Category: Family Life

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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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 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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It’s Time for a Luau!

| July 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

We’re firmly into summer, and those with July or August birthdays (or those with pools who want to have an impromptu get-together) might enjoy taking advantage of the luau-themed decoration available at discount and dollar stores right now. A luau party is fun for kids (and adults!) of all ages, and is easy to throw […]

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July is Eye Injury Prevention Month

| July 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Surely you’ve heard the adage, “it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.” Eye injury is far from a laughing matter; according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 2.5 million incidences of eye injuries occur every year. These include workplace injuries, but about half happen in or around the […]

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Almost Homemade: Incorporating Convenience Foods Into Your Home Cooking

| July 9, 2021 | 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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Father Daughter Bonding Activities

| July 6, 2021 | 1 Comment

Among other July celebrations ranging from the well-known (Independence Day) to the obscure (July is National Ice Cream Month) is one that you possibly haven’t heard of. July 7th is Father-Daughter Take a Walk Together Day, a day designated for a combination of father-daughter bonding and physical fitness.
There’s something special about the daddy/daughter bond, isn’t […]

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Food Allergies and Summertime Activities

| June 28, 2021 | 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, birthday parties, Sunday school and friends’ houses don’t, so I need to send it along, with instructions on how to use it should there […]

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Father’s Day Fun

| June 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Father’s Day is coming up on June 21st. What do you get for the man who has everything? The best gifts, according to every dad I know, are the homemade gifts from the kids. So this is a good time to team up with the kids and plan a day just for dad. Work together […]

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Encouraging Young Entrepreneurs

| June 6, 2021 | 4 Comments

My kids seem to think that I have an unlimited supply of money hiding in my closet or under my bed. I remember hearing the same lament from my parents when I was a kid: Money doesn’t grow on trees! I’ve found that the kids’ wants are often above and beyond the limitations provided by […]

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