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July/August 2017

parent • child • family

BIGGER FAMILY, BIGGER HOME? Mom’s Favorite Maternity Clothing


What I Want to Be

July 8th 9am-4pm Details inside!

When I Grow Up!

Sioux Empire’s Parenting


31 W  hat I Want to Be When I Grow Up

31 24 Saving for College

10 Keeping Teeth Healthy Do’s and don’ts at the dental office.

12 New Ideas for

Maternity Clothes Making your wardrobe last beyond the bump.

baby 14 Baby Wearing Safety Tips to find the right fit.

Planning ahead for higher education.

26 Affordable Resources

Building your family’s library.

28 Teaching

Determination How fitness and strength can help.


16 What do Farmers do? Teaching kids where our food comes from.

18 Nagging Your Kids to Get Ready

Maybe you’re doing it all wrong.

21 Embracing

Innovation Helping kids stay on top of technology.

22 Choosing Childcare Tips from Apple Tree Children’s Centers.

38 P  icky Eaters

Getting kids to try something new.

46 P  rotecting Your Eyes

Know the dangers of harmful rays.

47 R  aising Amazing Kids How to build your kids up.

48 O  vercoming Test Anxiety

Helping children do their best.

56 Dedication,

Determination and Self Discipline Learning through athletics.




Local kids dream big for their futures.



58 H  ave a Fun, Safe Time Outdoors

Tips to prevent injuries.

61 M  artial Arts and ADHD How exercise can control the condition.

62 G  et Immunizations Protect your entire family.

64 Planting the Seed for College

When to start talking to your child.

66 B  enefits of Music Education

Starting kids early.

home 74 Bigger Family, Bigger Home?

Now is the right time to buy.

76 Grill it Your Way Summer grilling tips.

78 Medicine Cabinets

Getting the most in bathroom storage.

80 Say No to Slow

How to avoid Wi-Fi traffic jams.

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Did you know ‘Hood Magazine is now the parent company to FamilyFest? I am excited to bring you our first FamilyFest/‘Hood issue! I’m looking forward to our first year of FamilyFest and hope to see you and your family on July 8th at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds! We have added so many new things this year; it is going to be the BEST family event of the summer, and you don’t want to miss it! We will have lots of resources to help you and your family get through the school year. Also, don’t forget we are kicking off the event with the 2nd Annual CenturyLink High Speed Kids ‘K’ Fun Run with proceeds going to Children’s Miracle Network. If you haven’t signed up yet, no worries; you still have time. You can even sign up the day of the event. This is a bittersweet issue to me on a personal level as my oldest will be starting junior kindergarten in the fall. It’s going to be a big change for him and our family, but we are all so excited! The start to the school year is going to be a little rough, but as most parents know, once a new routine is established we will all settle in. This issue is full of resources to help you get back into your new routines and schedules. Don’t miss our cover story in this issue. You’ll meet four kids from our community spending time with local business owners doing what they would like to do when they grow up! I had a hard time containing my own excitement for this one, especially when we had the opportunity to check out the Pizza Ranch kitchen. Enjoy!



If you read our magazine, chances are, you’re part of a family and are looking for information and resources. We enjoy working for families like yours, and next month we celebrate growing families. From blended families to extended families, the ‘Hood community reaches thousands across the region. Join us for our September issue where we celebrate the Growing Family!


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Copy Editor Andrea Conover Account Executive Jill Hansen Intern Erica Weinand Contributing Photographers Julie Prairie Photography Erica Jane Photography Contributing Writers Erica Fenske, Shelly Gaddis, Angela Gulbranson, Shaina Herrmann, Jennifer Hoesing, Tom Johnson, Amy Marschall, Melissa Pitz, Leah Rozeboom, Kim Suga Distribution courtesy of LifeScape: Andy Claflin, Brian Puetz, Brenton Newman, Ben Graff, Mitch Riley ‘Hood Panel Members Christie Aberson, Abir Aware, Sadie Bell, Carrie Dragt, Addie Graham-Kramer, Kelli Johnson, Bobbi Nelson, Ashley Rigge Allana Rogge, Jen Rothenbuehler, Ashley Thompson, Brooke Wegener, Melissa Williams Reproduction or use of the contents of this magazine is prohibited. ‘Hood Magazine is published 9 times a year by Hoodlum Productions, LLC and strives to publish only accurate information; however, Hoodlum Productions, LLC cannot be held responsible for consequences resulting from errors or omissions. All material in this magazine is the property of Hoodlum Productions, LLC and cannot be reproduced without permission of the publisher. We welcome article proposals, story suggestions and unsolicited articles and will consider all submissions for publication. Please send your thoughts, ideas and submissions to Magazine feedback and advertising and marketing inquiries to ©2017 Hoodlum Productions, LLC All Rights Reserved.


t u o b A & t Ou ‘HOOD HAPPENINGS We had so much fun with everyone who stopped to see us at ScienceFest and Breakfast on the Farm where we made muddy pigs!


We have also been busy with our local media partners KDLT and KSFY TV over the past couple months. From revealing our Family Gets Fit winners to sharing all the excitement surrounding this year’s FamilyFest events, we have been working hard to connect with all of you! As always, we love our craft nights at KDLT! If you’d like to check them out for yourself, be sure to visit us on our website and on social media.



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pregnancy by Kim Suga, DDS, Family Dental Center – Sioux Falls, SD

Keeping Teeth Healthy During Pregnancy Expectant mothers often have questions about dental work during pregnancy. Routine cleanings and check-ups are not only very safe for an expecting mother, but also highly recommended. By having your teeth checked regularly, you can potentially prevent a serious problem from occurring during your pregnancy. High hormone levels during pregnancy can lead to red, inflamed gums. A diet high in sugar may cause new tooth decay. Frequent vomiting can lead to an acidic mouth, making teeth more vulnerable to cavities. Neglected teeth can cause unnecessary pain and infection, which has been linked to pre-term births. While you’re pregnant, it’s still important to have dental treatments that treat tooth decay, such as fillings and



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crowns, but if the treatment is elective it’s typical to wait until after the baby is born to have it completed. If you have a cavity that must be treated, the ideal time is during the second trimester. By the third trimester, it’s often difficult to lie back in the dental chair comfortably for the length of time necessary for treatment. Some women decide against a dental visit within the first trimester because of the important fetal development occurring in those first weeks. However,

there is currently no evidence suggesting dental work can cause harm to a baby during this time. One of the most common questions is if dental x-rays are safe for a developing baby. According to the American Dental Association, having dental x-rays while pregnant is safe with the appropriate shielding. Occasionally, x-rays should be postponed until after giving birth, but they’re necessary in many situations for treatment to be completed. Please let your dentist know that you’re expecting.

Helpful tips for maintaining a healthy mouth during pregnancy: • B rush well with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste twice a day. • F loss once a day. • E at a balanced diet and avoid foods high in sugar. • V isit your dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups. n

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if there is a sewn-in waistline. You’ll want to make sure you choose a maxi with an empire waist or a seam that comes right under the bust. You’ll notice waist seams right away during your search and if they’re anywhere near the natural waistline or lower, steer clear! Especially if you are early in your pregnancy, you don’t know whether you will be carrying your baby high or low, and seam lines can hinder how the pregnant body will look in the dress. The other amazing thing about maxis during pregnancy, whether they run short or long, you either have a maxi-turned-midi dress or plenty of room for a growing bump!

Tops: I am loving the over-sized trends right now! They’re perfect for us bumpers. Overall, the quickest way to determine if the top is bump approved is just by giving it a good up-and-down. Does the top seem to run long or short? Does the top seem to run true to size or is it oversized? Is the top high-low or do the side seams run shorter than the rest of the top? Longer tops will give you more time to wear in your pregnancy and will eliminate any pulling or tugging to keep the top in place later in your pregnancy. If you look at tops and the

model/mannequin/picture has the top tucked in or tied up in a knot, that’s key! You know you’ve got length to work with. Any top that seems blousy or over-sized is also a win. Even if you get the top home and it seems too large or blousy, wait it out. I’ve noticed how quickly the pregnant body can change and you never know when something may fit or be more comfortable.


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Pants/work-out apparel: One of my first purchases was the bellyband. Essentially, it’s a tube top with a rubber strip around the bottom to put over any bottoms to eliminate the need to button or zip. Another oldie but goodie is the elastic hair-tie trick. Loop the hair tie through the buttonhole of your jeans and use the other end of the hair tie to loop around the button. This gives you a good inch or two of waist room. For workout apparel, trial and error is best. Try on different options to see what is most comfortable. With my obsession for fashion, I’ve been very pleased with shopping for my growing bump. By changing your mindset and being open-minded to what will work with your growing body, the possibilities are endless. n



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position (no slumping should occur) and the baby’s knees should be higher than their bottom, allowing the weight to be supported by the thighs and bottom of baby, rather than the pelvic area.

