Avoiding Memorial Day Crowds

Avoiding Memorial Day Crowds

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Memorial Day is almost here! Since this holiday is often considered the unofficial start of summer, you may be looking forward to spending the weekend on the beach, at a lake or at an amusement park. Unfortunately, everyone else in the United States may have the same plan, so travel this weekend just about guarantees […]

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How to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

| April 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

My son loves vegetables. I don’t know how we did it or why we were lucky in this respect, but people always express awe when they see him willingly scarf down Brussels sprouts (yuck!), asparagus, artichokes, green beans, radishes, spinach and other foods that other children usually deem unfriendly. I was actually a little bit […]

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Avoiding Supermom Syndrome, or How Not to Be a Master Juggler

Avoiding Supermom Syndrome, or How Not to Be a Master Juggler

| April 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

Every once in a while, some study comes out which says that moms should make X number of dollars (with X standing for some obscenely large number), with all of the jobs that we do. This is, of course, on top of whatever salary we make at our in- or out-of-the-house jobs. While no one […]

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Our Journey with SCFE

Our Journey with SCFE

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I useto think that playing a team sport was an important part of them growing up but after three injuries I have to admit that I feel quite the opposite now. Last Thursday we had an appointment to see a pediatric orthopedist because my daughter had been having some hip pain and limping a bit. […]

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Redecorating Your Child’s Bedroom This Spring

Redecorating Your Child’s Bedroom This Spring

| March 29, 2014 | 8 Comments

Spring tends to be the time that we spruce up, clean up and re-organize parts of our home. Our kids’ rooms should be no exception! You know how nice it is to come home to a freshly painted living room, or a redecorated kitchen. It’s also easier and more enjoyable to keep a newly redecorated […]

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National Dr. Seuss Day Kicks Off Read Across America

National Dr. Seuss Day Kicks Off Read Across America

| March 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

On March 2 America celebrates National Dr. Seuss Day. Theodor Seuss Geisel became known as Dr. Seuss for his many children’s books he wrote throughout his lifetime. It’s not uncommon for adults to remember hearing his stories as kids about a mischievous cat wearing a hat or a character named Sam not liking green eggs […]

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Food

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French invaders in 1862. Today it is celebrated not only in Mexico but in the US as well. We LOVE mexican food (as a matter of fact tacos are on our weekly family menu) and we can’t wait to have our fiesta tonight! Here are some […]

Delicious Dinners Using Spring Vegetables

Delicious Dinners Using Spring Vegetables

Now that the weather is warming up, most of us don’t want to spend exorbitant amounts of time in the kitchen. The sun is shining longer into the evening, the kids are involved in spring sports, and let’s face it: The last thing we want on busy weeknights is to spend a lot of time […]

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 May

Things To Buy On Sale In May

May is here, and between Mothers’ Day, graduations and the unofficial start of summer, you might be busy buying gifts and seasonal items this month. As with each month, May often offers special deals and bargains when it comes to shopping. Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan your purchases for […]