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FREE & FUN: FITNESS FOR THE FAMILY Working out During Pregnancy Sioux Empire’s Parent

ing Resource


19 pregnancy 8 W  orking Out During Pregnancy What to avoid and what to embrace.

42 in every issue 26 Craft Corner

Look what I made!

33 Calendar of Events Area events for all ages.

45 Menu Planning

Recipes and insight from Hungry for Truth.

baby 10 N  ow that Baby’s Here

Tips for moms returning to exercise.

12 H  earing Loss in Children What to watch for.

child 14 H  omemade Gifts for Moms and Dads Celebrating Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

16 S ummer Bucket List

10 things to do this summer as a family.

30 M  artial Arts and Emotional Control How martial arts can improve mental health.

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cover story 19 Mommy Gets Fit The big reveal!

family 24 F ree and Fun

Fitness goals for the family.


Gardening 101 Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start planning your garden. Head to our website for 10 tips from farmers to help you improve your garden.

42 Keeping Your Kids Safe Around Water Tips to prevent a tragedy.

38 Safety Tips for the Summer

Preparing now for the warm months ahead.

home 49 F itness and Your Mattress

How your sleep quality impacts your overall health.

50 B  enefits of a Steam Shower

Tips to make modifications to your current shower


52 A  Place for Everything and Everything in its Place

Where to place your dishes for the best wash.

54 S creen Time in Small Doses

The Importance of Chiropractic Care Throughout Pregnancy For many, the changes that the female body goes through during a pregnancy is pretty difficult to comprehend. The rate of speed in which a mother goes through emotional and physical change can be quite overwhelming. Find out how chiropractic care can help.

How much screen time to allow and why it’s important.

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Mommy Gets Fit! President & Publisher Steffanie Liston-Holtrop 605-366-1479 Editor Jessica Brovold Art & Design Director Ally Vogel Digital Media Director Jaclyn Small Copy Editor Eleanor Turner Contributing Photographers Brick Photography Contributing Writers Kennen Barber-Ensz, Catherine Brockmeier, Andrea Boerigter, Shaina Herrmann, Anna Hudelson

As busy parents, it’s important for us to stay fit so we can keep up with our kids. We have so many things going on and we’re going in so many directions, it can be hard to remember to take care of ourselves. This is the reason we do Mommy Gets Fit with Koko FitClub. We know when we help motivate mom to get fit and eat right, the rest of the family is going to follow. Our 2018 Mommy Gets Fit winner, Chelsea, has done an amazing job getting herself and her family in shape over the last couple of months. You can read more about her journey in on page 19. We know the warm weather will be here soon and families will be busy outside. We have tips to keep your family safe all summer while they are playing. Happy Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to all of our families.



Summer will be here before we know it and then it will be time to start thinking about getting the kids back to school. There is plenty of fun to be had before then! Don’t forget, The ‘Hood Magazine is now the parent company for FamilyFest in Sioux Falls and we have been busy planning for an amazing 9th year. Our next issue will have all you need to know if you plan on attending FamilyFest! We’ll also have tips to help you prepare for getting the kids back to class this fall.


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Distribution courtesy of LifeScape: Andy Claflin, Brian Puetz, Brenton Newman, Ben Graff, Mitch Riley ‘Hood Panel Members Abir Aware, Brandy Fiala, Breanna Garbers, Jennifer Jung, Laura Kattenberg, Jillian Lemons, Megan Maxon, Bobbi Nelson, Ashley Rigge, Jen Rothenbuehler, Lyndsay Seivert 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 ©2018 Hoodlum Productions, LLC All Rights Reserved.


t u o b A & t Ou ‘HOOD HAPPENINGS We always enjoy our time at KDLT-TV. We debuted our birthday issue by sharing some fun birthday themes. From treats to props, we had fun showcasing all the Sioux Empire has to offer for birthday options.


We also made an Easter wreath and bird houses to get us thinking spring!


UPCOMING EVENTS: It’s All About Science Festival Breakfast on the Farm


Saturday, June 9th 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sanford Research Center

Saturday, June 16th 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Royalwood Dairy, Brandon

Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds

Join us for a fun craft!

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by Kennen Barber-Ensz, barre3 Sioux Falls

Exercise During Pregnancy: What to Avoid and Embrace

Maintaining a regular exercise schedule can help you not only feel your best during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, but also bounce back after baby arrives! Exercising during pregnancy has all the same benefits of exercise outside of pregnancy, such as fighting fatigue, boosting moods, improving sleep and easing back and pelvic pain. During pregnancy, exercise also has some amazing benefits for baby, including boosted brain and heart health, lower BMI and lower odds of gestational diabetes. Read on for a few tips and tricks regarding what to avoid and what to embrace during your pregnancy journey (keep in mind every pregnancy is different and you should consult with your doctor before beginning a new fitness routine).


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WHAT TO AVOID: • H  igh impact activities. Exercises with jarring motions, extensive jumping, rapid changes in direction, or where falling is more likely are probably not the safest choice while your little one is growing. • C  runching. Doing crunches while pregnant can actually weaken your abdominal wall and contribute to abdominal separation.

• L ying on your belly. This can put unwanted pressure on your uterus, besides the discomfort of your growing bump! • L ying on your back. This could cause a restriction of essential blood flow to you and your baby, as the weight of your uterus can compress an artery that runs along your spine. You may feel fine lying on your back; just take note if you feel lightheaded and need to sit upright.


• O  verstretching. Levels of the hormone relaxin will rise during your first trimester and can help you feel super flexible, but avoid stretching farther than you did before pregnancy to prevent injury. B a r r e 3 TM i s f o r e v e r y o n e .

