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Keep Kids Learning this Summer!

Inspired by a recent article on reducing summer ‘brain drain’*, I thought I would offer tips and tricks to keeping young children and teens engaged in being creative and continuing to learn during the summer months when they have time …
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Born Learning (and Serving!)

When my Dad got ready to retire several years back after a lifetime of hard work and dedication, I wondered what the heck he would do with himself with his newfound freedom and spare time. Dad is a hard worker– …
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What the ‘Give Local’ Day means to United Way

Fast approaching is Give DeKalb County, an online giving day in DeKalb County hosted by the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership, of which Kishwaukee United Way is a proud standing steering committee member and contributor on multiple committees. J  Give DeKalb …
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Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

We have all heard this saying, and it is particularly fitting as we find ourselves in the midst of Easter festivities. Buying jellybeans, chocolate eggs and other basket goodies; baking or buying lamb or bunny cakes, and shopping for dinner …
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Do you have ‘Smart Money’ Moves?

Although we are still in the throes of the winter season, and we have yet to see the green grasses of spring, it is time to turn our attention to another kind of green – money! Financial Wellness is one …
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A Heapful of Ways to be Healthy

When we think of being healthier, the typical scenarios come to mind — getting back to the gym after the holiday season; eating a few more salads and not so many sugary treats as a part of resolutions in the …
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Resource Rich for the Holiday!

As the winds turn colder, and the hats & mittens are unearthed from the linen closet, holiday hoopla is in full swing! Many of us are dashing our way to the grocery store (again) for the grocery item we forgot …
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THANKS (for) GIVING!

As the fall and winter holiday displays start to arrive in stores, and we tune our playlists to the first sounds of the season, I am reminded of all of the things that we have to DO around the holidays. …
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Forward to Fall!

The cold weather has been a bit slow in coming this year, and thus, I am anxiously awaiting cooler days that signal the twist from sunny summer fun into autumn friendly activities. My boys and I have already made a …
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You can be a Champion!

Champ io n / [cham-pee-uh n] a person who fights for or defends any person or cause. i.e., a Champion of United Way in your workplace. a person who takes first place. i.e., anyone who serves as United Way Champion …
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