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Meet the Shen Family

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School Directory p. 24 Spring Training Schedule p. 39

H ow D o You Spe ll LOVE P. 20 uSmile NDental

Tips to Help Kids Form Healthy Dental Habits p. 2

Teacher of the Month Beulah Stang p. 18

Make Valentine’s Day Wonderful p. 16


The Healthy Smile

Tips to Help Kids Form Healthy Dental Habits Oral care and cavity prevention are crucial for overall health, and getting kids to put that knowledge into practice is a must. With National Children’s Dental Health Month occurring this February, it’s a great time to motivate kids to take better care of their smiles with these top teeth tips:

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Good Practices

The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives recommends brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day. If you aren’t able to brush between meals, swishing water is a great way to help reduce bacteria that can build up. When choosing toothpaste, look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance to indicate it has been rigorously tested for cavity protection. Take a minute to check what’s inside your toothpaste. Many contain ingredients like artificial sweeteners, dyes

or preservatives on the label. If you prefer a more natural option, Tom’s of Maine makes the top-selling natural kids toothpaste without any artificial ingredients and no animal testing. Encourage kids to make healthy nutritional choices that promote good dental health, including calcium-rich foods like yogurt, cheese, almonds, oatmeal, and oranges. While skipping all sweets may not be realistic, encourage kids to limit sugary beverages and candy, and to brush after treats.

Get Creative, Give Back

A new free downloadable coloring book called “Brushing Fun,” is now available to help introduce kids to healthy habits. Each free download will trigger a donation of 10 tubes of Tom’s of Maine Wicked Cool! natural toothpaste to Oral Health America (OHA), a non-profit dedicated to increasing access to oral health care, education and advocacy for all Americans. “Brushing can be fun and it’s never too early to talk with your kids about their oral health, or too late to try to help shape healthy habits,” says Susan Dewhirst, goodness programs manager at Tom’s of Maine.

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While you’re caring for your teeth, don’t forget to also take care of the earth. According to the EPA, by turning off the tap while you brush your teeth in the morning and before bedtime, you can save up to eight gallons of water! Parents and kids can also visit www.terracycle to learn how to recycle or upcycle toothpaste tubes. It’s simple to show kids that a healthy smile is an important component of overall health. These smart oral health habits can last a lifetime.

The coloring book, which can be personalized with a child’s name, offers games, puzzles, tips and facts about oral care, as well as a story that encourages kids to appreciate nature. To show off your family’s creativity, share a page from the coloring book using the hashtag #NaturalSmiles on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win a natural oral care gift pack and Utretch Art Store gift card. The free coloring book is available for download at www.TomsofMaine.com. Dr. Nadia O’Neal, D.D.S., P.A. © Statepoint Media

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But even though I see examples of their impressive stomach capacities regularly, these two can still amaze even me sometimes.

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It’s a pretty universally-known understatement that preteen and teenage boys have limitless appetites. Since I have two of these creatures living in my house right now, I am very personally aware of that fact and the magnitude of it. For instance, it’s been at least six years since I looked twice at a recipe that calls for leftover mashed potatoes – after all, there is no such thing. I can peel and cook a 5-pound, a 10-pound, or even most of a 15-pound bag of potatoes, and sometimes it isn’t enough for our family of six. But between the two of them, 17-year-old David and 12-year-old Daniel ensure that it is never, ever too much. I have also stopped wondering if the expiration date on a gallon of milk is far enough away that it won’t spoil. Because no matter how many gallons of milk I put in my fridge, it’s never more than 48 hours before David comes to me saying, “We need milk.” I finally decided to stop trying to keep up with the demand, and I now limit our supply to 3 gallons most weeks. Since I buy them all at once, this generally means that we spend 5 or 6 days a week being out of milk. My boys think I’m an evil villain as a result; but hey, I’d rather live at my house than at Publix.

regularly, these two can still amaze even me sometimes.

After a day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom a few weeks ago, we decided to eat dinner at the Rainforest Café located right outside the park. Since the portion sizes can be pretty large there, and we didn’t want to bring anything home (yeah, right – I must have forgotten who was with me!), I asked my husband if he would like to share an entrée. He agreed, but wanted an appetizer too. So we ordered a large appetizer that came with several different items including a decent-sized bowl of crab dip with chips. When it came to the table, I dipped a broken corner of a chip into the dip and tasted it – it was pretty good! Then I put a southwestern egg roll onto my plate and scooped out a little bit of the guacamole that came with those.

seconds and were now working through a chicken tender and a mozzarella stick respectively! Like I said – Amazing! It also made me think about how fast they are both growing up (and about how expensive they are to feed, but that’s another issue). We’ll miss our bottomless pits when they’re out of the house, but one consolation is that then the rest of the family might have an opportunity to enjoy some crab dip too.

Until next time,

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February is American Heart Month, and Feb. 7 is the 11th Annual National Wear Red Day, both drawing attention to cardiovascular disease and the efforts to stop America’s number one killer. About every 25 seconds, an American will have a coronary event. Last year, an estimated 785,000 Americans had a new coronary attack, and about 470,000 had a recurrent attack. The chance of developing coronary heart disease can be reduced by taking steps to prevent and control factors that put people at greater risk. Additionally, knowing the signs and symptoms of heart attack are crucial to the most positive outcomes after having a heart attack. For more information on heart disease and stroke, visit www.heart.org. This February, the sights of millions of people around the world will be fixed on Sochi, Russia where the XXII Olympic Winter Games will take place. At $50 billion and counting, the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are the most expensive Olympics in history and cost more than every other Winter Olympics put together. With this in mind, it’s time to put on some USA attitude, and show support for our American Olympic athletes! “USA! USA! USA!”

