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Families who play together … stay healthier together!

May 18th, 2017 | By

The best family time is when you’re … playing games … reading … singing silly songs … or just plain having fun together! When we laugh, our bodies feel better! In fact, research…

Fun Fajita Ranch Chicken Wraps

May 16th, 2017 | By

INGREDIENTS 12 oz. skinless, boneless chicken breast strips 1/2 t chili powder 1/4 t garlic powder Non-stick cooking spray 1 small bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips 2 T ranch dressing 2…

Mushroom and Spinach Pasta

May 16th, 2017 | By

Ingredients 6 oz. dried bow-tie pasta 1 T olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 C mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 C fresh spinach, sliced 1 t fresh thyme, minced 1/8…

Have a “SOFT” BALL

May 16th, 2017 | By

Did you know that softball used to be called “kitten ball” because it was played by girls and women? Well, that name changed quickly, because we know that women and girls are competitive…

Summer time is grandparent fun time

May 16th, 2017 | By

Here are some exciting, low- or no-cost, and fun things to do with grandma and grandpa this summer. After all, they love spending time with you AND they need to stay active, too!…

Mandy’s Tropical Green Smoothie

May 16th, 2017 | By

Serves 2 people Ingredients 1-1/2 C milk (almond milk, coconut milk, cow’s milk … pick your favorite!) 1 frozen banana 1 C pineapple (if you used canned tidbits, crushed, or rings, drain it…

Stay Safe This Summer

May 16th, 2017 | By

BURNS & BBQ Be careful around the many summer time fires. Stay far back from your community’s fireworks displays. Be sure you feel for heat before touching coals or wood at campfire sites…

Around the world, kids make a difference

May 16th, 2017 | By

Here in Des Moines, we are almost exactly in the middle of the U.S.A. The boy and girl we featured in this article live in Texas and California. That means they are hundreds…

10 Ways to MOVE with your pet

May 16th, 2017 | By

Run, Spot, Run! This summer, find a safe, open area like a fenced-in yard or pet park and let your furry friend really, really run! Play with UFOs. You might call them Frisbees,…

Can you find the 25 Different Fish Names?

May 16th, 2017 | By

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