WHAT TO EMBRACE: • L ow impact activities. Any activity that gets your heart pumping and your muscles working will feel good! Some great options while pregnant include swimming, stationery biking, walking, yoga, and barre classes. These activities can help you maintain muscle tone and work your heart and lungs without adding stress to your joints. • H  onor your body. Remember, you’re working out for two now! This isn’t the time to start training for a marathon or trying to set a personal record; listening to your body and adapting your workout if something doesn’t feel right is what’s best. Stay focused on the reasons you are exercising: a healthy, happy pregnancy, a sense of ease in delivery, and a smoother recovery. • L et go of expectations. Every day will feel different, and some days you might just not feel up to the same level of intensity to which you’re accustomed. Know that it’s ok, and just enjoy this special time.

After baby arrives, you’ll want to take some time to heal and be close to your little one. Your doctor and your body can help tell you when you’re ready to start a regular routine again, but be sure to give yourself some grace and time to bounce back! n

We d o n ’t b e l i e v e i n a o n e - s i z e - f i t s - a l l a p p ro a c h to exercise. Instead, we empower each individual to modify postures and develop body awareness for lasting results.*

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baby by Catherine Brockmeier, DO, Avera Medical Group

Now That Baby’s Here: Tips For Moms Returning to Exercise New moms face a wealth of challenges, and one of the most common is how to return to an active, fitness-focused lifestyle once the bundle of joy has arrived.There are some great ways to approach this change, all while keeping your new baby in the center of your life where he or she belongs.

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One good way to “restart” is not to stop. If you exercise throughout your pregnancy, it should be easy to get back into the swing of things after baby is born. Staying fit during pregnancy will ensure you don’t gain more weight than is recommended and your muscles stay strong. It can also prevent pregnancy-related diabetes and hypertension. Exercise after baby arrives will help you sleep better, boost your energy and moods and make you more physically fit, all of which will make you a happier and healthier new mom. When to start after delivery depends a lot on what kind delivery you had, vaginal or cesarean, and whether there were any complications. Women who have had uncomplicated vaginal deliveries can resume light exercise within days, including walking, strength training and stretching. If you had a c-section, you will need longer to recover and should avoid heavy lifting and vigorous exercise for at least six weeks. The best advice is for you to ask your doctor for specific recommendations. It’s important that you make sure you properly warm up and cool down to prevent injuries, especially if you’re returning to exercise after some time away. Make yourself comfortable by dressing in loose fitting clothing. If you are breastfeeding, remember to nurse or pump before you exercise. It’ll be easier and much more comfortable to approach activity if you’re not engorged. Once you’re getting underway, aim for 30 minutes of exercise five times weekly and do a combination of cardio, strength training and stretching. Start with light exercises and work to a more strenuous routine as you start to feel stronger. You don’t have to join a gym to exercise after baby – there are great online videos and exercise apps that you can use from the comfort of your own home. Don’t forget to include your baby – walking while pushing a stroller is an awesome workout. If you’re breastfeeding and exercising, make sure to stay adequately hydrated and eat enough to keep up your milk supply. If you’re too tired to exercise, catch up on sleep instead, because it’s just as important as exercise for your overall wellness. n

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Hearing Loss inWhat Children: to Watch For Hearing ability is important for children to develop speech and language skills as they grow. Roughly 1.4 babies per 1,000 newborns have a hearing loss. Undiagnosed hearing loss can cause significant development and emotional problems for children and can have longlasting effects. Research has demonstrated that detection and intervention for hearing loss prior to six months of age results in significantly better outcomes than intervention after six months of age. As a result, newborn hearing screenings have become universal in hospitals across the United States and children with hearing loss are being identified and treated at a much younger age. However, sometimes infants who pass the hearing screening at birth may exhibit signs of hearing loss as they age. Unfortunately, hearing loss is becoming more commonplace in youth due to the noise in our environment. In 2013, the CDC estimated at least 12.5 percent of children and adolescents ages six to 19 have suffered permanent damage to their hearing due to excessive noise exposure There are several possible causes for hearing loss in children (whether it’s congenital, genetic or acquired) such as: • P erforated eardrum, untreated or frequent otitis media (ear infections)

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• Excessive ear wax • Infections such as meningitis, measles, and mumps • Significant head injury • Exposure to loud noise, or second hand smoke • B irth complications, ototoxic medications, viral infection during pregnancy, lack of oxygen, or requirement of a blood transfusion. • Premature birth, low birth weight. • Maternal diabetes. • D  rug or alcohol abuse by the mother or smoking during pregnancy. • M  edications such as various antibiotics and NSAIDS can potentially cause damage to the auditory structure • A utosomal recessive or dominant hearing loss, genetic syndromes One way to determine if your child’s hearing is developing appropriately is by monitoring important speech and hearing milestones, such as those

listed below from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Birth to four months • Wakes up/stirs to loud noises • Responds to your voice by smiling/cooing

• Makes various babbling sounds • Repeats simple sounds • Understands basic requests • Uses voice to get your attention • Responds to name

• Calms down at a familiar voice

15 to 24 months Four to nine months • Smiles when spoken to • Notices toys that make sounds • Turns head toward familiar sounds • Makes babbling noises • U nderstands hand motions such as bye-bye wave


• Startles to loud sounds

Nine to 15 months


• Uses many simple words • Points to body parts when asked • Names common objects • L istens with interests to songs, rhymes and stories • Points to familiar objects you name • Follows basic commands n

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by Anna Hudelson, Museum of Visual Materials

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Gifts for Mom and Dad Create a memorable gift for mom or dad that will be great for Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day. It will also stay a forever keepsake in a frame! Simply grab some card stock and scissors to cut your shapes for a flowerpot and stems. An idea for the flowers would be to have a handprint for each member of the family. If only one child, maybe do a handprint and foot print! Thanks to Pinterest, you can find a sweet Mother’s Day or Father’s Day poem to add to your artwork, or come up with your own words from the heart! Get creative with this project and it will be sure to melt mom or dad’s heart! n

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child by Jaclyn Small, Creative/Events Director

Summer Bucket List

1. Have a backyard camp out.

3. Hit the beach.

Grab the marshmallows and set up the tent! Star gaze and take in a warm South Dakota night and enjoy the simplicity of family fun in your own backyard.

