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DFW BubbleLife Sunday Edition

BubbleLife readers submitted a lot of great content this week, so we’re highlighting some of our favorites for this week’s DFW Sunday Edition. We’ve including a couple of delicious recipes, ways to develop healthy habits in your children, and how your own newly found healthy habits could be causing you pain. You’ll also have the opportunity to nominate a deserving North Texas teacher to win a special prize as part of the Dallas Mavericks and The UPS Store’s Annual Teacher Recognition Program. Read on for details!

Top Stories of the Week

1. How To: Teaching Your Children Healthy Habits

Every parent knows that fostering healthy habits in children is important, but there is no instruction manual for how to go about it. How do you prevent another meltdown at the dinner table? What does it take to create an effective bedtime routine? Julia Shelton of Primrose School of Preston Hollow offers some insight on developing healthy habits in children for tasks like teeth brushing, reading and beyond. Learn more here: http://bubly.us/4ArA


2. Nominate A Deserving Teacher for the 11th Annual Teacher Recognition Program

Do you know a North Texas teacher who deserves recognition for their incredible efforts? The Dallas Mavericks are once again teaming up with The UPS Store for the 11th Annual Teacher Recognition Program, which provides $1,000 to the chosen teacher and $1,000 to the teacher’s school. Learn more and nominate a deserving teacher here: http://bubly.us/4ArF


3. Discussing The Uncomfortable Local Issue Of Human Trafficking

Child trafficking is not a pretty subject, and learning the staggering number of teens affected daily by the industry in Dallas-Fort Worth is shocking. That’s why Katie Pedigo, executive director at New Friends New Life, is providing a place for women escaping the human trafficking industry with education and recovery programs, while working hard to raise awareness about the issues of local human trafficking. Read Pedigo’s story here: http://bubly.us/4ArB


4. Is Your New Workout Causing You Pain?

We’re well into 2015, and it’s likely that a lot of people who listed “exercise” as a New Year’s resolution are still developing their new workout routine. But is your newfound enthusiasm for working out leading to back pain? Texas Back Institute doctors evaluated current fitness trends and offered their professional opinions on how to make the most of your workouts while avoiding injury. Read more here: http://bubly.us/4ArE


5. Giving Foster Children A Fighting Chance

The stakes are high for children living in foster care. Did you know that when children turn 18 or graduate from high school — whichever comes first — foster services end? Often, those who grew up in the foster system are unprepared for the real world ahead. That’s why University Park resident Kimberly Martinez began Foster Works, a nonprofit organization partnering foster children and community businesses, as a way to give these children a fighting chance in the future. Learn how you can help: http://bubly.us/4ArD


RECIPE: Make Your Own King Cake This Season

Have you ever wondered about the significance behind the traditional king cake? BubbleLife contributor Shelia Huffman researched the king cake’s historical ties to The Epiphany, the end of the 12 Days of Christmas, and its meaning in modern culture. She also included a couple of delicious recipes, so be sure to read here: http://bubly.us/4ArC


Don’t Forget: Super Bowl XLIX is just a couple of weeks away, and we’re looking for the best place to watch the big game in this week’s Best Of BubbleLife survey. Look for the survey in your daily email newsletter or go to your BubbleLife homepage and click the “Best Of” tab to vote for the best place to watch the Super Bowl in your community!


Sunday, January 18, 2015