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Just Keep One....

  Just Keep One...... by Peg McGuire A week before Christmas, I sat on our couch, watching television, with Timothy, my sweet and sensitive 10-year-old.....

Vroom Into the Star City

Did you know that the first five years of a child’s life are the most important for her brain development? 90% of a person’s brain....

Genrerational Generosity: Bricks for the Brave

  How did you come up with the idea? When I was in elementary school, I overheard my mom (a teacher) talking about one of....

Elf on a Shelf: Keeps Kids Nice, Makes Parents Crazy

I’ll admit it. I’m gullible. I fell for the Elf on a Shelf craze. The premise: The elf — we named him Sparky — sits....

It's A Money Thing® Earning Money Online

What’s Your Time Worth? It’s hard to ignore the appeal of making real money online—after all, we live in a world where bloggers land book....

It's A Money Thing: Rule of 72

Investment Strategies for These Low-Interest Times Everyone has some idea of what it means to be money smart—however, whether or not you’ve acted on that....

Virginia Family Expo

FOR MORE INFO VISIT WWW.VIRGINIAFAMILYEXPO.COM FEBRUARY 11, 2017 10AM-4PM SHERATON ROANOKE   This FREE event will feature over 70 Booths of local businesses and services....

New Years at Noon 2017

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!  CLICK HERE   Ring in the new year with Growing Up In the Valley in the Salem Civic Center arena!  Tons....

Food Additives to Avoid

With the recent food and nutrition movements encouraging us to buy from local farms, grow our own produce, and lessen our processed food intake, most....

Michael Phelps: A Redeemed Role Model

The Olympics took over hours of my life last month. I would stay up until midnight watching, especially if swimming, gymnastics or volleyball were on.....

Skater Moms of The Star City Roller Girls

International Sales Rep for Optical Cable Corporation and mom of two boys, Vivian De Los Santos, was speaking with her boss one day when he....

Emergency Preparedness in Southwest Virginia

By definition "emergencies" are a serious, unexpected and often dangerous situation that requires immediate action. Dr. Stephanie Harper, Director of the Roanoke City and Alleghany....

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