Category: Family Life

Holiday Thoughts, No Bake Kid Friendly Recipes

| December 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

I was walking through a Christmas shopping “wonderland” the other day with all the crowds, all the employees frantically trying to restock the shelves and all of the “elves” standing by, ready to pillage through.  Needless to say, it was one of those stores which immediately cause increased holiday stress.  I try not to fall […]

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Trying find that Holiday Shopping Spirit

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

I will admit for several years now something has been missing when the holidays come around. Perhaps it is the state of the world and all the bad news you hear when you turn on the tv. Maybe its all the pressure you have on you to keep your job in order to be able […]

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Tight Holiday Budget? Teaching Children About Money

| December 10, 2018 | 2 Comments

Setting a holiday budget can be quite a challenge, especially when money is tight enough the rest of the year. And just when you have laid it all out—cutting back on the cost of the traditional family feast with coupons and making the decision to drive to your parents instead of flying—one of your children […]

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Holiday Traditions: Christmas Cookies

| December 9, 2018 | 33 Comments

In our family, we enjoy baking for the holidays. It’s the one time of year that we actually carve out time to spend together in the kitchen baking, donning aprons and listening to festive holiday music. We usually set aside one weekend to get all of the baking done, but I know other families who […]

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Back to School Clothes Shopping: Strategies for Success

| August 14, 2018 | 9 Comments

It’s that time of the year again! The leaves on the trees are starting to change over to their fall splendor, a hint of crispness is in the air, it’s almost apple-picking season… and oh yes, the kids are going back to school! It’s a time that we moms look toward with mixed feelings; perhaps […]

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Gardening With Kids: Getting Started

| March 26, 2018 | 25 Comments

Almost every winter, I say that this will be the year that I’ll start a garden with the kids. And every year, summer rolls around without me actually starting a garden. We’ve done containers of tomato plants and we usually have some potted herbs on our back porch, but we’ve never done the type of […]

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How Can You Help Mothers Of Children With Autism?

| April 19, 2017 | 7 Comments

Feeling helpless is no fun. Moms of children with Autism often feel helpless. They often feel alone because their children have difficult behaviors. Sometimes they isolate themselves because they don’t want to answer questions or feel they are the subject of a pity party. Sometimes they just don’t know where to turn. This is a […]

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Planning an Easter Egg Hunt Ideas and Tips

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ve been seeing signs around town advertising for Easter egg hunts over the past week or so. In our area, many churches hold them after the sunrise Easter service. When we lived in the North, the local hospital held one each year for the children and grandchildren of the employees; my mother-in-law, a nurse, took […]

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Ideas for Healthy Easter Basket Treats and Crafts

| April 6, 2017 | 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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March is National Nutrition Month

| March 6, 2017 | 17 Comments

The month of March is National Nutrition Month. The awareness and education campaign is sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (known previously as the American Dietetic Association). Its purpose is to promote good nutrition by spreading awareness and education about nutritional choices, and to challenge people to make the healthiest food choices they […]

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