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have been there with my first child, now a senior at TX A&M, and in a few years I will be there again with my daughter! The best way to care for your young adult who is off to college is to pray for them without ceasing.

Below is a daily prayer for you that may be helpful.

Lord, as he looks for a fresh start, remind him of your faithfulness every morning no matter where he calls home. As she looks for community, remind her you are always with her no matter where she may go. May he know the greatest adventures are found in your presence, the greatest love comes from your heart. When insecurity, comparison, disappointment and failure knock on her dorm room door, may she turn to you with her questions rather than run the other way. Weave your wisdom into the fibers of his soul, bearing the fruit of confidence, clarity, contentment and a light heart. May she not despise her body, rather may she learn to receive and respect her shape as a gift. May he not despise his weakness, rather may he see how weakness brings a daily reminder to trust. May they not fear failure, rather may they thrive in the midst of it. Help them to find true friends and be a true friend in turn. Help them find their voice and to use it to be an advocate for themselves and for others. Replace her shame with courage. Replace his confusion with peace. Replace her fear with a love that moves within her beyond her ability to understand. May your grace surprise them kindly. Amen.

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GET A HOBBY If your only hobby is “raising kids”, you might want to dabble in a new one too. Studies show that having a hobby, specifically one that involves visual thinking, learning from doing, and art and music, may help you become more successful. Other studies show that hobbies are good for your brain as you age. Enjoyable leisure activities are associated with lower blood pressure, lower body mass, less depression and improved heart functions. And we just thought they were fun!

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Homework + Social Media The lure of social media is more than most kids can handle. And that lure results in extending the amount of time it takes to do homework. Every time your student stops studying to check on a post, he has to retrace work he has already done when he gets started again. Encourage him instead to put the phone away while he studies and see how quickly he finishes his assignments. Then he can enjoy his social media time uninterrupted as well. Getting to bed earlier would be a nice bonus too.


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As I sit here, I can see you standing at the edge of our nest, peering down into the vast world that awaits you and my only thought is, “What if I pushed him?” That’s right. I said it. Pushed him. Oh, don’t look so surprised. Many mother birds with teenagers feel the same way. I’m just saying it out loud. Baby birds have a sense of entitlement like no other creature. You lay around the nest all day waiting for my return with today’s catch. When I am home, you snuggle under my warm wing while I face the pelting rain and wind. Do you realize how hard I work to bring home a well-balanced meal to a picky eater? We are not ducks, you know. People are not just throwing bread to us. Your father and I have to work for our food. All I hear are complaints. “Worms again? Why don’t you bring home any grasshoppers?” I’ll tell you why. The grasshoppers are harder to find. They hide in tall grasses. I’m not going in there. If something happened to me, you would have to fend for yourself. I know you think you are ready, but you are not. Have you even practiced flapping your wings on your own? When your scores at flying school were low, your father and I paid for you to have a private tutor. Yet you are still falling behind on your flying ability. Do you know what happens to birds that can’t fly? They crash into windows and get caught in garages. Do you remember what happened to the Robins? They built their nest in the Dogwood bush so their sons wouldn’t be too high off

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the ground for their first solo flight. The boys didn’t think they needed to practice and fell to the ground during their first attempt. I don’t even think they saw that Labrador coming. And flying is just a part of it. How do you plan to feed yourself? Mrs. Bluebird told me that her son Jay brought home some Japanese Beetles that were sitting on the leaves outside of their nest. Now that’s what I am talking about. He can’t fly yet, but he is still able to find something to eat. How is that possible? Ingenuity. It’s something you are lacking. You are too busy chirping to your friends across the park. Yeah, I hear you. Practicing that high pitched mating call and boasting about finding a big breasted chick. What woman in her right mind is going to want to lay her eggs in her motherin-law’s nest? No chick worth having, I’ll tell you. If you want to get the attention of the girls in the oak tree, you better start listening to what I am saying. Don’t get your feathers ruffled. We understand. We want you to leave this nest as much as you do. You are growing too big and eating us out of nest and tree. We love you, spend our time protecting you and teaching you everything we know. But now it is time for you to apply what you have learned. Find your own bugs, make your own home, stay away from the wrong side of the food chain and you will do fine. But please hurry up. Your father and I are headed to our nest in Florida this winter and there is only room for two. SP

