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Have Fun and Make Memories

By: Vanessa Armstrong/ September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, so I thought I’d share a little bit of my daughter’s story and what it was like dealing with her cancer diagnosis. My daughter, Keira was diagnosed with a Wilms tumor one month and 8 days before her 5th birthday, to say we were shocked was…

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All about Grandparent Bootcamp.

  The Lenawee Department on Aging has partnered with Lenawee Great Start to host the first annual Grandparent Bootcamp.  This free educational opportunity will take place on Tuesday, September 20th 2016 at the Adrian First Church of the Nazarene, 50 Industrial Dr in Adrian.  Bootcamp will start at 9am until 2:30pm.  Lunch, as well as…

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New prescription for parents: Read to your babies

By:Carrie Shrier/   The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new policy statement recommending that parents and caregivers begin reading out loud to their children beginning in infancy. When a parent takes their infant to the pediatrician for well child visits, doctors go over important recommendations for a child’s health and wellness. Thanks to…

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Back to School

By: Vanessa Armstrong/ Summer is coming to a close, which means school is about to start again, and whether you’re a getting ready to send your first born off to school for the first time, or you’re a season veteran, the beginning of the school year can be a hectic time. You’ve got to prepare…

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As school is about to begin…

By: Chris Macomber/ I was the crazy organized mom. I knew every last detail of what was happening at school. The second the kids got home I went through the home folder. Any flyers that came home for upcoming events were hung on the board. Dates entered into my calendar. Any projects were started immediately. I…

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His Next Chapter

By:Sarah Meikle/ I remember the day my son, Camden, was born very well. That day I became a different person, a mom who worries on a daily basis, a mom who loves her child more than anything on this earth. With that comes a lot of anxiety. No one can ever prepare you for the…

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Preparing your child for kindergarten

By: Vanessa Armstrong/ Lenawee schools began using the Brigance III screener in the Spring of 2015 as a measurement tool for determining kindergarten readiness across the county. Nearly 900 students each year have participated in the screening.  This screener gives us a better idea of the areas we need to be focusing on to help…

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Summer Safety

By: Sarah Meikle/ Summer is here! When I think of summer so many memories come to mind. Things like camping, roasting marshmallows and swimming at the lake till the sun starts to set. Catching Fireflies at night and watching them glow in your hand. Fishing all day to come home with nothing to show but dirty…

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What We CHOOSE To See..

Perspective. It is something we all forget is our choice. Yet when we are forced to change our perspective, we are granted the ability to change our situation just by changing our outlook. It’s a super power we all hold the key to. We just have to make the choice to use it to our…

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The Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh

By: Sarah Meikle/ There are a handful of service clubs in Lenawee County.  One in particular you may have heard of, is The Kiwanis Club of Tecumseh and wondered what it’s all about or what they do for our community. The Kiwanis Club is in its 60th year of service to Tecumseh Area Youth. They support the…