It’s time to put your toes in the sand. The sandy beaches of the Missouri River at Lewis and Clark Recreation Area is the perfect spot to make a sand castle and collect shells!

2. Explore a new State Park.

4. Take a dip.

We are fortunate to have so many State Park options all around us! Take a hike and explore some nature.

No summer is complete without some ample swimming time. Choose from our local lakes, city pools, and of course Wild Water West.


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5. Plant something. Whether you decide to tackle a whole garden or maybe a few pretty pots, it doesn’t matter! Get the kids involved and take a trip to the greenhouse together as a family.

6. Eat from a food truck. Festivals and events are happening all over during the summer months! Take advantage by trying out a new food truck.


7. Make outside art.

8. Disconnect for a day. Leave the devices at home and get out and explore! Hit a park, go fishing, play outside! It doesn’t matter what you do, just dedicate a day to really enjoy this season!



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2018 In February we introduced you to our 2018 Mommy Gets Fit Winner, Chelsea VanLeur. Chelsea is a mom of three. She lives in Brandon with her husband and children. She’s also a third grade teacher.

Congratulations CHELSEA VANLEUR!



Chelsea working out with trainer Chad.

Chelsea is like many moms who are busy, on the go and simply don’t always have time to take care of themselves. For the past few months, Chelsea has put in the time and effort at Koko FitClub Sioux Falls to focus on her health and wellness and the results speak for themselves. “I am proud of my results,” said Chelsea. “This was just the start for me. My journey does not end here. I have accomplished so many short-term goals in these four months. I shocked myself a few times! I definitely have more determination than what I thought.” Chelsea says in the beginning it was all about weight loss, but she’s seen much more than that.

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“I have gained a ton of strength and flexibility too,” said Chelsea. “I have more energy and all around feel so much better.” Chad Huston was Chelsea’s trainer at Koko. He says it was Chelsea’s attitude that helped her see great success. “She always comes in ready to work for her training sessions,” said Chad. “She always has a positive attitude and comes ready to push herself to the next level.” Chelsea says pushing herself didn’t come easy. “In the beginning, it was definitely more challenging for me,” said Chelsea. “Trying to figure out times I was going to get in the gym and everything else that life brings. Once my family and I got that schedule down, it just all fell into place. I am taking so much from this experience. I regained a love for strength training and lifting weights. After starting at KoKo FitClub, I realized I missed that part of exercising.” With help from a Fitcoach, Chelsea was held accountable. Chad says talking through nutrition was also key in Chelsea’s success.

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A special thanks to MK Threads for dressing Chelsea for her reveal photo shoot!



CHELSEA’S STATS AFTER 12 WEEKS: Strength increased by 28% Down 38 inches overall Lost 15 pounds Down 3 pant sizes



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Chelsea with the Koko FitClub Trainer Chad Huston and Co-Owners Tommy Hofer, and Amber Bartmann. (Not pictured, Co-Owner Jessica Schaap)

“Chelsea seemed to have difficulty with her diet and water intake,” said Chad. “Being a teacher, it’s difficult to fit in enough snacks, water and protein on a busy schedule. Weekends are the usually the most difficult. If people are eating healthy Monday through Thursday and not the rest of the week, that is really only eating healthy 57% of the time.” Through hard work and determination, Chelsea found what worked best for her. She realized it was going to take focus and some change. “Making a life change is hard,” said Chelsea. “People don’t like change, and I definitely get set in my ways. Sometimes we need to step out of our comfort zone to accomplish goals. I think the hardest part of a healthier life style is starting. Once I got started, it became easier.” Chelsea hopes her story can help inspire others to take control of their health.

“You can do anything you put your mind too,” said Chelsea. “I am a person who stresses very easily. I had days I thought ‘how am I going to ever do this with a full time job, three kids and still have a life?’ It always works out. It’s not always glamorous, but I did it. If I can do it, others can too.” She says she’s humbled by the experience and she thanks the team at Koko for making her feel at ease. “When you struggle with your weight and self image you are nervous to step into a gym, in fear of being judged,” said Chelsea. “I never once felt this way. They were some of the best cheerleaders, always encouraging me to keep going and do my best. One thing I was looking for in a trainer or staff is someone who genuinely wants to get to know me. I don’t want to work with someone who stands there and tells me what exercises to do. I wanted to work with someone who wants to know things about me outside of the gym and everyone at KoKo did just that.”

Mommy Gets Fit is sponsored by: KOKO FITCLUB • 3320 S. Sycamore Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 605-271-7149 •

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Free and Fun Fitness Goals for the Family

Spring has arrived, and warm weather is finally here! For many of us, this is the time of year where we are the most excited to get outside and accomplish some of our fitness goals. What better way to establish some of these goals than alongside your own family?

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Here are some tips to help you get started on a path to a healthier, more active life with your family. • S et aside time either before or after dinner to go on walks as a family. • C  hoose one night a week to participate in a sport activity together - soccer, frisbee golf, tossing a football. • P articipate in a charity run or walk together. Spend the weeks ahead of the race training together. • C  reate a fun obstacle course or family olympics in your backyard or pool. • E ncourage everyone in your home to turn TV commercial breaks into exercise breaks. Run in place, speed walk around the house, run up and down the stairs, or do three minutes worth of jumping jacks!

• S et up a Family Fitness Challenge for your family. Create a simple activity tracker for each member and set a fitness goal for the whole family. Once the goal is met, celebrate with a reward that can be enjoyed by the whole family. • Y ard work is an excellent way to incorporate some exercise into your days. Gardening, raking leaves, mowing, picking up sticks, landscaping, hauling dirt and so on.


