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If Your Child Has the Jitters About Going Back-to-School These Tips May Help

 

Back to school is getting closer and closer and your child may be little worried about starting this school year. The back-to-school jitters are something that happens to kids of all ages but here are some things you can do to help them.

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How Bad Is Bullying In Maine Schools?

Source: WalletHub
A child is bullied every seven minutes in our country. According to the National Education Association, more than 160,000 children miss school every day out of fear of being bullied.

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Backpacks an Important Part of Back School

 

Backpacks are an important part of back-to-school so what are the best backpacks this year for kids to carry all their stuff. eBags has more than 7,000 backpacks in 250 brands and their number one selling pack is the Swiss Gear Scansmart.

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High School Students Back to School Items

 

So you have high school aged children that are headed back to school. What do they need for school supplies? If you don’t have a list of specific brands, sizes or quantities then sticking to the basics is the best way to go.

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Amazon via Ihickson
Amazon via Ihickson

The Ultimate College Dorm Check List For Freshmen From A Senior

My freshman year took place at the University of Southern Maine in the dorms. The year went very smoothly for the sole reason I am an organization freak and made sure I had every single thing I needed - right down to the Q-Tip...

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Hilingo via Amazon
Hilingo via Amazon

NASA’s Guide To House Plants That Best Support Healthy Air

I recently finished a Biology class in Belfast and during that class we had to plant bean plants. Mine grew over a foot and the whole experience was pretty cool to watch day by day...

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Maine’s School System Is Ranked As One Of The Best In The Country

Source: WalletHub
The countdown to back to school is on, you see and hear all of the ads for back to school shopping and many schools will welcome back the kids and teachers in about one month. Good news for Maine kids and parents, Maine's school system has been ranked as one of the best in the country.

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ray.ewing via Instagram

Do You Know About These Shocking Things That Happened In Maine?

These are some really crazy facts, according to onlyinyourstate.com, that took place right here in Vacationland.  I had no idea about any of them.  'They' say it's good to learn at least one new thing a day...well, how about 10 new things!  Wow...just...Wow!

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Apparently, I’m Brilliant According To This Impossible Quiz

The goal?  To get, at least, 5 out of 10 correct.  I got 7.  That makes me brilliant.  We already knew this, of course!  I'm more than just a pretty face.  Maybe I could get a job as a physicist!   I wish it would tell me which ones that I got wrong, that way I can learn myself something new.  But, sadly, I'll never know where I went wrong.  But now, here's your chance to see if you can beat my score.

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Conquer Chiari Float in Old Hallowell Day parade & B98.5
Conquer Chiari Float in Old Hallowell Day parade & B98.5

Conquer Chiari & B98.5 Make Front Page Of The Newspaper!!

I was so excited to see this yesterday in the Sunday paper.  Both of my favorite floats make the front page of the local section of the KJ.  Erika, Connor's mom, and I have worked so hard to raise awareness about Chiari Malformation to the public and medical community.  Fellow chiarians have seen our efforts and have come out to join us.

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