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Doctor wants young women athletes to engage in healthy conditioning.

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ecently, a national campaign to fight childhood obesity was kicked off. Now, everyone is coming forward to try to stem the tide of unhealthy behavior in young people, from first lady Michelle Obama to school principals in our fast-food nation. Research shows that the childhood condition can lead to lifelong health issues and premature death. However, Dr. Anne Z. Hoch has dedicated much of her career addressing the other end of the spectrum: young females who face serious health risks due to extreme conditioning. Dr. Hoch, a sports medicine physician and a professor of orthopedic surgery at the Medical College 4

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of Wisconsin, has been nationally recognized for her work in what has been called “female athlete triad.” Her findings have shown the impact of intensive physical exercise, along with a restricted diet, on the health of the young women. “Young women who participate in activities or sports where they are judged or have a weight classification tend to be at risk for the triad,” Dr. Hoch says. The female athlete triad is a combination of three health risks: low energy availability, menstrual abnormalities and low bone mineral density, which often leads to the same steroid and hormonal profiles as postmenopausal women, resulting in a fourth and the most serious component -- cardiovascular risk.

The triad is elevated to a tetrad. Female athletes who don’t eat enough to make up for the energy expended during long workouts may stop getting their periods as a consequence, Dr. Hoch says. These two factors of the tetrad put them at higher risk for the other two components: cardiovascular problems and bone mineral deficits that are often seen in much older women. Dr. Hoch, who ran track and played organized basketball in school, grew up in Escanaba, Mich. Later, she attended Marquette University where she earned an undergraduate degree in physical therapy. She received her medical degree from Michigan State University and completed an internship at Northwestern University/Evanston Hospital with a

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concentration in internal medicine. A fellowship program in sports medicine at the Northwestern University set her on a path to understanding the female athlete. Her practice involves acute sports medicine injuries in female athletes. “Working in orthopedics, female patients tend to gravitate toward female doctors. I was seeing a lot of girls with stress fractures with bone density issues,” Dr. Hoch says. Upon further testing, she was seeing a pattern of young female athletes having the same hormone levels as women in menopause. “And women in menopause tend to have accelerated heart disease,” she says. This was her “ah-ha” moment. Dr. Hoch took advantage of the opportunity to study a group of young women in Milwaukee who are at risk of the female athlete tetrad: ballerinas, who are concerned with looking lithe, lean and long. “I was giving a lecture and Michael Pink (artistic director of the Milwaukee Ballet) was in the audience. Afterwards, we continued to talk about the issues facing women at risk for the tetrad,” she says. Dr. Hoch asked Pink if the ballet company would consider being a part of her study. He agreed. The study involved 22 professional ballerinas from the Milwaukee Ballet Company. Their average age was 23. Their average weight was 114 pounds. Of the dancers studied, 86 percent had at least one component of the tetrad and 14 percent had

all four components. Based on the questionnaire, 36 percent of the dancers had eating disorders. Approximately half were deficit in iron, calcium or both. Most surprisingly, 27 percent were not having menstrual periods, and 23 percent had low bone mineral density, which can be the precursor to early osteoporosis. For Dr. Hoch, the most troubling was the ultrasound findings that showed 64 percent of the dancers had premature blood vessel dysfunction, which is the sentinel event that starts atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), she says. “These are dire consequences,” Dr. Hoch says as she stresses that the message is not that girls shouldn’t compete in sports or other physical activities, quite the contrary. “Sports and activities, such as dance, are good for girls. It builds self esteem, and children with self confidence don’t typically put themselves in high-risk positions.” Also, participating in sports and other competitive activities teaches young girls how to compete with boys in the real world. Studies have shown that female athletes tend to get better grades and go on to more rewarding careers.” Currently, Dr. Hoch also performs duties as the team physician for Mt. Mary College, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School, the Trinity Irish Dancers and LaFleur Gymnastics, and she is a consulting physician for the Milwaukee Ballet. Education is the answer, Dr. Hoch says. “We need to start teaching children as soon as possible – in elementary schools with teachers, parents,

coaches and peer educators, about healthy eating choices, good exercise habits and, particularly for girls, about a healthy body image. We need people that kids can relate to, like Mia Hamm, to tell them that it’s cool to be fit and have balance in their lives.” Dr. Hoch knows what parents can do. She practices what she preaches as she and her husband, Stephen, talk about healthy eating and activities with their six-year-old daughter Hannah. “We talk in terms of foods that are good for you, foods that give you strong bones and muscles. It’s the little lessons – like drinking three glasses of milk a day – that make a lasting impact,” she says. Nominated by her peers, Dr. Hoch was named a 2009 Champion in Women’s Health award winner by the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation. The award honors individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and devoted themselves to improving the quality of life for women and families. Dr. Hoch sees patients nearly every day. “I see stress fractures, patellofemoral pain syndrome, ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears and shoulder instability in young female athletes. These injuries are all preventable in girls. We shouldn’t discourage girls from participating in sports. We should know that girls are different in terms of how their bodies perform. So we need to figure out how girls can participate and compete in these activities without incurring unnecessary injuries or risking serious health issues.”

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egret. That was a word that came to mind after bringing home our firstborn child. Yes, I said it. And as some of you gasp that a mother would even think such a word, please know that I even said it out loud once or twice to my husband and a few close friends just weeks after coming home with Andersen from the hospital in July 2009. I truly was searching for the Command-Z computer key on what is my life so I could undo what I had just done and go back to what was safe and comfortable. But before casting judgment and believing I’m an ungrateful, unloving mother, please listen to my story and know that today I regret my regret, but I don’t regret sharing my thoughts on becoming a new mom. I have to admit, when that pregnancy stick turned positive, I was excited at the thought of officially being responsible for another human being. We had planned it and after being together for nearly nine years – married for one – my husband and I were ready and excited to change our names from Dave and Amanda to Dad and Mom.


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I read books about becoming a parent. I talked to experienced friends. I even asked my parents and doctor plenty of questions about life post-pregnancy. While feedback ranged from personal thoughts on nursing, formula, sleeping patterns, colic, SIDS and teething, there was one commonly heard statement regarding motherhood that maybe I took too lightly – “Your life will forever be changed.” Bringing home a newborn is definitely life changing, but one of the hardest adjustments that I never even considered was how this innocent child was going to need our love and attention almost 24-7, leaving little time for Dave and me. I mourned the loss of my husband and me as a couple. No longer were we relaxing on the couch watch-

ing Thursday night TV. No longer were we heading out after a hard day’s work to enjoy dinner and conversation. And trying to sneak away for a mini weekend vacation, forget it. No longer were we Amanda and Dave. Instead, we were two helpless human beings helping another helpless human being. And our little helpless human being let us know just how helpless he was with plenty of crying. Each night was like a marathon where my husband and I had to pass the baton off to one another so that one could get a few winks of sleep while the other soothed our crying son. And after completing that marathon, we got to perform another one the next night. Tiring? Yes. But somehow

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days turned into weeks and weeks turned into months and I turned into this person who fell in love with my son and had a totally new outlook on parenting. Most babies’ first teeth appear between three months and one year after During that first month of motherhood, I birth. As the teeth push through the gum line, it’s quite common for babies to experience remember wishing days away so that my son symptoms such as drooling, irritability, restlessness, and inflamed gums. was older and somehow easier to care for. A simple home remedy for teething pain is giving the baby something cold and firm to Today, I find myself wishing for those days chew on as the hard surface provides relief through pressure while the coolness soothes back so I could relish them, knowing how lucky tender gums. I was and that each day then was only going to Another solution is mom-trusted Baby Orajel Teething Pain get better and betMedication, which can be applied quickly to tender gums to provide ter. Until children are able to instant relief. This topical anesthetic offers fast-acting pain relief that If you’re a new spit out toothpaste, parents helps neutralize the pain instantly. It is also the No. 1 teething brand mother and find should consider using a used by pediatricians. yourself struggling, fluoride-free alternative, It’s important, too, for parents to begin cleaning their baby’s teeth and do know there will such as Baby Orajel Tooth gums every day at an early age. While fluoride is important for good oral be an unforeseen and Gum Cleanser or Orajel health, swallowing too much fluoride at a young age can also cause turning point in your Toddler Training Toothpaste. fluorosis, which can lead to spotting on future permanent teeth. Until life. People conyour child is able to spit out toothpaste, parents should consider using a stantly reassured fluoride-free alternative as a way to gently clean teeth and gums. me it would get easier — and it did. And it will As children become old enough to brush by themselves, they should learn proper for you, too. As to when, I have no clue. techniques, such as holding the brush at an angle and using short, clean strokes. To Our son is now almost eight months old and encourage kids to brush the dentist-recommended two minutes, parents might try these tips: I don’t know at what point I changed from a n Encourage kids to hum a song while brushing — or even count to 100 slowly in their selfish, uncertain woman of a newborn into a head. loving mother, but I do know I 100 percent, n Bring along a “friend” to the bathroom sink, such as a loved stuffed animal or doll absolutely and unconditionally love Andersen. which will keep the child company and make the experience more fun. Today, I would completely regret not having n Consider purchasing a children’s battery-operated powered toothbrush. Research him in my life. shows that kids brush 38 percent longer with a powered brush than a manual brush.

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Shared experiences make wonderful gifts pring is full of reasons to celebrate. Weddings, graduations, Mother’s Day ... there are plenty of occasions to buy gifts. If you’re looking for a unique present for that special someone, why not look outside the traditional gift box for something that provides lasting memories? Gifts that provide an experience are growing in popularity. These gifts let the recipient do something special that gives them plenty of stories to share. Here are some out-of-the-box experience gift ideas that you can enjoy with someone you love.



Local culinary centers and community colleges often host cooking classes for a variety of ages. Classes range from Italian cooking to cake decorating, and many are designed specifically for adults and children to do together.


Learn about watercolor, sketching or photography along with a friend or family member. Not only do you get to share the experience, but you can create some lasting works of art together. Community colleges, community centers and private art teachers should give you plenty to choose from.

ROAD TRIPS. Whether on foot, by bike or by bus, you can find guided trips anywhere from your own neighborhood to places abroad. Discover local history, explore nature’s beauty or shop till you drop at one-of-a-kind stores. Or, if you like to do things yourself, plan a unique adventure that will thrill your loved one.


Brush up on your high school Spanish or tackle Russian or Mandarin. The good thing about taking the class with someone else is that you both have someone to practice with.