One of the best ways to establish lifelong habits of physical activity is to work together and resolve to achieve specific fitness goals as a family. Choose forms of exercise that everyone can accomplish together, then make it a regular part of your daily routine.


• C  ompete in fun backyard game contests - jump rope, hula hoop, red light / green light, leapfrog, sack relays, or a hopscotch course. • F ind a DVD set or an online workout program that you can all participate in over a period of several weeks. • P ut on some music and speed clean the house together. Set some goals to complete in 30 minutes. If the goals are met, celebrate with a fun reward! • T ake some time over the weekend to explore a new park together. • W  henever you are out shopping together, create a habit of parking in the furthest parking spot you can find. Also when possible, take the stairs instead of the elevator! n




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Make Your Own Birdhouse! Take a walk down your local hardware store’s plumbing aisle and you’ll be able to create your own birdhouse for the upcoming summer months! You can find PVC pipes or sewer pipes that are the perfect size. With a little help from an adult with some power tools to create a couple holes, the remainder of the project is great for all ages!

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SUMMER SCHEDULE: MAY 28 - AUGUST 18, 2018 The annual registration fee is $25.00 for the first child and $14.00 for each additional family member. The fee is due for new and returning families at the beginning of the member’s year and is nonrefundable.










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Friday, May 4 n Leadercast 7:00 AM-4:00 PM The District $109

n Animals on the Amphitheater 11:00 AM-11:45 AM Downtown River Greenway Amphitheater


n SPRING OPEN HOUSE 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Oakridge Nursery


n First Friday Art & Wine Walk 5:00 PM-9:00 PM Downtown Sioux Falls n Teen Night 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Skate City, $6 + skate rental

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Tuesday, May 1 n May Day Kids Activities 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Museum of Visual Materials Wednesday, May 2 n n Toddler Jump 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Air Madness Trampoline Park, $8 n n Play Group 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Morningside Community Center n Discount Night 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Skate City, $3/child + skate rental n Into The Woods 7:30 PM-10:30 PM Jeschke Fine Arts Center Varies






All Ages

Thursday, May 3

n n Play Group 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Kuehn Community Center n New Baby & Me 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Sanford Health n 605 Ninja Training (age 6-9) 6:00 PM-6:55 PM 605 Ninja Academy $69 per month n City Blossom 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Sanford Imagenetics Varies n 605 Ninja Training (age 10-14) 7:00 PM-7:55 PM 605 Ninja Academy $69 per month

n 10th Annual EmBe Community 5K 9:30 AM-11:00 AM Yankton Trail Park, Varies n n n Morning Skate 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Skate City, $5 + skate rental n Kids Camp Make Mother’s Day Gifts 10:00 AM-12:30 PM Board & Brush Sioux Falls, $40 n Inflatables and PlayDome 11:00 AM-8:00 PM County Fair Brandon, $5 n Arbor Day Event 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Harrisburg Liberty Elementary School n Super Saturday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM All American Gymnastics Academy, $15 Sunday, May 6 n Sensory Sensitive 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Chuck E Cheese’s, Varies n Inflatables and PlayDome 11:00 AM-8:00 PM County Fair Brandon, $5 n South Dakota Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center Varies

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Tuesday, May 7 n n Toddler Time 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Sky Zone, $5 n Kids’ Obstacle Course 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Museum of Visual Materials n Inflatables and PlayDome 11:00 AM-8:00 PM County Fair Brandon, $5 Wednesday, May 8 n n Toddler Jump 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Air Madness Trampoline Park, $8 n DIY Mother’s Day Activities 10:00 AM-6:00 PM Museum of Visual Materials n Family Open Skate 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Scheels Ice Plex Adults $6, Kids (1-12) $4 n Weird Art Wednesday 4:00 PM-6:00 PM JAM Art & Supplies

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n Pavilion Storytime 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Washington Pavilion Varies n n n Science Workshop 11:15 AM-11:45 AM Washington Pavilion Varies n n n Science Workshop 1:15 PM-1:45 PM Washington Pavilion Varies n n n Creation Art Studio 2:30 PM-4:30 PM Washington Pavilion Varies n n Mother’s Day Sand Sculpture 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Community Education Friday, May 11 n Mother’s Day Weekend 4:00 PM-12:00 PM Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park CampResort, Varies May/June 2018 |






All Ages

n The Art Of Mothers: Wine, Dine, and Paint! 7:00 PM-10:00 PM JAM Art & Supplies

Monday, May 14

Saturday, May 12

n Inflatables and PlayDome 11:00 AM-8:00 PM County Fair Brandon, $5

n Minnehaha Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale 9:00 AM-11:00 AM The Women’s Building, WH Lyons Fairgrounds n Pink in the City Shopping Expo 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Sioux Falls Convention Center, $5 n Mother’s Day Craft Workshop 11:00 AM-2:00 PM AR Workshop Sioux Falls Varies n Spring Parade of Homes 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Home Builders Association of Sioux Falls, $5 n Cookie Decorating Days 2:00 PM-4:30 PM The Cookie Jar Eatery - Sioux Falls, SD $15

n Pavilion Storytime 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Washington Pavilion, Varies

n n n Science Workshop 11:15 AM-11:45 AM Washington Pavilion, Varies n n n Science Workshop 1:15 PM-1:45 PM Washington Pavilion, Varies n n n Creation Art Studio 2:30 PM-4:30 PM Washington Pavilion, Varies Tuesday, May 15 n Toddler Time 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Sky Zone, $5 n Homeschool Art Class 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Museum of Visual Materials Wednesday, May 16

n Super Saturday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM All American Gymnastics Academy $15

n n Toddler Jump 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Air Madness Trampoline Park, $8

