August 5 is Friendship Day!

August 5 is Friendship Day!

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

August 5th is Friendship Day. A holiday started in 1919 by the founder of Hallmark and proclaimed a national holiday by Congress in 1935, this is a day for people to recognize the friends that are important to them and commemorate those friendships. Since it’s so important to teach our kids to build strong friendships […]

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It’s Time for a Luau!

It’s Time for a Luau!

| July 26, 2017 | 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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Red, White and Blue Flag Fruit Salad

Red, White and Blue Flag Fruit Salad

| May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Looking for a healthy alternative to dessert this fourth of July or Memorial Day? Summer is the perfect time for fresh fruit and there are so many options!
1. Core pineapple and dice. Slice bananas on the same cutting board so they get a little pineapple juice on them, this help keep them from turning brown.
If […]

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Growing May Flowers: Easy Picks for New Gardeners

Growing May Flowers: Easy Picks for New Gardeners

| May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The April showers should be winding down now, as it’s time for May flowers, as the saying goes. The reality is that when you plant flowers really depends on where you live. Before you try to plant anything, you should talk to someone at your local nursery or at least look up which agricultural zone […]

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Today is Cinco de Mayo!

Today is Cinco de Mayo!

| May 5, 2017 | 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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Earth Day Activities for your Kids

Earth Day Activities for your Kids

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Earth Day is an annual reminder to take care of the Earth for not only us, but the generations to come. It’s a great time to teach your kids small things they can do to leave less of a carbon footprint. Here are a few things you can do with your kids on April 22nd […]

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Food

Turkey Advice: How to cook it, gadgets to buy

Turkey Advice: How to cook it, gadgets to buy

Our resident TopChef and cooking advisor has some Turkey tips for you this holiday season…… It’s just my husband and I in our household, so I rarely make turkey. Perhaps a turkey breast now and then, but never a whole turkey.  Besides I never needed to.  Thanksgiving was always celebrated at my uncle’s house with […]

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 […]

Shopping

Things to Buy on Sale in February

Things to Buy on Sale in February

With a special holiday involving flowers, chocolate and hearts coming up soon, you may have been planning to spend your extra money on Valentine’s Day items over the next couple of weeks. If you’re hoping to save money in February, though, those are definitely not the items that will be on sale… at least not […]

Redecorating on the Cheap

Redecorating on the Cheap

Now that December has passed, you might be feeling a little bit of that post-holiday letdown. If it’s cold and snowy where you live, you might also be feeling a little stir-crazy! Since most of us don’t have much money to spend on extras just a few days into the new year, it’s easy for […]