The Benefits of Music Lessons

The Benefits of Music Lessons

| July 24, 2016 | 40 Comments

Learning to play an instrument is a common activity for children, and in some families it is even expected. There are many reasons why parents might want their kids to have music lessons; a child might express an interest in a particular instrument, or a parent may have fond memories of their own childhood music […]

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Family Fun on the Fourth

Family Fun on the Fourth

| July 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Independence Day is the biggest holiday of the summer, and it’s one that kids love to celebrate. Fireworks, picnics, and barbecues are staple activities, but there are some more unique family activities out there that can make your Fourth of July fun. How about a Fourth of July makeover or a neighborhood parade? Maybe your […]

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Kid Friendly Firework Destinations

Kid Friendly Firework Destinations

| July 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

The 4th of July is right around the corner. With it being on a Saturday this year, it might be a good time to make it a three day weekend and head over to one of your favorite bigger cities for a little bit of Independence Day fun. We’ve included four big city, kid friendly […]

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What’s on Sale and Things to Buy in June

What’s on Sale and Things to Buy in June

| June 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Wow, June already; we’re almost halfway through the year! June brings Father’s Day, camp outs, the official start of summer, and some great sales on items that you want and need. Just like last month, June is a good time to buy mattresses; stores deeply discount last year’s stock. We were able to buy new […]

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Food Allergies and Summertime Activities

Food Allergies and Summertime Activities

| June 5, 2016 | 1 Comment

As the mother of a child with a food allergy, I need to think through special accommodations at times. Her school has an Epi-pen for her, but places like dance class, Sunday school and friends’ houses don’t, so I need to send it along, with instructions on how to use it should there be an […]

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Today is Cinco de Mayo!

Today is Cinco de Mayo!

| May 5, 2016 | 2 Comments

Happy Cinco de Mayo! If you don’t speak Spanish, that means the fifth of May… and it’s also the name of a festival held in Mexico to celebrate their victory against France in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. Since it’s such a big day, and since it falls on a weekend this year, why […]

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Food

Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

Do your kids like to cook? Do they know how to make anything? My daughter is nine and I was surprised to learn that her best friend, also nine, does not know how to cook anything at all. I asked her mom about it (she’s a close friend of mine) and she said that she […]

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 […]

Shopping

What’s on Sale and Things to Buy in June

What’s on Sale and Things to Buy in June

Wow, June already; we’re almost halfway through the year! June brings Father’s Day, camp outs, the official start of summer, and some great sales on items that you want and need. Just like last month, June is a good time to buy mattresses; stores deeply discount last year’s stock. We were able to buy new […]

Things To Buy On Sale In May

Things To Buy On Sale In May

May is here, and between Mothers’ Day, graduations and the unofficial start of summer, you might be busy buying gifts and seasonal items this month. As with each month, May often offers special deals and bargains when it comes to shopping. Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan your purchases for […]