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How to Help a Child Cope with the Passing of a Pet

Everyone always gets excited when a new pet is introduced into the family. In those joyous early days, we forget that pets typically do not live longer than we do. Thus, we often have to… read more

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Have You Chosen Your Favorite Crayon for National Crayon Day?

When you open a fresh new box of crayons, which color do you gravitate to first? If you said blue, then you’re in good company. In a poll conducted by Crayola in 1993 and again… read more

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No-Bake Easter Treats You Can Make in a Hurry

Easter is super early this year and has completely taken me by surprise! Being so early in the year, I feel like I have nothing planned. I love to bake holiday treats and I have… read more

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Don’t Throw Out Those Brown Bananas, Make Banana Bread

We’ve all been there: Buy bunch of bananas, toss them on the counter, and totally forgot about them until they are brown, mushy and stinking up the kitchen. But before you throw these lost-causes in… read more

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How to Get Your Kids to Read: Top Tips from a Parent

Learning to read can be a challenging adventure for some children. And, sometimes, it just takes them a while to find a love for it. We struggled to get my oldest to love reading and,… read more

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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a Family

Valentine’s Day means different things to different people. It took on a whole new meaning for me once I had kids. The celebration of love became more about coming up with fun ways to express… read more

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Winter Crafts for the Family

Winter is a time to snuggle up and enjoy some hot cocoa and quality family time. It can also be a time of hay fever and a lot of indoor play and crafting. To get… read more

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How To Outsmart Picky Eaters

We all know a picky eater or two. I have two in my household. Getting them to try new foods can be a bit of a challenge, but I have learned a thing or two… read more

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The Best Cookies to Leave for Santa

Nothing smells better than holiday cookies baking on a cold winter’s night, especially when there’s a fire going in the fireplace, and you’re snuggled in with some hot chocolate or even a cold glass of… read more

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6 Things to Do with Leftover Halloween Candy

They did the trick-or-treating. They got all the candy. They got a belly ache from eating too much. Now what? In our house, we normally sort all the candy, put it in a giant bowl,… read more

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