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John Morrell's New Allergen-Free Meat Products

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I'm thankful that my kids do not have food allergies.  We already suffer from year round allergies and asthma, so dealing with food would be very very difficult.  

There are many households that do experience food allergies though.  I can't even fully imagine how hard it would be to feed someone with a food allergy.  Working for my non-profit, I have seen many people having a hard time finding food they can eat while at an event.  There has been many times that I had to pull out packaging for people with allergies to try and figure out if they can eat anything we sell.   While meat products don't necessarily trigger an alarm to look for possible allergen risks in the ingredients, many in fact do contain a hazard.
John Morrell, maker of great tasting hotdogs, smoked sausages, and bologna, now offers these products 100% "worry-free". Free from allergens of milk, nuts, egg, soy, wheat, gluten, and MSG, these John…

The Critical Thinking Co.'s Balance Benders Books

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When both my girls were little, I always had tons of workbooks for them to work in.  Now that they are getting older, I find it harder to find them.  My youngest is going into 4th grade and my oldest is going into 8th grade.

I was given the chance to review a workbook from The Critical Thinking Co recently.  They sent me the Balance Benders Level 1 book which is good for Grades 4 - 12.  It was made by Robert Femiano. 

This book is really cool and is a challenge for both my girls.  My oldest is a bit advanced and my oldest is a bit below so the book works great for both of them!


Move over Sudoku, here come Balance Benders™! You can use these books as quick, fun logic problems or as stepping stones to success in algebra. Children develop deductive thinking and pre-algebra skills as they solve balance puzzles that are more fun and addictive than Sudoku puzzles! Children must analyze each balance to identify the clues, and then synthesize the information to solve the puzzle. Try one—a…