Make a Difference for Children in July

Make a Difference for Children in July

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’ve been looking for a good cause, then July is a good month for you. The month of July is Make a Difference for Children Month, a grassroots call to action for adults to do things that will make a difference in the lives of children one-on-one, in groups, and as a whole. Of [...]

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Almost Homemade: Incorporating Convenience Foods Into Your Home Cooking

Almost Homemade: Incorporating Convenience Foods Into Your Home Cooking

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a busy mom, you want to provide healthy meals for your family, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out: On the days that are jam-packed with activities, not to mention school and work, it can be much easier to simply hit the drive-thru or pop a frozen lasagna into the oven. Relying too much [...]

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Family Fun on the Fourth

Family Fun on the Fourth

| July 2, 2014 | 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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Food Allergies and Summertime Activities

Food Allergies and Summertime Activities

| June 25, 2014 | 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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Sibling Rivalry: Coping Strategies

Sibling Rivalry: Coping Strategies

| June 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Now that school is out for the summer, your kids are spending a lot of time together. In my house, the first week or so of summer vacation is a time when the kids generally get along. After that, though, sibling rivalry, bickering, arguing and boredom set in. If left unchecked, the quarreling could make [...]

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Moms’ Night Out

Moms’ Night Out

| June 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Moms are always busy doing something for someone else. Whether it’s cleaning the house for your family, cooking meals, shuttling kids to various practices and playdates, running errands while they’re in school, or putting in extra time at work to finish a project for your boss, if you’re like most moms, you don’t take enough [...]

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Food

Almost Homemade: Incorporating Convenience Foods Into Your Home Cooking

Almost Homemade: Incorporating Convenience Foods Into Your Home Cooking

As a busy mom, you want to provide healthy meals for your family, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out: On the days that are jam-packed with activities, not to mention school and work, it can be much easier to simply hit the drive-thru or pop a frozen lasagna into the oven. Relying too much [...]

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 April

Things to Buy on Sale in April

Can you believe it’s April again? The year 2013 is already a quarter of the way through, and we’re several months away from the holiday season and hopefully our credit card bills from December are paid off. It’s also tax refund season, so many of us are gearing up to do some shopping! We talked [...]