Comfort – Whatever carrier you choose should be comfortable for baby AND the caregiver! Our bodies are beautifully unique, which means that every carrier is going to fit differently on each person. Take the time to try out different carriers to find the perfect fit for your body and the stage your baby is in. n

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by Jennifer Hoesing, Stockyards Ag Experience

Many farmers in our area grow crops like wheat, corn and soybeans. Others raise livestock including cattle, pigs and sheep. This means taking care of lots of details from planting to harvesting, and caring for animals, all while planning and preparing for the future. After all, farms are businesses, too. One day farmers might be driving the tractor or combine, and the next day be sitting in the office at the computer working on accounting or business planning. The average South Dakota farm is over 1,300 acres. That’s about the size of 1,300 football fields. Taking good care of livestock is known as animal husbandry. It means keeping a close eye on herds and barns of livestock, taking care of nutrition, health and general wellbeing. There are other kinds of farming operations, too. Just think of the farmers who are growing vegetables, fruits, herbs and more for our local farmers market.


What do farmers do? You might be thinking of Old MacDonald and red, idyllic barns, but contemporary farming is as complex as any job – maybe even more complex! Exactly what a farmer does depends on what he or she raises on the farm or ranch. There are common threads, though. All the farmers we know care deeply about the land and livestock they work with every day. Sustainability is something we are all talking about these days, and farmers are no exception. Farmers care about growing food for our families while efficiently managing their operations. To farmers, that means taking care of the earth so water is clean and land is healthy for future generations. Because almost all farms are family-owned, that means future generations will get to carry on the farming legacy.


When our families sit down to a meal together, we should all remember farmers have worked hard to be sure we have safe, nutritious food choices. There’s a huge amount of planning and hard work that goes into getting those foods from the farm to your fork. As we prepare for back to school and all of the activities this special time of year brings, our local farmers are doing all of that and raising food for us, too. Thanks, farmers, for what you do! n

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child by Melissa Pitz, LifeScape

Nagging your kids to get ready: Maybe you’re doing it wrong! “Please get ready for school……Go get ready for school……Get ready for school, now……WHY ARE YOU NOT READY FOR SCHOOL?” If you come to my house on a weekday morning, this is the glorious sound of dysfunction that fills the halls. Why must we ask our children 10 times in a progressively negative tone to get ready for school? Are they unmotivated? Not listening? Unable to process the instruction? Do they just want to get under our skin and push us over the edge? According to Victoria Kindle Hodson, MA, co-author of Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Cooperation, only about 20 percent of children are auditory learners. We assume our children hear us, process our instruction and are able to follow through with the necessary steps to meet our request, but this is not the case for 80 percent of children. By providing verbal instruction, we aren’t doing our part to help our child be successful or independent. In fact, we’ve created a stressful environment where our children expect us to give in and do the task for them or hold their hand through something they are capable of doing on their own. If nagging won’t work, how do we make this next school year different, and make our mornings – dare I say – functional? Here are some tips:



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1. Use a schedule – include pictures for kids that are too young to read. Keep it simple!

2. Reinforce your child when they are able to complete the schedule – sticker charts, small tokens, stickers, etc.

3. Ensure there is enough time for them to wake up before being rushed into their routine.

4. Identify the difficult tasks and be present during those things, until the child can succeed on his/her own.

5. Choose your battles – no one cares if your child’s socks match. I promise!

6. Show them, don’t tell them. Remember, our children are not as successful with verbal directions, so use visuals.

7. Provide simple choices – Paw Patrol Tshirt or Superman T-shirt. Is your child an auditory learner? Chances are he/ she is not. So let’s change the way we are providing instruction and provide them with the environment they need to be successful. Who knows, maybe we will be morning people after all. n

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Technology camps “are a great way to just kind of jump into the cyber security world and test the waters a little bit,” said DSU student Reggie Van Driel. The Mitchell native didn’t have a clue if she would be good at cyber security when she attended technology camps as a high school student, but is now double majoring in cyber operations and network security. Students hear a lot about the opportunities available to them with technology careers, said Kara Schweitzer, regional education specialist with the South Dakota Department of Education’s Career and Technical Education division. They may also have preconceived notions about the work they can do in those careers, notions which may not be accurate. “Hearsay is not experience,” she said, so Kara worked with Dakota State University instructor Rob Honomichl last winter to create an information technology camp geared to show students how to prepare for a tech career, the types of jobs available, and what the job will actually be like. These are the exact things that

can help the students make good decisions about their career goals, Schweitzer said. “We want (students) to have an idea of the career opportunities in computer science,” said Brendan Streitz, technology coordinator at Flandreau Public School. Six of his students attended the Feb. 13 camp, and were able “to see things they can’t see just in our own classroom. This gives them an idea if this is something they want to do.” Students of all ages can also attend free GenCyber camps at a variety of locations including DSU, which hosts technology camps for teachers, middle school girls and high school students. n

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One expense that affects millions of American families has been accelerating at about two times the rate of inflation since 1976—college costs. Unfortunately, this increase has far outpaced most families’ income gains, putting parents in a painful bind and burdening students. In 2014, total student-loan debt skyrocketed to more than $1.2 trillion. A 529 college savings plan can help. Named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, it is a tax-advantaged savings account that is among the most powerful tools available to parents or grandparents funding a loved one’s higher education. One of the benefits of a 529 plan account is the money you earn in the plan is not subject to federal or state income taxes, as long as it remains in the plan. This can help your account grow faster since all of your earnings can be reinvested, increasing returns with tax-free compounding. Upon withdrawal, no taxes are due to the federal government, or to most states, when the money is applied to a qualified expense. Qualified expenses include tuition, room and board, books, supplies, fees, computer and additional required equipment. Your withdrawal proceeds can be used at colleges, graduate schools, universities,

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trade schools, private and public institutions, and in-state and out-of-state schools. A 529 plan account also helps your estate planning with favorable financial-aid treatment and accelerated gifting, plus the account owner always retains control over the beneficiary’s account. Most plans also have a high contribution limit, and there is no limit on who can contribute or when proceeds need to be withdrawn. If you, or someone you know, are considering saving for higher-education costs, take a close look at a 529 college savings plan. It can’t guarantee your favorite student an A in economics, but it can help you take some of the pain out of college costs. n *Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of any 529 savings program before investing. This and other information is contained in the 529 plan disclosure statement. They should be read carefully before investing and can be obtained by contacting your financial advisor.






Celebrating 25 Years!

Kids & & Kaboodle Children’s Consignment Shop Children’s Consignment Shop Quality QualityPre-owned Pre-owned (Newborn - Preteen)

by Shaina Herrmann

(Newborn - Preteen)

Clothing Clothing••Toys Toys••Furnishings Furnishings

New Merchandise Merchandise daily! daily! New New Consignments by Appointment Help Us Celebrate 25 Years!


We are giving away a big Coloring Earn Flyer Wagon and contest on new & Radio gently used a Coca-Cola bear as well ages 3-8 cards each • Babyas $25 gift • Furniture • Clothing (newborn-pre-teen) week of April. Equipment • Room Decor • Toys & Books • Shoes & More


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When Superheros meet.... “Serious” soccer skillz develop! Dakota Alliance Soccer Club has a program for your Superhero. Ages







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4 thru 18 10 thru 18

Recreational League teams - Fall & Spring Competitive teams - tryouts - June

5 thru 18

Legends Soccer Camp - June

5 thru 18

Premier Soccer Camps - July/August

9 thru 19

Xtra Kixx - November through March

Check out these programs and more online or call 332-5911

Affordable Resources for

Building Your Family’s Library Reading together as a family is making a comeback, and many families are now looking to build their own home libraries. Garage sales and consignment shops are fantastic local places to find books, usually less than a $1 each! As you begin looking to purchase some books to build your own personal library or seek out specific books, the more books you find, the easier it is to overspend your budget. Book swapping is a great way to regularly get free books. You can do this for free with friends, family members, classmates and neighbors. You can also look for book swapping pages online.

Free books can always be found at your local library. While they won’t necessarily help you build your library, this is a good option to get out of the

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American Girl®, Bitty Baby®, WellieWishers®, 12” baby doll and Barbie® size doll clothes

Bring your doll shopping!

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house and check out some new reading materials. If you don’t mind ebooks, you can also find many free options online.

Book clubs are another great way to grow your library. Prices vary, however many companies are making it less expensive to score some fun books with characters kids love. Sometimes you’ll get a free introductory bundle by just paying for shipping.

Little free libraries are popping up in neighborhoods all over our area. These are often little houses filled with books that are free for residents to take and trade. Typically the rule is to borrow a book and bring it back, or donate your own. n

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child by Power and Grace Gymnastics

Teaching Determination

Every family would love to see their children succeed in life. In some ways, parents always want a better life for their children than they had. There are many components that come together to form the building blocks to achieve this goal. School, faith and opportunity are some of the tools we use to build a well-rounded child, but goal setting and physical activity also play a huge part of the equation. It’s important for kids to get the opportunity to express themselves through movement, body awareness and just plain fun. Children can reach their full potential if given the right guidance and encouragement. Children who are involved in gymnastics and other activities are proven to be better students, athletes and learn valuable life lessons. Gymnastics offers growth in all normal attributes you would expect – strength, flexibility, balance and coordination, while providing the fundamental movement required of all athletics. n

by Jaclyn Small

This project only requires three things and chances are you have them all! In a matter of minutes you can make these water bottle bubble snakes that will provide the kids with endless fun.

