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Mother's Day May 10, 2015

Mother's Day Crafts
Mother's Day Crafts
Kids Craft Fun - Homemade Gifts -  A mom cherishes nothing more than a gift from her child – especially one that they took the time to create. There are Mother's Day gifts and spring crafts easy enough for dad to help out too.Mother's Day & Spring Projects:Basil Infused Vinegar: An extravagant...
Happy Mother's Day Poems and Crafts
Happy Mother's Day Poems and Crafts
Sunday May 10, 2015 - Mom's Day Poems - Mother's Day History - Mother's Day Crafts
Mother's Day Gift Ideas For Your Mom
Mother's Day Gift Ideas For Your Mom
Mother's Day gifts are the special idea to make your mom happy in the special event of mother’s day. Mother deserves something much more special on the mom’s day, gifted from her child. Since no one could be so personal and specific to the child, mom is the only one on this planet who has done so great for the children. Thus she needs to...

Family Travel and Vacations

Cape Cod Vacation in Mashpee Massachusetts
Cape Cod Vacation in Mashpee Massachusetts
Mashpee Massachusetts is a microcosm of Cape Cod, with opportunities to relax on a spring, summer or early fall vacation.  - From tennis and golf at New Seabury Resort to biking and beach bumming around the town, Mashpee is an ideal vacation spot for your whole family. - There are a couple beaches conveniently located right in Mashpee, John's Pond and South Cape Beach. Contact the Mashpee town hall to determine whether you need...
A Guide to Great Smoky Mountain Vacations
A Guide to Great Smoky Mountain Vacations
The best way to see The Great Smoky Mountain is to take The Great Smoky Mountain Railway. This takes you through river gorges, fertile valleys, and tunnels cut out of mountains. A choice of trips include: The Tuckasegee river trip, a 3 hour journey which passes the wreck site of the movie The Fugitive and travels through Cowee Tunnel, hand dug by convicts and the Nantahala Gorge trip which crosses Fontana Lake to the Nantahala Gorge white-water...
 Fun Roadtrip Games for Family Travel
Fun Roadtrip Games for Family Travel
Car travel games are a tradition wherever families take vacations or long trips by automobile.Long drives are always more tolerable with some diversion or entertainment, and reading might not be the best choice, at least for the driver. Why not try some games that everyone in the car can play?

Parenting

Siblings Relationships - Rivalry and Love
Siblings Relationships - Rivalry and Love
April 10 was Siblings Day, a time devoted to growing stronger bonds between siblings. Brothers and sisters celebrated with parties and picnics and rememberances of the good and bad times.  Parenting siblings, especially when there is strong sibling rivalry is challenging to say the least.  Here are some parenting experts with advice about how to help your siblings get past the rivalry and on to better relationships. - America's...
The Do's and Don'ts of Taking Food on the Go
The Do's and Don'ts of Taking Food on the Go
By America's Nanny Michelle LaRowe - The summer weather provides perfect opportunities for outdoor fun, but when you're bringing food along, it's important to know food safety basics. As food is exposed to warmer temperatures, bacteria can multiply rapidly which can cause those who consume it to become ill. - To protect yourself, your family, and your friends from food-borne illnesses during warm-weather months, safe food handling
Technology Helps Grandparents Connect with Grandchildren
Technology Helps Grandparents Connect with Grandchildren
Whether it’s sitting around a table sharing meals and exchanging stories, gathering in the living room to play board games or a child curling up in a grandparent’s lap to read a book, nothing can replace the special bonding that comes with families sharing “us time.”  - Missing grandkids is and looking for a way to really connect? Tired of Skype timing out or being ignored? 

Healthy Families

Forgiveness Heals Our Soul
Forgiveness Heals Our Soul
By Dr. Howard Peiper - Path to a Better Life -At some point in every abuse survivor’s healing journey, he or she must face the question of forgiveness. Are there some abuses too atrocious to forgive? Is it possible, or even healthy, to forgive someone who has never asked to be forgiven, someone who has never acknowledged any wrongdoing, and someone who continues to practice the same abusive behaviors?     Many survivors...
Study: Best Diet for Weight Loss
Study: Best Diet for Weight Loss
Eating More Protein and Less Refined Starch Is Critical for Effective Dieting, Major Study Shows.  A large-scale study  called "Diogenes"  has investigated the optimum dietary composition for  preventing and treating obesity. The results were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine by researchers at the Faculty of Life  Sciences (LIFE), University of Copenhagen. If you want to lose...
Body Spring Cleaning
Body Spring Cleaning
By Lisa Metzgar PhD. - Nutrition Tidbits -  It is the time of year that I like to do a little spring cleaning.  Not only do I clean out the garage, I also like to do a little spring cleaning in my body. Over the course of time, we all tend to build up toxins in our body.  Toxins can come from the environment, chemicals, food, and water.  We have several organs in our body that help to...