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f your child is starting a new school this year, he may be concerned about finding his classroom, getting along with his teacher or making new friends. Academic pressure increases kids’ anxieties. As a parent, you can help your child confront and conquer newschool jitters. Here are 10 ways to help kids get comfortable.

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Find friends “Don’t make a kid go in cold,” says early childhood

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education specialist Maureen Taylor, Ed.D. “Spend your summer finding and introducing your child to students their age or younger who will attend the same school.” Even one familiar face can go a long way to increase kids’ confidence.

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Check yourself “Sometimes kids pick up on parents’ worries about sending the child to school,” says clinical psychologist

Lawrence Levy, Psy.D. Monitor your own anxiety and be vigilant of signals you send. Talking with the principal, teacher and other parents can calm your fears and prevent them from amplifying kids’ school-related stress.

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Visit the school Attend orientation or create your own self-guided tour. Walk around the buildings and grounds with your child. Give him a campus map if


one is available. If students must walk from one class to another between periods, practice the shortest route so your child knows he can get from gym to English class in the time allotted.

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Talk it up The stories kids tell themselves about their new-school transition have a major impact on their emotions. Count down the days until school begins with X’s on the calendar or using a paper chain in the new school colors. Create a sense of anticipation and excitement. Use optimistic words and phrases to give her story a positive tone.

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Meet the staff Head to campus before school starts to meet the principal, teachers and other personnel – including coaches, the nurse and the office staff – if possible. Many staff members go back to work several weeks before the first day of school.

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Be a player Pack a picnic lunch and go to the school playground just for fun. Spend unstructured time in your child’s soon-to-be stomping grounds. Familiarity with the outdoor environment and play equipment makes recess and lunch time less intimidating for school-age kids.

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Team up “Make your child a participant in back-to-school preparations, instead of doing things for him,” says Levy. Shop together for supplies, clothing and athletic gear. Let your child express his personal style and favorite hobbies with a special backpack or book covers. Kids gain a sense of control and independence when they assist with back-to-school prep.

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Stack the deck Work with your child to list appropriate get-to-know-you questions and personal facts she can use during early (and sometimes awkward) peer interactions. Favorite movies, hobbies, sports and magic tricks are interesting things to share with new friends. Knowing what to say eases fears about the social scene.

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Anticipate challenges. The level of difficulty, class schedule or homework load may be different at your child’s new school. Tune in to kids’ concerns. Help your child create a plan to keep track of assignments and complete work on time. Look for tutors in subjects that are most challenging for your child. An academic plan of attack can relieve the performance pressure your child may feel.

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Take a token Kids feel more secure when they have a comfort object tucked away in their book bag or locker. Let your child select a small token to take with him to school – it can be his secret worry-busting weapon. A tiny toy, a favorite piece of clothing, or a silly photo of the family dog can bring a smile to a nervous new student. New school transitions are harder for some students than others – you know your child’s temperament best. “Some kids breeze into a new classroom as if they did it every day,” says Taylor. “Others are anxious and withdrawn whether they are 5 years old or 11.” Offer extra reassurance and be patient while your student adjusts. Before long, she’ll be singing the school fight song and looking forward to the upcoming carnival. SP

Heidi Smith Luedtke is a personality psychologist, former educator and mom of two. She is the author of Detachment Parenting.