What you need: Empty water bottle Sock (Put one of those mis-matched socks to use!) Dish soap


Bubble Snakes!


Directions: Cut the bottom of the water bottle off. Place the sock over the water bottle. Big kid socks fit great, but use what you have. If your sock is a little bigger, use a rubber band or duct tape to be sure it’s on the bottle snug and won’t fall off. In a shallow bowl add a splash of water with a generous squeeze of dish soap. Dip the sockcovered water bottle in the dish and...BLOW! The harder you blow into your bottle, the longer your bubble snake will be! n



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We bring the music to you! Music education for preschoolers Instrument lessons for school agers

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Quality programs for children ages 6-weeks to 5 years of age. Includes FREE YMCA Family Membership, Kids Yoga, Parent’s Time-Out and Gymanstics!

For more information: YMCA Child Development Center 2512 South Carolyn Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57106 P: (605) 275-9622

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Join us for OPEN HOUSES every Tuesday evening in August from 5-7 p.m. or at one of our anniversary celebrations on July 29 and August 26, 1-5pm. If you attend one of the open houses, and sign up you will get a free week.


What I Want to Be


When I Grow Up! by Jessica Brovold

When our children are young, they look up to us and dream about what they’ll be one day when they grow up. From doctors to teachers and just about everything in between, their imaginations are incredible. As parents, we get to witness their aspirations from a very young age and see where the path takes them. Part of being a parent is helping shape our children’s futures and helping them seek out the world in front of them. We recently caught up with some local kids who are dreaming of everything from teaching children to serving up some fun!

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What I Want to Be


When I Grow Up!


Kaitlyn G. Kaitlyn G. is six-years-old and lives in Sioux Falls with her parents and two older brothers Noah and Caleb. When we caught up with her on her last day of kindergarten at Discovery Elementary School in Sioux Falls, she was working alongside her teacher, something her mom, Nicole, says started long before elementary school. “Her grandma was a teacher and she’s retired now, said Nicole. “They used to always play school.” Playing school all her life made the transition to kindergarten pretty easy for Kaitlyn. While she used to look up to her grandma, she’s now added to her list of inspirations. “I want to be a teacher because Mrs. Thurman is awesome,” said Kaitlyn. “Teachers rock, I think being a teacher would be fun!” And when she’s away for the weekend, or on summer break, the teaching continues. “Sometimes she likes me to be the teacher when we’re playing,” said Nicole. “It’s fun for me that she’s so into it. She thinks about it all the time. We plan everyday when she wants to play school.” And her favorite part of the school day? It sounds pretty similar to what her teacher might say. “I like to pick helpers and when the kids are all good,” said Kaitlyn.

Teacher Kaitlyn G., age 6 Sioux Falls

While Kaitlyn currently lives out her dream of teaching through learning, her mom sees the bigger picture. “It makes me proud,” said Nicole. “She loves to teach other kids.”

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Aaron M. When we recently caught up with Aaron at All City Pet Care West, he couldn’t contain his excitement seeing all the animals coming in for their checkups! “I want to help animals,” said Aaron. “I have two puppies at home! Riley and Bailey.” Aaron’s mom, Jessica, said she knew the moment he was able to pick out his first Halloween costume that he would have a love for animals. “He’s always so excited to see any animals,” said Jessica. “He’s excited to see the elephants at the zoo. Every time someone walks by with just a dog we have to stop and say hello.” Sounds pretty typical for a three-year-old, but for Aaron, he’s already developed a passion at his young age. “I want to be a vet to see all the animals,” said Aaron. “To see them and help them to feel better.” For now, Aaron’s parents keep him busy playing with his pets at home and visiting the zoo and their family farm any chance they get. “We go to the zoo a lot, we did the zoo camp and he went behind the scenes,” said Jessica. “We have family who are farmers, so we see animals a lot.” When we asked Aaron what he liked about animals, here’s what he had to say: “They’re so soft, cuddly and cute!” When it comes to one day caring for them, he says he has one goal in mind. “Helping animals feel better and petting puppies and kitties,” said Aaron.

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Parker and Jameson P.

“All 3 kids have had lifelong exposure to the legendary life of Pizza Ranch,” said mom, Teresa. “It might be a family outing to eat, swinging through to surprise dad, or hanging out in a booth while dad finishes up an impromptu visit. The kids swoon over some staff members and it’s really become a second home and second family that everyone loves and it is unique to them.”


Parker and Jameson are no strangers to Pizza Ranch. Their dad, Preston, has worked in various restaurants across the state since high school. Preston is part-owner of the Pizza Ranch in Brandon.


It seems natural that they’d want to grow up to be just like dad. “I want to work with my dad and make pizzas,” said Jameson. “I want to be just like my dad,” said Parker. Being just like dad means understanding the demands of the job, which Preston and Teresa are continuously working on as a family. It means instilling hard work ethics at an early age and making sure little sister Norah isn’t left out. “With Preston’s long hours and my full time job, it’s necessary the kids help out at home,” said Teresa. “We have goal systems setup. Chores and helpful tasks earn screen time and playtime with friends. During the school year, good homework habits earn points for a potential toy or game.” Knowing the hard work that goes into running a restaurant is teaching kids that the job is more than making pizzas, even though they say that’s the best part! “I want to make the pizzas because it is fun to add toppings,” said Parker. “I like to prep pizzas with toppings,” said Jameson.

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For mom and dad, they’re happy to know their children might follow in dad’s footsteps, and they’ll do so knowing the hard work and dedication it takes. “We are proud that they feel so strongly about Pizza Ranch in the same way we do,” said Teresa. “Restaurant life isn’t for the faint of heart so we take special time to explain why dad isn’t home in the evenings or weekends or even holidays. They’ve been brought up in it so they get it. They also see the rewards from being in the business and of course dad is their hero!” n July/August 2017 |

parent by Andrea Boerigter, The Speech Mom

Picky Eaters Starts with Parents

Meal time drama. The worst. It always ends in tears, whether they are yours or your little ones. There is a lot of ideas out there to get your kiddo to eat…maybe even too many! Turn the salad into a turtle or the sandwich into a butterfly. Who has time for that? So where do we start? How do we start to actually solve the picky eater problem instead of putting a turtle-shaped bandage over it? We need to start with you. Yeah, you. Before you start throwing around 10,000 reasons why your child is a picky eater, start by taking a look at yourself. Are you a well-rounded eater? Are you and your child eating the same items at mealtime? Is your child eating next to you while they watch you eat? If you answered “no” to any – or all of – these questions, making some simple changes in your own eating habits might make a big difference in your child’s eating habits. Start by making meal time an adventure for both of you. When your child hears you say “Mommy doesn’t know if she likes

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kale, but she is going to try it,” they might just be the next to try it! Nothing inspires a child to try new foods like seeing someone they trust do it first! When you put kale on your plate, it needs to be on your kiddo’s plate too. You are not a short order cook. You should make one meal and serve it to everyone. Even that picky eater. Children learn by example. They see their dad eat chicken – how he cuts it, chews it, swallows it – they will follow. If a parent is eating salmon and veggies and a child is eating macaroni and cheese and chicken strips, well…no learning is going on here. The only way they can imitate how their parents eat, is by having the same foods! If you haven’t started this strategy yet, there is no better time than now. n

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Sign up FORM CenturyLink High-Speed Kids K Fun Run Join us for our second annual CenturyLink High-Speed Kids K Fun Run! The run will take place at 8:45 a.m. on July 8th, 2017 at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. Registration starts at 8:00 a.m. All proceeds raised from the Kids Fun Run will go to support the Sanford Children’s Miracle Network. The day of the event each paid registrant will receive a ticket to the event, a water bottle, sunglasses and a bag full of other goodies! You can pay online or print off the form and mail it in with payment or bring it to the event that day. Parent’s Name: _______________________________________________________________________________ Child’s Name: ________________________________________________________________________________ Child’s Age: _________ Child’s Date of Birth: __________________

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Join us for our second annual CenturyLink High-Speed Kids K Fun Run! 8:45 a.m. on July 8th at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.


Saturday, July 8th

FRONT PORCH STAGE 9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.

Phil Baker – Children’s Music – Where kids are the stars of the show! Conga, limbo, hoedown, freeze rock, do the swim and more!

9:50 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.

TigerRock – Martial Arts Demo

10:25 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

Rockin’ Red Music – Children’s Music A fun, engaging musical show for kids of all ages!

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Kids Yoga – Yoga suitable for all ages of children.

11:55 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

Phil Baker – Children’s Music – Where kids are the stars of the show! Conga, limbo, hoedown, freeze rock, do the swim and more!

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Raine Jerke – Family Music – Singing accompanied by acoustic guitar.

1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

TigerRock – Martial Arts Demo

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Kids Yoga – Yoga suitable for all ages of children.

3:15 p.m - 4:00 p.m.

Rockin’ Red Music – Children’s Music A fun, engaging musical show for kids of all ages!

RSVP and sign up for door prizes on our website!