Recipes

Chorizo  and Sweet Potato Stuffed Mushrooms with Feta
Chorizo and Sweet Potato Stuffed Mushrooms with Feta
CHORIZO AND SWEET POTATO STUFFED MUSHROOMS WITH FETA - 20 large mushrooms (any mushrooms that looks big enough to hold stuffing after you pop out the stem) -- 1 tbsp. olive oil- 1 pkg. beef chorizo sausage (I buy the kind that looks like Kielbasa)- 1 large sweet potato, ...
Creamy Lemon Rosemary Chicken Over Rice
Creamy Lemon Rosemary Chicken Over Rice
By Samantha Gianulis - Apron Strings -When spring returns, the senses of the Earth and all of its creatures awaken. -Creamy Lemon Rosemary Chicken Over Rice  Recipe - Yummy Family Dinner! -The lemon and rosemary speak of spring, the creaminess, casserole-feel of this dish...
Spring Dresses and Fried Egg Sandwiches
Spring Dresses and Fried Egg Sandwiches
Apron Strings by Samantha Gianulis -The theme and metaphor is so overdone, but I never tire of it; Spring is the beginning, or renewal, of things. 

Features

 Inspirational Poems for Graduates

Inspirational Poems for Graduates

Emergence - I belive I can Fly - Desiderata and If (by Kipling)  - High School and College -Poems to inspire and remember this graduation day.  Perfect for graduation celebrations and ceremonies for middle school, high school and college. - Graduation Poems for Preschoolers - For the Children - By...
Nine Things Not to Say in a Graduation Card

Nine Things Not to Say in a Graduation Card

By Cherly Moeller - Family Funny Stuff - 1. Best of luck now that you’re entering the worst job market since the Great Depression. -2. Congrats on your achievement – forget the fact you’ll be paying off student loans for the next 48 years and they’ll garnish your wages if you miss two payments in a row – just savor the...
Graduation Party Recipes

Graduation Party Recipes

Here are some favorite graduation party recipes!  - Motar Graduation Cupcakes, Herbed Potato Skins and More. -   Graduation Cupcakes Mexi-Cheesy Chip Dip Best Taco Dip Easy Garlic Chicken Herbed...
April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

 Time to educate ourselves about alchol and health and the  problems caused by drinking too much. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) encourages the public to dedicate this month to understanding how excessive drinking can affect health and to evaluating their own drinking habits. - Consequences of drinking...

Home and Garden

Families Online Magazine Android App
Families Online Magazine Android App
Now you can get Families Online Magazine on your Android device free quickly and easily  - Every issue brings you the information you need to be a successful parent, keep your family healthy and enjoying family fun activities. -In each monthly issue -Delicious Recipes -Parenting Tips from Experts click here to get app
Bur Oak  Plant of the Year
Bur Oak Plant of the Year
The Garden Club of America (GCA) selects Quercus macrocarpa, Bur Oak as Plant of the Year.  Annually GCA has choosen a  North American native plant to receive its Montine McDaniel Freeman Medal for Plant of the Year. Bur Oak is noted for its beautiful shape, long horizontal branches and tolerance for pollution, drought, wind and cold.  Hardy in USDA Zones 4 to 8 and parts of Texas, the tree often reaches...
Do You Want to Move? 10% of USA Wants to Move.
Do You Want to Move? 10% of USA Wants to Move.
Nearly 10 percent of U.S. residents are dissatisfied with their current housing, neighborhood, local safety or public services to the point that they want to move, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report. -The report, Desire to Move and Residential Mobility: 2010-2011, looks at the characteristics of householders who desired to move. Participation. This survey included 50,000 households for several years. -Who wants to move? - Young...

Family Fun

Stress Free Graduation Parties and More
Stress Free Graduation Parties and More
The graduation season is soon approaching and many parents and loved ones are looking for ways to mark the momentous occasion. Finding a stress free solution to celebrate the event can be easy and affordable with the following graduation party ideas.  Implement a Plan Include your teen in the party planning stage of the event. Allow them a number of guests to invite and set a limit on the costs. Include flowers, balloons,...
Graduate Crafts and Party Favors
Graduate Crafts and Party Favors
Make this graduation a special one to remember with these handmade crafts and party favors for all ages. Graduate Crafts and Party Favors- Party Table Decorations Lil Grad Guy Bookworm Wall Hanging Seed Bead Pins Memory T-shirt Photo Stand Grad Recipes ...
Mother's Day is a Time to Get Your Mom Things She Really Needs Because...
Mother's Day is a Time to Get Your Mom Things She Really Needs Because...
By Cheryl Moeller - Family Funny Stuff -Nine Signs Mom is Not Taking Care of Herself -- 1.  Her idea of a day at the spa is walking inside a $4.00 car wash and savoring the shampoo cycle.- 2.  She last went for a run the night after the Election (she was excited Harry Truman won).- 3.  She last went to the dentist because her braces were too tight and needed adjustment (she was excused from 8th grade geography...

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