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1 | TUESDAY Tuesday Family Movies

2:30. Ages 5 & Up. Tickets handed out 30 minutes before the movie. Allen Library - Civic Auditorium, 300 N. Allen Drive, Allen www.cityofallen.org

Frisco RoughRiders vs. Midland

7:05pm. Enjoy $2 tacos available all game long, Dr. Pepper Ballpark, 7300 RoughRiders Trail, Frisco 972-731-9200 www.milb.com

2 | WEDNESDAY Fairview Farms Market Place

9am-6pm Daily. Fairview Farms Market Place, 3314 N. Central Expy #100, Plano www. fairview-farms.com

Frisco RoughRiders vs. Midland

7:05pm. Weiner Wednesday $1 Hot Dogs all game long! Dr. Pepper Ballpark, 7300 RoughRiders Trail, Frisco 972-731-9200 www.milb.com

3 | THURSDAY Studio Ghibli Festival: My Neighbor Totoro 7pm. Endearing and internationally renowned film.

Angelika Film Center, 7205 Bishop Road Suite E6, Plano 972-943-1340 www.angelikafilmcenter.com

Frisco RoughRiders vs. Corpus Christi

7:05pm. Enjoy $1 domestic draft beers, $2 craft and import beers, and $1 Dr. Pepper products from 6-8pm. Dr. Pepper Ballpark, 7300 RoughRiders Trail, Frisco 972731-9200 www.milb.com

4 | FRIDAY Movies Movies Movies: WALL-E

2pm. All ages. Escape the summer heat with a movie. Don’t forget blankets and a snack! Parr Library, 6200 Windhaven Parkway, Plano 972-769-4300 www.planolibrary.org

Frisco RoughRiders vs. Corpus Christi Hooks - Star Wars Night

7:05pm. Dr. Pepper Ballpark, 7300 RoughRiders Trail, Frisco 972-731-9200 www.milb.com

Dive-In Movies

8pm. Catch a family friendly film at the Athletic Center’s outdoor Aquatic Center. $10 per person. Frisco Athletic Center, 5828 Nancy Jane Lane, Frisco 972-292-6600 www.friscofun.org

5 | SATURDAY Historic McKinney Farmers Market

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8am-12pm. Historic McKinney Farmers Market, 315 S. Chestnut St., McKinney 972-5628790 www.chestnutsquare. org/farmersmarket

North Dallas Toy Show

9am-3pm. Find all types of collectibles at more than 70

vendor tables to browse. Admission is $2 (free for kids 11 and younger). Dallas Events Center, 4343 Sigma Road, Suite 600, Dallas 214-358-3628 www.dallas-events-center.com

Glow in the Dark Storytime

3pm. All ages. Stories, songs, dancing and illuminated art under the black lights! Wear something white or fluorescent so you will glow. Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program. Schimelpfenig Library, 5024 Custer Road, Plano 972-769-4200 www.planolibrary.org

Digital Creation Space Open House

3-5pm. Ages 13 & Up. Explore and learn what you can create using the software and equipment. Come and go. No registration required. Parr Library, 6200 Windhaven Parkway, Plano 972-769-4300 www.planolibrary.org

NextDallas Looking for the Stars of Tomorrow

6pm. Register today for tickets to the two-day event. Alchemy Music, 500 N. Coit #2085, Richardson 214-727-0233 www.alchemymusicschool.com

Frisco RoughRiders vs. Corpus Christi

7:05pm. Dr. Pepper Ballpark, 7300 RoughRiders Trail, Frisco 972-731-9200 www.milb.com

6 | SUNDAY Comedy and Magic Show for All Ages

1pm. Addison, 4980 Belt Line Road #250, Dallas 972-4048501 www.improvaddison.com

Frisco RoughRiders vs. Corpus Christi

7:05pm. Fun Day Sunday for 12 & Under: Dr. Pepper Ball-


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7 | MONDAY

10am-2pm. 11600 Teel Pkwy, Frisco 972-334-9444 www. eldoradomontessori.com. See ad in this issue.