The Florida State Fair is a salute to the state’s best in the agriculture and equestrian industry, including an abundance of shows, music, rides, food and shopping. Excitement and music flood the fairgrounds while visitors enjoy plenty of entertainment, included with the price of admission. Parking is free during the fair days, and gates open daily at 9 a.m. For a list of this year’s events, visit www.floridastatefair.com.

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Directions: 1. Clean bottles and remove all labels. 2. Have children decorate the bottles with stickers and markers. 3. Have children personalize messages on the construction paper. 4. Roll paper and tie with yarn and insert in bottle. 5. Seal bottle, tie ribbon around top and give to that special someone.

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Valentine’s Photo Frame You need: • Empty heart shaped candy box • Favorite photo • Scissors • Craft knife • Glue

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Meet the Shen Family For some, love at first sight is a myth; but for our February Family of the Month, the Shens, it is a reality. Eric and April first met almost 20 years ago in Shanghai, China (some 8,000 miles from Tampa Bay). Eric, who has always been one for details, couldn’t help but notice April, a charming and bright engineering student at the University. April was the talk of the town after she helped save the life of a child who had accidentally fallen into an icy lake. April, also one to pay close attention to details, was quite captivated with Eric. The two hit it off right from the start and have been married now for seventeen years.

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Eric and April moved to the Tampa Bay area a little over five years ago. “We have developed many close friendships over the past few years and we really enjoy all the opportunities this area affords our family,” the couple told us. “We love the sunny days and the beautiful weather. “The month of February is probably our favorite month of the year. Not only do we enjoy and share in the celebration of Valentine’s Day but February also typically marks the start of the Chinese New Year (otherwise known as our Spring Festival). The Spring Festival is an essential piece of Chinese culture and it is also the world’s largest human migration. It is estimated that for this year’s Spring Festival in China, there will be over 3.6 billion “journeys” by Chinese people trying to make it home by plane, train, bus, or anything in between. A lot busier than here in the States!”

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Terry is six years old and is your typical boy, full of spirit and filled with lots of energy. He loves to laugh, and he has the reputation of being a very caring young person. Terry also displays a great deal of intellectual curiosity and is a very creative thinker. Recently, Terry won Pinellas County’s School Reflection Art Award with his painting of a child’s vision of protecting the Earth and our environment. His painting has now been sent on for the next level of state competition.

• As a family we love spending time together. We are all extremely competitive. Whether it is a couple of games of table tennis, a fierce game of chess or scrabble or a game of soccer in the backyard, we are always up for some good family competition. • One of our favorite activities to do as a family is sitting down together after dinner for some fun “role-play” activities. We enjoy having our own simulated debate forums. • Our favorite weekend activity is to hop on our bikes and hit the Pinellas trail. • Our favorite vacation spot here in the U.S. is the Big Bear Snow Resort in California. It is absolutely beautiful there during the winter! • Our favorite fast food restaurant is without a doubt Chick-fil-a! • Homemade Chinese Dumplings is our favorite dish.

Terry is currently enrolled in the gifted program (Spanish Immersion) at Ridgecrest Elementary. He is a very gifted reader and has, in fact, read over 30 books since the beginning of the school year. Terry’s other hobbies include soccer, table tennis, ice skating, chess, and playing the drums. Smart and ambitious, Terry loves a challenge; but he also has a super big heart for others. He truly is a “sweetheart”!

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10 Ways to Make Valentine’s Day Wonderful for Your Wife February 14th is coming, there’s no way we can avoid it, and if we’re not careful, the event may well trip us up again. Therefore, All Pro Dads might as well use the opportunity to do the following: • Love our wives eloquently • Set a better standard • Demonstrate love leadership • Redefine the celebration • Make V-Day redemptive • Wow our wives with thoughtfulness and class, because that’s the kind of guys we are. Handle Valentine’s Day poorly, men, and the results can be catastrophic—a marriage conflict situation out of nowhere. When we get it right, however—using our thoughtfulness and class—all can be right with the world. So, here are 10 ideas worth their weight—in chocolate! Try two or three, or do everything on the list. 1  Actually plan ahead. Anything you do, either just for your wife or involving the whole family, needs careful thought and preparation. Plan Valentine’s Day together, or surprise her. Either way, it really is the thought that counts. 2  Make Valentine’s Day a family event. Here’s an alternative. Write cards to your children, encourage them to make gifts for their mother, and then schedule a family “Love Feast” where cards are read and family love stories are shared.

extra loving and sincere before the day. Demonstrate your independent spirit. But, don’t forget Feb 14. Even if she says, “I don’t want you to bother,” it’s really not true…she does! 4  Take a “thoughtful pill.” Why spend $$ you don’t have on expensive flowers and chocolates, when you’re well equipped to apply serial-kindness and cumulative thoughtfulness, above and beyond, relentlessly, all day long. 5  Write her a letter from your heart. Place the letter inside a romantic (but NOT sappy) card that demonstrates your consummate good taste. 6  Cook dinner at home. Cooking is not that difficult if you’re willing to *gasp* follow directions. Here’s the order of the evening: • Make sure the children are at Grandma’s (unless you’ve opted for the family Love Feast). • Plan your menu carefully. • Make a flashy-looking menu. • Flowers on the table (nothing expensive). • Plan for the entire evening. • No TV, unless it’s a movie you have thoughtfully planned. • Under no circumstances does she do the dishes. • Dessert and coffee, later.

