Making Thanksgiving Traditions

Making Thanksgiving Traditions

| November 23, 2017 | 13 Comments

When I was little, we would always gather at my grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving. My aunt would roast the turkey at her house, and she’d make two different kinds of stuffing: one with sausage, and one without. My mother was in charge of making mashed turnips (which I disliked as a child and still don’t […]

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Fun Craft Ideas for November

Fun Craft Ideas for November

| November 11, 2017 | 10 Comments

November is here, and the fall season is in full force. If you’re looking for new and interesting craft ideas to keep yourself and your kids busy, there is no better time of year than this. The season and the upcoming holidays lend themselves to all sorts of creative activities, and fall is a great […]

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November is National Adoption Awareness Month

November is National Adoption Awareness Month

| November 7, 2017 | 6 Comments

November is National Adoption Month. The purpose of National Adoption Month is to raise awareness about the adoption of children from foster care. There are over 100,000 children in the U.S. waiting for permanent adoptive families. The theme for this year’s adoption month is improving the ability of adoption professionals to recruit adoptive parents for […]

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Time Change Fall Back and Change Batteries

Time Change Fall Back and Change Batteries

| November 4, 2017 | 1 Comment

Change your clocks and smoke alarm batteries
It is unbelievable to me that we are in November already but here we are! This weekend we are set to “Fall Back” or set our clocks back one hour in accordance with Daylight Savings Time, 2 a.m. on Sunday. The kids always ask me why we have to […]

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Learning with Candy fun creative ways to teach

Learning with Candy fun creative ways to teach

| November 3, 2017 | 1 Comment

Well, much to my surprise the holiday season is already in full swing…. Ah what? Yes, this afternoon I walked into a girls’ clothing store shopping for my niece’s birthday present and heard Christmas music. Ah!!!! It’s only early November  and I still have bags of Halloween trick-or-treat candy around the house. The only thought […]

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Top Tips for Surviving Cold and Flu Season

Top Tips for Surviving Cold and Flu Season

| October 26, 2017 | 28 Comments

Every year we go through the same thing and it feels like once October rolls around which is barely the beginning of cold and flu season, but after a summer of playing outside, being sequestered in a classroom all day gives the germs ample time to infect a large group of kids. While most colds […]

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Food

International Chocolate Day: September 13

International Chocolate Day: September 13

International Chocolate Day might just be one of the best days of the year! If you’re in the mood for a sweet celebration, you’re in luck. September 13th is designated International Chocolate Day. The origins of this holiday are unclear, although September 13th is the birthday of both Milton Hershey, founder of the Hershey chocolate […]

August 30 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day!

August 30 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day!

One of the sweet pleasures of summer is making s’mores with the kids over a campfire. While this is something that can be enjoyed any warm day or night, the activity would be especially relevant if done on August 30, which happens to be National Toasted Marshmallow Day! You might not have known that a […]

Shopping

Things to Buy on Sale in October

Things to Buy on Sale in October

It may not feel like fall quite yet in all parts of the country but fall is officially here! October brings images of pumpkin carving, the last weeks of apple picking, fall fairs, long sleeves, colorful leaves and chilly nights. We are somewhere in between it not being back-to-school season anymore, and it’s not quite […]

National Coupon Month

National Coupon Month

With September being National Coupon Month, now’s a great time to learn how to use coupons effectively, if you don’t already  know. I remember being a little girl, carrying my mom’s huge book of coupons through the store while she rattled off what she was buying. I’d have to go through her alphabetically-indexed file, trying […]