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About smallfitness

I am Dr. Martha Higgins, but my friends call me "Doc". I teach physical education to elementary students and have been doing so for the past 15 years.

Don’t let it stress you

Having a happy holiday depends largely on how we manage the stressors that come with it.  Take a minute to think of all the things that can cause you to become overwhelmed, anxious, or just plain exhausted.  Be it shopping … Continue reading

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Your safety is my concern

The holiday season is upon us so we all know what that means – more hustle and bustle than usual.  There is the buying of the gifts, attending mixers, office parties, the kids holiday concerts, grocery shopping and of course, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving activities besides TV and football

Whether you are in need of a way to fill in some time or work off the desert, here are a couple of activities that you might find useful, especially for the kids.  I have found that it’s always good … Continue reading

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Be Thankful

As we start our holiday season I came across a few things that I felt would allow us to reflect and give thanks for what we have.  We all know that it is a time for enjoyment, but it can … Continue reading

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Make a difference

People react to situations in different ways, there seems to be feelings of frustration and anxiety in the air, but don’t despair because there are some things that you can do to alleviate these emotions, or channel them in a … Continue reading

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Never give up

Adults are not the only ones which this election has been emotionally draining.  It has  had an effect on children as well.  Many parents went to bed election night wondering how they would discuss this with their son or daughter, … Continue reading

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The real neat bloggers award

This award has been bestowed upon me by Dear Kitty. Some blog, and many thanks to you. The visits from my blogs comes from various people, as you may well know, it depends upon networking and I try to do … Continue reading

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3 of the most dangerous places in the home

When we think of home we think of a place to live, a place of protection, our sanctuary from the rest of the world, we hardly think of danger, especially for children.    But it seems they are subject to … Continue reading

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How daylight savings time affects children

There is an old saying “fall backward”, “spring forward” meaning in the Fall we set our clocks backwards an hour gaining an extra hour of rest and in the Spring we set them one hour ahead therefore losing that hour … Continue reading

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Five interesting facts about children’s health

The development of children especially early in life is considered to be a crucial time, that is why it is so important to ensure they are healthy and are allowed the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives.  In my quest to … Continue reading

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