BRIDLEWOOD BARN 9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Paint a Picture by Cookies-n-Canvas Must sign up for a time the morning of the event. Limited spots available 9:15, 9:45, 10:15, 10:45

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Princesses and Spider Hero from CharActors Don’t forget your camera to take pictures!

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

South Dakota Rocks – We will be having a painting party. Get creative & make it your own! We will put the rocks in the community for others to find.

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Zoo Express – Come learn about the animals!

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Storytime with Usborne Books – Take a break and listen to some stories.

KIDS ZONE 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pipestone Discovery Barn – Check out baby animals and learn about the farm.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Inflatables – Come check out all of the inflatables and games for all ages!

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Toddler Zone – Inflatables for 5 and under and new this year: ball pit area for 2 and under.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Vendors – check out all of vendors and see how they can help your family.

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Touch-A-Truck Get up close with huge trucks and tractors. You can even jump in the drivers seat! Keep your eyes in the sky for the Sanford Helicopter to land. Times may vary.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

BMX Bike Riders Show Come check out national BMX Bike Riders do flips and tricks and talk about bike safety.

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Inflatables & Bouncers Inflatables and bouncy houses available for kids of all ages.

Paddle Boats Kids paddle boats are back! Fun in the sun on water.

CenturyLink High-Speed Kids K Fun Run A fun run benefiting Children’s Miracle Network. Sponsored by CenturyLink

Touch-a-Truck NEW this year we are adding Touch-a-Truck. Has your little one ever wondered what its like to drive a large piece of equipment?

ZooExpress The Sanford ZooExpress brings the zoo experience to you. Get up close to the visiting animals. Sponsored by Sanford

Toddler Zone An area dedicated to kids 5 and under. Inflatables, bounce houses and ball pit. Sponsored by MidCo

BMX National BMX Bike riders do tricks and stunts. New this year, you won’t want to miss the show! Sponsored by Celebrate Church

Pipestone Discovery Barn Come play with the farm animals. Sponsored by Pipestone Discovery Barn

PhotoBoards Take your picture in one of our photo boards. Sponsored by Family Dental Center

Rock Wall​ Test your climbing skills. Great for kids of all ages! Sponsored by Black Hills Federal Credit Union

Face Painting​ Be sure to stop and see the South Dakota International Pageant Queens and have your face painted! Sponsored by South Dakota International Pageants

Obstacle Course Maneuver your way through the twists and turns of the obstacle course. Sponsored by TigerRock Martial Arts

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parent by Dr. Angela Gulbranson, Visions Eye Care & Vision Therapy Center

Protecting Your Child’s Eyes from Harmful Rays As you and your family are enjoying all those fun summer activities, make sure you are protecting your children’s eyes as well as their skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Infants, toddlers and children are at greatest risk of sun damage because they either don’t wear any sunglasses at all or they wear inexpensive sunglasses that don’t provide proper protection. As a parent, I completely understand how children tend to break or lose their sunglasses. However, it’s critical they get proper protection. For infants and toddlers, there are special sunglasses that have soft cloth that wraps completely around their head, which makes them extremely comfortable to wear; meaning there is less chance they’ll take them off. Swimming anyone? If you wear corrective lenses, swimming can be a visual challenge. It’s important to get swim goggles in your child’s prescription to help with vision under the water as well as outside of the pool. Prescription swim goggles also provide the proper UV protection. When the sun reflects off the water, the glare can be very irritating. Polarized lenses are still the best protection against glare. Polarized lenses eliminate the glare, making driving, boating and supervising children at the pool a much more comfortable experience.

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If your eyes are exposed to excessive amounts of UV radiation over a short period of time, you are likely to experience an effect called photokeratitis - basically a “sunburn of the eye.” Photokeratitis may be painful and include symptoms such as red eyes, a foreign body sensation or gritty feeling in the eyes, extreme sensitivity to light and excessive tearing. While this is usually temporary, permanent damage can sometimes be caused. As you’re planning your summer activities, it is vital that you ensure your sunglasses block out 100% of UVA and UVB rays. Keep in mind plastic lenses can make vision difficult, and some plastic lenses don’t provide complete UVA and UVB protection can indeed open the door to more harmful rays being absorbed. The best way to be certain you are getting optimum protection and great vision from your sunglasses is to purchase them from your eye care professional. n


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What’s Getting Miss ed in Your Child’s Vision Screening

by Dr. Keith Loy, Celebrate Community Church

Kids are a gift. We have an amazing privilege and responsibility to help our children grow to be healthy adults who will make a positive impact on future generations. To do this, here are three keys we need to give our kids:

1. Give them a hand on. Encourage them. It’s a big deal! The word encourage means to stand alongside and to come to one’s aid. It’s one thing to encourage your kids when they succeed; it’s another when they don’t – and when they need it the most. How can we encourage? • With our presence. Be there for them. • With our touch. We need eight hugs each day for maintenance, and we need twelve for growth! • With our words. It’s one thing to say it, but it’s another when we write it. I still have cards that my little girls wrote to me when they were very young.

2. Give them a hand out. Comfort them. Remember when you were young and you fell and skinned your knee? Where did you run? Home. Why? Because you would be comforted – held and loved. Regardless of their age, they still skin their knees and they need your comfort.


Raising Amazing Kids


3. Give them a hand up. Give them something to reach for, aspire to, aim at. Kids are full of dreams – give them something worth living for. Urge them, inspire them to live for something much greater than playing sports, getting good grades, or succeeding in business. Give them something worth living for, and they will change the world! n

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DIY WORKSHOPS June - August 2017 Ages: 5 - 17 years old Price: $10-45

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by Dr. Amy Marschall, Sioux Falls Psychological Services

Overcoming Test Anxiety: Helping Children Perform to the Best of Their Abilities

Imagine spending hours helping your child study for their math test. Imagine they had all of the formulas down, answered most of the flash cards correctly and solved every problem you threw at them. Now imagine checking their grade and seeing they failed the test. “How did this happen?” you ask yourself. “They knew the material!” If this scenario is all-too-familiar, your child may be struggling with test anxiety. Test anxiety exists in a self-fulfilling, destructive cycle: I worry I will not succeed, I become so caught up in this worry and I’m unable to perform. When the next test comes around, I am even more nervous because of my past failure. Some anxiety during testing is healthy and necessary. If I do not care about my grade, I might not try at all because I have no concern for what will happen if I do not succeed. But if I am too worried about my performance, I am unable to focus on the questions and determine the right answers.

So how can you help your child perform to the best of their ability? First, because test anxiety is often a symptom of a bigger anxiety disorder, have your child talk to a counselor about their worries. The counselor can help develop coping techniques, including breathing and relaxation exercises that can be used during testing to reduce

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anxiety. Second, consider hiring a tutor to ensure that your child has good study skills and fully understands the material. Feeling rushed or cramming before a test can cause anxiety to spike. Next, make sure your child gets plenty of sleep and a good breakfast on the day of the test to prevent distraction. If possible, see if your child qualifies for classroom accommodations to reduce test anxiety. For example, many children get caught up in the fear that they will not finish the test in time and rush through questions. If time limits can be extended or removed, it can help the child relax, take time to read each question, and avoid mistakes. Some children become overly focused on noises or movements in the classroom during tests and benefit from testing in a private room. Test anxiety can be a huge source of stress for parents and children, but with appropriate intervention, your child can overcome anxiety and perform to the best of their ability. n


Better Health Well Child Exams and Vaccinations Help your child be well and stay well all the way to graduation day and beyond. Wellness exams are recommended annually for children ages 5-18 and provide a comprehensive, head to toe evaluation and review of immunization status. In addition, our wellness exams meet school districts’ requirements for an athletic physical. To schedule your child’s well child exam or vaccination appointment at a Sanford Children’s Clinic, please visit or call: Sanford Children’s Clinic 26th & Sycamore (605) 328-9080 Sanford Children’s Clinic MB2 (605) 328-7800 Sanford Children’s Clinic 69th & Louise (605) 312-8000 012001-00341 Rev. 1/17

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South Dakota International Queens?

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Applications due by September 15, 2017 Optional local titles, sashes, and crowns available for all contestants!

Saturday, August 5 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Outdoor campus | 4500 S Oxbow Avenue

Our LARGEST event of the year! Archery Shooting Fishing

Kayaking Live animals Outdoor skills

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For more information, please visit or call Jessie Brower at 605-360-1117

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Want to see YOUR event listed HERE? Visit our website and post your event. For additional information about the events listed, please check our website. ‘Hood Magazine publishes the most recent information provided. Please remember to call ahead to confirm event details; some events may require pre-registration.