7  If possible, get away from work and meet her either for lunch or coffee during the day. This may take some creativity on your part. Here’s a clue, such creative efforts mean more to your wife than expensive stuff. Hands down. 8  Have your wedding photograph on the dresser, along with an “I love you” token, when she wakes up in the morning. Just a little effort here, a token gesture that demonstrates you’re speaking “Love” today. It all adds up. 9  Imagine you’re asking her to marry you, think about what you would say today, and then say it. Write it down. You can present it to her after you’ve finished re-proposing. 10  Leave a love note in her purse, or taped to the bathroom mirror, or on the dashboard of her car, or on her desk at her work. Or all of the above. Saturation with thoughtful “little things.”

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TALK COFFEE DATE

Family Conversation Starters

Pour you and your husband a cup of coffee and look over the coffee blends below. First, see which one best describes your marriage. Next, choose the one you want your marriage to be like. When you’re done, have some more coffee talk with our Coffee Talk Conversation Starters.

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1. Ye Old Donut Shoppe / Sweet, full bodied, down to earth 2. Smooth Start / easygoing, bright, engaging 3. Power Shot / Exciting, complex, intense 4. Day Old / stale, routine, boring 5. Adventure Lovers / outdoorsy, earthy, comforting 6. Storm Brew / antagonistic, irritating, intense 7. Harmony Blend / creamy, smooth, satisfying 8. Amore / loving, enhanced, stimulating 9. Deep Magic / Robust, energizing, full-bodied 10. Bambinolini / exhausting, fulfilling, strong juvenile flavor Would you prefer our marriage to be steamy, smooth or energizing?

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The perfect cup of coffee is ____________, _____________, ______________.

Using each letter of the word coffee, give a word that describes your spouse.

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Mrs. Beulah Stang

Sylvan Learning, St. Petersburg Compassionate... Dedicated... Enthusiastic. These are powerful descriptions - and three great reasons Beulah Stang has been chosen as Gulf Coast Family’s Teacher of the Month.

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Originally from India, Beulah has lived in the U.S. for the past thirty years and she has been teaching most of that time. Mrs. Stang teaches advanced mathematics at Pinellas Park Middle School and she also teaches in the evenings at Sylvan Learning Center in St. Petersburg.

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“Beulah’s dedication to teaching has been a great asset to our program,” Sylvan Director Ms. Judy Adorno told us. “She is an amazing teacher and a true inspiration to those she works with.” “I feel passionate about teaching because it is not only a rewarding career but a great opportunity instilling knowledge and creating a future path for the students who come my way,” commented Mrs. Stang. “I am fully aware of the fact that the students who walk in my classroom are in various levels of knowledge. I have a privilege to stretch their creative thinking further more than they can imagine (If they allow me to). Watching them feel confident about themselves makes my joy complete and I thank God for the privilege of being a teacher!”

is always preparing her students to do their best of work. No matter what’s ahead inside or outside of the classroom, she won’t let any one of her students think that failing is an option. Her favorite saying is awesome… awesome. And her smile leaves you with an awesome reflection that shows why she is worthy of being selected for this great honor.” With a teaching style that goes well beyond basic academics, Mrs. Stang

“Mrs. Stang is a loving and caring teacher who is always going above and beyond the call of duty for her students as well as for others,” boasts Mrs. Porter, one of Beulah’s colleagues. “She

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is making a lasting difference in the lives of her students - both here the Tampa Bay area and around the world in India. “I have been taking trips to India for over 23 years. My family and I help the poor and destitute by providing for their daily, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Our work started mainly to tend to the needs of the lepers. Yes, leprosy still exists in India. They are the neediest individuals who deserve attention but get a very little or none at all from the government.” “When I became aware of the lepers and their living situation, I felt compelled to serve them but I needed a way of earning an extra income to support them. I heard of the Sylvan Learning Center through a colleague and applied for the tutoring position. For the past 13 years I have had to opportunity through the Sylvan program to help hundreds of young people with their education and in the process help many more in India. I work at Sylvan

Learning center to support the individuals who take care of the needy folks in India all year long and then I return to India each year to help take care of their needs.” Mrs. Stang is truly an outstanding educator. She is loved and appreciated by her students, the parents and her colleagues and she is having a real impact on the lives of children both here and abroad. Keep up the good work Mrs. Stang! We are honored to have you as our Teacher of the Month.

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Bill & Pam Farrel

How Do You Spell LOVE? With Valentine’s Day season upon us, you might wonder how spell L.O.V.E. In our book, The First Five Years, we explain how to create a memorable romantic encounter for your spouse no matter how many years you are married. Keep this acrostic for LOVE in mind as you make plans to wow the one you love:

Listen • Observe • Vary • Extract

Listen

Your spouse will drop hints about the things he or she loves and you can use these hints to create more romance and sizzle in your relationship. For example, if you listen to Bill and me in a casual lunch conversation, you would be apt to find out that Bill loves things like: Football, fishing, cooking, joke telling, and the Bible. If you listen to Pam you’d discover she loves travel, biking, swimming, tennis, laughing, and helping women-and the spa! It doesn’t take much imagination then to

know that if I (Pam) give Bill a day of ocean fishing or if he gave me a day at the spa, we would be more interested in each other at the end of that day. Bill and I also keep a running list of “loves” we discover about one another while listening. For dating couples, being an active listener can show you are cherishing and valuing the one you are dating. If he or she shares a favorite food, type of entertainment, or hobby and you create a date that includes this you gain points in the romance column.

