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Spring Has Sprung!

Longer days and warmer weather is here…well almost! With nicer weather on the way, after so many cold months stuck inside, you and your children may be wondering what activities you want to participate in. It might be hard to believe, but the sun is coming and you’ll want to get outside and enjoy some

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Getting the Most from a Daily Routine

As adults, we live our lives on a routine; whether it is flexible or rigid, it’s all based on different schedules that work for our lives. We have a daily routine that consists of getting up, preparing a meal for ourselves, sometimes children or other people, cleansing and daily hygiene, followed by getting ready for

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Yard Sale to Keep Your House Clutter Free

Spring cleaning is in full force at our home. I don’t like clutter at all, or keeping things that we’re not using. Pulling out the spring/summer clothing, and going through all the winter clothing, before packing it away is the perfect time to make a donation pile.

This year, our community is having a street sale

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Encourage Strong Sibling Relationships

Where peace and quiet used to be is now filled with bickering and fighting.  Whatever happened to when your kids got a long and played together all day? Hearing your name yelled, as a request to referee a small disagreement, can be daunting and honestly not necessary. Kids will work out their differences and there

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Happy National Puppy Day!

Today is National Puppy Day! A day to celebrate your family’s best friend and furriest companion. What better way to spend the day than throwing tennis balls, going for walks and giving out treats to make your pooch happy. If you’re looking for creative and unique ways to celebrate your puppers, look no further, I

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Easter Outfits with Style

Peter Cotton Tail is coming to town and you’re thinking about what the kids will wear to the Easter Dinner you’ll be attending. Maybe you have an Easter themed photo shoot for the kids with baby chicks and bunnies, so cute! First thing’s first, we must shop for the perfect outfits.

We all know there are

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Tips For Smooth Traveling With the Kids!

With spring break coming up for the kids, you might be thinking it’s time for a family vacation. Now is a great time to escape the last days of winter. You’re needing some sun, rest and rejuvenation! I know I do. But planning a trip with kids is far more time-consuming than one with just

  • Strawberries and Asparagus in season

Easy, Fresh, Spring Meal Ideas

I love exploring new meals and cuisines. Experimenting with recipes is always fun and, often, I create new things by wandering off-track from the original recipe.  Here’s the catch – often, recipes I find online call for extravagant ingredients. As much as I’d love to travel the globe collecting spices, and the finest salts, I

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Spring Forward into Fashion!

Nicer weather is just around the corner – or so I keep optimistically thinking. Well, even if it’s not as close as I would like, spring will be here and that’s an excuse to get some shopping in! After every winter, ever since I was young, I couldn’t wait to pack my jackets, hats and

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Music for All the Children

My days of playing the recorder and torturing my parents’ ears are long gone, but my love for music and singing (although I’m terrible at it) is still strong. I used to love music class as a child, we would all line up, walk a few classrooms over and be greeted by the warmest smile.