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Maine’s Fresh Air Needs Families

The Fresh Air Fund needs your help to host and inner-city child this summer. Since 1877, the fund has been providing outdoor summer fun for children. Children from low-income families get to see trees and grass and the beauty of nature, most for the first time in the lives.

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Photoshop In Reverse: Teens Love Yourself For Who You Are!

It doesn't matter if you're a boy or girl, young or old...

LOVE YOURSELF for WHO YOU ARE!

Here is ANOTHER example of the way the visual media is trying to show what THEIR version of BEAUTY and PERFECTION is.

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Book Given to Children When Fathers Go to Jail

April is Child Abuse Awareness month and witnessing Domestic Violence is considered abuse. Family violence is not something people talk about. It's been a secret in the family until someone is brave enough to speak up and do something to stop it.

And, unfortunately, the children in the family suffer because of it.

But a book has been written to try and HELP those children whose father is taken away.

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Kid Height
Photo by Sharon Buck

Do You Measure Your Child’s Height? Sharon Does!

Every month the kids ask me "Mom/Sharon, can you measure me? I think I grew!"

And of course, I'll get out the pen and have them stand up against the wall. I measure them and sometimes they're taller and sometimes they haven't grown at all.

But the wall is filling up with hash marks.

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Story Anderson
Photo by Sharon Buck

Stories Written at Sharon’s Home

The kids are really going to town on their story books. They get more and more creative with each one.

I will decipher them for you because, well, Jayden is only 6 and Anderson is 7. They have come along way with their spelling! Just a year ago, Jayden could barely read so for her to be writing these stories is quite remarkable!

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Sharon's Family
Photo by Sonya Wallace

Surviving the Blended Family

It's no secret. More than 50% of all marriages in the US and around the world end in divorce. It's a very sad statistic. And with most of the those marriages, children are involved. If both parents aren't on the same page the children could suffer. When those parents start new relationships, those new couples need to realize the children in the relationship STILL always come first, no matter whose children they are.

Trust me. I've been there.

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Joker
Photo by Sharon Buck

No More Chuck E. Cheese

The commercials on Nickelodeon aren't going to help when the last Chuck E. Cheese in Maine closes its doors on Sunday.

Out of the blue to all of us, their only Maine location couldn't come to an agreement on lease terms. School children all over Maine are going to have to do without...or do they?

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