Sunday, May 13

n n Student Loan Bootcamp 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Lutheran Social Services, $20

n Sioux Falls First Mother’s Day 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Sioux Falls First Church

Friday, May 18

n Mother’s Day Brunch 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Holiday Inn City Center, Varies

n Family Night 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Monkey Bizness Under 2 $4.50; 2-8 $6.50

n Wibit Event 12:00 PM-5:00 PM Midco Aquatic Center Free/paid admission n Open Gym and Game Room 1:00 PM-5:00 PM MariCar Community Center n USF Masterworks Concert 4:00 PM-7:00 PM Jeschke Fine Arts Center Varies

n Teen Night 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Skate City, $6 + skate rental Saturday, May 19 n Tai Chi 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Sertoma Butterfly House Member $5, Non-member $10 Saturday, May 19 n AMA Coin & Stamp Show 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Sioux Falls Convention Center

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n Inflatables and PlayDome 11:00 AM-8:00 PM County Fair Brandon, $5

n Toddler Time 9:30 AM-11:30 AM Sky Zone, $5

n Cookie Decorating Days 2:00 PM-4:30 PM The Cookie Jar Eatery $15

n Pavilion Storytime 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Washington Pavilion Varies

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

Sunday, May 20

n n n Science Workshop 11:15 AM-11:45 AM Washington Pavilion Varies

n Open Gym and Game Room 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Kenny Anderson Community Center Monday, May 21 n n n Make it Monday Kids! 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Color Me Mine, Varies

n n n Science Workshop 1:15 PM-1:45 PM Washington Pavilion Varies Saturday, May 26

n Family Open Skate 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Scheels Ice Plex Adults $6, Kids (1-12) $4

n Tai Chi 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Sertoma Butterfly House Member $5, Non-member $10

n n 605 Ninja Training (age 6-9) 6:00 PM-6:55 PM 605 Ninja Academy $69 per month

n Inflatables and PlayDome 11:00 AM-8:00 PM County Fair Brandon, $5

n 605 Ninja Training (age 10-14) 7:00 PM-7:55 PM 605 Ninja Academy $69 per month

n Open Gym and Game Room 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Morningside Community Center Sunday, May 27 n n n STEAM Maker Lab 12:30 PM-2:30 PM Washington Pavilion, Varies

Tuesday, May 22 n Ladies Night 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Color Me Mine, Varies

n Open Gym and Game Room 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Oyate Community Center

Wednesday, May 23 n Family Open Skate 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Scheels Ice Plex Adults $6, Kids (1-12) $4

n n n Science Workshop 1:15 PM-1:45 PM Washington Pavilion, Varies n n n Creation Art Studio 2:30 PM-4:30 PM Washington Pavilion, Varies

n Music & More 5:00 PM-9:00 PM The Meadow Barn

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n n n Make it Monday Kids! 10:00 AM-5:00 PM Color Me Mine, Varies Wednesday, May 30 n n Little All Stars 9:00 AM-9:50 AM All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130

n Animals on the Amphitheater 11:00 AM-11:45 AM Downtown River Greenway Amphitheater n First Friday Art & Wine Walk 5:00 PM-9:00 PM Downtown Sioux Falls


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n Eastbank Block Parties 5:30 PM-11:00 PM 8th and Railroad Center Thursday, June 7 n Dairy Fest 10:00 AM-1:30 PM Swiftel Center, Brookings n n 605 Ninja Training (age 6-9) 6:00 PM-6:55 PM 605 Ninja Academy $69 per month n 605 Ninja Training (age 10-14) 7:00 PM-7:55 PM 605 Ninja Academy $69 per month Friday, June 8 n Bubble Parade 10:30 AM-3:00 PM Terrace Park n Family Night 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Monkey Bizness Under 2 $4.50; 2-8 $6.50 Saturday, June 9 n It’s All About Science Festival (ScienceFest) 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Sanford Research Center n Morning Skate 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Skate City $5 + skate rental n Archery! 10:00 AM-12:00 PM The Outdoor Campus

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Saturday, June 9 n Homebuyer Express 10:00 AM-4:30 PM Main Library n Festival of Cultures 11:00 AM-7:00 PM Multi-Cultural Center of Sioux Falls n Super Saturday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM All American Gymnastics Academy $15 Sunday, June 10 n n n STEAM Maker Lab 12:30 PM-2:30 PM Washington Pavilion, Varies n 6th Annual Paddling Fair 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Family Park n n n Science Workshop 1:15 PM-1:45 PM Washington Pavilion, Varies n n n Creation Art Studio 2:30 PM-4:30 PM Washington Pavilion, Varies Monday, June 11

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n Nordland Language Camp 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Augustana Heritage Park, Varies

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n Sensory Friendly Play 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Children’s Museum of South Dakota Varies Tuesday, June 12 n Sephora Beauty Class 7:00 PM-8:00 PM Empire Mall Wednesday, June 13 n n Little All Stars 9:00 AM-9:50 AM All American Gymnastics Academy 1 Card: $80 or 2 Cards: $130 n DIY Father’s Day Craft Gifts 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Museum of Visual Materials n Music & More 5:00 PM-9:00 PM The Meadow Barn

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All Ages

n Discount Night 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Skate City, $3/child + skate rental

Friday, June 29

Saturday, June 16

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

n Breakfast on the Farm 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM Royalwood Dairy, Ode Farm Brandon

n n Play Group 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Morningside Community Center