One unique gift experience that many families share is the process of making a special stuffed animal at Build-A-Bear Workshop. Grandparents and grandchildren, best friends, parents and kids of all ages enjoy the process of creating a huggable friend. Build-A-Bear Workshop guests are introduced to all the furry characters in the store and then select one, which soon becomes their new best friend. There are more than 30 varieties of affordable stuffed animals including teddy bears, bunnies, dogs, kitties and more, ranging in price from $10 to $25. Together, you can help add stuffing to your new friend and give it a hug test to make sure it is just right. You select a satin heart, warm it in your hands, make a wish and put it inside your stuffed animal. After that, you can fluff, dress and name it. You 8

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get a special personalized birth certificate to take home, too. Helping someone create a special friend makes an unforgettable experience for everyone. Find out more at There’s no limit to wonderful experience gifts that you can give someone. Explore the possibilities and create some special memories that will last a lifetime.

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The whole TRUTH and nothing but the TRUTH:

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By Mary Evangelista The lyrics from the John Mellencamp song “Your Life Is Now” asks, “Would you teach your children to tell the truth?” Your answer is, “Absolutely!” All parents model the value of honesty for their children. Don’t they?


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When I was 13, a man on our block went to prison for embezzlement. Soon after, his family moved away in shame. Since this man was caught in his crime, punished and disgraced, I would imagine that his children did not follow him as a role model, especially having lived through the negative aftermath of his actions. But what do children learn from parents and other adults who lie or cheat and are never caught, or whose behavior, while technically deceptive or misleading isn’t defined in our culture as “lying” or “cheating.” On a given day, we can feel “lied to” or “cheated” in more ways than we care to experience. Some are hidden and relatively minor, such as when the furnace repairman charges a $200 premium because it’s Sunday; the “free” offer on T.V. that costs $7.95 for shipping and handling; or the “healthy” lowfat cereal that has enough sodium in it to cause hypertension. Other ways are devastating. Millions of people lost their retirement funds in the recent fallout from greed and deception in the banking and investment industries and the subsequent economic meltdown. In all these examples, individuals were instrumental in creating the lessthan-truthful circumstances. Obviously, these folks don’t tell their kids at the dinner table that they pulled one over on 50 million people because they designed misleading cereal packaging, or that they spent the day knowingly mismanaging innocent people’s investments. So, what is the danger to children’s moral development if they don’t know exactly what their parents do, and if indeed their parents are telling them that honesty is important? The danger lies in the subtlety of the pervasive deceit, which under girds our culture today. Those little bits of “being cheated” and “lied to” are present almost everywhere, and they are easily absorbed by young, developing minds as acceptable practices. Our implicit cooperation with societal norms that are not being examined for their comprehensive truthfulness are damaging to our children by distorting their understanding of what’s honest and fair. It has become the “other” person’s job to be conscientious about concepts such as “buyer beware,”or “ if it sounds too good to be true it probably is” and “be sure to read the fine print,” rather than the individual’s or the institution’s responsibility to act with integrity in the first place. We may be spending more time teaching our children how to protect

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themselves from deception in our society than teaching them to act according to high moral standards. How can you help your children to recognize the real truth, besides modeling it in your own family? Point out those times when you notice a high degree of integrity being practiced by friends, businesses and other organizations. Also, try designating a Saturday as “find the truth day.” On that day, spend time together reading labels carefully, looking at the fine print, identifying “hidden” charges and examining advertising claims and media offerings. Ask your children to express how the “untruths” they discover affect your family and the world you live in. Help them to see in the examples not just how they must be wary of false claims and those who would deceive them, but more importantly, how they can strive to grow up to become persons who won’t lie to or cheat others. Not even a little bit. If we do this, then we really will be teaching our children to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

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Is Our Society Pushing Our Children Into



t seems like our children are growing up way too fast these days. And maybe our parents felt the same way, but today, our children between the ages of eight and 12 years old, also known as “tweens,” are acting more like teenagers with their teen styles, teen attitudes and teen behavior. Meanwhile, our teenagers are trying to be adults. But when did this all start and at what cost? When it comes to adolescence, there has always been experimentation in risky behavior, according to Carole Hetzel, assistant professor of psychology at Cardinal Stritch University. “Since the 1920s with the introduction of the flapper, adolescence has become a unique subculture of dress, language and customs,” Hetzel says. “The difference is the risks are bigger and more accessible

age groups through advertising, styles, products and activities. Our children are being looked at as individual consumers. Because of this and other factors, such as the secular trend for puberty (especially in girls) to begin as early as nine or 10 years old, that our children start to look, act and consume like adults. They also have access to a lot of adult things. The trouble is they are not adults. “They are children who don’t possess the emotional, cognitive and social development needed to enhance decision-making, prioritizing or problem solving,” Hetzel says. She explained that children at this stage in life often have 3040 mood swings a day. They also tend to be hyper-emotional and unable to reason like an adult because their brain development is uneven and incomplete. The prefrontal cortex, which regulates emotions, judgment, etc., is not complete until a person reaches his or her early to mid 20s. She says because of this the adoles

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cent often makes poor decisions resulting in early experimentation with drugs, alcohol and sexual activities. “The problem of growing up too fast doesn’t begin in adolescence,” says Hetzel, “but rather begins almost at conception with our prenatal education, baby lap-wear, organized play groups, Baby Einstein, Baby Mozart, etc.” There is just so much pressure on parents and children

to be the best and to have the best. David Elkind, who in 1981 published The Hurried Child (now in third edition), believes the messages appear more glaring and parents are pushing their children emotionally and intellectually. It is like we are trying to produce “super kids” who are competent, competitive and mature. Many contemporary developmentalists, as well as the classic theories of Jean Piaget and Erik Erikson, warn that pushing kids (emotionally and cognitively) could have debilitating effects on development. However, to what the extent of these effects will be they are not sure. Still other researchers feel it isn’t childhood that is disappearing but rather the cultural support for parenting and parents—both traditional and nontraditional. For example, many parents now work outside of the home and don’t have the support of family nearby like when our parents were raising many of us. Whatever the reason for children growing up too quickly, Hetzel believes, “When kids start too early they have nothing left and think they are

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ready for adulthood.” She gave the example of a discussion she had with a high school athletic director. He had told her that he often sees high school students who are burned out because of the intensity and the early start of the sport they are in. He said that some of these kids have been playing since they were four years old and they have had enough of it. Perhaps we are pushing our kids into doing too much, too soon. Hetzel said, “We seem to be so focused on being the best that we make our children’s lives more sophisticated, more complicated and more adult-like with all of the structure. We are starting everything in our children’s lives earlier and this follows through into the rest of their lives.” She continued by saying that many developmentalists are asking if all this extra-pressure and stress to be a couple of points ahead of your neighbor is really worth it. What’s wrong with letting children develop naturally and discover what they want to do on their own. Hetzel says, “There are developmental stages that everyone will go through eventually. But it seems that the moment we have a child we are comparing him or her to the kid next door and questioning why that child is doing things better and before ours. We get consumed with it.” We should really just encourage and let children develop and do things when they are ready. After all, “Part of development is working through these periods of imbalance in order to achieve the next level,” says Hetzel. So how can parents help their children from growing up too soon? Well, even though our tweens seem more adult-like today, cognitively and emotionally they are still children who still need their parents and structure. It all comes down to “children need guidance, but they won’t ask for it. And to some degree, adolescents still want to be told what to do,” says Hetzel. This is an age when they are very concerned about what others think—even their parents. Hetzel says parents should also be aware that their children’s peers can be a big influence on their children. Therefore, it is important to remember that peers can also be good. If a child has the right friends they can be a great support and even be good role models. “Some of the most successful parents are the authoritative parents,” says Hetzel. The parents that set rules and make sure those rules are followed. The best thing parents can do is communicate how they feel about the way people dress, how people behave (even in movies and on television) and include their thoughts on drugs, alcohol and sex. Two-way communication is the key in knowing and helping your children be children.

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or anyone with children or teenagers in the house, it’s no surprise that being online is the in thing to do. According to research studies conducted by The Nielson Company, approximately 16 million U.S. children ages two to 11 are active online. This shows an 18 percent increase over the past five years, while the overall Internet population only increased usage by 10 percent. Furthermore, the amount of time children spend online is 63 percent higher than just five years ago. One problem that falls under the umbrella of Internet safety that children may face when they’re online, is cyberbullying. A cyberbully is a minor who uses the Internet, phone or other digital device to post hurtful messages or images to another minor.


Parry Aftab, executive director of the charity that runs says, “They do it by posing as each other, stealing or misusing their passwords, stealing points in online games. They call each other names, or send offensive messages to their friends while impersonating them. They even take embarrassing pictures of others and post them online.” Cyberbullying affects children as young as seven and up through high school. According to a yearlong survey of students in the U.S. and Canada conducted by Aftab, results showed that: 

Cyberbullying starts as early as third grade, peaks in fourth grade and again in seventh and eighth grade.

75 percent of teens reported cyberbullying someone else and 85 percent of students reported they had been targeted at least once in the past year.

When kids are still in grammar school, the direct attacks usually consist of making fun of each other and testing limits. In middle school, cyberbullies attack classmates’ reputations and it can escalate from there as children move into high school.

What Can Parents Do? Aftab recommends open communication between parents and children. “Encourage discussions about what they enjoy online,” she says. “This way you can direct your children to safe sites that fit their interests and it helps your children know you want an active role in their lives.” It’s important to make sure that your children feel comfortable coming to you with questions. This should apply to all situations including the computer. If your children feel they can trust you, they are more likely to 14

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Password Protection

Online Safety Guidelines for Parents Parry Aftab of has additional tips to help keep kids safe online.  Personal information stays personal. While this is an important rule for children it’s also an important rule for parents. Giving information on your family and your children to the wrong person can be dangerous.  Make sure your child doesn’t spend all of his or her time on the computer. Other kids, not computers, should be their best friends and companions.  Remember to monitor their compliance with safety rules, especially when it comes to the amount of time children spend on the computer.  Warn them that people may not be what they seem to be. The Internet provides a cover for people to put on whatever personas they desire.

Passwords should be easy to remember, hard to guess. If your kids have to write it down, it’s too hard to remember. If it’s a pet’s name, their middle name, their favorite sports team, etc., it’s too easy to guess. Sit down with your kids and talk about ideas for a password, and remember a combination of numbers and letters is always best. 

Don’t allow kids to give out their password to others. 85 percent of elementary school students and 70 percent of teens polled said they shared their password with at least one friend. That’s one friend too many!

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come to you with tough problems and questions. A survey by WiredSafety found that only five percent of middle schoolers would tell their parents if they were cyberbullied, and that they have identified more than 50 different reasons not to tell their parents. If your child is the victim of cyberbullying, the most important thing parents can do, says Aftab, is to give them a hug. “Tell them you love them and how sorry you are that they were hurt. Let them know that the cyberbully is not the boss of them. And promise not to overreact and take away the technology or call the school, the other parents or the media and make things worse.” The most important thing parents can do to protect children is to monitor computer and Internet usage. “Knowing you are watching, kids are less likely to put themselves in risky situations and you can safely oversee negative or dangerous behaviors,” says Aftab.

