Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is upon us again and so is the struggle to pick the perfect present for the special father in your life. I know finding the right gift is no easy task, as most dads already have their obtainable wants and needs, but the key to gift giving is to find something they didn’t […]

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Teaching Critical Thinking

“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” – Roger Lewin Ph.D., British anthropologist Every day we’re inundated with information and often from two opposing sides. So how do we teach kids to evaluate the information they read and hear, whether it comes from the media, our leaders, family, or friends? Teaching […]

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Boredom Busters for Creative Minds

Has your home been taken apart by your little explorer? Don’t despair. It may simply result from an extraordinary desire to learn. Who knows, your child just may be a future scientist, inventor, or leader in the making. When your child needs to occupy some creative energy, have your child try some of these fun, […]

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Hidden Dangers Around The Home

Replace window coverings with products that are cordless. If that is not an option, then make sure that your cords are secured and out of reach.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes, with infants and young children accidentally becoming […]

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Kitchen Hacks

Preparing meals at home helps save money and makes it easier to eat healthy, nutritionally balanced meals. Here are some kitchen hacks that help make meal preparation less time-consuming and also help save on food expenses. Use your freezer to help with food prep  Place fresh herbs from the garden into stock or olive oil […]

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Jell-o Slushie

Ingredients for Jell-O Slushie  1 Pack of JELL-O, pick your favorite 1 Cup boiling water 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 Cup juice or soda with a flavor that compliments the JELL-O flavor best Directions: Combine boiling water and JELL-O and mix until dissolved completely. Mix in lemon juice and juice/soda. If using soda, it […]

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Mommy Masterpieces

Moms, the women who raised and crafted us, melt when they receive crafts from their little ones. Instead of buying a present for the mom in your life, craft some love this year.  An original craft to make would be a simple painting. Go buy paint supplies along with a little canvas for their Picasso […]

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Handprint & Heart Suncatcher

Supplies For Handprint & Heart Suncatcher Contact Paper Printable Clear Sticker Paper Tissue Paper Scissors Directions Cut up small, square pieces of tissue paper in your desired color. Then, open one sheet of contact paper, large enough for a handprint, and place it on the table sticky side up. Add your tissue paper to the […]

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Choosing a Mother’s Day Gift

Mother’s day is coming up fast. Our moms do so much for us, it can be hard to know what to do for them. Plus, the pressure to find “the perfect gift” can leave you so overwhelmed, you can’t decide! So we went right to the source, the moms, to find out what they want […]

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Diary of a Potty Training Mom

Spring break! The perfect time to potty-train my two-and-a-half-year-old son. Since he was out of school, why shouldn’t I focus on potty training for a week and a half straight? I tried once before, but I wasn’t prepared. I wasn’t prepared for my kid insisting he needed to pee every 10 minutes, running to the […]

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