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Get More Out of Family Meals

Get More Out of Family Meals

You’ve probably heard a zillion times that eating together as a family is good for you. Studies show doing this a few times a week help kids to do better in school, take fewer risks, and learn to communicate better? But how are you supposed to get them there when everyone’s lives are hectic, filled, […]

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New Year’s Eve – Family Style

New Year’s Eve – Family Style

Easy and Fun Ways to Celebrate with the Kids Champaign, horns, music, dancing – does this sound like the New Year celebrations of the years before kids? While you might not be able to throw the big bash anymore between diapers and the sheer exhaustion of parenting young children, you can still celebrate the New […]

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Thanksgiving Activites for The Entire Family

Thanksgiving Activites for The Entire Family

Easy Projects and Printables Our home is brimming with colorful fall decorations, children dragging in the last of the crunchy fall leaves on their shoes, and you can see the sparkle of excitement for Thanksgiving in their eyes. As the holiday draws closer, I keep wanting to reach out and slow down the clock so […]

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8 Fun Halloween Recipes

8 Fun Halloween Recipes

Creepy, Gross, and Slimy Treats to Please the Kids Olive eyeballs on meatballs and red goo blood frosting that oozed from the cupcakes. Pretty gross – but what else would you expect at a kids’ Halloween party? I have one very excited boy when it comes to holidays, and even though the edible eyeballs are […]

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Top Tips for Throwing a Baby Shower

Top Tips for Throwing a Baby Shower

Easy Ideas for Planning a Baby Shower There is almost nothing as exciting as the birth of a new baby. If you’re planning a baby shower for a dear friend or family member, you might be feeling the stress of the planning, but don’t forget to relish in the joy you get to share. Whether […]

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What’s for Dinner?

What’s for Dinner?

It is an unavoidable fact: kids are hungry. Almost all of the time – especially those teenagers! Somewhere between school, work, football practice, LEGO league, homework, and laundry, parents all over are trying to find ways to prepare meals for their kids. It might be easier to throw a frozen pizza in the oven, hit the […]

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7 Fun Fall Family Activities

7 Fun Fall Family Activities

Say that 7 times fast, or just get busy on one of the projects below! Fall is a busy time of year with back to school schedules, Friday night football games, and evenings that offer less sunlight. However, families can take advantage of these changes in the season with a few easy, inexpensive fall activities. […]

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5 Ways to Build Fine Motor Skills

5 Ways to Build Fine Motor Skills

With Your Toddlers and Preschoolers There is something so simple in the pride a child feels when he can finally hold a pencil and write his own name – those combinations of letters scrawled on the page that represent his identity. But getting to the point where your child comfortably uses a pen or pencil […]

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Feed Your Kids Some Dinosaurs

Feed Your Kids Some Dinosaurs

And Other Back to School Traditions Two words – dinosaur pancakes. Since I can remember, my mom always started the first day of school each year by serving up pancakes shaped like dinosaurs for breakfast. That was the only time of year we delighted in such a breakfast menu, and I honestly have no idea […]

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Don’t Clean Out Your Wallet

Don’t Clean Out Your Wallet

Save Money and More on Homemade Cleaning Supplies If you believe the commercials on television, your home will twinkle and shine as long as you buy the right products, in the new and improved formulas of floor cleaners, toilet scrubbers, and kitchen disinfectants. If you live in reality (or a home like mine), it takes […]

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