What Should Kids Do? As part of its online community at, Build-ABear Workshop promotes safety tips for kids that can be applied to any online experience.

Stop, Block and Tell If someone is cyberbullying or trying to get personal information, Stop talking to them, block them from talking to you and tell a trusted adult. Aftab also says, “To help them keep a healthy perspective they should ‘Take 5’ when something or someone upsets them online. That means they should do something they love offline for five minutes to help calm down and not do anything they will regret.”

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High School Athletes Could Win $7500

ow, more than ever, families are looking for ways to help pay for ever-increasing college tuition costs.


The National Milk Mustache "got milk?" Campaign, in partnership with USA Today, is sponsoring the 13th annual Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award program. The SAMMY Awards recognize 25 outstanding high school senior studentathletes who represent excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership and include milk in their daily routines. Twenty-five talented teens will receive a $7,500 college scholarship, attend an awards ceremony with celebrity guests at Walt Disney World and be pictured in a special Milk Mustache ad in USA Today and other national publications. To date, the National Milk Mustache "got milk?" Campaign has awarded 300 talented teens with $2.25 million in scholarships. "It's an honor to reward such extraordinary student-athletes who not only excel in their respective sports and communities but also serve as advocates for drinking milk," said 16

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Vivien Godfrey, chief executive officer of the National Milk Mustache "got milk?" Campaign. "Choosing lowfat or fat free milk instead of nutrient void sugary drinks or traditional sports drinks could give teens an advantage when it comes to their health and nutrition - and it's a great choice to help refuel and rehydrate after a workout."

Refuel With Lowfat Milk Lowfat milk is a natural protein drink. And lowfat chocolate milk has become a staple on many athletes' training tables. Not only does chocolate milk provide protein to help build muscle, but it also contains the right mix of nutrients to refuel after exercise. And milk provides fluids and important electrolytes (like calcium, magnesium and potassium) to help replenish what is lost in sweat, with the added

benefit of nutrients not found in traditional sports drinks.

SAMMY Awards Easy Application High school seniors who are interested in applying for the 2010 SAMMY Awards program should visit All applicants are required to describe in 250 words or less how they refuel with milk. Entries must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM ET Friday, March 5, 2010. Finalists will be named by June 2010. For complete contest rules and applications, to learn how to make your own Milk Mustache ad, to watch exclusive Milk Mustache celebrity videos and more, log onto Source: MilkPEP

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ach year, millions of students gear up for a battery of pre-college testing. In order to help students do their best, Americans spend about $4 billion dollars on classes, tutors, study guides and books. While helpful, many test prep resources can be dull, making it more difficult for students to stay focused. To help make effective test prep more engaging, Wiley Publishing, Inc. has created a unique and exciting way for students to build their vocabulary and raise scores using Stephenie Meyer's popular Twilight series. The Twilight books have a very loyal following, particularly among teens. Many parents looking to harness that passion into constructive study time find that the Defining Twilight guides are a perfect fit. The series first began in June 2009 with Defining Twilight and then expanded to include Defining New Moon. The third and latest book in the series, Defining Eclipse: Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT, will arrive in stores on May 24, just in time for the release of the movie “Eclipse.” Author and test prep expert, Brian Leaf says, "Every time I see a newly administered SAT test, I am amazed at how many of the vocabulary words appear in the Twilight books – words like solicitous, macabre, inexorably, inure, baleful, ecstatic, blithe, placate, haggard, belligerent, stymie and nebulous. Students who learn all the vocabulary words in the Defining Twilight series will absolutely raise their test scores." Defining Eclipse has 40 four-page chapters with well over 600 vocabulary words and synonyms. Just grab a copy of Eclipse, refer to the page where each vocabulary word appears, read the word in context, and come up with a definition. Then check definitions against those provided in the workbook, make corrections, and complete the drills. Students will acquire vocabulary skills, learn synonyms, word parts, and memorization tools, and get drills and quizzes to integrate what they’ve learned. To find out more about Defining Eclipse and other books in the series, visit

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Why Day Camp? Overnight Camps It's tough to be a kid these days. It's also tough to be a parent. In a society where the nature of the family, the workplace, and the community have changed dramatically, we can no longer assume that the natural process of growing up will provide children the experiences and resources they need to become successful, contributing adults. We are in a climate where it is harder to know what we need to survive, so drawing on experiences that give children healthy alternatives and opportunities to instill capabilities, the hallmarks of thriving, are the greatest gift you can give a young child. Camp provides one of the very few links with a world larger than the consumer culture we inhabit - and day camp is a terrific first experience. The camp experience helps children and youth develop an appreciation of their place and their responsibility in a much larger universe. A preschooler - or even an older child who might be reluctant to go to overnight camp - can join a community created especially for him or her to practice growing up. Under the supervision of inspiring guides and passionate coaches, children can feel successful and make new friends while having the time of their lives. They can experience belonging and contribution; they can have a sense of consistency and predictability in times of turbulence and change.

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Most children are ready to spend time away from home by age 7, says Dr. Christopher Thurber, author of “The Summer Camp Handbook.” Two weeks away can provide a child with a sense of belonging and independence, he says. Consider a shorter session if it's your child's first time away from home. Parents can decide whether the time is right for overnight camp by asking their child if he or she is interested in going to camp. Involving the child in the decision to go away helps protect that child from being homesick later on, says Thurber. If you decide that your child isn't ready for overnight camp, perhaps a day camp experience would be a better option this summer, suggests Thurber. Next summer you can talk about overnight camp.

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by letting them help you in the kitchen


t’s never too early to start teaching children about cooking. Involving kids in meal preparation encourages healthy eating habits and introduces them to the value and importance of nutritious, balanced meals. Elizabeth Pivonka, Ph.D., R.D., heads Produce for Better Health Foundation, the nonprofit entity behind the Fruits & Veggies — More Matters national public health initiative. Pivonka says the kitchen can be a great place to stir up some fun while teaching healthy eating habits. As a working mother of two, Pivonka understands that getting kids to eat healthy fruits and vegetables can sometimes be a challenge. “Involving children in cooking is an important step in getting kids interested in fruits and vegetables and getting them more excited about eating them,” she says. “Kids can help by measuring, mixing or gathering ingredients while you cook. If

kids help with the cooking, they are more inclined to eat what’s on the table. At my house, we make meal planning and preparation a family activity.” Let toddlers help you “cook” by using toy food, pots, pans, bowls and spoons to copy what you’re doing. Preschoolers can help by measuring ingredients and stirring. Grade school kids can make simple, no-bake recipes or use the microwave with proper supervision. Remember to use child-size tools and, if the counter is too high, use a sturdy step stool or have children sit at the kitchen table while they help. Pivonka says taking a little extra time at the grocery store to interact with kids and single out fruits and vegetables as important is another way to persuade kids to give them another try. “Kids like to have fun with their food, so one way to get them to eat something is to offer it with a dip,” Pivonka says. “Once children turn about two years old, they can really get into dipping and might try things they wouldn’t otherwise if they’re served with some kind of dip.” She offers some dipping suggestions like lowfat ranch dressing, mild salsa, guacamole, or hummus for dipping vegetables, or any flavor of low-fat yogurt or peanut butter for dipping fruit. Pear Ka-bobs with Strawberry Dipping Sauce and Pear Party Salsa are two fun recipes that let children dip their food.

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“Make sure their snacks are just as nutritious as their meals. If you’re looking for a 100-calorie snack, don’t reach for a prepackaged processed item. One mediumsized fresh pear is a portable, single serving that tops out at 100 calories with no fat, sodium or cholesterol. Fresh pears, tomatoes, and other fruits and veggies are now available all year round. Their versatility and nutritional value make them very popular with people of all ages. They’re budget friendly and good for your health.” Parents interested in tips for getting kids to eat fruits and vegetables, and delicious recipe ideas for dishes that children will willingly eat are encouraged to visit the Fruits & Veggies-More Matters website, The website also features some materials to make taking your child food shopping with you an educational experience. “The Take Your Child to the Supermarket” materials are available to everyone online, free of charge. Just print them out and plan a trip to the store. For more information about pears, including family-friendly recipes, tips for kids, and even online games featuring fresh USA Pears grown in Oregon and Washington, visit For information about the other ingredients featured in these recipes, visit

Here’s a fun family activity involving pears. With several varieties of pears to choose from, including the Green Anjou, the brown Bosc, the red-freckled Forelle and the yellow Bartlett, USA Pears come in a wide range of colors, flavors and textures to please even the most finicky palate. Take home one of each variety you find at the store and conduct a pear tasting where every family member gets a slice of each type of pear. Then have everyone vote for their favorite. You can repeat this activity with other types of fruits and veggies too. Compare the flavors of different colors of cauliflower or carrots, or different tomato or citrus fruit varieties; there are so many from which to choose.

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Fairy Tale Princess Cake 30 servings 2 boxes Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow cake m ix Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake m ix boxes 2 containers (1 lb each) Betty Crocker Rich & Cream y vanilla frosting Red food color 1 fashion doll (11 1/ 2 inches tall) 1/ 4 cup Betty Crocker star-shaped candy decors

Give the Birthday Boy or Girl the Ultimate Cake


hen the goal is to delight a child with a birthday party they’ll never forget, nothing says “it’s your day” like an unforgettable birthday bash. And, it’s a piece of cake when it comes together under one creative theme, down to the delicious detail of a birthday cake to sweeten the theme. A spring 2008 survey by General Mills, Inc. asked parents how they select a birthday party theme for their birthday boy or girl. Here are some typical responses:


“For a child’s party, I usually ask the child if they want a theme or a certain character.”


“I decide the food a week or so in advance and try and get things most will like.”


“Just think of something fun for everybody involved.”