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Monday, July 3 8:30 AM-12:00 PM Space Camp Washington Pavilion Non-Member $110 Member $99 6:00 PM-7:30 PM 4th of July Bike Decorating Heritage Park

Tuesday, July 4 7:30 AM-1:00 PM Mayor Huether’s Fourth of July Parade and Picnic Falls Park 10:30 AM-11:30 AM 4th of July Parade Lennox Fire Station 2:00 PM-4:00 PM The Greatest Show on H20 Catfish Bay Water Ski Park Varies

Wednesday, July 5 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Milk Monologues Educated Mommy 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Babywearing Basics (SF Babywearers) Educated Mommy

5:30 PM-6:30 PM Hot Harley Nights Motorcycle Parade J&L Harley-Davidson 8:30 PM Moonlight Movies Fawick Park

1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Educated Mommy

9:30 AM-10:30 AM Cloth Diapering 101 Educated Mommy

8:30 PM Moonlight Movies Fawick Park

All Ages

10:00 AM-8:00 PM DQ’s Summer Secondhand Sale for Lifescape DQ Grill & Chill

9:30 AM-10:30 AM Babywearing 101 Educated Mommy

2:00 PM-4:30 PM Saturday Cookie Decorating Days The Cookie Jar Eatery Sioux Falls, SD Pre-Register $15


Thursday, July 6

8:00 AM-1:00 PM Farmer’s Market Falls Park

11:00 AM-8:00 PM Inflatables and PlayDome County Fair Brandon $5/child (3 hours of play)


10:00 AM-7:00 PM Brookings Art Festival Pioneer Park Brookings 11:00 AM-8:00 PM Inflatables and PlayDome County Fair Brandon $5/child (3 hours of play)

Friday, July 7

11:00 AM-11:45 AM Animal Encounters Downtown River Greenway Amphitheater 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Free First Friday Washington Pavilion 5:30 PM-11:00 PM Downtown Block Party on the Eastbank 8th & Railroad Center 7:00 PM-9:00 PM The Greatest Show on H20 Catfish Bay Water Ski Park Varies

Saturday, July 8 8:00 AM-1:00 PM Farmer’s Market Falls Park

9:00 AM-4:00PM


W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Super Second Saturdays Washington Pavilion Free/paid admission 10:00 AM-7:00 PM Brookings Art Festival Pioneer Park Brookings 11:00 AM-11:30 AM Storytime Barnes and Noble 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Infant CPR Educated Mommy


Sunday, July 9

5:00 PM-8:00 PM Hot Harley Nights Family Night J & L Harley-Davidson 8:00 AM-10:00 AM Birth Boot Camp Vitality Chiropractic Pre-Register, $300


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Monday, July 10


8:30 AM-12:00 PM Sing, Dance, Art: A Theatre Sample Washington Pavilion Non-Member $110 Member $99 11:00 AM-8:00 PM Inflatables and PlayDome County Fair Brandon $5/child (3 hours of play) 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Latches Fresh Love Photography & Birth Services

Tuesday, July 11 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Storytime Tuesdays Childs Play Toys 6:30 PM-7:30 PM Babywearing for Do-it-Yourself-ers Educated Mommy

Wednesday, July 12 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards $130

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Storyland Children’s Theatre McKennan Park Bandshell

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What to Do?

4:30 PM-8:30 PM SD Artists Alliance Urban Plein Air Downtown Sioux Falls

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Wednesday, July 12 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Milk Monologues Educated Mommy 4:30 PM-5:30 PM Middle School Arts and Crafts JAM Art & Supplies 6:00 PM-10:30 PM 24th Annual Hot Summer Nites Down Town Sioux Falls 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Family Fishing Family Park

Thursday, July 13 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Educated Mommy 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Weather Camp with Meteorologist Brian Karstens Fellowship Baptist Church Pre-Register $40

Friday, July 14 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Sensory Friendly Play Childrens Museum of South Dakota

Saturday, July 15

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8:00 AM-1:00 PM Farmer’s Market Falls Park 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Crazy Days Downtown Sioux Falls 11:00 AM-11:30 AM Storytime Barnes & Noble 3:00 PM-4:00 PM Mommies Matter: A Post Partum Support Group Educated Mommy 8:30 PM Moonlight Movies Fawick Park

Monday, July 17 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Help Me Manage My Feelings Mutch Woman’s Center for Health Enrichment Pre-Register

Tuesday, July 18 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Storytime Tuesdays Child’s Play Toys





All Ages

10:00 AM-11:30 AM Visual Arts Center Stroller Tour Washington Pavilion Free/Paid Admission

Wednesday, July 19 9:30 AM-11:00 AM Book Walk featuring Phil Baker Falls Park 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Storyland Children’s Theatre McKennan Park Bandshell 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Milk Monologues Educated Mommy

Thursday, July 20 10:00 AM-11:00 AM C is for Checkup Avera Now-Empire Hyvee $5/Family 11:00 AM-8:00 PM Inflatables and PlayDome County Fair Brandon $5/child (3 hours of play) 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health

Friday, July 21 4:30 PM-8:30 PM SD Artists Alliance Urban Plein Air Downtown Sioux Falls 7:00 PM-9:00 PM The Greatest Show on H20 Catfish Bay Catfish Bay Water Ski Park Varies

Saturday, July 22 8:00 AM-1:00 PM Farmer’s Market Falls Park 11:00 AM-11:30 AM Storytime Barnes & Noble 8:30 PM Moonlight Movies Fawick Park

Monday, July 24 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Sensory Fun Play Children’s Museum of South Dakota 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Latches Fresh Love Photography & Birth Services

Wednesday, July 26 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy

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10:00 AM-11:00 AM Storyland Children’s Theatre McKennan Park Bandshell 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Milk Monologues Educated Mommy

Thursday, July 27 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Rooftop Cinema First Avenue Parking Ramp

Friday, July 28 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Gaming Bootcamp Raven Industries Pre-Register $299 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Kids Creative Reuse Camp Pre-Register $80 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Girls Volleyball Camp Morningside Community Center Pre-Register $20 7:00 PM-9:00 PM The Greatest Show on H20 Catfish Bay Water Ski Park Varies

Saturday, July 29 8:00 AM-1:00 PM Farmer’s Market Falls Park 11:00 AM-11:30 AM Storytime Barnes & Noble 11:00 AM-8:00 PM Inflatables and PlayDome County Fair Brandon $5/child (3 hours of play) 8:30 PM Moonlight Movies Fawick Park

Monday, July 31 8:30 AM-12:00 PM Craft Factory Washington Pavilion Non-Member $110 Member $99 9:00 AM-10:30 AM Helping Hands Camp LifeScape Varies

Tuesday, August 1 8:30 AM-12:00 PM Craft Factory Washington Pavilion Non-Member $110 Member $99 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Kids Art Show and Sale McKennan Park

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Wednesday, August 2 8:30 AM-12:00 PM Craft Factory Washington Pavilion Non-Member $110 Member $99

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10:00 AM-11:00 AM Storyland Children’s Theatre McKennan Park Bandshell 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Milk Monologues Educated Mommy 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Babywearing Basics SF Babywearers Educated Mommy

Thursday, August 3 8:30 AM-12:00 PM Craft Factory Washington Pavilion Non-Member $110 Member $99 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health

Friday, August 4 11:00 AM-11:45 AM Animal Encounters Downtown River Greenway Amphitheater 4:30 PM-8:30 PM South Dakota Artists Alliance Urban Plein Air Downtown Sioux Falls 5:00 PM-12:00 AM Sioux Empire Fair W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds & Expo Center 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Free First Friday Washington Pavilion 5:30 PM-11:00 PM Downtown Block Party on the Eastbank 8th & Railroad Center

Saturday, August 5 7:30 AM-4:00 PM Bike MS 8th and Railroad Center 8:00 AM-1:00 PM Farmer’s Market Falls Park 9:00 AM-11:00 AM The Great Cardboard Race Kuehn Pool Park





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9:00 AM-4:00 PM Outdoor University Outdoor Campus Make sure to stop by the ‘Hood Booth 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Cloth Diapering 101 Educated Mommy 9:30 AM-10:30 AM Babywearing 101 Educated Mommy 10:00 AM-12:00 AM Sioux Empire Fair W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds & Expo Center Varies 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Comic Book Decoupage for Teens Downtown Library 8:30 PM Moonlight Movies Fawick Park

Sunday, August 6 10:00 AM-12:00 AM Sioux Empire Fair W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds & Expo Center Varies

Monday, August 7 8:30 AM-5:30 PM Young Frankenstein Camp Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater Center Pre-Register $400 10:00 AM-12:00 AM Sioux Empire Fair W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds & Expo Center Varies 1:00 PM-4:30 PM STEM Robotics Exploration Washington Pavilion Non-Member $110 Member $99

Tuesday, August 8 10:00 AM-12:00 AM Sioux Empire Fair W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds & Expo Center Varies

Wednesday, August 9 10:00 AM-12:00 AM Sioux Empire Fair W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds & Expo Center Varies

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Milk Monologues Educated Mommy 4:30 PM-5:30 PM Middle School Art Club JAM Art & Supplies

Thursday, August 10 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health

Friday, August 11 10:00 AM-12:00 AM Sioux Empire Fair W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds & Expo Center Varies


9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy



10:00 AM-11:30 AM Youth Triatholon Kuehn Pool Park $10-$15 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Sensory Friendly Play Children’s Museum of South Dakota