Tuesday, June 19 n Pavilion Storytime 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Washington Pavilion Varies n n n Science Workshop 11:15 AM-11:45 AM Washington Pavilion Varies n n n Science Workshop 1:15 PM-1:45 PM Washington Pavilion Varies n n n Creation Art Studio 2:30 PM-4:30 PM Washington Pavilion, Varies Saturday, June 23 n Women’s Try-It Day 9:00 AM-2:00 PM The Outdoor Campus

n Family Night 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Monkey Bizness Under 2 $4.50; 2-8 $6.50 Saturday, June 30 n Morning Skate 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Skate City $5 + skate rental n Pavilion Storytime 10:30 AM-11:00 AM Washington Pavilion Varies n n n Science Workshop 11:15 AM-11:45 AM Washington Pavilion Varies

Wednesday, June 27

n n n STEAM Maker Lab 12:30 PM-2:30 PM Washington Pavilion Varies

n Sensory Friendly Play 5:00 PM-8:00 PM Children’s Museum of South Dakota Varies

n Fishing! 1:00 PM-3:00 PM The Outdoor Campus

Thursday, June 28 n New Baby & Me 1:30 PM-3:30 PM Sanford Health

n n n Science Workshop 1:15 PM-1:45 PM Washington Pavilion Varies

n n 605 Ninja Training (age 6-9) 6:00 PM-6:55 PM 605 Ninja Academy $69 per month

n n n Creation Art Studio 2:30 PM-4:30 PM Washington Pavilion Varies

n 605 Ninja Training (age 10-14) 7:00 PM-7:55 PM 605 Ninja Academy $69 per month

n Super Saturday 6:00 PM-8:00 PM All American Gymnastics Academy $15

Please remember to call ahead to confirm event details; some events may require pre-registration.

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Summer time will soon be here! It’s a great time for you and your children to go play in the great outdoors. However, keep the following summer safety tips in mind for an illness and injury free summer. Apply early and repeat: For kids six months and older (as well as adults), sunscreens with SPF of 15 or greater reduce the intensity of UVR’s that cause sunburns. Apply liberally 30 minutes before sun exposure so it can absorb into the skin and decrease the likelihood that it will be washed off. Then, reapply every two hours and after kids swim, sweat or dry off with a towel.

Cover: Dress kids in protective clothing and hats. Clothing can be an excellent barrier of ultraviolet rays. Many lightweight sun protective styles cover the neck, elbows and knees.


Keep infants out of the sun: Babies younger than six months should be kept out of direct sunlight, dressed in cool, comfortable clothing and wearing hats with brims. The American Academy of Pediatrics says sunscreen may be used on infants younger than six months on small areas of skin if adequate clothing and shade are not available.

Plan early morning play: For kids beyond that baby stage, plan children’s outdoor activities to avoid peak sun hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) as much as possible.

Beware of shade: Shade provides relief from heat but offers a false sense of security about UVR protection. People can still sunburn in shade, because light is scattered and reflected. Prevent dehydration: Children ages 1-8 years old, should drink one 8-ounce cup of water per year of their age. For example, a 2-year-old child should drink two 8-ounce cups of water per day. Children ages 9-13 years should drink about eight 8-ounce cups of water per day. To prevent dehydration during activities and outside play, kids should drink fluid 30 minutes before an activity begins and take mandatory fluid breaks while playing outside in the heat. n



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Keeping Your Kids Safe Around Water

Soon the weather will be prime for spending time at our regional lakes, rivers and pools. Among the many outdoor activities in which people will participate this summer, there is something special about swimming: regardless of your age, ability or fitness level, everyone in the family can have fun in the water together. To prepare for your summer fun in the water, please consider these safety recommendations: 1. C  heck your safety equipment before they are in use (life jackets, rescue flotation devices, etc.). 2. C  onsider adding a barrier, such as pool fencing, to prevent unsupervised access to pools, or hot tubs. 3. R egardless of whether there is a barrier, always closely supervise children so they do not enter water without your oversight. When swimming,

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supervise children closely, never taking your eyes off your child for more than a few seconds. Tragedies can and do happen that quickly. 4. If your child is not yet a strong, confident swimmer, or is just learning about water safety, enroll them in swimming lessons before summer swimming season. Why should swimming lessons be a priority to you? To be frank, because everyone in water is at risk of drowning. In the U.S., drowning is the fifth leading cause of accidental death. On average, two children


under the age of 14 die from drowning every day. Worldwide, drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death, commonly affecting children. If traditional styles of swimming lessons are not a good fit for your child, an adapted aquatics program can be an effective alternative format. Adapted aquatics programs are often offered to all ages and abilities. The primary goal of the program is to teach aquatic safety, but also to increase confidence, comfort and skill in the water. Certified instructors typically draw upon Red Cross training as well as a person-centered approach to create a unique swimming lesson sequence for each student. Adaptive aquatics swimming lessons often integrate goals and strategies of any other concurrent therapies, reinforcing and building skills beyond just swimming. n


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RAISING SUSTAINABLE EGGS Eggs are a staple ingredient in so many of our favorite dishes, from protein-packed breakfasts to comforting chocolate chip cookies. South Dakota hens lay almost 700 million eggs a year to fill that spot in our refrigerators, but rarely do we stop to think about how they’re raised. One farmer who spends a lot of time and energy taking care of those amazing birds is Jason Ramsdell of Dakota Layers in Flandreau. His family-owned farm processes about 1 million eggs every day. Leveraging technology helps the farm be more efficient, which keeps the operation sustainable and boosts the quality of life for his chickens. For farmers like Jason, sustainability is an important part of doing business. It means continuous improvement and doing what’s right for the environment and the birds he cares for. Many farmers strive to leave the land in better condition than they received it to benefit future generations. “We make sure nothing is wasted,” said Jason. “We have water lines feeding into each of the barns, so the chickens have just the right amount of water readily available to them. We also feed them out of a trough, so they don’t have the opportunity to waste any of the feed by scattering it on the ground.” Dakota Layers isn’t the only environmentally friendly egg farm. Since 1960, American egg producers have

reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by 71 percent, used 32 percent less water and about half the amount of feed today as they did back then. Advances in technology help farmers waste less water and feed, but improvements in the quality of feed have also made a big difference. Today’s chickens are fed protein-rich soybean meal, corn, distiller’s grains and added vitamins and minerals. The eggshell is made out of calcium, so chickens need a diet rich in that nutrient in order to create healthy eggs. “Anything that’s taken in by the bird is used to produce the eggs,” explained Jason. “Since eggs are one of the best sources of protein out there, layers need a protein- and calcium-rich diet.” AN EGG-CELLENT ENVIRONMENT FOR CHICKENS Everything Jason does, from choosing a blend of nutrients to feed his hens to designing barns to house them, is centered around creating healthy, safe food for your family. “One of the most interesting things many consumers might not pay attention to is how our grandfa-

thers moved hens from a cage-free environment to cages specifically to keep them healthier and to ensure the safety of the eggs,” Jason stated. “Because our hens are in a closed environment, we can keep a closer eye on their health.” Newer chicken facilities have what’s called “belted high rises” that ensure manure is quickly removed from the cages via a conveyer belt. This improves air quality and reduces the chance of cross-contamination between manure and the eggs. Laying facilities also have temperature controls to make sure hens are comfortable. Farmers like Jason are constantly checking the temperature of their barns, as well as the air quality and the amount of water and feed available to the chickens to make sure their hens are healthy and happy. Want to try Dakota Layers eggs? You can pick them up at Hy-Vee or County Fair Foods locations in the eastern part of the state. Read more about how South Dakota farmers grow crops and raise animals sustainably

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Ingredients KABOBS • 4 large chicken breasts • 1 red onion chopped into large pieces • 10 ounces grape or cherry tomatoes • kabob skewers MARINADE • 3 lemons • 1/3 cup olive oil • 4 tablespoons fresh dill • 2 tablespoons dried oregano • fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions 1. Cut lemons in half and squeeze juice into medium-sized container

2. Mix in olive oil, fresh dill, oregano and pepper. Set aside. 3. Cube chicken breasts into large chunks for kabobs 4. Marinate chicken in lemon and olive oil mixture overnight or for 6-8 hours prior to serving 5. If using wooden kabob sticks, soak in water for about one hour prior to assembling kabobs

6. Assemble kabobs alternating between chicken, onion and tomatoes 7. Grill on medium heat until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees 8. Flip kabobs halfway through grilling. Roughly 4-6 minutes per side.

Cobb Salad WITH APPLE CIDER VINAIGRETTE Apple Cider Vinaigrette Dressing:

• 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil • 2 tablespoons lemon juice • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard • 1 garlic clove, minced • 2 tablespoons honey • Salt and pepper Whisk ingredients together and place in fridge to chill. Cobb Salad: •  1 head romaine lettuce, chopped • 1/2 red onion, sliced • 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced

• 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes • 1 grilled chicken breast, cubed • 1 cup ham, cubed • 1/2 cup white cheddar cheese, cubed • Sprinkle with sunflower seeds and candied walnuts

Directions 1. Chop romaine lettuce 2. Slice, cube and chop all ingredients 3. Toss together with lettuce 4. Sprinkle sunflower seeds and candied walnuts 5. Drizzle dressing onto salad

French Toast FOUR WAYS

Serves: 2-4 per topping recipe


Instructions 1. Pre-heat oven to 250 degrees 2. Whisk all ingredients together in a medium bowl 3. Grease a griddle or skillet and put on medium heat


4. Dunk slices of bread in egg wash on both sides 5. Put the soaked bread on the griddle and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until well browned 6. Once all the bread is cooked, place it on a baking tray in the warm oven and start on toppings

Ingredients Egg Wash (Per Topping Recipe) • 4 slices of bread • 4 eggs • 1 cup milk • 1 tablespoon vanilla • 1 tablespoon cinnamon S’mores Topping: • 2 tablespoons Nutella • 2 tablespoons marshmallow fluff • Crushed graham cracker for garnish • Chocolate syrup for garnish 1. Spread marshmallow fluff on one slice and Nutella on another slice 2. Press slices together like a sandwich 3. Garnish with chocolate syrup and crushed graham crackers Banana Foster Topping: • • • •

4 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup light brown sugar 2 firm bananas, sliced Pinch of cinnamon

1. In a small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the brown sugar and stir until dissolved into butter 2. Melt the butter in a small skillet and add brown sugar, stir until dissolved 3. A  dd sliced bananas and a pinch of cinnamon to the pan. Stir until bananas are warmed through 4. P  our mixture over the French toast Cinnamon Apple Topping: • 2 medium apples, peeled and sliced • 3/4 cup brown sugar • 4 tablespoons butter • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon • Powdered sugar for garnish 1. In a small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the brown sugar and stir until dissolved into butter 2. Add the sliced apples and stir 3. Add vanilla and cinnamon and reduce heat to simmer, cook 6-8 minutes longer

4. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly and thicken 5. Pour mixture over the French toast 6. Garnish with powdered sugar Cinnamon Bun Topping: • • • • • • •

4 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup heavy cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon nutmeg 3 tablespoons cinnamon 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoon brown sugar

1. In a medium bowl mix cream cheese, heavy cream, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon until smooth 2. Butter the tops of French toast and sprinkle with brown sugar 3. Pour mixture over the French toast

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by Beds by Design

Staying Fit


How Sleep Correlates with


When considering what helps most with fitness, people usually first think about their diet, however, sleep proves to be just as important for the human body. Attaining the optimal hours of sleep doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting the best night of rest. Your body needs to reach its deepest sleep, which is NREM (non-rapid eye movement sleep). In NREM, your body is able to work in a restorative function.This allows growth hormone production, enables more energy throughout the day and helps with weight loss. Growth hormones are essential to a body working towards any form of muscle growth or fat burning. In addition to being a key element during muscle growth and recovery, GH has several other benefits for the human body. These hormones increase your calcium retention (maintaining your bone mass), reduce fat storage, support your immune system, and help your organs operate smoothly. With all of these elements working together, this will help increase your energy throughout the day, allowing your body to be more active for longer periods of time. The easiest way to give your body a chance to stay in NREM sleep is going to bed at the right time, giving you more hours to sleep. 7-9 hours of sleep are recommended for adults. The exact amount of sleep depends on what you do during your day-to-day routine. If you’re always on the move throughout the day and working out regularly then you should push to get nine hours of sleep. Finding time to fit in sleep means you need to change your daily routine. Make sure you’re winding down much earlier than you may be used to. Instead of watching an action movie before you lay down, maybe read a book so that your mind can transition easier in to your resting mode.