“As a parent, one of the best gifts I can give my child in an incredible party,” said Ann Stuart of The Betty Crocker Kitchens. “When planning the food and activities for themed parties, it is important to enjoy the party-giving experience so it’s memorable for both parents and kids. After all, birthdays only come around once a year. ” According to recent research (conducted by Space 150), the top birthday cake styles or types searched online are Castle Cake, Princess Cake, Pirate Cake and Dinosaur Cake. It’s easy to “wrap up” the details on the perfect gift — a memorable birthday party — with a little help from An entire section is devoted to planning birthday parties, which includes: n

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Heat oven to 325°F. Grease 1 (1 1/2-quart) ovenproof bowl (8 inches across top) and 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with shortening; coat with flour (do not use cooking spray).* In large bowl, make both cake mixes as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs for each mix. (Two boxes of cake mix can be made at one time; do not make more than 2 boxes, and do not increase beating time.) Pour 3 1/2 cups batter into 1 1/2quart bowl and 2 1/4 cups batter into each cake pan. Bake cake in pans 35 to 40 minutes and in bowl 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans and bowl; place rounded sides up on cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour. If necessary, cut off rounded tops of cakes baked in 8-inch pans. Cut 2-inch-diameter hole in center of all 3 cakes. Spoon frosting into large bowl. Stir in enough food color until desired pink color. Place one 8-inch cake on serving plate; spread 1/3 cup frosting over top. Top with second 8-inch cake; spread with 1/3 cup frosting. Top with bowl cake. Wrap hair and lower half of doll with plastic wrap. Insert doll into center of cake. Trim side of cake if necessary to make a tapered “skirt.” To “crumb-coat” cake, spread thin layer of frosting over side and top of layered cake to seal in crumbs. Freeze cake 30 to 60 minutes. Fit #24 star tip into decorating bag. Spoon 1/4 cup pink frosting into decorating bag; set aside. Starting at waist of doll, frost cake with downward strokes to make ruffled skirt. Use star tip to cover bodice of doll and add decoration to skirt if desired. Gently press star decors into frosting to decorate neckline and skirt. Unwrap hair. Cake can be baked in 3 (8-inch) round cake pans and 1 (1 1/2-quart) bowl. Use 3 1/2 cups batter in bowl and 1 2/3 cups batter in each cake pan. Bake cake pans 30 to 35 minutes and bowl 45 to 50 minutes.

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Pirate Cake 12 servings 1 box Betty Crock er SuperMoist cak e m ix (any flavor) Water, oil and eggs called for on cak e m ix box Tray or cardboard (15x 12 inches), covered 2/ 3 cup Betty Crock er Rich & Cream y dark chocolate frosting (from 1-lb container) 1 cup Betty Crock er Rich & Cream y vanilla frosting (from 1-lb container) 1 chocolate-covered m int patty 1 sliced m arshm allow 1 gum ball 1 yellow ring-shaped hard candy 1 roll (from 4.5-oz box ) Betty Crock er Fruit by the Foot strawberry or other red chewy fruit snack 1 black licorice rope Square-shaped candy-coated gum Betty Crock er chocolate decors

Heat oven to 350°F for shiny metal pans (or 325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Spray bottoms and sides of 1 (8-inch) and 1 (9-inch) round cake pan with baking spray with flour. Make cake as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Pour into pans. Bake as directed on box. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Use a serrated knife to cut 9-inch cake in half and cut hat as shown in diagram on Web site. Remaining half of 9-inch cake will form body of pirate. Cut 8-inch cake as shown in diagram. On tray, arrange

cake pieces. Cut ears and nose from small pieces of remaining cake; attach to cake with small amount of frosting. Cover; freeze 1 hour or until firm. Reserve 2 teaspoons dark chocolate frosting. Frost hat with remaining dark chocolate frosting. Mix 2/3 cup of the vanilla frosting with reserved chocolate frosting. With tinted vanilla frosting, frost head, ears and nose of pirate. Add mint patty for eye patch, marshmallow slice and gum ball for eye, and ring-shaped candy for earring. Frost body with remaining 1/3 cup white frosting. Cut fruit snack into shapes for shirt stripes, mouth and strap for eye patch; place on cake. Cut licorice to fit hat. Add gum for teeth and chocolate decors for whiskers. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Take One Cupcakes Cook ies: 1 1/ 2 cups (3 stick s) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla ex tract 1/ 2 teaspoon alm ond ex tract 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons bak ing powder Royal Icing* Sk y Blue, Rose, Leaf Green, Lem on Yellow Icing Colors Favorite cupcak e recipe or m ix 1 can (16 oz .) White Decorator Icing

Preheat oven to 400ºF. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla and almond extracts. Combine flour and baking powder; add to butter mixture, 1 cup at time, mixing well after each addition. The dough will be very stiff; if necessary, blend last flour in by hand (if dough becomes too stiff, add water, a teaspoon at a time). Do not chill dough. Divide dough into two balls. On a floured surface, roll each ball into a circle about 12

inches in diameter and 1/8-inch thick. Dipping “1” cutter into flour before each use, cut out cookies. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet; cool completely. Divide and tint royal icing as desired. Pipe tip 3 icing outline around cookie edges; let dry. Thin remaining icing and flow in between icing outline to cover; immediately overpipe tip 2 multicolored dots with thinned icing. Let dry. Spray baking cups with vegetable pan spray. Bake cupcakes following recipe instructions; cool completely. Spatula ice cupcakes with white decorator icing. Insert cookies. Each serves 1.

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arah will be a junior in the fall. She plays volleyball every fall and is on the track team in the spring. She also is the treasurer on the student council and is taking a class two afternoons a week to prepare for the ACT exam. Sarah loves the summer. She has a much more low key schedule and does not feel the weight of the responsibilities she has during the school year. She gets up early every morning and jogs around the pond at the nearby park. She then drives to the local coffee shop for a latte. Three afternoons a week, she goes to her summer tennis league. When she is not playing tennis, Sarah and her friends go swimming, to a movie or go to the mall. Sarah is typical of many teens. Teens who deserve a break from their hectic school schedules during the summer months; however, this extra free time translates into more drive time. So, what can parents do to ensure that their teen gets the needed break from school, athletics and extra-curricular responsibilities, and at the same time enjoys a safe summer?


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On average, teens drive 40 to 50 percent more during the summer months. Unfortunately, every year, collisions and fatalities also significantly increase between June and September. Parents need to support their teen by providing clear guidelines to protect their teen from summer driving hazards. Make sure you set aside time to communicate with you teen for the important who/what/when/where/why conversation regarding summer activities that require driving.

The most dangerous summer driving times for teens are weekend evenings and Sunday afternoons. The most dangerous summer driving times for teens are weekend evenings and Sunday afternoons. The National Safety Council cites the following two reasons for teens taking more risk than adults: 1. The area of the brain that weighs consequences, suppresses impulses and organizes thoughts does not fully mature until about age 25. 2. Hormones are more active in teens, which influence the brain’s neurochemicals that regulate excitability and mood. The result can be thrill seeking behavior and experiences that create intense feelings. • Communicate with your teen about who/what/when/where/why for summer driving. • Encourage your teen to have some structured activities during the summer, such as a job a few days per week or volunteering at a camp for younger children. • Limit late night weekend driving. • Communicate with the parents of your teen’s friends so everyone understands the plan. • Reduce the number of teens in each car by talking with other parents and splitting the group into more cars. Visit for more information on communicating with your teen and helping your teen attain necessary technical and decision making skills.

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By Anne Scallon Healthy peer relationships are vital for your teen’s emotional, spiritual and intellectual development during the very important adolescent years. Respectful friendships will help a teen have a safe and enriching high school life. However, close friendships with students who do not have the other teen’s best interest in mind may have both short term and long-term negative effects. You can help by guiding your teen toward healthy relationships, but not controlling his or her decisions. Let’s focus on two major facets of a healthy relationship:

MUTUAL RESPECT Your teen has a close friend. They most likely have a lot in common. They probably play in one or two sports together. They may be on a student council or participate in the drama program together. However, they also have many things that make them unique individuals. They may have different religions and different family lives. One may be an only child and the other may be from a family with several children. They most likely live in different homes and neighborhoods. It is important to help teens understand that the differences between them and their friends are as important as the similarities. Teens need to be good friends and support their friends, and they should be willing to learn more about their close friends’ family’s life and why the family do things the way they do. In a relationship, both teens must be respectful and try to learn more about the other person’s background. However, if your teen is being belittled for doing things differently, it is important that your teen not stay in the relationship.

TRUST AND HONESTY Trust and honesty are critical for any relationship to move forward, develop and grow. Can your teen depend on his/her friend to stand together in awkward or difficult situations? For example, your teen goes to a party with the friend. Before going to the party, your teen and his/her friend set up ground rules. They both decide that if people are drinking or behaving inappropriately, they are going to leave. When they arrive at the party, they find people are drinking, there are no parents around and the music is very loud. Your teen decides that he/she wants

to leave and reminds the friend of the ground rules that had been decided on beforehand. The friend wants to fit in and decides to stay. Your teen calls you and you pick him/her up. After a situation like this, it is important that your teen have a conversation with his/her friend within a few days after the event. Is the friend willing to admit that he/she was wrong and did not follow the commitment that they both had made? Is the friend willing to commit to never doing this again? Is your teen willing to forgive the friend? All of this must be decided for the friendship to go forward in a healthy manner.

TEEN DATING RELATIONSHIPS A healthy relationship with a teen of the opposite sex must have the two facets listed above and should also have the following very important elements: The relationship with the opposite sex should be kept on a lighthearted carefree tone. Most of the time spent together should be with a group of other teens that have similar interests, such as going to movies, going bowling, playing Laser Tag, going to the beach in the summer, enjoying a picnic or swimming. They should also both be respectful and supportive of the other person’s interests and talents. One may be very athletic and the other very intellectual. They need to continue to develop their skills in the areas they are strong in and not allow the other person to make them into something else. It is also important that they both continue to develop friendships with other teens. Behaviors send messages to the other person and communicate how important he/she is in the other’s life. Are they supportive when something really great happens for the other like getting accepted to the college he or she wants to attend? Are they there for each other when the other one has a disappointment or tragedy, such as not making a team or a family funeral? Your teen is interested in your advice on relationships. Be confident and available to share experiences and wisdom.

Anne Scallon is the publisher & editor of “Before The WheelTM,” a safe teen driving newsletter and website. Anne can be reached at 262.617.3139 or

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A Life Devoted to

When Julie was growing up, her own parents were foster parents. And although it was challenging at times, especially when the foster children were her own age or when she had to share a room with some of them, Julie felt her parents did a good job of making her, her siblings and the foster children all feel like it was their home. Julie looks at her childhood as an eye-opening experience. She said, “My parents have been involved with foster care for 20 years, and because of it, it opened my eyes to the need out there for foster parents. It also helped me realize that these children need a friend, someone to lean on and a safe place to stay.” Julie also said, “Because our family setting was constantly changing, it helped me deal with life by just rolling with the punches. It also taught me patience, respect and appreciation.” Julie feels that it was because of her upbringing that she has chosen to be a foster parent. Eric and Julie have been married for five years this April. They have also been foster parents for almost five years as well. But Eric doesn’t have the same background in foster care as Julie, so why did he choose to be a foster parent? “Before this,” Eric said, “the last time I dealt with kids was when I was one myself.” He said his relationship with his own father was difficult at times because his dad was simply not the kind of guy who would express his love very easily. Because of this, Eric said he initially decided to support Julie and become a foster parent because, “I wanted to learn to be a parent for my own children. Now, I do it for the kids that come to our home.” Foster care can be frustrating. “You have to deal with the biological parents who may think you are trying to keep their children,” Eric said.