Missoula Children’s Theater “Alice in Wonderland”

10am-2:30pm. Ages 1st-12th grade. All registrants will receive a part and rehearsal times will vary. Register online. Allen Public Library, 300 N. Allen Drive, Allen 214-509-4707 www.cityofallen.org

8 | TUESDAY Flight 1549: Miracle on the Hudson

9am-5pm. Retrace the path of US Airways Flight 1549. CR Smith Museum, 4601 Texas Hwy 360 at FAA Road, Fort Worth 817-967-1560 www. crsmithmuseum.org

Fairview Farms Market Place 9am-6pm Daily. 3314 N. Central Expy #100, Plano www. fairview-farms.com

9 | WEDNESDAY La Pompe

3pm. All ages. Led by multi-lingual vocals, this swing’n bunch of cats brings the best of French wartime classics. Davis Library, 7501-B Independence Pkwy, Plano 972-2088000 www.planolibrary.org

10 | THURSDAY The Art in You

3pm. All ages. Learn about different styles of art from impressionists to post-modern. Free tickets 30 minutes before the program. Davis Library, 7501-B Independence Pkwy, Plano 972208-8000 www.planolibrary.org

11 | FRIDAY Story Time at the Interurban Railway Museum in Plano 10:30am. All ages. 901 E. 15th Street, Plano 972-241-2117 www.planoconservancy.org

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Open House at Eldorado Montessori

North Dallas Toy Show

9am-3pm. Admission is $2 (free for kids 11 and younger). Dallas Events Center, 4343 Sigma Road, Suite 600, Dallas 214-358-3628 www. dallas-events-center.com

Preston Valley Farmers Market

9am-2pm. European-style market where you can meet local farmers, food producers, craftsmen, and sample and purchase their products in a colorful, family-friendly venue. 12817 Preston Rd., Dallas 972839-0005 www.fourseasonsmarkets.com

13 | SUNDAY My Best Friend’s Dog Park

10am-8pm. Dogs can be offleash in My Best Friend’s Park where they enjoy jumping fountain and playing with others. Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rogers Freeway, Dallas www.klydewarrenpark.org

14 | MONDAY Fairview Farms Market Place 9am-6pm Daily. 3314 N. Central Expy #100, Plano www. fairview-farms.com

Addison Monday Medley

7:30pm. A collection of music, dance and comedy. Addison Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, www.addisonsummerseries.com

15 | TUESDAY Frisco RoughRiders vs. Arkansas

7:05pm. Enjoy $2 tacos. Dr. Pepper Ballpark, 7300 RoughRiders Trail, Frisco, www.milb.com


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timeout 16 | WEDNESDAY 19 | SATURDAY Frisco RoughRiders vs. Arkansas

7:05pm. Weiner Wednesday $1 Hot Dogs. Dr. Pepper Ballpark. www.milb.com

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17 | THURSDAY AnimeFest

12pm-7pm. A four-day convention for fans of anime, comics, music and related pop culture. Tickets start at $30 for early bird pricing. Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 400 N. Olive Street, Dallas 214-922-8000 www. animefest.org

Frisco RoughRiders vs. Arkansas

7:05pm. Enjoy $1 domestic draft beers, $2 craft and import beers, and $1 Dr Pepper products from 6-8pm. Dr. Pepper Ballpark.www.milb.com

18 | FRIDAY 30th Annual Lions Club Balloon Festival

9am-3pm. Admission is $2 (free for kids 11 and younger). Dallas Events Center, 4343 Sigma Road, Suite 600, Dallas www.dallas-events-center.com

9am-2pm. 12817 Preston Rd., Dallas 972-839-0005 www. fourseasonsmarkets.com

Deep Ellum Outdoor Market 11am-5pm. Local artists, live music, and food trucks in Dallas most unique neighborhood. Deep Ellum, 2800 Block of Main St, Dallas 214785-9285