Saturday, August 12 8:00 AM-1:00 PM Farmer’s Market Falls Park 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Easy-Peasy Homemade Baby Food Mutch Women’s Center for Health Enrichment Pre-Register $5 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Super Second Saturdays Washington Pavilion Free/paid Admission 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Infant CPR Educated Mommy 8:30 PM Moonlight Movies Fawick Park

Sunday, August 13 11:00 AM-6:00 PM Sioux Empire Fair W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds & Expo Center Varies 11:00 AM-8:00 PM Inflatables and PlayDome County Fair Brandon $5/child (3 hours of play)

Monday, August 14 11:00 AM-8:00 PM Inflatables and PlayDome County Fair Brandon $5/child (3 hours of play) 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Sensory Fun Play Children’s Museum of South Dakota

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6:30 PM-8:00 PM Latches Fresh Love Photography & Birth Services

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Tuesday, August 15 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Visual Arts Center Stroller Tour Washington Pavilion Free/paid Admission 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Baby in Our Family Avera $20/couple

Wednesday, August 16 9:00 AM-9:50 AM Little All Stars All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Milk Monologues Educated Mommy 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Family Fishing Family Park

Thursday, August 17 11:00 AM-8:00 PM Inflatables and PlayDome County Fair Brandon $5/child (3 hours of play) 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health

Friday, August 18 7:00 PM-9:00 PM The Greatest Show on H20 Catfish Bay Water Ski Park Varies





All Ages

Saturday, August 19

Saturday, August 26

8:00 AM-1:00 PM Farmer’s Market Falls Park

8:00 AM-1:00 PM Farmer’s Market Falls Park

3:00 PM-4:00 PM Mommies Matter: A Post Partum Support Group Educated Mommy

9:30 AM-11:00 AM Big Brother/Big Sister Sanford Mom2Be Center Pre-Register $20

4:00 PM-11:00 PM Riverfest Downtown River Greenway 8:30 PM Moonlight Movies Fawick Park

Wednesday, August 23 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Milk Monologues Educated Mommy

Thursday, August 24 11:00 AM-8:00 PM Inflatables and PlayDome County Fair Brandon $5/child (3 hours of play) 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanord Health 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Rooftop Cinema First Avenue Parking Ramp

Friday, August 25 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Food at Fawick Fawick Park 7:00 PM-9:00 PM The Greatest Show on H20 Catfish Bay Water Ski Park Varies

1:00 PM-5:00 PM 1st Birthday Bash YMCA Youth Performance Center 5:30 PM-9:00 PM Xtreme Event Rodeo McCrossan Boys Ranch Varies

Monday, August 28 6:30 PM-8:00 PM Latches Fresh Love Photography & Birth Services 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Help Me Manage My Feelings Mutch Woman’s Center for Health Enrichment Pre-Register

Wednesday, August 30 11:00 AM-8:00 PM Inflatables and PlayDome County Fair Brandon $5/child (3 hours of play) 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Milk Monologues Educated Mommy

Thursday, August 31 1:30 PM-3:30 PM New Baby & Me Sanford Health

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Dedication, Determination and Self Discipline When your kids are growing up, it’s important to teach them self-discipline and athletics are a great place to start. What they learn at a young age can be carried with them for years to come and even passed down to their own children one day.




Practice: This teaches kids that it takes hard work. Failure is ok, in fact, we need failure to achieve and find success and that will lead to greater rewards and confidence in the future. Big Picture: Help your kids remember the big picture and what they are trying to achieve.

Goal Setting: Goals can be ever changing, but always help your kids to remember to come back to the big picture. Passion: For success, kids should feel a passion for what they want to be when they grow up and be able to find a way to enjoy it along the way.


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Kids will also thrive when they find someone to look up to. Watching and learning from positive role models will help children achieve and get to where they want to be. The most important thing you can do as a parent is support your children and encourage them to always be humble and celebrate their goals and milestones along the way. n


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Have a Fun,Safe Time Outdoors The outdoors can be a fun environment for children to play and explore. However, where there is fun for children, there are safety concerns for parents to be aware of. Protect your children by inspecting their outdoor play space and by properly supervising them. General outside safety tips

To children, the outdoors is a big playground. There’s so much to see and do. But they don’t understand the hidden dangers.

• O  utdoor safety begins with appropriate clothing. Dress in layers so clothes can be added or removed as the conditions change. Wear a hat. In cold temperatures, it provides warmth and in hot temperatures it keeps the sun at bay.

• T o keep mosquitos and other insects away from children, use DEET-free bug spray.

• E xplain boundaries for playing outside, before your child is playing outside. This establishes clear expectations. • W  ith the snow melted, you have the chance to check around the house for potentially dangerous items that are now visible. Examples include: o Cracks in the sidewalk or deck o Damaged playground equipment

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o S harp items or other debris that blew into the yard o Wasp nests and bee hives

• P roper hydration is important regardless of the temperature. Drink plenty of water.

• T o protect from UV rays year-round, apply sunscreen with a SPF of 50 or above to your child. It only takes 15 minutes for the sun to burn the skin. Children with freckles and those with light hair and skin are especially vulnerable.

Water safety tips Did you know a child can drown in less than an inch of water in under two minutes? Children see water as a fascinating toy to play with. Talk to your child about

the dangers of water. Other water safety tips to follow include:

• Never let your child swim without adult supervision. Teach your child never to swim anywhere alone. • Remind your child to walk — not run — near pools and docks. • Leave the water immediately if you notice thunder or lightning. • Have your child wear an appropriately-sized lifejacket while swimming, riding in a boat and playing on the beach. • Familiarize yourself with the body of water you are swimming in, including being aware of the currents.

Being outside is a great way for children to release energy. But it also poses hazards to be cautious of. Know the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses. They include dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Also be aware of how to identify allergic reactions to poisonous plants and insects.


• Enroll your child in swimming lessons to increase familiarity with water.

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• K now how to identify poison ivy and treat it if a child comes into contact with it. • If a person is stung by a bee or other insect, watch for a reaction. Keep a phone charged and close, along with a readilyavailable list of emergency numbers at all times. Have a safe and fun summer! n

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Martial Arts and ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a common condition exemplified by impulsiveness, hyperactivity and inattention, according to the Child Development Institute. Because many children diagnosed with ADHD have a short attention span and struggle with socializing and emotional control, a lot of parents don’t know which extracurricular activities will be enjoyable for their child without adding extra stress. Martial arts is known to be an activity that children with ADHD can not only enjoy, but use to help ease the symptoms of this disorder. Here are a few reasons you should consider enrolling your child with ADHD in a martial arts class:

It’s an individual sport ADDitude Magazine spoke with the athletic director at Summit Camp for Youth with Attention Deficit Disorders, Robert Giabardo. He said that team contact sports are one of the worst activities you could enroll a child with ADHD in. “They have a hard time grasping the ‘play system,’” he said. “In order to participate in a game such as football, the player must always be focused not only on his or her role in the game, but must also be aware of the actions and physical placement of other players at all times.” Rather than enrolling your child in a sport that requires such divided attention, consider a sport like martial arts. The instructor will be able to offer your child individual attention and tailor lessons to his or her needs and help when he or she needs it. Kids can also work independently and work on their own forms.


much time with the other children in the class. This is great for kids who struggle with socializing and making friends in school.

It’s ritualistic ADDitude Magazine also spoke with Patricia Quinn, a developmental pediatrician who specializes in ADHD at the Pediatric Development Center. She said that practically all of her patients give martial arts a chance because they offer so many benefits for a child who struggles with paying attention. One of these aspects is the fact that the practice tends to be ritualistic and choreographed. “Rituals are good for ADHD kids because they make behavior automatic,” she said. “For most of us, daily actions such as remembering to take your medicine are automatic. But without rituals such as ‘every time I brush my teeth I take my medicine,’ people with ADHD don’t remember.” Martial arts also require you to control your body and follow the motions. This skill doesn’t come ingrained in children with ADHD, so the practice of martial arts can help them incorporate this control into everyday activities.

It’s still social

It allows them to release energy

While you can sign your child up for individual martial arts lessons, most children take classes with other kids. However, this doesn’t mean they’re competing with each other. Martial arts instructors know that kids learn differently and some kids require more assistance than others. The instruction and effort – the most important parts of learning a craft like martial arts – are completely individual, allowing your child to solely focus on that during the lesson. However, kids still get to enjoy the camaraderie of a team sport in a martial arts class because they’re spending so

Many children with ADHD struggle to sit still in a classroom or any other environment that requires them to sit. A lot of kids release this energy by fidgeting or standing up and walking around. It’s important for children with ADHD to have some outlet for this energy. According to Impact ADHD, not only do martial arts help stimulate the brain, assisting with focus, but they also allow children to move and release the energy that they’ve been building up all day in the classroom. n

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Protect Your Whole Family With the start of the school year on the horizon, a rush of kids will make their appointments for annual physicals and well-child checks. Immunization shots are another important part of keeping children and teens ready for summer as well as the next school year – summer goes fast! But kids aren’t the only ones who need to keep up with their shots — adults also are at risk for illnesses immunization can effectively prevent. That’s the word from Ashley VanDyke, DO, Avera Medical Group family physician. She said some vaccinations, including tetanus and pertussis, need to be updated regularly throughout adulthood so that we maintain a continued immunity. “We want kids to stay healthy, but part of ensuring your child’s health is also staying healthy yourself,” VanDyke said. “Vaccination for things such as the flu and whooping cough can help you do that. I encourage all parents to discuss vaccinations with their family physician. They can explain recommendations and answer your questions.” Here’s a rundown of which immunizations are necessary at certain ages:

•B  efore kindergarten: Children ages 4 – 6 should receive four vaccines, including the DTaP, which prevents tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) and diphtheria (bacterial infection); MMR, which protects against measles, mumps and rubella; varicella, that wards off chicken pox; and the polio vaccine.

