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Friday, January 24, 2014

#FF Friday's Fabulous Finds: Reducing Food Waste, Ballet & Autism, WaterWheel, Setting Limits & an 8 Year Old Hero

Thought for the Day: I have been posting the Best of 2013 blog posts in various categories over the last 2 weeks and have not finished all of them yet, however, this week I felt it was important to share a few #FF Fabulous Finds that I have come across lately and don't want to miss. The topics include: a great way to reduce the amount of food wasted in the USA while helping families on low budgets save money; how ballet and music are helping an autistic girl communicate; an innovative way to help free girls and women in underdeveloped countries; tips on how to set limits with your children; and the story of a young hero who died saving lives. Have a wonderful weekend!

"We’ve all heard about the massive food waste Americans incur every year. 'Sell-by', 'best-by' and 'use-by' dates are mostly unregulated and confusing for consumers when it comes to throwing items out --a factor that contributes to $165 billion of food wasted every year. But the former president of Trader Joe's Doug Rauch says he’s got a solution. "To read more click here:  Trader Joe's ex-president to open store selling expired food 1/22/14

Ballet helps autistic girl connect to the world around her by:  12/25/2013  Clara Berg’s keen interest in ballet has opened doors for her, garnering invitations to local dance productions and attention from autism experts. See a video on the article or click here.

"When Cynthia Koenig, a young social entrepreneur from New York, learned that millions of girls and women around the world spend hours each day collecting water from distant sources, she decided to create a new way to help people in poor communities transport water and it's called the WaterWheel." Read more from @AMighyGirl on Facebook Thanks to Rebecca Woodhead  on Facebook.

Here's a great article on setting limits with your children. How to Set Limits for Kids Without Harshness, Fear or Shame by Sarah  Parenting educator and coach 
Tyler Doohan from Facebook
This is a sad but touching story of a child's love and heroism. 8-year-old hero saves six from fire, dies trying to save grandfather and uncle Tyler Doohan known as great kid Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 By Rick Couri 

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