Observe

On the TV show Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes wows the audience by his keen detective skills of observation. You can become a detective and easily observe what will bless and ignite your spouse: • What raises stress in your partner-then make a plan to lower it

• What lifts the spirit-then make a plan to repeat it • What calms the atmosphere-then recreate it • What things are collectible-then add to it • When he or she sighs or purrs-then repeat it • What makes him/her ask for more-then expand it • What draws him/her to you-then protect it

Vary

For married couples, when it comes to intimacy, don’t get in a rut. Vary the place, the lighting, and your invitation asking your mate to join you in some red hot monogamy. In our book, Red Hot Monogamy, we give over 200 Red Hot Romance ideas. One of the easiest ways to vary the experience is to keep the five senses in mind. Add new sounds/music, add new smells, textures, or tastes. Even dinner and a movie can become a rut if it is your weekly ritual.

For all couples, dating and married, add in some active dates, some dates with friends and family as well as solo romantic moments to add dimension to your love.

Extract

To extract love, take an old idea and give it a new spin. Personalize it, shake it up, add to it. Take a tradition and give it a tilt: If you go to dinner each Thursday, next week eat it on the rooftop, or on a blanket at the park. If you usually work out as a couple, then make the next date a payoff- get some new athletic wear and try out a new activity. L.O.V.E: Listen, observe, vary and extract to create a love to look forward to living. It is possible to keep love as red hot as those candy hearts you munch on each Valentine’s Day-it just takes a little creativity and some L.O.V.E. Pam and Bill Farrel are relationship specialists and best selling authors. www.Love-Wise.com

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the fairytale we had all imagined. We all work hard, and seldom take time to do something for ourselves. We would like to invite you and your friends to be our guest each Tuesday Night for an extraordinary event called Real Women Doing Real Life. Come meet nationally known speaker Debra Evans, who will be teaching during the summer. • It is time for us to hear something relevant to our life. • It is time for us to do something that can help us live the life we have always dreamed about. • It all starts with a simple acknowledgement that we might need a little help.

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For those with children, we have a fully staffed Children’s Ministry. We also have a special men’s Bible Study. You can rest knowing your whole family is being cared for. You deserve the break. Make your plans for Tuesday at 7:00 @ Pathways Community Church and don’t forget to bring a friend.

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in the kitchen

One taste and you are sure to agree that this ultra creamy, extra rich cheesecake is not only very easy to make, but also very delicious. Studded with mini chocolate chips and baked in a sweet Oreo Cookie crust, this dessert is perfect for any Valentine’s celebration.

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

• 20 cream filled chocolate • 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese sandwich cookies • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk • ¼ cup butter, melted • 3 eggs

• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract • 1 cup miniature chocolate chips • 1 teaspoon flour

1. Process cookies in a food processor to make crumbs. Add butter to crumbs and press into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside. 2. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sweetened condensed milk and mix well. Add vanilla and eggs, and beat on medium speed until smooth. 3. Toss 1/3 cup of the chocolate chips with flour to coat. Add to cream cheese mixture and beat just until combined. 4. Pour cream cheese mixture into prepared crust. Sprinkle remaining 2/3 cup chocolate chips on top. 5. Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour. Turn oven off and leave the cake in the oven to cool for another hour. Remove from oven and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours before serving.

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As a busy wife and mother of four, I have grown to rely on the crock-pot. Not only is this recipe easy to pull together, but it was a real hit with the entire family. In fact, we are sure that this recipe will become a regular dish in our house.

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Veritas Academy

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Harold Seltzer’s Steakhouse It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and we’re looking for the perfect spot for date night. It’s not every Valentine’s Day that we run away for a “couples only” date, but occasionally we like to share the “mush” with our kiddos. We’re on the lookout for spots that feel dressed-up-and-date-night, but still are casual enough to bring the whole family!

Enter: Harold Seltzer’s, an old-world steakhouse with a rich decor and classic take on steaks and sides. We started our meal with Calamari and a plate of Wings and “fall off the bone” Baby Back Ribs. Our server, Dave was great at making just the right suggestions. Seeing our loaded table of kiddos, Dave thoughtfully offered to stagger our meal so no one was left impatiently waiting. Well, the appetizers came and went along with the amazing rolls that accompanied them. Our four-year-old, lover of all carbs, clearly stated to the entire table, “these are GOOD!” Time for dinner! The younger boys each had the Kids NY Strip w/fries & ice cream for dessert. This was not some throw-away piece of meat. This was the real deal and more steak than probably most adults can consume. Great portions everywhere and the kids were in heaven.

My daughter has no idea what she was getting into when she ordered the French Dip Sandwich. This was a monster! I have no idea if it was even on a plate. That’s how big it was. The older boys shared a rack of Baby Back Ribs and an all-day Monday special: the “Half Pound Cut” Prime Rib. Lovers of both, we rarely heard from the boys as their mouths were constantly eating and humming the praises of the kitchen.

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The parents? We were in that loving sharing mood as well. One had the perfectly aged New York Strip with a skewer of grilled scallops and the other, a tender and juicy Rib Eye with a cold water Lobster Tail to seal the deal. And what could be better than to finish a good meal with dessert? How was there room I will never know – but we shared three desserts so that we could recommend them to you with a big thumbs up! A Neapolitan got our mouths watering. Then the Chocolate Explosion with dark chocolate cake, mousse, frosting, a brownie and ice cream to top it off. Wonderful joy! Finally, the older boys couldn’t stop telling the staff how much they loved the Apple Pie a la mode. Smiles by all – ear to ear and further. Harold Seltzer’s Steakhouse delivers great value and great food. They even offer incredible Banquet Services for all occasions, customizing the event to accommodate your every need. Is it a good place to take the family for a meal – or even better, take the love of your life out on a hot date? No. It’s a great place! See you there soon!

