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Restaurants opened on Thanksgiving Day - Dine in or take-out.

Thanksgiving Day dinner plans for those who are traveling or without plans.  A list of restaurant chains that have confirmed they are opened for the holiday.  Go Banking Rates surveyed the national chains and came up with a list of (18) places to eat.  Some restaurants offer take-out or buffet style eating.  I suggest that you call as soon as possible to confirm their hours of operation, make reservations or place phone orders.  It is a busy day for the restaurants that are open, please take that into consideration when dining. Applebee’s - Call to confirm that your location is open.   Hours of operation may be different their normal schedule. Bob Evans Farms – Thanksgiving Day they will open from 8 am until 8pm. Please call to confirm the hours. Bonanza Steakhouses – Buffet and open on Thanksgiving Day.   Call to get hours of operation. Boston Market – Open and serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner on November 26, 2015. Buca di Beppo – Average cost is $57.00 for a din

Educational programs that inspire a child's creativity.

For the last 5 weeks, I have been working with several vendors who offer after-school programs.  My role is to coordinate classes for our public school and make sure every student is accounted for by attending their enrolled class.  I have been volunteering in these after-school classes for a little over 3 years. Each year, it amazes me how the educational opportunities get better and better for our students.  This year, we had the opportunity to offer some incredible educational opportunities to our elementary students including Fashion Camp, Pre-Lego Engineering, STEM Child Creativity Lab and Basketball.  Take a look inside the classrooms with me. Fashion Camp was new to the program this year.  The class is held once a week over the course of (6) weeks.  The vendor brings all of the materials for the week’s lesson plan.  This year, they taught basic sewing to our students who range from 3rd to 5th grade.  Each girl is taught how to design, cut, sew and finish an item.  For thi

Top 10 Steps Toward Avoiding the Flu

'Tis the season for your kids to be exposed to every known germ that walks into their school.  If you work in a busy office, there is always that die hard co-worker that just won't go home until they cough on every paper that is on your desk.  You know, it really isn't any ones fault.  The Flu just happens.  Regardless of placing your kids in a bubble or yelling at your teammate to go home, everyone is going to have exposure to the flu or other germ this season. We wanted to share with our readers the Top 10 Steps toward avoiding the flu.  We hope this helps you and your family stay happy and healthy this winter. Wash your hands frequently.  (Wash them before and after using the facilities, before eating and after you have touched counters, tables and chairs) Use a tissue or paper towel to open door handles or use your foot to open/close doors. Invest in Lysol Wipes and Spray.  (Wipe down counters and door handles in your home daily and don't forget your

Alvin and the Chipmunks - The Musical and movie

Did you know that Alvin and the Chipmunks have been making people sing, smile and laugh since 1958.  Here is a b rief history about Alvin, Theodore and Simon Sevilla.   These lovable creatures have been on TV starting in 1972.  Creator, Ross Bagdasrian, died in 1972 but that did not stop the success of these Chipmunks.  For over 50 years, kids and adults have been going to movie theatres to see their adventures.  The upcoming movie has the three brothers going on an adventure called, "The Road Chip."  Opening December 18th, the fun begins for Alvin and the Chipmunk fans. Be part of the fun and attend the musical before the movie!   Buy tickets and mark your calendars, Alvin and the Chipmunks are coming to town.  This limited engagement is the music concert that is sure to inspire you to dance and sing along with Alvin, Theodore and Simon.  Check for local performances at Alvin and the Chipmunk Live. Discla

Moms Meet Wow Summit in San Diego presented by KIWI Magazine

Moms Meet hosted the very inspiring WOW Summit this October 2015 in San Diego, CA.  They are a group of parents who want to learn, share, empower and connect with other parents that are raising healthy families through the education of green living.  The WOW Summit hosted keynote speakers, parents and vendors with a common goal; to eat healthier and live better. The experience received at the WOW summit included an appearance by Chef Ann Cooper.  She inspired all to consider selecting better lunch options for their family.  During the Summit, Smart Flour baked delicious pizza, vendors provided information and free samples while parents shared their own stories of healthy living.  It was an amazing two days in beautiful San Diego and an event I won't soon forget.    Chef Ann Cooper, the keynote speaker, presented some incredible information about food in our public schools. Statistics are now proving that  our kids are not expected to live as long lives as their parents and

Rube Goldberg Science Project.

It's Sunday!  Isn't everyone working on their Rube Goldberg Science Project for 6th grade like we are?  Well, not really me, I'm just in charge of drinks and snacks.  My husband and son are working in the garage on one of the pieces for the science project.  Although they haven't put all of the components together, they are finalizing details on the biggest piece and end result of the project.  Over the next few weeks, I will be breaking down this science project for you in more detail. What is Rube Goldberg?  Rube Goldberg (1883-1970) was a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist best known for his zany invention cartoons. He was born in San Francisco on the 4th of July, 1883 – and graduated from U. Cal Berkeley with a degree in engineering. His first job at the San Francisco Chronicle led to early success, but it wasn’t until he moved to NYC and began working for Hearst publications that he became a household name. Rube Goldberg is the only person ever