Spring Birthday Party Ideas

Spring Birthday Party Ideas

| April 18, 2014 | 4 Comments

Do you have a birthday boy or girl during the spring months of April or May? If you don’t live in a southern state, it’s not warm enough yet for a pool party, but it’s most likely nice enough to have a party in your backyard or at the local park! Of course, you’ll need [...]

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How You Can Help Families Affected By Autism

How You Can Help Families Affected By Autism

| April 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

You probably have seen and heard that April is Autism Awareness Month. The “ribbon” for autism looks like it’s made up of jigsaw puzzle pieces, and some people have been wearing clothing with the puzzle symbol or decorating their Facebook profiles with the design. By now, most of us are very aware of autism; according [...]

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Our Journey with SCFE

Our Journey with SCFE

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I useto think that playing a team sport was an important part of them growing up but after three injuries I have to admit that I feel quite the opposite now. Last Thursday we had an appointment to see a pediatric orthopedist because my daughter had been having some hip pain and limping a bit. [...]

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Ideas for Healthy Easter Basket Treats and Crafts

Ideas for Healthy Easter Basket Treats and Crafts

| April 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

It’s almost time for the Easter Bunny to make his annual appearance, and once again, you might be thinking about your kids, all hyped up on chocolate bunnies, creme eggs and brightly colored marshmallow chicks and ducks. While some candy in an Easter basket is probably expected by your kids, filling the whole thing to [...]

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Redecorating Your Child’s Bedroom This Spring

Redecorating Your Child’s Bedroom This Spring

| March 29, 2014 | 8 Comments

Spring tends to be the time that we spruce up, clean up and re-organize parts of our home. Our kids’ rooms should be no exception! You know how nice it is to come home to a freshly painted living room, or a redecorated kitchen. It’s also easier and more enjoyable to keep a newly redecorated [...]

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Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring Cleaning Checklist

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

There’s something about the fresh spring air and sunshine that inspires us all to throw open the windows and beat, scrub and wash wintertime’s dinginess away, isn’t there? Our mothers probably did this, and called it spring cleaning. Now that I’m a mom myself, it tends to be one more thing to add to my [...]

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Food

Climbing Out of a Food Rut

Climbing Out of a Food Rut

Do you ever feel like you’re making the same foods over and over again? This was recently a topic of conversation one evening when I was out with friends. It can be difficult to think of different things to cook, particularly this time of year when everyone is busy. Since eating the same foods or [...]

Favorite Pumpkin Pie Recipes

Favorite Pumpkin Pie Recipes

Thanksgiving preparations are well under way.  If you are hosting your family’s feast you have probably spent time researching any needed recipes last week.  But, to my horror, I heard a radio talk show today saying everyone should attempt a new recipe this year.  Now, I am not the most organized hostess in the world [...]

Shopping

Getting Organized: Planning Ahead for a Garage Sale

Getting Organized: Planning Ahead for a Garage Sale

The snow may be blowing where you are, and you might think that it’s silly to even think about getting ready for a garage sale! Time flies, though, and if you’re in the process of getting organized anyway, you might as well kill two birds with one stone and prep your unwanted items now. This [...]

What to Buy on Sale in March

What to Buy on Sale in March

You know what they say about March: It comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. As the lion blows through, you can look forward to warmer spring days ahead. You can also look forward to some great sales, as there are items that typically are on sale this month. The good [...]