Foster Care By Cyndi Strayer



n the state of Wisconsin, foster families care for 8,000 foster children each year. These foster families make an incredible difference for these children by providing safe and caring homes, but as Eric and Julie Sapp from Jefferson, Wisconsin would tell you, the foster children also make an impact on their lives as well.

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told them. “And often times, the children also “These kids are our family,” said Julie. come with issues that need to be “And when they are in our home, we try dealt with, but then there are those to let them be children without all the moments, like when the kids give adult worries and concerns.” you a father’s day card or make “We are not here to replace their paryou a sign that says, ‘best foster ents,” Eric said. “We are a shoulder to dad,’ that make it all right.” lean on when they need it. We are their “Foster care can be very support. We also try to let them know we rewarding,” says Julie, “but you care about them and what goes on in have to take pleasures in the little their lives.” things—that’s what it is all about. Eric becomes angry about how fosWhile those little steps may not ter care has been portrayed in the seem like much to us, it could mean movies and on television. “I have never the world to a child.” met anyone who was in foster care for The foster care system offers pp the money and that didn’t care about some great classes, as well as variSa lie Eric and Ju the kids. The truth is you have to love ous forms of support, on being a kids and want to take care of kids to be foster parent. Both Julie and Eric a foster parent.” talked about one class they were He continued by saying, “It may involved in called “trauma-informed have started with me wanting to learn how to be a parent, but it has turned parenting.” They learned how to notice repeated behaviors, the physical things that could trigger those into something I really enjoy. These kids may not remember who I am after behaviors, brain development and psychological effects. Besides being they leave my home, but if I can make their lives and perhaps even the foster parents, Julie and Eric are involved in supporting other foster par- lives of their own children a little better then I’ve done my job.” There is an ongoing need for foster parents, especially those who can ents. “I think the biggest thing for us is when children come into our home care for sibling groups, teenagers and children with disabilities. To inquire we treat them as individuals,” says Julie. “We want them to know that life about being a foster parent, contact the foster care coordinator in your can be different than what they are used to and we try to give the kids county. everything we can to improve their lives.” One way Julie and Eric try to help is to give the kids a sense of empowHave a career while staying at home with your children! erment over their lives and to let them know they do have an impact on We are looking for caring individuals with solid parenting skills to become licensed as treatment foster parents for teenagers and children with the following issues: the lives of others. “Many kids come into the system feeling powerless, so emotional and behavioral challenges, medical needs, and pregnant and parenting they act out and make poor choices to get some type of control in their teens. Benefits include: 24 paid respite days; initial and on-going training; 24 hour lives. We emphasize that they are the ones in-charge of their lives and support and crisis intervention; weekly social worker visits; the opportunity to shape the future.Reimbursement ranges from $1000-$1500 per month per child. behavior by emphasizing the fact that there are choices in life. They may For more information call: not always like the choices they have been given, but they are their TEIPNER TREATMENT HOMES at 1-877-89kids1 (toll free) choice.” For example, a child may have chose between doing his homeor visit us on the web at: work and going somewhere with friends without doing homework, which results in losing television privileges. This is his choice. And if a child chooses not to make a choice then he is giving someone else control to make that choice for him. Either way a choice has to be made. “We just want the kids to feel like they have some control in their, lives,” Julie said. “We also want them to realize that they do impact others lives and they do make a difference.” Julie and Eric describe foster parenting as “planting seeds.” They said that in the end you have to hang your hat on the fact that you have done your best and you hope they remember some of the things you taught and MAGAZINE | Spring 2010


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Activity guide Art & Entertainment Art

Schaum Music School 10235 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon 262-241-5332

Artist and Display

String Academy of Wisconsin

9015 W. Burleigh St., Milwaukee 414-442-9100

2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee 414-963-4729

Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

Betty Brinn’s Children’s Museum Open Art Studio (All ages are welcome) Art Smart! (Ages 3 and older) 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee 414-390-KIDS (5437)

Milwaukee Art Museum 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee 414-224-3200

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 273 E. Erie St. Milwaukee 414-847-3200

1111 Broad St., Grafton 262-377-3514


McMenamin Irish Dance Academy 3948 N. Maryland Ave., Shorewood 414-967-7038

504 W. National Ave., Milwaukee 414-643-7677

North Shore Dance Studio

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts 19805 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield 262-781-9470

Schauer Arts & Activities Center 147 N. Rural St., Hartford 262-670-0560

Sunset School for the Arts 800 N. Elm Grove Rd., Elm Grove 262-782-4431 x305

Walkers Point Center for the Arts 911 W. National Ave., Milwaukee 414-672-2787

6081 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon 262-242-4077


106 N. Main St., Oconomowoc 262-567-6615

Milwaukee Children’s Choir 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee 414-221-7040

2020 W. Wells St., Milwaukee 414-937-2182



Indoor Pools

Fox River Park

Noyes Pool

W264 S4500 River Rd., Waukesha 262-970-6690

8235 W. Good Hope Rd., Milwaukee 414-353-1252

Pulaski Pool 2701 S. 16 St., Milwaukee 414-645-2328

Waukesha County Archery

Child Safety Seats Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Missing & Exploited Children & Adults Division of Criminal Investigation

W220 N7884 Townline Rd., Menomonee Falls 262-255-1310

Minooka Park 1927 E. Sunset Dr., Waukesha 262-896-8006

Mukwonago Park County Hwy LO (Park Entrance), Mukwonago

Muskego Park Minooka Park

S83 W20370 Janesville Rd., Muskego

1927 E. Sunset Dr., Waukesha 262-896-8006

Naga-Waukee Park

Biking Trails

stretches between the Landsberg Center trailhead (just north of I-94 on Golf Rd., west of C.T.H. T) and Sawyer Rd. in the City of Delafield.

WI Department of Health and Family Services

Menomonee Park

W220 N7884 Townline Rd., Menomonee Falls 262-255-1310


Child Safety Assessment and Planning Training

2925 North Barker Rd., Brookfield 262-783-1346

Menomonee Park

Lake Country Trail - 8-mile trail

Child Safety

Hiking Fox Brook Park

JR. Energee

New Berlin Trail - 7-mile trail extends from South 124th St. just south of Greenfield Ave. (S.T.H. 59) at the Milwaukee/ Waukesha County Line to Springdale Rd. in Waukesha.

651 S.T.H. 83, Hartland 262-646-3555

Nashotah Park W330 N5113 C.T.H. C, Nashotah

Retzer Nature Trails S14 W28167 Madison St., Waukesha 262-896-8007

Ice Skating-indoor Eble Park Ice Arena 19400 West Bluemound Rd., Brookfield 262-784-5155

Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena 2946 Golf Rd., Delafield 262-646-7071

Fox River Park (connects with the City of Waukesha Fox River Trail) W264 S4500 River Rd., Waukesha

Wilson Ice Arena 4001 S. 20 St. 414-281-6289

Menomonee Park

Nature Center

(connects with the Bugline Trail) W220 N7884 Townline Rd., Menomonee Falls

Retzer Nature Center

Naga-Waukee Park

S14 W28167 Madison St., Waukesha 262-896-8007

(connects with the Lake Country Trail) 651 S.T.H. 83, Hartland

Rental Facilities Indoor and Outdoor

Birthday Parties

Fox Brook Park

843-4673 800-THE-HOPE ty.asp

Eble Park Ice Arena

WINS (Wisconsin Information Network for Safety)

Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena

52 Sunset Blvd., Stevens Point Toll Free (866) 511-9467

Music Jamboree


1927 E. Sunset Dr., Waukesha 262-896-8006

24-hour Pool Hotline (414) 257-7230

between Appleton Ave. (S.T.H. 175) in Menomonee Falls and Main St. (C.T.H. VV) in the Village of Merton.

Lake Country Conservatory

Milwaukee County


National Fire Prevention Association

N89 W16744 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls 262-255-6950

Dog Exercise Area Minooka Park

Bugline Trail - 12-mile trail Trinity Academy of Irish Dance

Academy of Music

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Dance Ko-Thi Dance Company

Milwaukee Ballet

North Shore Academy of the Arts


1584 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee 414-276-5760

County Parks

19400 Bluemound Rd., Brookfield 262-784-5155

2946 Golf Rd., Delafield 262-646-7071

2925 North Barker Rd., Brookfield 262-783-1346

Fox River Park W264 S4500 River Rd., Waukesha 262-970-6690

Menomonee Park W220 N7884 Townline Rd., Menomonee Falls 262-255-1310

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Activity guide Minooka Park

Schuetze Recreation Center

1927 E. Sunset Dr., Waukesha 262-896-8006

1120 Baxter St., Waukesha 262-524-3714

Mukwonago Park County Hwy LO (Park Entrance), Mukwonago

Recreation Departments

Muskego Park S83 W20370 Janesville Rd., Muskego

Brookfield Parks, Recreation and Forestry


Naga-Waukee Park


Muskego Parks & Recreation Department

Brown Deer Park and Recreation Department



New Berlin Parks, Recreation and Forestry

Cedarburg Parks and Recreation



Oak Creek Parks, Recreation & Forestry

Fox Brook Park

Cudahy Recreation Department

2925 North Barker Rd., Brookfield

414-294-7435 partmen.cfm


7101 W. Good Hope Rd., Milwaukee 414-358-2678

Oconomowoc Parks, Recreation & Forestry

Wilson Recreation

651 S.T.H. 83, Hartland 262-646-3555

Nashotah Park W330 N5113 C.T.H. C, Nashotah

Retzer Nature Center S14 W28167 Madison St., Waukesha

Scuba Diving Menomonee Park W220 N7884 Townline Rd. Menomonee Falls

Community Centers Bayside Village Community Center 9075 N. Regent Rd., Milwaukee 414-352-9725

Bay View Community Center 1320 E. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee 414-482-1000

Brookfield Community Center 2000 N. Calhoun Rd., Brookfield 262-782-9650

Cedarburg Community Center W63 N641 Washington Ave., Cedarburg 262-375-7644

Family Enrichment Center 885 Badger Cir., Grafton 262-376-5272

Logemann Community Center 6100 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon 262-242-7471

Menomonee Falls Community Center W152 N8645 Margaret Rd., Menomonee Falls 262-255-8460

Oak Creek Community Center 8580 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek 414-768-5840

Oconomowoc Community Center 324 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc 262-569-2199

