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Think before you drink

November 16, 2017 On average, Americans are drinking more soft drinks, sports drinks and sweetened tea, not to mention sweetened coffee beverage. more »»

Apples, apples, apples

October 10, 2017 Join the 2017 Great Lakes Apple Crunch! On Thursday, October 12, K-12 schools, early care settings, hospitals, colleges/universities, business campuses, state agencies and other organizations across... more »»

Ways to increase sleep

May 9, 2017 I am a big believer in the mind-body connection. And we all need sleep in order to function at our best. So over the years, I have accumulated many strategies to increase the ability to sleep. more »»

Trying out new foods

March 9, 2017 Do you ever get frustrated over the fact that all your child will eat is pizza, fries, mac and cheese, or chicken nuggets? I think we’ve all had a picky eater at one time or anothe. more »»

Healthy recipes for 2017

February 16, 2017 Last month, people made their New Year’s resolutions. According to Nielsen’s survey conducted in December 2015 and January 2016, 67 percent of U.S. more »»

Making positive change

February 1, 2017 When a new year begins, we often promise to make positive changes for ourselves. Most, if not all of us have done something as parents that we quickly regret. more »»

Embracing Diversity

January 19, 2017 Recently, when I picked up my 4-year-old daughter Scarlett from the gym daycare, a little boy ran past, his full head of black, curly hair bouncing against his shoulder. more »»

Cooking up the holiday season

November 1, 2016 At Ohio State University Extension Office of Washington County, we understand what it’s like to have the desire to make you and your family healthy but struggle because your family is constantly bus... more »»

Fun for (F)All

October 1, 2016 Autumn is officially upon us. We are surrounded by the fresh-crisp air and warm colored leaves. The fall is by far my favorite season. more »»

Easing separation anxiety

October 1, 2016 Sometimes our children have a difficult time saying good bye as we leave. But there are a few tips that can help ease their separation anxiet. more »»

Take guess work out of packing lunch

September 1, 2016 The new school year can bring some very stressful times when it comes to packing lunches and after school snacks. We want to make sure our kids are getting the best nutrition possible. more »»

Take care of YOU!

May 9, 2016 There is a children’s book called, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff. If you are unfamiliar with the popular children’s book, it’s an account of a boy giving a hungry mouse a cooki. more »»

Airplane travel tips

May 9, 2016 Summer is approaching, which might mean airline travel for you and your kids. This is something I’ve done many times. more »»

From bland to bam!

March 7, 2016 Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics created the campaign to focus on the importance of eating healthy and being physically active. more »»

The importance of being silly

March 7, 2016 I‘ve always had a wacky side. more »»

Equal partnerships, communal motivation

February 9, 2016 It still boggles my mind that around 50 percent of all marriages will end in divorce. Being on my second marriage, I can understand how these things happen. more »»

Hot chocolate anyone?

February 9, 2016 There’s a chill in the air and snowflakes are falling outside my window. My first instinct is to curl up in a warm blanket, grab a good book and a big cup of hot chocolate. more »»

Resolve to be the best you

January 14, 2016 The gifts are strewn throughout the house, there are half-eaten cookies all over the kitchen and you look at the remnants of another Christmas gone by and sigh. Or maybe that’s just me. more »»

Help with healthy habits

January 14, 2016 Starting off a new year always comes with resolutions. It was reported that last year’s top resolutions dealt with health and wellness. more »»

Keeping holiday traditions

December 7, 2015 Christmas is by far my favorite time of year. I love spending time with family and friends and sharing recipes that are important to me. more »»

Power of positive thinking for you, your kids

May 26, 2015 It may seem too good to be true: Think positive thoughts and you can feel more positive. But it is true. Your thoughts form your character and how you view your world. You are what you think you ar. more »»


Parkersburg Library Storytime January 17, 2018

3 & 5 year-olds Story Hour 10:30-11:30 a.m. Registration required, call 304-420-4587. more »

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Ready for Thanksgiving?

November 16, 2017 Now that Halloween is over, and the stores already want us to start thinking of Christmas, are you ready for the busy holiday season? Have you started thinking of your holiday menu yet? What do yo... more »

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