Tag: Spring

Growing May Flowers: Easy Picks for New Gardeners

| May 17, 2023 | 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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May Day Traditions to Enjoy at Home

| May 1, 2023 | 4 Comments

May 1 is also known as May Day in some parts of the world. This holiday has been celebrated for thousands of years; it likely started out as a pagan celebration of the spring, fertility and the new year (this was before the current calendar came to be). Now, children and adults in various parts […]

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Money-Saving Tips for Spring

| March 23, 2022 | 2 Comments

If you live in a cold climate, you are probably feeling the relief that accompanies a lower heating bill now that spring is here. On the other hand, if you live where the mercury is rapidly rising, your air conditioning bills may be starting to increase as well – I know mine are! Spring brings […]

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Things to Do on Spring Break at Home

| March 11, 2022 | 17 Comments

Some school districts have spring break in March and others in April. Unfortunately, with the many snow storms so far this year, they have been wreaking havoc across the northeast; some school districts closed for a week in February and will be losing their spring breaks! If this is the case for you, you might […]

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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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When Your Child Has a Fear of Bugs

| April 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

Warmer temperatures bring all sorts of good things: ice cream and flowers, sunny days, spring sports are just a few. Unfortunately, they also bring out insects. From buzzing bumblebees to biting mosquitoes to roly-poly pill bugs, the creepy-crawlies come out in full force after the last of winter’s snow has melted. While bugs are just […]

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Spring Sports For Your Child

| April 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

Now that spring is here, it’s time for spring sports to begin! Whether your child is an athlete or this is his first year trying out for a team or an individual sport, spring is a great time to get him outside in the fresh air. With childhood obesity at an all-time high, encouraging activity […]

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Raincoat-Buying Tips

| March 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

You know the saying: April showers bring May flowers. Spring is officially here, and depending on where in the country you live, you might be dealing with rain now. The good news is that the weather is warming up, so if you’re still wearing your winter coat, you won’t be soon enough! That can make […]

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Your Child’s First Dance Recital

| March 21, 2013 | 2 Comments

All over the country, little girls and boys who have taken dance lessons are starting to look forward to their recitals! The recital is the culmination of the year’s worth of classes, and typically takes place sometime between late April and early June. Hopefully you were told all of the pertinent information toward the beginning […]

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Get Some Spring in Your Step With TOMS Shoes

| February 10, 2013 | 22 Comments

Are you looking forward to spring? I know that when we lived up north, by the beginning of February, I was on the lookout for the crocuses to start poking out of the snow, even though it would be another month before they’d actually appear. With much of the country suffering from the winter doldrums, […]

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