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Top Ten Cutest Things Babies Do

Babies. From diaper changes to midnight feedings to spit-up, they’re a full-time responsibility. However, one cannot deny that in spite of all this, babies do the most adorable things that would leave anyone feeling melted. There’s just something about their big shining eyes and button noses that draws us in and stirs our most tender…

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SVH Services: A Game-Changer for Adults with Disabilities

Catherine and Robin Medovich’s son, Nicholas, is 28 years old and has an apartment in downtown Roanoke. That doesn’t sound too out-of-the-ordinary until you know one other detail about Nicholas: he’s autistic. Catherine, Robin, and Nicholas are the St. Vincent’s Home (SVH Services) Ambassador Family this year, representing and speaking out for the plethora of…

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Top Ten Most Dangerous Dinosaurs!

Spinosaurus. Spinosaurus is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in what now is North Africa, during the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Cretaceous period, about 112 to 97 million years ago. Spinosaurus was the largest of all carnivorous dinosaurs, weighing the same as three buses. Spinosaurus was a fish eater that…

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Top Ten Activities/Events to Check out at This Year’s GO Fest

The Anthem Go Outside Festival (GO Fest), the annual celebration of everything outdoors, is this weekend! Check it out (admission is free!) from 6 p.m. on Friday, October 18 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 20 at River’s Edge Park South (a new location this year), 302 Wiley Drive SW, Roanoke, VA 24014. There are…

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Top Ten Uses for Toilet Paper Tubes

Top Ten Uses for Toilet Paper Tubes by Jacqueline Moon   When it comes to being responsible consumers with the things we throw out, the second “R” can definitely be the most fun: REUSE! In our family of five, we tend to go through some toilet paper (and quick shout-out to the awesome whogivesacrap.org, our…

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Top Ten After-School Activities

      The last bell has rung, the afternoon snack’s been eaten, and the homework has been finished. Now what? TV? Video games? How about something completely different? Here are our top ten after-school activities to make the most of the time between bus drop-off and dinnertime. Make a lava lamp. My son loved…

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Top Ten Kid-Friendly Albums You’ll Actually Like!

Top Ten Kid-Friendly Albums You’ll Actually Like! The Lucky Band – Buenos Diaz Latin GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winning family media heroes Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis present Buenos Diaz, a bilingual family celebration. It’s a retro-modern-vintage Space Age adventure, complete with electric guitars, drums, brass, kazoos, and toy pianos. People magazine called it “The #1…

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Top Ten Family Board Games

Mouse Trap

Pools, beach, parks, camping, hiking — summer is a LOT about getting outside and enjoying the warm weather, but that’s not ALL it is. There are definitely times when a retreat into the delicious AC is called for. The problem that arises, if your family is anything like mine, is what I call the Indoor…

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Planet Snoopy!

 14 acres of The Best Day EVER.       What makes Kings Dominion’s Planet Snoopy so much fun for kids? Three BIG things!       The RIDES! There are 20 amazing rides for kiddos and their families. For example, as soon as you step foot into the magical Peanuts-themed section of the park,…

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