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How to Set a Dinner Table by Leanne Ely In my humble opinion, too many modern families have no idea how to set a proper dinner table. I guess that’s no surprise when we consider the sheer amount of meals that are thrown at children’s mouths before racing to one activity or another, or even worse, eaten in the car.

spot the problems. That was so much fun for me and after reading all of the comments on

Place your water glass to the top right of the plate.

Let’s get back to the dinner table, folks! Dinner should be an occasion. Every single day. Not just at Thanksgiving. Now, I’m not saying you need to eat from your grandmother’s china and drink from crystal goblets every night, but I think we can at least teach our children how to set the table properly. Of course, the problem with this is that a large percentage of the adult population has no clue how to set the table! This translates to many people not knowing what to do when seated at a formal dinner table. You don’t want to be caught eating someone else’s dinner roll-how embarrassing! If you follow me on Facebook (and I really think you should!), you might remember a photo I posted recently where I asked you to

Your forks go on the napkin-the salad fork goes to the left of the dinner fork. The dessert fork and spoon (if using) go above the dinner plate. Your dinner knife is placed to the right of the dinner plate (blade facing in) and the teaspoon goes to the right of the knife.

Now stand back and admire your table!

that photo, I thought I’d go ahead and give you a refresher on how to set the table.

I challenge you to set a proper table this evening for dinner. Learn to really make dinner

an occasion that everyone looks forward to. Besides the opportunity for you to all sit around down together and enjoy a meal, you’re giving your children important skills that they may not learn anywhere else. If you make setting the table a priority then eating dinner together will become one. Leanne Ely, a.k.a Dinner Diva, is the author of the best-selling “Saving Dinner” and “Saving Dinner the Low Carb Way” (Ballantine). What’s for dinner? Go to www. savingdinner.com and find the solution! Copyright 2014; Leanne Ely Used by permission in this publication.

Start with linens. A tablecloth isn’t necessary, but I like using placemats and cloth napkins. Place the dinner plate in the center of the placemat with the folded napkin placed to the left of the plate. If serving bread, put your bread plate above the napkin. If you’re serving salad, put the salad plate on top of the dinner plate.

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Plan your grocery trips beforehand. I find that if I have my list and coupons ready to go when I get to the store, all I have to do is search for those items and I am not tempted to binge on other products. This also saves me a lot of time. Stock up on frozen veggies and fruits when they are on sale. Many stores such as Publix often run 50%-off sales on bags of frozen veggies; and I can usually pick them up for about $.50 each. When they run these sales, I make sure to stock up my freezer until the next sale comes around. Look for healthy-friendly deals on daily deal sites. For example, I recently came across a great deal from VitaCost. com where they offered a $10 coupon on your first order. I was able to score 6 boxes of Annie’s Organic Macaroni and Cheese for basically just the cost of shipping! Look for coupons on shelf-stable items like soy milk and other healthy items. This is a great way to add items to your healthy stockpile that will last for quite some time.

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Healthy Treats

This is a quick and simple dessert to make when the kids want a snack now, Mommy! We made some for my 4-year-old niece’s birthday party last week and all the kids loved it! These recipes are adapted from Vitamix.com recipes, and are intended to be made in a Vitamix® for the right consistency; a “regular” blender might not be powerful enough. 1. Place all ingredients in the Vitamix®, liquids first.

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Algebra Too Soon? Erin Nobles, Director, Mathnasium of St Petersburg

As Director of the Mathnasium Learning Center in St Petersburg, I frequently speak with parents whose children are failing Algebra I. Parents are frustrated because their kids are doing well in all of their other classes, but failing math. The students attend class regularly, try their best to follow along with the teacher, and attempt all of their homework. They may even do ok on some quizzes. When I speak with the students, however, it becomes clear that they are terribly confused when the teacher talks about factoring polynomials and finding slope intercepts. They literally does not understand what the teacher is saying. What is going on here?

Unfortunately, the simple truth is that too many students are being programmed into college-prep Algebra I too early. Algebra, with its equations and variables, is more abstract than the math that most students learn before it. It uses symbols and letters to generalize numbers, and these sets of symbols express math relationships as a very powerful problem-solving tool. When a student enters Algebra I without the prerequisite knowledge necessary for success, it’s a recipe for failure no matter how bright the child may be. Students and their parents who think that all they want is to “survive and pass” Algebra I are not addressing the real issue: memorizing formulas without understanding the “why” of a math problem does not equate to learning. Next year, students who have merely “survived” this way will discover that they do not have a firm math foundation and their grades will most likely plummet. But frankly, many students do not even survive. In a 2006 article in the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Superintendent of Schools and former Colorado Governor Roy Romer was quoted as saying that Algebra “triggers dropouts more than any single subject.” We at Mathnasium think he is right. In the overall “big picture,” failure at the Algebra I level has been

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caused by the failure to ensure that students acquire Number Sense in the elementary grades and solid Pre-Algebra skills in middle school. In addition, many students are year-after-year put into classes for which they do not have the prerequisite knowledge for success. Under these conditions, it is not surprising that students struggle.

But, as the old adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Make math part of your student’s daily life NOW, no matter what math class she is taking. For parents of older students, take an active role in class selection and don’t be pushed to put your child in a math class you suspect she isn’t ready for. If you think your child needs help, reach out right away.

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Mistake #3: Your Nutrition Isn’t Hitting the Mark Nutrition is the most important part of your fitness plan. The first step to success is going to the grocery store and planning your meals. Find ideas online or at your local gym. By beginning and ending your workouts with healthy food choices, you’ll have more energy, be more productive and recover faster.

Mistake #4: Packing on the Weight by Rommel Velasco Remember, saying, “New Year, new you?” Are you sticking to your plan? The motivation to go workout can quickly fizzle when better choices come along. Cake or carrots? Running or watching your favorite TV show? Find out what’s standing in your way and make your fitness goals a reality by avoiding these mistakes.

