Did you catch a ride on the struggle bus? We got you fam! We've all been there. Did your kid just fall asleep and you can't possibly risk waking them? Maybe you crushed it at leg day and now they're jelly. Maybe your kids have been little monsters all day and you don't want to be seen in public with them. Has it been one of those days and you just can't even? Maybe you have the flu and are going to be stuck in bed for the next 3 days and you really really want to catch up on Game of Thrones. Introducing Curbside Pickup at our Central, Aulds, and East 80 locations! If you're having a li... Read Full Blog
by Mandi Johnson, Associate Director of Community Engagement & Food Hobbyist
Inspired by Food Network’s, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, where celebrity chefs tell you their favorites from around the world, I decided to start a series I am calling The Best Thing I Never Ate (and yes, the grammatical inconsistency is killing me but “The Best Thing I’ve Never Eaten” just doesn’t have the same ring to it). A couple of times a month I will select a food/ingredient I have never eaten before and will prepare it. I’ll be blogging about these kitchen a... Read Full Blog
by Mandi Johnson, Associate Director of Community Engagement and Food Hobbyist
They say the first step is admitting you have a problem and I’ll admit it—I’m a bit of a food-tv junkie. I wouldn’t say I’m a foodie or even an amateur home cook but I am definitely a food-hobbyist. Is that even a real thing? I don’t know—let’s just go with it. I enjoy spending my weekends in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes and culinary creations. This, of course, has led me down the path of becoming a food-television junkie. I especially love... Read Full Blog
Need help determining facts from alternative facts (aka: fiction)? Let us help.
Be aware of “fake news.” What is fake news? It isn’t news you disagree with—it is content generated by non-news organizations in order to generate an audience for paid advertisements or to spread unverified/untrue information.
Take a look at these examples of fake news sites compiled by CBS.
Also take a look at this Spotting Fake News video from FactCheck.org.
What can you do?
Be skeptical of any news that comes from third-... Read Full Blog
Show your child how you read every day for fun and work.
Point out to your children the printed words in your home.
Encourage your child to read independently in his or her own way.
Talk to your child as if he or she is already a reader.
Make reading fun using different voices for different characters.
Talk about the book you are reading with your child.
Choose a quiet spot for you and your child to read.
Read aloud at least 15 minutes each day to your... Read Full Blog