Kickoff to Kindergarten

12pm. Kindergartners can come practice and perfect their new school skills such as raising their hands, lining up, and following rules. Rowlett Public Library, 5702 Rowlett Road, Rowlett 972-412-6161 www.ci.rowlett.tx.us

#BrooklynJai Hip Hop Master Class

2-6:30pm. Brooklyn Jai is a choreographer from California. 2385 Midway Road #100, Carrollton 972-861-2547 www.cliquestudiosdallas.com

5pm-10pm. Features hot air balloons up close and personal with tethered balloon rides. Enjoy music an food. Unity Park, 2200 Briarhill Blvd., Highland Village 972-317-7430

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Runs 18th through 26th. The hottest country music talent and offers professional and youth rodeos, livestock exhibitions, a premier midway and exciting exhibits. North Texas Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd., Denton 940-387-2632 www.ntfair.com

Comedy and Magic Show for All Ages

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8am-12pm. 315 S. Chestnut St., McKinney 972-562-8790 www.chestnutsquare.org/ farmersmarket

10:30am. All ages. Sing songs, listen to stories and learn math concepts. Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Road, Plano 972-769-4250 www. planolibrary.org 7pm. Ages 13 & Up. Learn the basics of video editing. Parr Library, 6200 Windhaven Parkway, Plano 972-769-4300 www.planolibrary.org

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3rd Sunday Open House

1pm. Free. Frisco Heritage Center, 6455 Page Street, Frisco 972-292-5665 www. friscomuseum.org

1pm. Two very talented magicians have you in awe no matter your age! Come early for lunch. Improv Addison, 4980 Belt Line Road #250, Dallas 972-404-8501 www. improvaddison.com


21 | MONDAY Open Riding at The Superdrome

8am-5pm. The Superdome, 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco www. superdome.com

Solar Eclipse Watch Party at Frontiers of Flight Museum 10am-3pm. 6911 Lemmon Ave., Dallas 214-350-3600 www.flightmuseum.com/solareclipse-watch-party

22 | TUESDAY Dallas Farmers Market Open Daily!

10am-8pm. 920 S. Harwood, Dallas www.dallasfarmersmarket.org

10% Military Discount at Dave & Buster’s

All day. Show your valid military ID to get 10% off food & game play for you & up to 4 Guests (offers cannot be combined) Dave & Buster’s, 9450 N Central Expy, Dallas 214-530-1906 www.daveandbusters.com

23 | WEDNESDAY Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum

9am-5pm. Admission is just $1. 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 214-515-6615 www.dallasarboretum.org

24 | THURSDAY Georgia’s Farmer’s Market

9am-6pm Daily. 916 E. 15th Street, Plano 972-516-4765 www.facebook.com/georgiasfarmersmarket

greatest martial artists around. Wyndam Garden Dallas North, 2645 LBJ Freeway, Dallas 903-569-4873 www.yourfamilydojo.com

26 | SATURDAY Open House at The Little Gym of Rockwall

2-5pm. See our brand new location! 2881 Market Center, Dr, Rockwall, 469-769-1190 www.tlgrockwalltx.com. See ad in this issue.

Rhea Lana’s Private PreSale Event

6pm. Bring ad from this issue to shop early for name brand children’s clothing, shoes, toys, baby gear, furniture and more. Regular event runs 8/27-30. Allen Event Center, 200 E. Stacy Rd, Allen. Stacey@rhealana.com 817-3196612. See ad in this issue.