The guy next to you is curling 55-pound dumbbells while you’re holding 35-pounders. You think, “If he can lift those, I can go heavier.” Unfortunately, this could lead to injury and actually stall your progress. Perfect your form with the weight you’re comfortable at and increase at your own pace. A helping hand makes all the difference in reaching your fitness goals. Find a support system, a gym buddy or a personal trainer to help you stay on track and avoid these four mistakes. Don’t give up, you can do it!

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Aging: a Time for Everything “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens: a time to be born, and a time to die… a time to break down, and a time to build up… a time to mourn, and a time to dance.” The older we get, the less easily we seem to adapt to change. Yet change is a relentless and constant force in life— whether it’s change we choose or change because of death, divorce, a health crisis or financial disaster. “Change is good” goes a popular adage. One can debate its accuracy, but in the Christian worldview all change is ultimately for the

good: “All things work together for the good of those who love Christ.” But change involves endings—the end of seasons we love as well as those difficult seasons we’ve simply had to endure. In midlife, some of the changes we may have to face include watching a once-vital parent grow feeble and childlike. Or sending our youngest child off to college. It may mean the death of a spouse, or moving from the big house we reared our family in to smaller digs sans flights of stairs—a concession to the changes taking place in our own aging bodies.

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by Roberta Rand Caponey

Another saying goes, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Indeed, change can feel like death. Familiar routines and surroundings provide at least the illusion of constancy and permanence in an ever-changing world. When a particular season in your life ends and a new one begins, understand that there will be a period of mourning for what “was.” Suddenly, even misery looks good, for no other reason than it’s familiar. Your mind may play tricks on you; the season past may look like it’s not over yet. Memories of what you’ve left behind take on a rosy, idealized hue. You forget why a particular season ended in the first place. Realize that this is a natural phase in the grief process; it’s called “denial.”

Tools For Transition Maureen Burns, author of the book Run With Your Dreams and Forgiveness—A Gift You Give Yourself offers four suggestions for dealing successfully with change: Give Yourself Credit. When faced with impending change, remind yourself of previous crises you’ve handled successfully. You may think you don’t have the strength to deal with it, but you do. Tie a knot and hang on. Supportive People. Surround yourself with positive people who believe in you. Avoid those who bring you down with negative thinking.

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Get Adequate Sleep and Exercise. These help balance out the inevitable stress that comes with change. Pray. Take your fears, hurt and questions to Jesus. Ask Him for the strength to release the past and for a positive attitude to envision a bright future. Find solace and comfort in God’s Word. Psalms is a great place to start.

Embracing a New Season Eventually, it will get easier. The last phase in the grief process is acceptance. When circumstances demand that you leave behind an old season for a new one, it may be hard to imagine you’ll ever feel “grounded” again. But you will. As hard as change is, it’s also an opportunity to grow—in relationships, in self-confidence and in your faith, allowing God to uphold you when you’re own strength isn’t enough. Ultimately, we choose how we’ll handle change—with resistance and negativity or with grace and hope. Attitude is key. When big changes come—and they will—arm yourself with the Truth that you can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you. Including weathering change. For read more of Roberta’s writings, visit www.focusonthefamily.com.

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Protect Your Family by Attorney G. Alan Tripp, Jr.

Help protect your family from America’s fastest-growing crime, Identity Theft. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), as many as nine (9) million Americans, including up to 500,000 children, become victims of identity theft each year. How are these individuals becoming victims? The FTC outlines nine (9) basic methods of identity theft: 1. Stealing information from businesses or computers 2. “Dumpster diving” through trash 3. Obtaining unauthorized credit reports 4.  “Skimming” credit and debit card accounts and authorization numbers using high-tech information retrieval devices 5. Stealing wallets and purses 6. Stealing mail 7. Diverting mail by completing a change of address form 8. Stealing personal information from your home 9. “Phishing,” or posing as an official representative of a company or government to gain confidential information from you Should you become a victim of identity theft, the unfortunate burden of proving your innocence and rectifying the problem many times rests on your shoulders. You will need to assert yourself when dealing with the de-

frauded agency or company, as well as the credit reporting agencies and any current or potential creditors. The first step is to immediately alert all three major credit reporting agencies and place a fraud alert on your credit reports to keep thieves from opening any new accounts or creating any new activity in your name. Next, you need to review all of your credit reports immediately and flag anything that appears suspicious. Report any fraudulent inquiries placed on your account and request firmly in writing that they be removed stating the relevant details of your case.

Remember, if it is not in writing, the agencies may claim they never received your request. In the first year that fraud has been detected, the FTC recommends that you check your credit reports periodically, then follow up with a routine check with each of the three major agencies at least once a year. Close any fraudulent accounts that have been compromised. A police report should be filed and reported to the FTC’s Identity Theft Hotline at 1-877-IDTHEFT (438-4338). Again, keep

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Financial Peace

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WTIS: I am excited and honored to share with you a very special story from a recent Financial Peace University graduation to which I (Pete O’Shea) was invited to speak. The FPU graduation was at Grace Family Church, a terrific Tampa Bay church. Everyone was so warm and kind. I met so many great people and made new friends. My friend, Brian Horvath, does a great job on leading the class. Since Grace Family Church has started Financial Peace University, they’ve paid off 3.5 million dollars in debt, which is just terrific. One person stood out to me at the graduation because he had done something very innovative and it also was very powerful to watch. I would like you to hear his story first-hand. Welcome my new buddy Miguel Lopez. Miguel Lopez: Hi, thank you. WTIS: Tell everybody your story from Financial Peace University. What did you make? It was not just a new accessory but an expression of freedom. Tell us all about it.

