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Cooking & Winning with Ben’s Beginners™ Cooking Contest

Sponsored Post I never imagined that cooking dinner would change my family’s lives and have an impact on the community where I live. But it did. And it wasn’t even a meal that I made myself. About a year ago, my daughter Claire and I teamed up to cook dinner together, but not just cook it, we also filmed it. Channeling our inner celebrity chefs, we created a … [Read More...]

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Protecting Our Children: A Mom’s Quest to keep her Teens Safe Leads to New Technology

Sponsored Blog Post I have two wonderful children that have always made me immensely proud to be their mom. As wonderful as they are, I still had all the normal parental worries when my kids became teenagers about how to help them survive and thrive. My oldest recently headed off to college and my youngest is nearing high school graduation, which means … [Read More...]

Engage! in Creating Excellent Schools

Recently I had a conversation with Jennifer Wiezorek of Plant PTSA in Florida. Jennifer is the VP of Advocacy for the Hillsborough County Council PTA and the Advocacy Chair and the Social Media Chair for Plant PTSA. Last year, Jennifer served as the VP of Membership at Plant PTSA. Hi Jennifer, thanks for being a part of the Engage blog! Can you tell me a little bit … [Read More...]

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Formulation of Comunitario PTAs

The Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) is an independent, non-profit organization that is dedicated to assuring educational opportunity for every child. Our IDRA Family Leadership in Education Model began to take shape in the early 1980s. From the beginning, the approach honored the participants’ language and culture and focused on parent … [Read More...]


American Diabetes Association’s Safe At School Campaign Helps Students With Diabetes

The new school year has arrived and families are just settling in to their back to school routine, but for parents of children living with diabetes the back to school routine includes a few extra daily tasks and concerns. My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the tender age of 17months, so I know firsthand that in addition to packing the backpack and … [Read More...]


Creating A Stronger School Wellness Policy at Northmont Elementary with Fire Up Your Feet

Reposted from the Fire Up Your Feet Blog One of the fun things about starting down the path to school wellness is that each step leads you to new discoveries and ideas for creating a healthy, active school. For Iris Hix, a parent at Northmont Elementary School in La Mesa, CA (outside of San Diego), it all started when she learned about her school receiving a Safe … [Read More...]