South Milwaukee Community Center 1919 South 12th St., Milwaukee 414-768-4464

Mequon-Thiensville Recreation Department 262-238-7535

Milwaukee Recreation Department


262-569-2199 recreation.htm

Franklin Recreation Department

Pewaukee Parks & Recreation



Germantown Park and Recreation

Port Washington Park and Recreation


262-284-5881 Index.htm

Elm Grove Park and Recreation

Grafton Community Activities 262-375-5310

Greenfield Parks and Recreation Department 414-297-9008

Shorewood Recreation Department 414-963-6913

South Milwaukee Recreation Department

Greendale Park and Recreation Department



Sussex Recreation Department

Hales Corners Recreation Department 414-529-6161

Hartland Recreation/Community Education 262-367-2714

Hartford Recreation Department 262-673-8226 tion.htm

Menomonee Falls Community Education and Recreation 262-255-8460


Waukesha Parks and Recreation Department 262-524-3737

Wauwatosa Recreation Department 414-773-2900

West Allis/West Milwaukee Recreation Department 414-604-3500

Whitefish Bay Recreation Department

Youth Sports Milwaukee Youth Sports Authority 414-270-2883

Metro Milwaukee Sports Association 414-238-2951

Kinnickinnic Sports Center 3070 S. 20th St. 414-643-0120

Milwaukee County Sports Complex 6000 W. Ryan Rd. 414-423-9267

Uihlein Soccer Park

4001 S. 20 St. 414-281-6289

Language Classes for Children Italian for Children (ages 6 – 12) Italian Community Center 631 E. Chicago, Milwaukee 414-223-2194

Kinder Deutsch Goethe House Central Milwaukee Public Library 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee 414-276-7435

Milwaukee French Immersion School 2360 N. 52nd St., Milwaukee 414-874-8400

Milwaukee German Immersion School 3778 n. 82nd St., Milwaukee 414-393-5600

Milwaukee Modern Chinese School (5 and up) PO BOX 664, Brookfield Classes held at Lalumiere Language Hall, Marquette University

UW Waukesha College for Kids 1500 N. University Dr., Waukesha 262-521-5200 d’

Alliance Française (ages 4 – 18) 1800 E. Capitol Dr., Shorewood 414-964-3855


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Activity guide Parenting Resources Adoption Services Inc.

NAMI Greater Milwaukee Resources

New and Expecting Parents Meetups

Attachment Parenting Advocates ties/us/wi/milwaukee

Aurora Family Service Parenting Education social/parentingeducation.asp

Breastfeeding Moms, Mommy Milk Meetups, events, clubs and groups wi/milwaukee/

Fathers’ Rights Advocates, Fathers’ Rights Meetups, events, clubs wi/milwaukee

Gay and Lesbian Parents Coalition of Milwaukee P.O. Box 93503, Milwaukee

Gay Parents Meetups, events, clubs and groups worldwide

Jewish Family Services – Milwaukee wi/milwaukee/

Parents of Children with Autism, Autism Meetups, events, clubs oconomowoc/

Wisconsin Newcomers Clubs, Moms and Dads Organizations

Nature and Environmental Education Centers Boerner Botanical Gardens 9400 Boerner Dr., Hales Corners 414-525-5600

Charles Z. Horwitz Planetarium S14 W28167 Madison St., Waukesha 262-896-8007

Daniel M. Soref Planetarium 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee 414-319-4629

Discovery World staff_bios.htm

500 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee 414-765-9966

Mental Health America of Wisconsin

Havenwoods State Forest

Listing of diverse support groups and parenting resources 734 N. 4th St., Suite 200, Milwaukee 414-276-3122 Toll-free: 877-642-4630

Milwaukee Area Families with Children from China (MA-FCC)

6141 N. Hopkins St., Milwaukee 414-527-0232

Martin Schreiber Nature Center Hawthorn Glen Park, 1130 N 60th St., Milwaukee 414-647-6065 or 414-475-5300.

Milwaukee County Zoo 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee 414-771-3040 est_bend/

Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative 414-286.5653 _links.html

Milwaukee Public Museum 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee 414-278-2702

Mitchell Park Conservatory (The Domes) 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee 414-649-9800

Retzer Nature Center Milwaukee Happy Mama Meetup Group

W284 S1530 Rd. DT, Waukesha 262-896-8007

Riveredge Nature Center 4458 W. Hawthorne Dr., Newburg 800-287-8098

Mom Junction

Mothers & More-Milwaukee West Chapter html

Spring 2010

1111 E. Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee 414-352-2880

Urban Ecology Center 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee 414-964-8505

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin 414-425-8550

Bike Paths Alpha Mountain Bike Trail Trailhead: 6740 S. 92 St. Located at the toboggan hill in Whitnall Park’s Winter Sports Area (northeast of the golf course) If you are driving to the trail, park at the Whitnal Golf Course lot, 6751 S. 92 St., and ride your bike to the trailhead, northeast of the lot.The Alpha Trail, a 3-mile single-track narrow trail, begins at the Winter Sports Area of Whitnall Park and heads eastward to the Crystal Ridge area of the Root River Parkway. The trail has only a few steep or rocky segments to accommodate beginners. Operated in cooperation with Metro Mountain Bikers (MMB). Designed with International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) and Trail Care Specialis Service.



Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary 1901 Shalom Dr., West Bend 262-338-1310

Wisconsin State Park Bike Trails 608-266-2181

Special Needs Resources ADD-ADHD Institute-Wisconsin 1317 W. Towne Square Rd., Mequon 262-241-5099

ARISE: Religious Education for Children/Teens with Special Learning Needs 3160 S. 63rd St., Milwaukee 414-541-3720

Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin 9733 W. St. Martins Rd., Franklin 414-427-9345

Center for Blind and Visually Impaired Children 5600 W. Brown Deer Rd. Suite 4, Milwaukee 414-355-3060

Bugline Trail

Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin

Menomonee Falls 12.2 miles 262-532-4200

9401 W. Beloit Rd., Ste. 311 Milwaukee 414-327-3729

Hoyt Mountain Bike Trail

La Causa Special Needs Childcare Program

Trailhead: 1800 Swan Blvd., near the entrance parking lot This trail is a 2.5 mile loop. The Hoyt Trail is designed for novice riders; however, there are points to the trail that provide a definite challenge. Winding along the Menomonee River, this scenic trail is primarily single track, marked one way for mountain bikers and the other way for pedestrians.

P.O. Box 04188, Milwaukee 414-902-1500

Milwaukee County Birth-toThree Program 235 W. Galena St., Milwaukee 414-289-6799

Interurban Bike Trail Ozaukee County 30 Miles 262-284-0900

Kettle Moraine – Southern Unit

Milwaukee Area Happy Mama Group


Schlitz Audubon Center

Eagle 21.2 miles 262-594-6200

Lapham Peak State Forest Delafield 6.6 miles 262-646-3025

New Berlin Recreation Trail New Berlin 7 miles 262-548-7801

Oak Leaf Trail Milwaukee County 34 miles 800-554-1448 8289.htm

Music Therapy Services at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Various locations, Milwaukee, Fox Point, Brookfield 414-276-5760

School Program for Children With Autism 6700 N. Port Washington Rd., Milwaukee 414-351-0450

Stepping Stones Child Development Center Inc. 2895 S. Moorland Rd., New Berlin 262-938 -2273

School for Early Development & Achievement 2020 W. Wells St., Milwaukee 414-342-4008

Special Needs Adoption Network 6682 W. Greenfield Ave. #310, Milwaukee 414-475-1246

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Activity guide United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin

Oak Creek Public Library

Waukesha County

Hope Network - Support for Single Mothers

8620 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek 414-764-4400

Brookfield Public Library

St. Francis Public Library

1900 N. Calhoun Rd., Brookfield 262-782-4140

4230 S. Nicholson Ave., St. Francis 414-481-7323

Butler Public Library

Shorewood Public Library

W328 N4014 Allendale Dr., Nashotah 262-367-9010

12808 W. Hampton Ave., Butler 262-783-2535

3920 N. Murray Ave., Shorewood 414-847-2670

Delafield Public Library

Wisconsin First Step

South Milwaukee Public Library

Statewide 800-642-7837

500 Genesee St., Delafield 262-646-6230

1907 10th Ave., Milwaukee 414-768-8195

Margaret Ann’s PlaceWisconsin’s Center of Hope for Grieving Children

Elm Grove Public Library

(866) 455-HOPE (4673)

7519 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee 888-482-7739

V. L. Neumann Learning Disabilities

Story Times Milwaukee County

Tippecanoe Library 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee 414-286-3085

Atkinson Library

Villard Avenue Library

1960 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee 414-286-3068

3310 W. Villard Ave., Milwaukee 414-286-3079

Bay View Library

Washington Park Library

2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee 414-286-3019

2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee 414-286-3066

Brown Deer Public Library

Wauwatosa Public Library

5600 W. Bradley Rd., Brown Deer 414-357-0106

7635 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa 414-471-8484

Capitol Library

West Allis Public Library

3969 N. 74th St., Milwaukee 414-286-3006

7421 W. National Ave., West Allis 414-302-8500

Center St. Library

Whitefish Bay Public Library

2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee 414-286-3090

5420 N. Marlborough Dr., Whitefish Bay 414-964-4380

Central Library

Zablocki Library

814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee 414-286-3000

3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee 414-286-3055

Cudahy Family Library

Ozaukee County

3500 Library Dr., Cudahy 414-769-2246

Cedarburg Public Library

Forest Home Library 1432 W. Forest Home Ave., Milwaukee 414-286-3083

W63 N583 Hanover Ave., Cedarburg 262-375-7640

Hartland Public Library 110 E. Park Ave., Hartland 262-367-3350

Menomonee Falls Public Library W156 N8436 Pilgrim Rd., Menomonee Falls 262-532-8900

Mukwonago Community Library 300 Washington Ave., Mukwonago 262-363-6411

Muskego Public Library S73 W16663 Janesville Rd., Muskego 262-971-2101

New Berlin Public Library 15105 Library Lane, New Berlin 262-785-4980

Oconomowoc Public Library 200 South St., Oconomowoc 262-569-2193

Pauline Haas Public Library N64 W23820 Main St., Sussex 262-246-5182

Pewaukee Public Library F. L. Weyenberg Library 11345 N. Cedarburg Rd., Mequon 262-242-2593

210 Main St., Pewaukee 262-691-5670

Waukesha Public Library

Franklin Public Library 9151 W. Loomis Rd., Franklin 414-425-8214

13600 Juneau Blvd., Elm Grove 262-782-6717

Oscar Grady Library 151 S. Main St., Saukville 262-284-6022

Greendale Public Library

321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha 262-524-3680


5647 Broad St., Greendale 414-423-2136

U.S.S. Liberty Memorial Public Library

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

Greenfield Public Library

1620 11th Ave., Grafton 262-375-5315

929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee 414-390-KIDS (5437)