Another critical factor is your mattress. If your mattress does not support your body properly, pressure points will be irritated, resulting in aches and pains. These aches and pains will push your body out of NREM sleep several times throughout the night. Finding the right mattress can be the most important aspect to getting the right night’s sleep. When looking for the right mattress for your body, look in the right places. Start by researching what materials are needed within the mattress. A common misconception is that memory foam is the most supportive material, when in reality forms of latex are going to support you more than any other materials found in mattresses. Next, try to look for local stores that are factory direct. Not only can they make the mattress specifically for your needs, but they can spend more money on the material within the mattress. This gives the customer the opportunity to find the perfect bed for their needs, while spending less money than what they would at a big box store by cutting out a lot of the third party distribution costs. n

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by Handy Man Home Remodeling Center

The Benefits of Steam Showers After a long workout, the best thing you can do for yourself is to wash it off in a relaxing shower. Some modifications to your existing shower can make a world of difference.

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1. T he easiest improvement is to install a 2-in-1 hand shower. These hand showers function as both showerheads and hand-held shower wands. Best of all, these affordable add-ons can be installed in just a few minutes and can be used to massage sore muscles, as well as rinse children and wash pets. 2. If you are looking for a more permanent musclemassaging solution, installing body-jets is a life-changer. You will need a multi-function shower to achieve this, but you can also add a rain head, standard showerhead, and body-jets for a complete shower experience. 3. A nother great addition to a multi-function shower is the U by Moen smart shower. You are able to set different temperatures and functions for multiple users or times of day. For example, you can set your morning shower to be 104° with the standard showerhead and set your post-workout shower to be 98° with body jets. This way, you get a perfect shower every time. 4. F or the ultimate upgrade, consider creating a luxurious steam shower in your home. Many studies have been done to prove the benefits of steam showers after workouts. Steam showers are great for circulation, stress, skin care, and overall exercise recovery. The steam opens pores and improves circulation by widening your blood vessels, making it the ultimate recovery tool. n


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Dried egg yolk, lasagna pan, hot dish from three days ago and milk curdles in the bottom of the glass from last night; those are a few of the challenges that face your dishwasher every day. So how do you get sparkling dishes from every load?

Starting with the top rack, you will want to place small bowls, glasses and cups. You don’t want to overcrowd as the dishes do move slightly throughout the washing cycles. If you put too many items in, you increase the chance of breakage and you prevent the necessary flow of water and detergents. All items that go into the dishwasher should be scraped of any large items, but don’t pre-rinse the dishes. The soap needs those food spoils to activate the enzymes. Plastic items that are dishwasher approved should also be placed on the top. Silverware should always be loaded with the handles down. Sharp knives, however, should be

placed blade in first with handle up to avoid any cuts upon removal. Try and mix up your silverware if you have a silverware basket, so that like items don’t nest together. Your large plates and serving bowls should be placed in the bottom rack. Oversized items like platters and baking sheets should be placed toward the back and the sides so as not to hinder the flow of the water and detergents. That baked-on lasagna pan should be placed face-down towards the spray arm so the water can penetrate fully into the cooking area.


Even the most expensive dishwasher can’t get your dishes clean every time if they are loaded improperly. If you’re experiencing washing issues with your dishwasher, chances are you are doing at least one thing wrong, like putting the silverware in the wrong place or obstructing water access to large plates or platters. Although you should refer to your owner’s manual (as each manufacturer will have slight deviations) this article will help give you the everyday pointers to get the cleanest dishes from the dishwasher.


A few other items to check into: after loading your dishwasher correctly it is beneficial to run the kitchen sink to get the hottest water before starting the dishwasher. This ensures the wash cycle is not beginning with cold water. Make sure you have filled the rinse-aid dispenser as it is critical in the wash cycle and provides for streak-free dishes. Finally, choose good powder dishwasher soap. If you’re still having problems after following all of these tips, you might want to call your friendly dishwasher repairman. n

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Screen Time: In Small Doses Avoiding screen time? Maybe we need to think this over. Screen time can be damaging to your little one’s social skills. It can cause your child to avoid eye contact and conversation with peers. But when we completely remove it from your child’s life, it can have negative effects too. Everything is good in small doses, even screen time. Kids are using laptops and tablets in school starting already in kindergarten. Apps and websites are a great way to teach memorization and facts. Learning numbers, shapes and colors can easily be done on an app. However, learning conversation exchange, turn taking and other social skills cannot be taught through technology. Removing the screen all together may seem beneficial, but it can put your little one further behind in other areas. While their peers have been exposed to technology before getting to the school age, the

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lack of exposure can cause your child to fixate or obsess over the screen time. It can also put them behind when they start working with computers and tablets in school. Not knowing the basics can cause frustration and when they should be focusing on math – they’re focused on understanding how to use a key board or control a mouse. So, when it comes to screen time, consider mild – or even moderate – exposure. A few minutes of an educational game can be beneficial. Getting to the 18th level of Angry Birds – not so much.. n

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