Miguel Lopez: Well, in the FPU course each week, the curriculum includes asking you to cut up your credit cards. My wife and I were new to this program and we really hesitated to cut up anything because we weren’t committed yet. Week after week, they asked us to cut up our credit cards. Many people did, but my wife and I, at the end of the program had yet to do so. I thought that at our FPU graduation we needed to cut some of our credit cards. I didn’t want just pull out a stack of cards from my pocket. So, I called my wife and said, “Listen, we got to put something together – I want to carry the cards around my neck. Can you design something with them?” She put them on a string and put

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a little spacer, some beads with my daughter’s help, and I wore them during graduation. As I was wearing them in front of everybody, my wife cut them one by one, leaving a little chunk of it hanging on the necklace as a reminder of what we had accomplished. WTIS: It was so cool to see and hear the big applause. A nice sized crowd was there to see Miguel and his lovely wife cutting each credit card off the necklace. Everyone was cheering. Does it feel great for you, Miguel, knowing these are out of your life? Is this a transformative situation for you guys? Miguel Lopez: It sure has. With the freedom we have earned through FPU we have accomplished much but we have more to go. We started our debt snowball, baby step two, and plan to have a place for each of our dollars. We look forward to cutting up more credit cards. WTIS: Is this class going to change your family for generations to come? Miguel Lopez: Absolutely. We are sharing this with our children and they also are going through the process with us. When my wife and I were growing up no one taught us how to do finances in any school. We stepped into big holes and the big traps of credit. We never though we could get out of debt until our 40’s and 50’s. Leaving debt behind brings us such peace. WTIS: That is wonderful. There are so many people in debt. We are up to nose in debts but afraid to do anything Say you saw it in the Gulf Coast Family Newspaper

about it. What would you say to somebody who’s afraid to get started with Financial Peace University? Miguel Lopez: There is light at the end of the tunnel. There is hope. You get your life back. You’re going to be back in control. Another thing is my wife and I have a better marriage without arguments. We were short every pay-check. Now, we know where every single dollar goes. Nothing else matters. I encourage everyone who is in debt, who is having financial difficulties, to enroll into the program. You will have great fellowship, make great new relationships and help inspire others as well. WTIS: Amen to that. You know, I still hear excitement in your voice. Your smile lit up the whole room the night of graduation. Are you going to keep that feeling with you forward? Miguel Lopez: Absolutely, we are more focused than ever because we know we have a date when we’re going to be cutting all the rest of our credit cards. We are going to complete all our baby steps. We are also thinking how we’re going to be able to help others. The main goal is be able to give freely. And we want to be able to say to somebody else, “Hey, can we help you out?” WTIS: That’s the best. Miguel Lopez, thank you so much for inspiring us. We encourage you to visit www.daveramsey.com and find the closest church that hosts Financial Peace University. You can also listen to Dave Ramsey each weekday afternoon 2-5 on Inspiration AM 1110. www.gulfcoastfamily.org


with Jim Daly and Greg Smalley Q: Do you have any recommendations for celebrating Valentine’s Day? I’d like my daughter to be able to enjoy the experience, but I don’t want to reinforce our culture’s misguided ideas about romance. Jim: You’re wise to recognize that Valentine’s Day has the potential to promote the wrong ideas about love. But there’s no reason why you can’t get beyond the glitter of cards, flowers and boxes of candy to help your child understand love’s real meaning. Here are some suggestions of things you might do to encourage a proper perspective on the subject. • List the characteristics that distinguish true love from infatuation. Place the lists side by side and have your child decide which set of qualities she wants in her life. • Talk about the signs or evidence of true love: How do you know when two people really love one another? Have your child provide specific examples from relationships she respects. Discuss her reasons for feeling this way. • Take a critical look at television, movies, music and even greeting cards with your child, and help her discern the messages they communicate. Are they promoting infatuation or real love? Shallow feelings or genuine intimacy? Mere physical chemistry or a deep, selfless commitment to relationship? You’d be surprised what a valuable exercise this might turn out to be.

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All things considered, this holiday can be a great time to help kids -- teens in particular -- consider the larger issues of love and the importance of choosing a spouse wisely. Emotions and chemistry aren’t necessarily wrong -- after all, who wants a passionless marriage without any spark? But if romance is only an emotional “buzz,” it’s not love at all. Flowers, cards and chocolates can be wonderful expressions of affection, but it’s important that kids learn to keep these things in their proper place.

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Take Me Out to the Spring training gets into full swing in February here in Florida, and for families who have a passion for our national pastime, spring training is the ideal time to see your favorite players at their pre-season best – having fun, willing to sign autographs and open to mingling with the fans. At Spring Training, you can watch players like Evan Longoria and Derek Jeter take morning batting practice in settings so intimate it feels as if they could just as easily be at your neighborhood ball field. As any true fan of baseball will tell you, Spring Training is not just about the game, it’s about the experience. Here are some tips to ensure that you and your family have a fun and enjoyable day at the ballpark. • Get the schedules: You can find out where and when your favorite team will be playing by visiting www.floridagrapefruitleague.com . • Bring your glove: If your kid dives for every foul ball at the Trop, they’ll be in heaven at Spring Training. Arrive at the park for morning workouts about 10am and you’ll see balls flying out into the parking lot.

