October 16 is Dictionary Day!

October 16 is Dictionary Day!

| October 16, 2021 | 15 Comments

October 16th is Dictionary Day. It was designated as Dictionary Day because it is the birthday of Noah Webster, who you may recognize as the man who gave us Webster’s Dictionary. It is to Noah Webster that we owe the standardized American spellings of words that we’re familiar with (for example “color” as opposed to […]

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October is Pizza Month: How to Make a Perfect Pie

October is Pizza Month: How to Make a Perfect Pie

| October 12, 2021 | 9 Comments

October is Pizza Month! Almost all kids love pizza, whether they’re picky or adventurous eaters. I have one child who only eats cheese pizza, and one who eats everything from pineapples to anchovies on his Italian pie. While it takes some time, spending a fall afternoon making homemade pizzas is a great way to promote […]

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College Care Package Ideas

College Care Package Ideas

| October 7, 2021 | 26 Comments

If you have a college student in your family, you may have enjoyed having her around for the past several weeks. Chances are that she either went back to school within the past few days, or else she’s going back this or next week, and while she might be excited, she’s also likely to feel […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

| October 5, 2021 | 8 Comments

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You might have guessed: Department stores are displaying lots of pink items, and football players are rocking the pink sneakers for the month of October. Breast cancer awareness is quite widespread; whether you’re buying yogurt or posting on Facebook, you’ll see lots of pink ribbons and other markers indicating […]

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Organizing Your Child’s Bedroom

Organizing Your Child’s Bedroom

| September 15, 2021 | 29 Comments

You know how difficult it can be to work efficiently in a messy, unkempt area. As your child heads back to school this fall, having a disorganized bedroom can keep her from being able to focus on her other tasks, such as getting ready in the morning or doing her homework in the evening. I […]

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Things to Buy on Sale in September

Things to Buy on Sale in September

| August 31, 2021 | 25 Comments

September is here! When I lived in New England, this was always my favorite time of year: the air would be crisp in the mornings, but still comfortably warm in the afternoons. Living in Florida now, I miss those days of early fall!
Now the kids are back in school (or returning after this upcoming weekend, […]

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Food

October is Pizza Month: How to Make a Perfect Pie

October is Pizza Month: How to Make a Perfect Pie

October is Pizza Month! Almost all kids love pizza, whether they’re picky or adventurous eaters. I have one child who only eats cheese pizza, and one who eats everything from pineapples to anchovies on his Italian pie. While it takes some time, spending a fall afternoon making homemade pizzas is a great way to promote […]

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

Things to Buy on Sale in September

Things to Buy on Sale in September

September is here! When I lived in New England, this was always my favorite time of year: the air would be crisp in the mornings, but still comfortably warm in the afternoons. Living in Florida now, I miss those days of early fall!
Now the kids are back in school (or returning after this upcoming weekend, […]

Things to Buy on Sale in August

Things to Buy on Sale in August

It’s almost August already! This is typically the time to stock up on back-to-school items if you live in a state that doesn’t start back to school until the end of the month or after Labor Day. (You might still be able to get some great deals in the states that start earlier, as well, […]