North Dallas Toy Show

9am-3pm. Dallas Events Center, 4343 Sigma Road, Suite 600, Dallas www.dallas-events-center.com

Preston Valley Farmers Market

9am-2pm. 12817 Preston Rd., Dallas 972-839-0005 www. fourseasonsmarkets.com

18st AIRSpace Workshop: Graffiti Art 2pm. Ages 10 & Up. Harrington Library, 1501 18th Street, Plano 972-941-7175 www.planolibrary.org

Public Invited To Build Massive LEGO Mosaic 6:30-8pm. All ages. Haggard Park, 901 E 15th Street, Plano 877-818-1677

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Visit the Perot Museum

Rhea Lana’s Consignment Event

10am-6pm. Buy general admission online and save $2! Perot Museum of Nature & Science, 2201 N. Field St., Dallas www. perotmuseum.org

USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame 1-4pm. Fun filled weekend of training with some of the

www.ActingForChildren.org 972-658-3915

Runs through Wednesday. Shop name brand children’s clothing, shoes, toys, baby gear, furniture and more. Allen Event Center, 200 E. Stacy Rd, Allen. Stacey@rhealana. com 817-319-6612. See ad in this issue.

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timeout Youth / Junior Group Ride at the Superdome 1-2:30pm. Join one of our weekly rides! The Superdome, 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco www. superdome.com

28 | MONDAY Rhea Lana’s Consignment Event

Runs through Wednesday. Shop name brand children’s clothing, shoes, toys, baby gear, furniture and more. Allen Event Center, 200 E. Stacy Rd, Allen. Stacey@rhealana. com 817-319-6612. See ad in this issue.

Dallas Farmers Market Open Daily!

10am-8pm. 920 S. Harwood, Dallas www.dallasfarmersmarket.org

29 | TUESDAY Rhea Lana’s Consignment Event

Shop name brand children’s clothing, shoes, toys, baby gear, furniture and more. Allen Event Center, 200 E. Stacy Rd, Allen. Stacey@rhealana. com 817-319-6612. See ad in this issue.

30 | WEDNESDAY Rhea Lana’s Consignment Event

Shop name brand children’s clothing, shoes, toys, baby gear, furniture and more. Allen Event Center, 200 E. Stacy Rd, Allen. Stacey@rhealana. com 817-319-6612. See ad in this issue.

31 | THURSDAY Dallas Farmers Market Open Daily!

10am-8pm. 920 S. Harwood, Dallas www.dallasfarmersmarket.org

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SEPTEMBER 3 Lemonade Stand Fundraiser 2-4pm. Joining in the fight against pediatric cancer, the Seventh Annual Lemonade Stand Fundraiser will be held to benefit the Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation in memory of Jonny Wade, who passed away from brain cancer in December 2015. Newman Village Central Plaza, 4131 Fallbrook Drive, Frisco www. kidsshouldnthavecancer.org

SEPTEMBER 29 State Fair of Texas Opens!

Fair Park, Dallas. Plan your trip at www.bigtex.com. See ad in this issue. Please note: Although we strive to bring you the most current information available regarding event dates & times, confirming with the event venue before going is always a good idea.

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banana sushi Coolest after school snack ever! Moms, keep in mind little surprises make for a happy kid.

Not a nut fan? See more recipes like this on our Pinterest Page.

We found this on #FITFOODIEFINDS on Pinterest! See more fun snack ideas at #suburbanparent.

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What you need... - 1 medium banana - 1 tablespoon nut butter (any kind will work!) - Optional toppings: chopped nuts, chia seeds, shredded coconut

Nutritional Facts Calories: 202 Fat: 8g Carbohydrates: 32

What you do... - Peel banana and then spread on 1 tablespoon of nut butter. - Sprinkle on optional toppings and press them lightly into the nut butter to ensure they will stick. - Using a sharp knife, evenly slice banana into “sushi” pieces. - Enjoy right away or transfer onto a baking sheet and freeze for later!

Sugar: 17g Fiber: 5g Protein: 4g

You kidding me? words of wisdom

The difference between TRY and TRIUMPH, is A LITTLE UMPH! ­— Unknown

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SCHOOL AHEAD

GO SLOW

Why are you late for class, Johnny? Because a sign on the road-side said “School Ahead, Go Slow.”

What food do math teachers eat? Square meals!


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