November 2016

November 2016

2016 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Magazine November 2016 Parenting Worth Noting

How to Balance Your Child’s Daily Screen Time

While the constant glow of the screen might be harmful, in moderation, kids are engaging in skills they could use for the future. Parents can provide a variety of opportunities for play to help children use their minds in different ways. ...
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2016 Editions Fitness Food Health Magazine November 2016 Worth Noting

Choose the Perfect Post-Workout Snack

You walked or ran your legs off, biked until you dropped, lifted your body weight at the gym, and swam a distance equivalent to circling the globe. Now it is time to refuel.

It may seem counterintuitive to eat and drink after working hard to tone your body and burn calories, but a workout takes its toll on your muscles and other body systems. The key to responsible refueling is to make smart selections that provide the necessary recovery without packing on excess calories that cancel out your effort.

Most experts agree that protein plays a key role in helping repair and build muscle, regardless of whether it comes from a shake, a glass of milk, or an energy bar. Choose foods with low to moderate sugar content and aim for 10-20 grams of protein for your post-workout snack.

Exercise may work up an appetite, but a snack that promotes satiety without making you feel over-full is an effective way to nix the temptation to overeat later in the day. Reach for a snack that combines protein and carbs, such as a handful of nuts and string cheese, hummus and veggies, or a container of nonfat Greek yogurt. Rehydrate with a refreshing food that has high water content, such as watermelon. At 92 percent water, watermelon is an ideal workout buddy for rehydrating, refueling, and recovering.

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2016 Editions Magazine November 2016 Things to do

2016 Northeast Ohio Thanksgiving-Themed Events

Partake in some turkey fun for the whole family with these greater Cleveland Thanksgiving events:


Compassionate Thanksgiving. Start your holiday season together with Happy Trails Animal Sanctuary enjoying an animal friendly (vegan) buffet dinner. 5-8 p.m. Todaro’s Party Center, 1820 Akron Peninsula Road, Akron, 330-296-5914,

Turkey Trot 5 Miler and Fun Run. Free t-shirt, walking welcome and get a souvenir drawstring bag. Twinsburg Fitness Center, 10260 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg, 330-963-8722,

Kids Thanksgiving Crafts. Come to the library for a fun morning of craft making. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Peninsula Library, 6105 Riverview Road, 330-467-7323,


Turkey, Turkey. November is the season of the turkey. Join a Naturalist to discover fun facts about these animals through activities and a story on a short hike. 1-2 p.m. North Chagrin Reservation, 3037 SOM Center Road, Willoughby Hills,


Turkey Quilling Make n Take. Design your turkey using a fun and easy quilling technique. For all ages all day long. Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina, 330-725-4415,


Terrific Turkeys Puppet Show. The library invites families and children to a turkey-themed puppet show. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Chagrin Falls Branch Library, 100 East Orange St., 440-247-3556,


Turkey Trot. Trot your way into Thanksgiving with a week of story times. 9 a.m. Geauga West Library, 13455 Chillicothe Road, Chestlerland, 440-729-4250,


Turkey Tales. Hike in search of wild turkeys, turkey vultures, and turkey tails. 1-2:30 p.m. Deer Run Trail, 2550 Martin Road, Akron,

Thanksgiving Dinner with Abraham Lincoln. Enjoy a feast with President Lincoln and costumed interpreters sharing stories and music of the season. 3:30-6 p.m. Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, 330-666-3711,

Turkey Time Crafts. Gobble, gobble, gobble. Come make some fun turkey crafts. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, 440-871-2600,

Turkey Time.

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2016 Editions Magazine November 2016 Things to do

2016 Northeast Ohio Family-Friendly Volunteer Activities

Volunteering is a worthwhile family activity year-round. Right now, it provides a great opportunity to get into the holiday spirit and teach your kids the value of helping others. Find the cause your family will support with this list of volunteer opportunities. ...
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2016 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Magazine November 2016 Parenting

Picture Perfect: Drawing the Line when it Comes to Sharing Photos on Social Media

Our phones are full of images of events from our kids’ lives, developmental milestones, and funny moments. Parents can easily take and share pictures of their kids with the click of a button. However, the ability to connect with so many people also creates potential dangers that come from anyone having access to content posted online. ...
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2016 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Health Magazine November 2016 Parenting

Help Your Child Have Fewer School Absences

While it’s understandable that your child might miss some school days, you want to make sure those sick days don’t turn into chronic absenteeism. If your child begins to miss multiple days of school, it’s important to consider why he or she doesn’t want to go. Are they truly sick, or is there another underlying reason? ...
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2016 Editions Food Magazine November 2016

Eat, Save, Reduce: 10 Tips to Reduce Your Family’s Food Waste

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, a family of four loses an average of $1,500 a year on wasted food. Whether your concern is for the environment or for the well-being of your wallet, here are some ideas to help you and your family reduce food waste. ...
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2016 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Magazine November 2016 Things to do

Cool Northeast Ohio Hangouts for Teens and Tweens

As children get older, spending time with their friends becomes more and more important — and playdates and playgrounds just don’t cut it. Luckily, Northeast Ohio offers a variety of places where tweens and teens can hang out, have fun and stay safe. ...
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