•F  ifth and sixth grade: Physicians recommend that kids ages 11 – 12 get three vaccines: Tdap, the booster immunization against tetanus, pertussis and diphtheria; the HPV vaccine that prevents several types of cancers; and the meningitis vaccine.

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• High School: Adolescents ages 16– 18 should visit their physician for a meningitis booster.

• Adults: Men and women ages 19–60 should get a TdaP booster every 10 years. Recently physicians have seen an increasing number of children and infants diagnosed with whooping cough, a highly contagious respiratory sickness. The number of whooping cough cases reported in 2014 increased 18 percent from the previous year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many infants who get pertussis get it from caregivers and siblings who might not even know they have the disease. VanDyke said boosters for other members of the family can prevent that. “One of the best ways to stop the spread of whooping cough in infants is to ensure parents, family members and anyone coming into contact with baby has been vaccinated,” VanDyke said. “Ask your provider if you are in need of a Tdap booster, especially if you are around infants and children.” Adults (ages 60 and older) should discuss shingles and pneumonia vaccinations with their doctor. Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash, and it’s the same virus that causes chicken pox. If you’ve ever had chicken pox, the virus can reactivate years later as shingles. n


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Planting the Seed for College You want to make sure your student is prepared for life after high school, but you are not sure how to start the conversation or if your student is even old enough for it to be a concern yet. By thinking about starting the conversations about postsecondary education, you are already taking a step in the right direction. It’s never too early to start talking about college and there are plenty of ways to start the conversation, no matter the age of your students. For younger students, you can start by talking about the jobs and careers of people they encounter every day and the type of postsecondary education needed to work in those areas. Encourage your students to ask family members, teachers, and family friends about their college experience and how they decided on their career path. Ask your student what his or her dreams are and what they want to be when they grow up, then go to the library or search the Internet together to find out more about how people begin working in those jobs. Help your student start a savings account and encourage them to use part of any money they earn through allowance or receive as a gift to start saving for college. As your student gets older, you can get more specific in your conversations surrounding plans after high school. Encourage your student to enroll in Algebra in 8th grade to ensure that they will be on track with their math courses to take the ACT during their junior year of high school. Start using SDMyLife for career and interest exploration, and encourage your student to get involved in extracurricular activities. To ensure that your student is on track to qualify for a variety of



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scholarships, including the Opportunity Scholarship, encourage them to take rigorous coursework through high school, including four years of math, science and social studies. For upperclassmen, make sure your student stays focused and maintains a rigorous course load through graduation to maintain academic momentum. Help your student explore options like Advanced Placement (AP) and dual credit to help them get ahead on their college coursework. Encourage your student to take the ACT during their junior year so they have time to earn the scores they want before admissions applications are due in the fall. Upperclassmen should also continue their career exploration through internships, job shadowing, and/or part-time employment. These experiences help to build their resumes, create mentoring relationships, and help to choose a plan of study upon entering college. It’s never too early, or too late, to start talking about college. No matter the age of your student, there are things you can do together to help plant the seed and carry the conversation forward. For more information and resources to help, visit n





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Benefits of Music Education for Preschoolers Whether it’s a bird singing, listening to your favorite song on the radio, or hearing the rhythm of a passing train; music is everywhere and it influences people in different ways. Music can benefit children in so many ways and it is an essential part of their growth and development. Music encourages learning other subject areas and helps develop skills that children will use all throughout their lives. Music and math are highly intertwined. Learning how to keep a beat can help with counting. Music teaches the same patterns that are also associated with math. Melodic and rhythmic patterns provide exercise for the brain and help develop memory. By developing a child’s short-term memory, over time they also use their long-term memory. These skills will help them with reading later down the road. Playing instruments teaches children hand-eye coordination. Playing percussion instruments helps improve small motor skills, while marching and skipping to music helps develop large motor skills. By enhancing their coordination through music, they will be prepared to take on more activities when they are in school such as sports and dance. Early exposure to music education helps develop parts of the brain associated with language and reasoning. Because a child’s brain continues to develop for

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many years, music is a really great venue to help with speech and language development, which is so important for ages 1-5. Repetition of familiar songs leads children in the right direction to begin talking. Participation in a group music program requires peer interaction and will help in the development of social interactions and communication. Children will learn to cooperate with one another while playing instruments and singing. Children learn how to be respectful and patient with others by taking turns. They learn how to be a team player. Music education provides an outlet for self-expression, which leads children to develop a good sense of self. They are eager to show what they have learned and are encouraged by positive feedback, which in turn boosts their self-esteem. Whether your child is the next star on The Voice or likes to sing in the shower, they are bound to benefit from music education. A good music program can help children excel in many ways beyond the basics of ABCs and 123s. n

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good eats

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by Hungry for Truth

THE NUTRITION FACTS LABEL GETS A NEW LOOK It’s been more than 20 years since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required food companies to add the Nutrition Facts label on all packaging consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Our knowledge changes over time of how food, nutrition and our diets impact our health. As a result, the nutrition facts label is showing its age. In May 2016, the FDA rolled out a fresh new look with information better aligned with what we know today to help us make more informed choices about what we eat. Most food and beverage processors are required to adopt the new label by July 26, 2018, while smaller companies have until 2019 to comply. Charlotte Rommereim is a registered dietitian, nutritionist and farmer from Alcester, South Dakota, who appreciates the simplicity of the new label. When her patients have questions about the nutritional benefits of foods, she instructs them to look for the facts in basic black and white. “I encourage people to get beyond the marketing on the front of the package to read the Nutrition Facts


label for information they can use,” says Charlotte. “All food products use the same label so it’s easy to compare one product with another.” You might start seeing the new label on foods in grocery stores sooner than you think. Here are six changes you should note:

1. More realistic serving sizes.

Have you ever looked at a serving size on a nutrition label and thought to yourself, “Who only eats THAT much?” New serving sizes will be more aligned with what we typically eat. They will be more clear and listed at the top of the label. Packages with more than a single serving will be required to list dual columns showing per serving and per package nutrition content. The type will also be larger and bolder for information at a glance.

2. BIG and BOLD calories. It will be more difficult

to ignore the calorie count on those fudge brownies since calories will now be the most prominent information on the label. There’s room for it because …

3. No more calories from fats. No, that doesn’t mean the food

you’re eating no longer has fat calories. It means research shows the type of fat consumed is more important to living a healthy lifestyle than the amount.

4. Added sugars required. The

only sugars that occur naturally in foods are lactose (milk) and fructose (fruit). All others are considered “added sugars” which can be incorporated during processing or packaging. New labels require added sugars to be listed in grams and percentage of daily value so you can keep track. Research shows it’s difficult to meet nutritional needs and stay within calorie limits if you get more than 10 percent of your total daily calories from added sugars. Think of it as the difference between eating an apple versus applesauce. The applesauce has the added sugar, and now you will know exactly how much.

5. Updated list of nutrients. Say goodbye to vitamins A and C as deficiencies of these nutrients are rare today in the U.S. Say hello to vitamin D and potassium, which we sometimes lack in our diets.

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good eats


recipes from the farm to your table


Ingredients • • • • • • •

½ cup raspberries ½ cup blueberries 1 banana, ripe 6-10 almonds 1 apple, Granny Smith ½ cup soy milk 1 tablespoon vanilla soy protein powder

Directions Blend in blender, pour and serve. Add more chunks of fruit on top if desired.

Grilled Chicken WITH AVOCADO SALSA Ingredients


• Chicken seasoning • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon pepper • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper • Small drizzle of olive oil • 2 chicken breasts

Mix dry seasonings.

Avocado salsa • ¼ cup red onion • 1 avocado • 1/2 fresh lime • 1 teaspoon salt

Drizzle chicken breasts with olive oil and chicken seasoning. Cover and marinate for 20 minutes. Make avocado salsa while chicken marinates. Chop onion. Mix avocado, lime juice, salt and onion in a bowl. Grill chicken breasts to 165 degrees. Top with avocado salsa. Enjoy!

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Ham & Cheddar GREEN


• 4 1/4-inch thick slices ham, cut to fit an English muffin • 4 large eggs • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon pepper • 4 whole canned mild green chilies, drained, split open and trimmed to fit an English muffin • 4 slices cheddar cheese • 4 English muffins, split, toasted and lightly buttered • 1/2 cup cooked hash brown potatoes, warm

In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat the ham until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, cover to keep warm and set aside. If necessary, wipe out the skillet. Return it to medium heat and coat with nonstick spray. One at a time, add the eggs and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Cook until set on one side, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.