• Say cheese!: Spring Training is jam packed with Kodak moments, so have your camera ready. After morning workouts, many players are relaxed and open to mingling with the fans. Also, remind your little ones to be polite. If they ask nicely, most players will stop and pose for a picture. • Autograph please?: For autograph seekers, spring training is the best place to cover your baseball with signatures. Bring a couple new Sharpies and maybe a extra ball or two. The best opportunities are after morning workouts from about 10 to 11 a.m., when the players are walking back to the locker room. Again, just remember Mom’s Golden Rule and always use that magic word “please.” • Get good seats: Spring Training ballparks are much smaller than their major league counterparts, so nearly every seat seems close to the field. Since ticket prices are cheaper than those during the regular season, this is your chance to splurge and get the tickets you’d never dream of at home. But don’t worry, even if you buy general admission seats on the outfield grass, you can see just fine.

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Opponent at Black and Gold Game NEW YORK YANKEES at New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays TAMPA BAY RAYS at Philadelphia Phillies BOSTON RED SOX at Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays TORONTO BLUE JAYS MINNESOTA TWINS at Tampa Bay Rays BOSTON RED SOX at Baltimore Orioles BALTIMORE ORIOLES OFF DAY at Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES TAMPA BAY RAYS at Philadelphia Phillies NEW YORK YANKEES OFF DAY at Boston Red Sox BALTIMORE ORIOLES at New York Yankees PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES at Baltimore Orioles DETROIT TIGERS TORONTO BLUE JAYS at Minnesota Twins NEW YORK YANKEES

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2014 Winter Olympics Quiz

1. How many events will be contested at the 2014 Winter Games? a. 86 b. 92 c. 94 d. 989

2. Which country has the highest medal count for all Winter Olympics combined? a. Germany b. Norway c. U.S.A. d. Soviet Union

3. We all know that the fourth place finisher does not get a medal, but he/she does not go home empty handed. What do fourth place finishers at the Olympics receive?

5. Approximately how many medals have been made for the Sochi Olympic games?

7. Who is the most decorated American Winter Olympian?

6. Which Winter Olympic sport was played as early as 1541 in Scotland?

8. What event has been an Olympic sport for men since the start of the Winter Games and will allow women to go for the gold for the first time in Sochi?

a. 840 b. 980 c. 1,150 d. 1,300

a. Bobsleigh b. Cross-country skiing c. Curling d. Skeleton

a. Ski Jumping b. Curling c. Ice Hockey d. Skeleton

9. What is the motto for the 2014 Olympic Games?

a. A Pin b. A Ribbon c. $5,000 Dollars d. A Diploma

a. Hot. Cool. Yours. b. Passion Lives Here. c. One World. One Dream. d. Light the Fire Within.

4. When were the first Winter Olympic games held?

a. 1920 b. 1924 c. 1932 d. 1936

1. D – Over 2,500 athletes representing 90 nations are competing for gold, silver and bronze medals in 98 events. 2. B – Norway with 303. The U.S.A. has 253. 3. D – The first eight athletes in each event receive a diploma from the IOC. The first three finishers receive both a medal and a diploma. 4. B – The Winter Olympics were first held in 1924 in

a. Bode Miller b. Lindsey Vonn c. Johnny Spillane d. Apolo Ohno

Chamonix, France. 5. D – The IOC says approximately 1,300 have been made and they feature the official name of the Games engraved in Russian, English and French on the rim. 6. C – Curling. Written records describing curling have been found at Scotland’s Paisley Abbey, seven miles from Glasgow.

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10. What strange place did the Olympic torch travel to on its long journey to Sochi? a. The South Pole b. The Gobi Desert c. The Bottom of the Atlantic Ocean d. The international space station

Bonus: Who will receive the torch at the end of the 2014 Olympic Games?

7. D – Short track speed skater Apolo Ohno won the most medals for the U.S. A. at the Winter Games with a total of eight: two gold, two silver and four bronze.

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10. D – The International Space Station. In fact the torch was carried by Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergei 8. A – Ski Jump; However, the Nordic Combined competition, Ryazanskiy outside the International Space Station on its which is both ski jumping and cross-country skiing, both of first ever space walk. which women compete in, remains a male-only event. Bonus: PyeongChang, South Korea. It will be the first time the

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This February we recommend that you… Read IT

Uncommon Marriage by Tony and Lauren Dungy

In Uncommon Marriage, Tony and Lauren Dungy share the secrets that hold them together, revealing what they’ve learned so far about being a good husband or wife; getting through times of loss, grief, or change; staying connected despite busy schedules; supporting each other’s dreams and goals; and helping each other grow spiritually. They offer encouragement and practical advice to equip your marriage to survive tough issues and flourish with joy, purpose, and partnership—in other words, to be a marriage that is truly uncommon

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So many of us today are simply surviving. But we were not made to survive, we were made to Thrive. Like a tree planted by the water we should be digging into God’s word to know Him and know who He has made us to be. Thrive, the brand new studio record from Casting Crowns, is packed with the band’s signature style of songs about real life, pointing us to our purpose from God so that we may carry it out through Him. It’s time for us to more than survive. We were made to THRIVE!

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition comes straight from Discovery’s Emmy®-nominated series, MythBusters, where wild hypotheses are put to the test in wildly entertaining experiments. MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, along with co-hosts, Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara and Kari Byron, combine their expertise in special effects to relentlessly test every myth within busting distance.

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Florida Strawberry Festival February 27 The Florida Strawberry Festival is ranked as one of the top fairs in all of North America and is a true American experience. Celebrating its 79th anniversary, this year’s festival runs from Thursday, February 27th to Sunday March 9th and features over two dozen headline acts, 80 thrilling rides, over 400 vendors and the “Best Strawberries” anywhere! The 2014 Florida Strawberry celebrating “Florida’s Best Family Recipe!” will be held, as always, in Plant City, Fla. For more information visit www.flstrawberryfestival.com.

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