7215 W. Coldspring Rd., Greenfield 414-321-9595

W. J. Niederkorn Library

Hales Corners Public Library 5885 S. 116th St., Hales Corners 414-529-6150

Martin Luther King Library 310 W. Locust St., Milwaukee 414-286-3098

North Shore Library 6800 N. Port Washington Rd., Glendale 414-351-3461

316 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington 262-284-5031

Washington County Germantown Community Library N112W16957 Mequon Rd. 262-253-7760

Hartford Public Library

Friday Night Tales for Tots Milwaukee Recreation Department 414-647-6050

Support Groups Children Cope With Divorce 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha 262-548-7900

115 North Main St., Hartford 262-673-8240

Fight Asthma Milwaukee (“FAM”) Allies

Slinger Community Library

Children’s Health Education Center 1533 North River Center Dr., Milwaukee 414-390-2179

220 Slinger Rd., Slinger 262-644-6171

17658 Christman Rd., Menomonee Falls 262-251-7333

Kyle’s Korner - Grief Counseling 7106 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa 414-777-1585

My Good Mourning Place 4005 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee 414- 643-5678

The Parenting Network 7516 W. Burleigh St., Milwaukee 414-671-5575

Volunteer Resources Archdiocese of Milwaukee 414-769-3300

Community Shares of Milwaukee (11 member organizations) ng_involved/volunteer_oportunities.php

Family Sharing of Ozaukee County 1002 Overland Court, Grafton 262-377-0634 opportunities.htm

Friends of Hank Aaron Trail (part of Friends of WI State Parks) Email:

Froedert Hospital 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave. 414-365.8300, ext. 285, g/Volunteering/OtherVolunteerOpportunities .htm

Goodwill Industries (over 24 locations to choose from in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine and Sheboygan) 6055 N. 91st St. 414-353-6400

Greening Milwaukee 1313 W. Mt Vernon Ave. 414-272-5462 ext 103 php

HOPE Network – Mothers Helping Mothers since 1982 N88 W17658 Christman Dr., Menomonee Falls 262-251-7333

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Activity guide Hunger Task Force 201 S. Hawley Court, Milwaukee 414-777-0483

Independence First 600 W. Virginia St. - 4th Floor, Milwaukee 414-226-8114 volunteer

Jewish Family Services 1300 N. Jackson St. Milwaukee 414-390-5800

Milwaukee Ballet Company 504 West National Ave., Milwaukee 414-643-7677

Milwaukee Center for Independence 2020 W. Wells St., Milwaukee 414-937-2020

Milwaukee Christian Center 2137 W. Greenfield Ave., Milwaukee 414-645-5350

Milwaukee Environmental Consortium 1845 N. Farwell Ave., Suite 100, Milwaukee 414-277-7927 www.milwaukeeenvironmentalconsortium. org/opportunities.html

Plowshare Center International Fair Trade Gift Shop

Volunteer Center of Ozaukee County

Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee

880 N. Grand Ave., Waukesha 262-547-5188 s.htm

885 Badger Circle, Grafton 262-377-1616 volunteerozaukee/

201 S. Hawley Ct., Milwaukee 414-777-0483

Project K.I.D.S.

Volunteer Center of Waukesha

1717 Paramount Dr., Waukesha 262-547-8459

2266 N. Prospect Ave., Ste 324, Milwaukee 414-256-4808

Volunteer Milwaukee

Independence First

(children and teens volunteering)

600 W. Virginia St. #301, Milwaukee 414-291-7520


SAGE Milwaukee (Senior Action in a Gay Environment) 1845 N. Farwell, St. 220, Milwaukee 414-224-0517

School District of South Milwaukee

Waukesha County Volunteer Registration System

Sierra Club – Great Waters Group

(The Salvation Army - Waukesha Office) 445 Madison St., Waukesha 262-547-7367 c/search_pro_all.asp

(Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, & Waukesha counties) 8112 W. Bluemound Rd., Suite 108, Milwaukee 414-453-3127

Southeast Wisconsin Master Gardeners (Milwaukee County UW-Extension) 932 S. 60th St., West Allis 414-290-2400

Survive Alive House (City of Milwaukee Firefighters)

315 West Court St., Suite 101, Milwaukee 414-271-2656 ex.asp

735 N. James Lovell St., Milwaukee 414-385-3240 or 414-286-8950 uniti10238.htm

Milwaukee On-Line Volunteer

“People in community feeding the hungry” 804 E. Juneau Ave. 414-272-4122

Milwaukee Public Library System 814 W. Wisconsin Ave. 414-286-3898

Milwaukee Public Museum 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee 414-278-2712

Milwaukee Shakespeare Company 3073 S. Chase Ave., Building 28, Suite 800, Milwaukee 414-747-9662 (303) lved/volunteer.lasso

Pettit National Ice Center 500 S. 84th St. Milwaukee 414-266-0100 (111) Email:

901 15th Ave., South Milwaukee 414-766-5000

Milwaukee LGBT Community Center

Volunteer Opportunities in Milwaukee-Waukesha, WI

The Gathering

Wisconsin Humane Society 4500 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee 414-ANIMALS (414-264-6257)

Zoological Society of Milwaukee 10005 West Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee 414-258-2333

Youth and Family Agencies and Centers Administration for Children and Families (federal)

Alliance for Children & Families 11700 W. Lake Park Dr, Milwaukee 414-359-1040

The Volunteer Family eas.aspx

Children’s Outing Association Youth and Family Centers

United Way

909 E. North Ave, Milwaukee 414-263-8397

VISIT Milwaukee Become a Milwaukee Ambassador 648 N. Plankinton Ave. Suite 425, Milwaukee 800-231-0903, 414-273-3950 tentID=244

Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee 2819 W. Highland Blvd., Milwaukee 414-273-7887

Family Resource Center of Sherman Park Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin 3302 Sherman Blvd. Milwaukee 414-444-5760

Fighting Back Inc 315 W. Court St, Milwaukee 414-270-2880

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin Inc Community Opportunities Club 5555 W. Capitol Dr, Milwaukee 414-873-4250


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Justice 2000 Inc 2821 N. 4th St. #310B, Milwaukee 414-264-6635

La Causa Family Resource Center 804 W. Greenfield Ave., Milwaukee 414-902-1624

Milwaukee Center for Independence 4380 N. Richards St., Milwaukee 414-963-8818

New Concept Self Development Center 4828 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee 414-444-1952

Peace Action-WI 1001 E. Keefe Ave, Milwaukee 414-964-5158

Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin 211 S. Paterson St., Suite 250, Madison 608-256-3374 800-CHILDREN

Ronald McDonald House 8948 W. Watertown Plank Rd., Wauwatosa 414-475-5333

Social Development Commission 4041 N. Richards St, Milwaukee 414-906-2700

Southeastern Youth & Family Services 8008 W. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee 414-464-1800

St Vincent De Paul Society of Milwaukee County: Family Resource Center 2610 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Milwaukee 414-374-0109

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Activity guide Task Force on Family Violence Main Office

New Concept Self Development Center

The Family Center of Washington County

1400 N. 6th St., Milwaukee 414-276-1911

4828 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee 414-444-1952

1113 W. Washington St., West Bend 262-338-9461

The Family Center of Washington County

Peace Action-WI

The Parenting Network

1001 E. Keefe Ave, Milwaukee 414-964-5158

7516 W. Burleigh St., Milwaukee 414-671-5575

Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin


211 S. Paterson St., Suite 250, Madison 608-256-3374 800-CHILDREN

S. Chase Ave., Milwaukee 414-389-6000

1113 W. Washington St., West Bend 262-338-9461

The Parenting Network 7516 W. Burleigh St., Milwaukee 414-671-5575

United Way 225 W. Vine St., Milwaukee 414-263-8100

Walker's Point Youth & Family Center 2030 W. National Ave., Milwaukee 414-672-5300

Wings 2303 W. Galena St., Milwaukee 414-431-0445

Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

Youth & Family Project Inc 885 Badger Cir., Grafton 262-375-4683

Justice 2000 Inc 2821 N. 4th St. #310B, Milwaukee 414-264-6635

La Causa Family Resource Center 804 W. Greenfield Ave., Milwaukee 414-902-1624

Mental Health America of Wisconsin 734 N. 4th St., Suite 200, Milwaukee 414-276-3122 Toll-free: 877-642-4630

Micah Inc 2821 N. 4th St. #148, Milwaukee 414-264-0805

Milwaukee Catalyst 2111 N. Dr Martin Luther King, Milwaukee 414-264-4010

Milwaukee Center for Independence 4380 N. Richards St., Milwaukee 414-963-8818

Ronald McDonald House 8948 W. Watertown Plank Rd., Wauwatosa 414-475-5333

United Way 225 W. Vine St., Milwaukee 414-263-8100

Walker's Point Youth & Family Center

Social Development Commission

2030 W. National Ave., Milwaukee 414-672-5300

4041 N. Richards St, Milwaukee 414-906-2700

Wheaton Franciscan Behavioral Health

170 S. 1st St., Milwaukee 414-226-0113

Various locations throughout Milwaukee area 414-874-1171

Social Security Administration



2303 W. Galena St., Milwaukee 414-431-0445

Southeastern Youth & Family Services

Wisconsin Adoption Directory

Social Inc


8008 W. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee 414-464-1800

St Charles Youth and Family Services 151 S. 84th St., Milwaukee 414-258-5651

St Charles Youth and Family Services

Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

9501 W. Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee 414-475-9363

St Rose Youth & Family Center Inc 3801 N. 88th St., Milwaukee 414-466-9450

St Vincent De Paul Society of Milwaukee County: Family Resource Center 2610 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Milwaukee 414-374-0109

Task Force on Family Violence Main Office 1400 N. 6th St., Milwaukee 414-276-1911

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26 Park Ice Arena,

Golf Free! (16 & 25 Kids younger with a paying

Adult) Moor Downs Golf Course, Public Ice Skating at Naga-Waukee After 12:00pm. (262) 548-7821, Ice Arena, Noon - 2:00pm, (262) 646-7071

Noon to 3:00pm, (262) 784-5155


Schlitz Audubon Nature Center Earth Day Celebration! Noon to 4 pm (Free Event) All Ages. Enjoy canoeing at Mystery Lake, guided nature hikes and much more! (414) 352-2880, Public Ice Skating at Eble


Public Ice Skating at Eble Park Ice Area, 2:00 to 4:00pm, (262) 784-5155, Public Ice Skating at Naga-Waukee Ice Arena, 3:00 - 5:00pm, (262) 646-7071

(262) 784-5155, Public Ice Skating at Naga-Waukee Ice Arena, 3:00 - 5:00pm, (262) 646-7071



Big Guys Stories & Stuff!