Carefully turn the eggs, then top with the chilies and cheese. Cover and cook until the eggs are set and cheese is melted, about 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat.




Arrange the bottoms of the English muffins on plates or a platter. Top with the hash browns, ham and eggs. Add the muffin tops and serve.

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good eats recipes from the farm to your table


Ingredients • ¼ cup soy sauce • 2 tablespoons sugar • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce • ¼ cup green onion, chopped • 1 clove garlic, minced • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions Whisk together all ingredients. Salt and pepper steak to taste. Pour marinade over steaks. Refrigerate for 2-6 hours. Grill to your preferred temperature.

THE NUTRITION FACTS LABEL GETS A NEW LOOK (CONT.) Calcium and iron are still required. Daily values have been updated to align with new data and now include a percentage instead of just milligrams.

a big impact. For example, with the new label, you can determine how much sugar in the product occurs naturally and how much is added. That’s the transparency people crave.

6. F  ootnote facelift. The footnote

“Just as consumers like farmers to be transparent about food production, they also want to read a food label and feel like they understand it,” Charlotte explains. “Consumers have concerns about healthy eating patterns and appreciate a label giving

language is updated to provide more context and better explain how the product fits within a recommended diet.

Even though the updates might seem small, they have potential to have

them the facts about the foods they choose.” Charlotte encourages anyone who has questions about nutrition or the Nutrition Facts label to ask a local dietitian. Another great resource she uses is the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics website. You can learn more about what food labels really mean and how to tell fact from fiction at or

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Bigger Family, Bigger Home?

Why Now Is the Right Time to Buy Have a little one toddling and another on the way? You may be starting to think that adorable bungalow you fell in love with a few years back is now too cramped for your expanding family. Buying a larger home with space to stretch can certainly improve your level of comfort and, let’s be honest, sanity. With mortgage rates expected to rise in 2017 and increasing demand for both existing homes and new construction in the Sioux Falls market, it may be a good time to make the upgrade sooner rather than later. How much difference does a small increase in interest rates make? Let’s look at a side-by-side comparison of the difference just one-percentage point can make (see chart on next page). As you can see from the example in chart, a one-percentage point difference in mortgage rates translates into a nearly 10 percent difference in monthly mortgage payment. For example: on a standard 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, the monthly payment with estimated taxes and insurance* on a $200,000 loan would be $1291 for a 4.125 percent mortgage vs. $1411 for a 5.125 percent mortgage. That’s a monthly difference of $120. So, that one percentage point will cost an additional $43,200 over the life of the loan.


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In addition, if you’re currently paying a higher interest rate because you financed your home when rates were higher or had less than perfect credit that has since been repaired, you may benefit by refinancing your home now. A lower interest rate may or may not be beneficial due to the cost associated with refinancing but a good mortgage professional will be happy to run the numbers and help you decide if it’s worth your time and cost. Among the many factors to consider are: the number of months it will take to break even on your new loan and how long you plan to stay in your current home. Whether you’re ready to build new, add on to your current home, purchase an existing home or would just like to refinance while rates are low, it may be a good time to contact a trusted mortgage professional and do some shopping! n * Taxes & Insurance vary on each property. Be sure to ask your real estate professional for property specific tax and insurance information to calculate your monthly payment.

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Grill it Your Way Take the time this year to master your skills on your BBQ grill. It really doesn’t matter what time of year it is, cooking on the grill becomes an adventure. In the heat of the summer or the arctic cold of the winter, cooking with friends on the grill allows for time to share stories and enjoy life. A BONUS to grilling: it’s one of the healthiest ways to cook! We suggest the following to help you enjoy your grilling season for the experience and the health benefits:

1. Pick your most favorite. Whether you caught it yourself at the lake or in the Missouri River, or if you caught it at the local market, fish is one of the healthiest foods and one of the easiest to grill. Skinless chicken breast and ground chicken or turkey are also very healthy and provide you with a variety of great recipes that are healthy and delicious and will help you make healthier choices. The exciting part is the good fats in fish actually have health benefits. If you take the time to master grilling fish, your guests won’t even miss the red meat, which usually has more of the unhealthy saturated fat. It’s fun and easy to do! We suggest you wrap marinated fish fillets in foil, or create exciting and colorful chicken kabobs, or make more mouthwatering turkey burgers by mixing your favorite vegetable or mushrooms or other ingredients like olives or cheeses into the patties. If you do choose meat, get “loin” or “round” cuts and “choice” or “select” grades of beef instead of “prime.” It is much healthier!

2. Size your portions and add the extras. A healthy portion of any type of meat is about 4 to 6 ounces, or the size of a deck of cards, and definitely no more than 6-8 ounces. If it sounds small, just remember all the delicious grilled veggies and side dishes on your plate. By presenting a well-rounded

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meal, the entree does not have to be a huge brontosaurus rib!

3. Color your world. Every one of your favorite colorful fruits and veggies can be grilled, alone or in kabobs, giving them delicious flavor. The trick is to cut them into pieces that will cook quickly and evenly. Brush with a healthy oil to prevent sticking or use a grill basket to keep them out of the line of fire. Some favorites include asparagus, avocado, bell peppers, corn, eggplant, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, squash and zucchini, pineapple, apples, lemons and limes. Be creative, remember grilling is an adventure!

4. Pass by the standard side strike out on your own! Traditional store-bought barbecue fare like baked beans, cole slaw, macaroni salad and potato salad – who needs them? Trade the saturated fat, sodium and added sugars – for healthier homemade versions. Or change it up and do a colorful bean salad, fruit salad or leafy salad with fruits and veggies and your choice of balsamic oils.

5. Go bun-less. Use a wide-leaf lettuce as your bun or wrap and experience the meat you have grilled in a whole new way. If you must use bread, whole-grain buns and breads will complement your healthy feast with extra fiber, flavor and texture. n

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Buying the Right Medicine Cabinet Remember those old-fashioned white medicine cabinets you likely grew up seeing in your grandparent’s home? Believe it, or not, medicine cabinets are still a thing. In fact, they have improved significantly over the years to meet many different needs. Here are some things to consider before updating or installing a new medicine cabinet.

1. The type of medicine cabinet and shape you choose will depend on how you plan to install it. If you have a recessed cabinet and want to replace it, then installing another one that fits in the old cabinet’s cutout is simple. If you want a larger size, you’ll have to change your plan a bit. The most important thing to do is plan and measure carefully before you buy.

2. You’ll also want to consider the finish of the cabinet. You’ll want to make sure it meets your functional needs and that it matches the rest of your décor. Make this decision based on how you’ll use your cabinet and who will use it. For example, if you have children, you might opt for a finish that doesn’t show finger prints as easily.

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of the cupboards in your bathroom? If so, you’ll need to take that into consideration before placing it. If you want the medicine cabinet to go over the sink, you’ll most likely choose a mirrored option. If it’s off to the side on its own, make sure the cabinet matches the rest of your décor.

4. You’ll also want to consider the doors on the cabinet. Swing doors are very common, however the larger you go, the more room you need to allow for the door to swing. If you have a small bathroom, you might want to consider one with two smaller doors rather than one large one. Some designs also have mirrors on the inside of the cabinet door, so you can still use the mirror while the door is open. No matter which medicine cabinet you choose, make sure you don’t rush your decision. You’ll want to decide on something you know is going to last and will serve your needs for many years to come. n

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Say No To Slow:

How To Avoid Home Wi-Fi Traffic Jams The Internet of Things is here! That means more devices online than ever before. From desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones to gaming consoles, home automation devices, appliances, thermostats and more – the average home already has seven internet-connected devices. By 2020, experts project we’ll have five devices for every one person in the house. All those devices sharing bandwidth can significantly slow down your home Wi-Fi network. To understand why, it’s important to know how your Internet connection works:

your home at full potential capacity, otherwise known as “bandwidth.” • If you had only one wired device connected here (like a desktop PC) it would receive the maximum speed available. • O  nce your Internet connection reaches a Wi-Fi router, the bandwidth spreads out – splitting itself into the separate wireless connections that connect each device.

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• O  verall download speeds can still be affected by a variety of factors – including hardware or software inefficiencies, firewalls, add-ons, memory and Internet browsers.


What’s Online At Your House? Now that you know how your Internet bandwidth distributes itself from device to device, it’s time to start counting: How many devices do you have at home already? How many do you plan to add in the future? How many people use your home Wi-Fi network at the same time? Depending on your needs, now might be a good time to upgrade your Internet service. Look for faster download speeds (which actually means higher bandwidth coming into your home) to avoid slowdowns and lag while streaming and gaming.

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Join us for a low-sensory playtime that offers a calm, less crowded opportunity for exploration in our Museum’s exhibits. We invite all families with children experiencing disabilities to these private playtimes. Events include: • Less crowded environment (limit 100 guests) • Designated quiet rooms • Adaptive equipment • Adaptive art tools • Service pets welcome • Cafe space available if families bring a packed supper from home The following dates/times have been set aside for these private playtimes in 2017. Apr. 14, 5-8pm

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