Chicken Noodle Alphabet Soup

I’ll wager an alphabet that this one pot, homemade soup is a hit with kids and adults alike. It’s such a quick, tasty, and fun recipe. Ingredients For Chicken Noodle Alphabet Soup 8 cups Chicken Broth 1 large chicken bouillon cube 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. ground pepper ½ onion, diced 1 cup celery, chopped 1 cup […]

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DIY STRING ART: Ice Cream Cone

String art has become a big thing in home decor lately, and it’s no wonder! It’s such a cute idea that lets your kids make something they can treasure for years to come.   Supplies for DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone painted wood board (approx 5.5”x 13”) wire nails embroidery floss hammer DIRECTIONS Start […]

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Favorite Christmas Apps

Looking for some free christmas apps? We’ve got a list of some of our favorites: NORAD Tracks Santa Each Christmas Eve I waited for the weatherman to report updates on Santa’s current location. With the NORAD Santa tracker, you can provide real-time updates at any time.  The app also provides a countdown to Christmas. iOS […]

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Finding the Perfect Gift

Finding the right gift, the one that doesn’t get forgotten in a drawer or buried in the closet, can be time-consuming and frustrating for parents. In fact, surveys have shown that up to two-thirds of the presents we give our kids aren’t wanted or valued by them. Here’s a gift idea that has lasting value. […]

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Winter Wonderland Sparkly Icicles

Whether you want to decorate a window or a nook in your house, or you want to hang these from your tree, these easy little crafts are sure to put a twinkle in your eye. Supplies for Winter Wonderland Sparkly Icicles: Aluminum Foil Silver Cord Thread Glue Blue And White Fine Glitter DIRECTIONS Start by cutting […]

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Benefits of Playing with LEGOs

What are the benefits of playing with LEGOs? When kids discover they have similar hobbies, parents know they’re likely to “disappear” for hours at a time sharing their common ground. That’s when a lot of social skill learning takes place: taking turns, division of labor, collaborating, nonverbal communication, cue-reading. Playing with LEGO blocks are no exception. In […]

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Cranberry and Lime Mocktail

Welcome the holidays with this fun mocktail. Full of bubbles and a hint of lime and cranberry. It is sure to please even your littlest holiday guests. Ingredients for Cranberry and Lime Mocktail: 10 oz frozen or fresh cranberries 1 cup of water 1 cup of granulated sugar 2 (12 oz) cans of DASANI® Sparkling […]

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Autumn Leaves Sun Catcher Craft

This adorable sun catcher craft is sure to make any window glow with the spirit of autumn, and make a wonderful keepsake for years to come. Supplies For Leaves Sun Catcher Craft: Contact Paper Colored Cellophane Tissue Paper Black Construction Paper DIRECTIONS First tape a piece of contact paper about the size of the leaf […]

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The Academy of Dance Center Presents Babes in Toyland

The Academy Dance Center will present ‘BABES IN TOYLAND!,’ specially adapted for the dancers of the Academy’s 2017 Ensemble Company, at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts on Saturday, December 16th at 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, December 17th at 2:30 p.m. All roads lead to magical, merry Toyland as Mary Contrary and Tom Piper prepare […]

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ERTH’S Dinosaur Zoo Comes to the RiverCenter

The amazing Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo comes to RiverCenter on November 14 at 7:00 p.m.    Incredible, life-like puppets bring an amazing assortment of dinosaurs to life, from cute baby dinosaurs to some of the largest carnivores and herbivores that have ever walked the planet. Erth’s dinosaurs are unmistakably ‘alive’ and most friendly in this fun, educational and […]

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