7 (Ages 4-8) 7:00 - 8:00 pm
















1 Wild Saturday Morning

Kite Making Workshop

State Forest (Free Event) Plant some trees, make some recycled crafts , learn how to help the earth and much more! (414) 527-0232

Lionel Bart, 7:30 pm, (262) 255-8372,

Oliver! The Falls Patio Players 30 Proudly Present A Musical by:

Children will learn appreciation for and information about the environment & earth systems through stories, games & a recycled craft to take home! (414) 390-KIDS,

Noon - 3pm, Decorate and learn how to construct a sled kite that is guaranteed to fly! (262) 5487801,

23 Children's Museum, 2 p.m. 24 Retzer Nature Center,

Earth Matters! Betty Brinn

signed Rock Wall waiver. We provide pizza and a drink for children’s dinner. (262) 567-725

9:00 pm. Bring a swim suit, and a

16 YMCA at Pabst Farms, 5:00- 17 9am-12pm, Havenwoods

Parents Night Out (Ages 4-10)

day” - 7:00 pm, First Stage Children’s Theater. Based on the book by Judith Viorst (414) 267-2929,

Family Free Day at the Zoo Feeder Fun 9am-12pm Havenwoods State Forest, Make some simple bird feeders for your backyard. All materials and tools will be provided. This is a free event. (414) 527-0232

and the terrible , 9 “Alexander 10 horrible, no good, very bad

“Monsters, Mayhem & Mac ‘n’ Cheese” 1:30 p.m. Betty Brinn Children's Museum Dancers will perform an excerpt from the show inspired by the classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are.

Zoo Egg Day, Milwaukee Zoo Tot Time (Ages 1- 3) Bunnies and chicks and bears, 10:30 a.m. Betty Brinn oh my! Celebrate Easter with a host Children's Museum, Toddlers will of hoppin’ activities including the enjoy sing-alongs, finger-play, Bunny Treat Search, colorful crafts, stories and art experiences. face painting and bubble art! (414) 390-KIDS, (414) 390-KIDS,


Public Ice Skating at Eble Park Ice Arena, Waukesha Public Library. Dads, Noon to 3:00pm, (262) 784-5155 grandfathers, uncles - enjoy a night Public Ice Skating at Naga-Waukee out with your favorite kids. Learn Ice Arena, Noon-2:00pm, about history, sports, how things are (262) 646-7071 made, & more. (262) 524-3680 Big Guys Stories & Stuff! Tails and Tales (Free Event) Middle Eastern Dance (Ages 4-8) 7:00 - 8:00 pm Wisconsin Humane Society (Ages 2+) Betty Brinn Waukesha Public Library. Dads, Children's Museum - 10:30 am (Ages 2-4), 10:30 - 11:00 am. Learn a variety of basic dance from grandfathers, uncles - enjoy a night Animal-related books will be read out with your favorite kids. Learn the Middle East, while highlighting about history, sports, how things are and be followed by activities with health benefits & cultural facts. an opportunity to meet an animal. made, & more. (262) 524-3680 (414) 390-KIDS, RSVP Required (414) 431-6159 “Who’s Howling Now?”(Ages 4Preschool Nature Exploration 6) Retzer Nature Center, 10:00Retzer Nature Center, 11:00 am & 1:00-2:00 pm. Howling 10-11:00 am - 2-3 yr. OR 1-2:00 101. Can you howl like a wolf, yip like pm - 4-6 yr. Come & explore the a coyote, yodel like a fox? Do you outdoors on Retzer Hike. RSVP Req. know what these sounds mean? (Free (262) 548-7801, Event) RSVP Required (262) 7801, Big Guys Stories & Stuff! (Ages 4-8) 7:00 - 8:00 pm Waukesha Public Library. Dads, grandfathers, uncles - enjoy a night out with your favorite kids. Learn about history, sports, how things are made, & more. (262) 524-3680


Family Nature Club 6:30 - 7:30pm, Halquist Lodge, Noon to 3:00pm, (262) 784-5155, Hubertus, WI. Spend time outdoors, Public Ice Skating at Naga-Waukee learning from Minikani staff and friends, as you explore the wonders Ice Arena, Noon - 2:00pm, of the world around us. (262) 646-7071 (262)-251-9080,

Ice Skating at Eble Park Ice Skating 4 Public 5 Public Ice Area, 2:00 to 4:00pm, at Eble Park Ice Arena,



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Kids Golf Free! (16 and younger with a paying Adult) Moor Downs Golf Course, After 12:00pm. (262) 548-7821,


in 2010, & help us preserve our planet. Activities include animal talks, hands-on demonstrations of conservation initiatives and outreach booths.


16 Milwaukee Zoo - “Go Green” 17

Party for the Planet

Mother's Day at the Zoo All mothers receive free admission.

Moor Downs Golf Course, After 12:00pm. (262) 548-7821,

Public Ice Skating at Eble Park Ice Arena, Noon to 3:00pm, (262) 784-5155, Public Ice Skating at Naga-Waukee Ice Arena, Noon - 2:00pm, (262) 646-7071

Golf Free! (16 & 2 Kids 3 younger with a paying Adult)



Construction 101 (Ages 4-6)

Tails and Tales (Free Event)

Public Ice Skating


Badgerland Water Ski Show Frame Park, Waukesha, Noon to 3:00pm, (262) 784-5155 7pm. (Free Event) Waterski show Public Ice Skating at Naga-Waukee featuring pyramids, barefoot water Ice Arena, Noon - 2:00pm, skiing, jumping and chorus lines on (262) 646-7071 the water. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. (414) 640-6361

25 at Eble Park Ice Arena,

11:00 a.m. & 1:00-2:00pm. Bring along your tools (plastic only), & bring a few sticks, some leaves, and a bit of dirt? We have building to do! Craft included. FEE: $3, RSVP Req. (262) 548-7801

19 Retzer Nature Center, 10:00-






Noon to 3:00pm, (262) 784-5155 Public Ice Skating at Naga-Waukee Ice Arena, Noon - 2:00pm, (262) 646-7071

Ice Skating 21 Public at Eble Park Ice Arena,


Fair Park, 6-11am. Milking contest, kids coloring contest, 300 Pound Banana Split, round bale rolling, shoot the bull, milk drinking contest, & cow pie toss. (920) 674-7148 Adventure Dinosaur! Milwakee Zoo. Venture into our prehistoric park, featuring over 25 realistic dinosaurs - lurking, moving and rumbling in a tropical outdoor habitat. Cost: $2.50

22 Breakfast Jefferson County

Jefferson County Dairy

Rituals of Spring Old World Wisconsin 10 am - 5 pm. See draft horses plow the croplands & watch wool go from fleece to fiber & Much, Much More! (262) 594-6300,


Event) Havenwoods State Forest. These activities are for everyone! Make your own bubble wand, then head outside to experiment with bubbles. (414) 527-0232 Public Museum 10 am - 1pm Hear the story of the Hmong through a traditional Story Cloth. Stories told on the hour & half-hour & last 15-20 min. (888) 700-9069,

"It's a Bloomin'" Festival Apple Holler 11:00am - 3:00pm The apple trees should be in full blossom. Bring the family for some country fun! No general admission. Tickets required for some activities. (262) 884-7100, (May 1-16)

Saturday - Create 8 Discovery Bubbles 9am - 12pm (Free

(Ages 2-4), 10:30 - 11:00 am. Animal-related books will be read & followed by activities with an opportunity to meet an animal. RSVP Required (414) 431-6159



Museum Storytelling 7 (FREE w/ adm) Milwaukee

10:15 am. Explore as we look for different things that use the wind to move. Event is outdoors. FEE: $3, Registration Required (262) 548-7801,


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thursday 15th - Armed Forces Day 21st - National Bike to Work Day 25th - National Missing Children’s Day 31st - Memorial Day & World No Tobacco Day

Blowing in the Wind (Ages 2-4) 11 Retzer 12 Nature Center, 9:30-


Family Nature Club 6:30-7:30pm, Halquist Lodge, Hubertus, WI. Spend time outdoors, learning from Minikani staff & friends, as you explore the wonders of the world around us. (262)-251-9080,

1st - Mother Goose Day & May Day 4th - National Teachers Day 5th - Cinco de Mayo 9th - Mother’s Day 12th - Nurse’s Day

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Your one-step shop for local resources for families.

Resource guide ART



Shell Lake Arts Center 802 1st St. P.O. Box 315 Shell Lake, WI 54871 (715) 468-2414 Founded 1968. The Shell Lake Arts Center features ten weeks of premier arts camps for students in grades 6-12. Music, arts, dance, music theatre - we have it all!

Tamarack Waldorf School 1150 East Brady St. Milwaukee, WI 53202 414-277-0009 Founded: 1996 Tamarack educates the whole child through Waldorf curriculum which integrates strong academics with the arts. Program includes handwork, music, drama, movement and foreign language.

The Dancing Horses and Animal Gardens 5060 State Road Hwy 50 Delavan, WI 262-728-8200 Founded in 2006. The perfect family outing. The Dancing Horses presents an enchanting Las Vegas style performance unparalleled anywhere else. Included with admission is a wagon ride, baby barn presentation, indoor and outdoor petting zoo, exotic bird shows with birds that have performed on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, Animal Planet and Access Hollywood with Mario Lopez.

ADOPTION Special Children Inc. 15285 Watertown Plank Rd. Elm Grove, WI 53122 262-821-2125 Full-service. Wisconsin-licensed adoption agency, 501(c) 3, providing step parent, relative, domestic infant and international adoption services in timely, cost-conscious and professional manner.

FOSTERCARE Family Works 800-660-9204 ext. 0 Family Works provides private treatment foster care for children ages 9-16. We are in need of good foster parents.

SUMMER CAMPS Falls Patio Players P.O. Box 904 Menomonee Falls, WI 53052 262-255-8372 Founded in 1966. Falls First Act Theater Summer Camp with Falls Patio Players for ages 7-15. June 14-25, 2010 M-F 9am-4pm. Tuition $250/child. Scholarships available by selection of essay. Held at North Junior High School auditorium. Email or call 262-255-8372 (hotline) for information. The campers will perform “Peter Pan” on June 25 at 7pm for families, friends and guests.

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FIND IT AT THE MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM. We’ve teamed up with Kohl’s Department Stores to bring you a new program called Kohl’s Art Generation. It’s a gallery and a studio where children can explore sculpting, painting and other hands-on projects. So come to the Milwaukee Art Museum, because a creative kid is a happy kid.

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Where are your kids spending their summer? YMCA

of course!

Registration Reg gistration going onn now! YMCA Day Camps are safe, state licensed, tax deductible and qualify for ďŹ&#x201A;ex spending dollars.

Over 40 different specialty camps offered.

Free Weekly Field Trips.

W2 Accepted Scholarships Available

Swimming. Before and after care is included.

Amazing staff with over 40 hours of training before the summer begins.

And, most importantly, YMCA Day Camp is FUN!

YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee

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