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Picture of little kids running towards camera in grass. Text: "School's out... But Preschool's Still In! Share how important preschool is Benefiting 3 generations and our Whole society."
Long-term studies have proven the Benefits of preschool education provided to children from economically disadvantaged households extend to three generations and the whole of society. 
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Black folded ribbon in cupped hands
Without diminishing the effort, sacrifice, and sheer determination that made Tim and Kellen’s ride a success, we feel we must also acknowledge the tragic events that took place this week in Uvalde, Texas. This must stop. It is in our power to hold our representatives to task and make meaningful gun reform changes at a...
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When Tim and Kellen came to us months ago with this crazy idea, to ride their bikes from Fairfax to Fernwood (~180 miles) in 4 days, we were thrilled, if a little confused. How would that work? Is it dangerous? Why would you want to do that?? 🚴😅
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Tim Bluhm and Kellen Coffis in Bike Gear
What’s a good way to celebrate Earth Day? How about a looooong bike ride that helps end the cycle of poverty?! That’s exactly what Tim Bluhm (The Mother Hips) and Kellen Coffis (The Coffis Brothers) are doing. They are taking the long (and earth friendly) way to the Hipnic Festival and enjoying every moment –...
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Heart drawn with blue and yellow lines
With all that is heavy these days, we want to share some good ways to support the people and families of Ukraine and a few ways to enjoy our new season.
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Picture of the book cover: One Drop of Kindness
This month, we are very excited to have a chance to highlight a fantastic author, educator, speaker, and family man, Jeff Kubiak!  Jeff has written 3 books and is hard at work on his 4th.  The first one, One Drop of Kindness  (also available in Spanish) is about, you guessed it, Kindness. 
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Picture of three flowers with hearts as flowers text says: Grow the love with a kindness challenge and includes The Blue Rose logo and name
February is usually associated with Valentine’s Day, so we are all ready to share the love this month, but we at TBRF think it can be even bigger! While National Kindness Day is in November, February is the perfect month to expand our day of celebrating love with a Kindness Challenge.
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Brie - Dog with front paws on log
Although we are not where any of us had thought we would be, after almost 2 years of the Covid-19 Pandemic – the January Funk is strong this year – there are still so many blessings we can find in this chaotic time.  We wanted something shiny to distract us, so this month’s blog is...
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Silver linings ok first thoughts…. Family dinners (every night) A new COVID puppy Daytime walks with the dogs and occasionally the kids Time to spend getting to know friends better (yes that is you ladies) Time spent with the kids as their friend playing games, doing homework, talking….(cause they had no other friends to hang...
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