely from these mean behaviors, there are some ways to help your middle-schooler deal with bullying issues.

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Baking with Kids is Messy, but oh so Sweet

2016 Editions Ages & Stages December 2016 Featured Food Magazine Parenting

To some, baking holiday cookies with kids sounds like a recipe for disaster. It’s not difficult to imagine all the mess and the drama. With a pinch of preparation and a dash of extra patience, baking with your children can be educational and, yes, even a lot of fun. Find mom-tested tips and recipes here.

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Eat, Save, Reduce: 10 Tips to Reduce Your Family’s Food Waste

2016 Editions Food Magazine November 2016

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, a family of four loses an average of $1,500 a year on wasted food. Whether your concern is for the environment or for the well-being of your wallet, here are some ideas to help you and your family reduce food waste.

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Make Healthy School Birthday Treats that Pass the Test

2016 Editions Featured Food Magazine October 2016

Today's parents are faced with many limitations when preparing a special birthday treat for their child to share with their classmates. Here are some tried and true school birthday treats that are safe for all kids but are so delicious and fun, students won’t even realize they are gluten-free, nut-free or dairy-free.

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Savor Northeast Ohio Fall Super Foods

Featured September 2016

Fall fruits and vegetables are hitting their peak in the garden and are abundant at local farmers markets and grocery stores. Here’s the scoop on how to choose them, some ideas for delicious meals to make with them and reasons why they are good for more than just your taste buds.

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Preparing Your Family for Another Baby

Ages & Stages April 2016

Welcoming a new baby into the world is a time full of emotions — joy, excitement and perhaps even a little anxiety. To some, the first year can seem even more challenging the second time around. Now, you’ve got a new baby and their older sibling to care for. How do you manage all of their needs at once? Here is some advice from parenting experts, as well as experienced parents themselves, on how to survive the first year — again.

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