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Easter April 5, 2015

Happy Easter
Happy Easter
Easter Crafts - Easter Hat  - Bunny Cake - Printable Letter from the Easter Bunny for Child
Traditional British Easter Recipes
Traditional British Easter Recipes
By Tom ReynoldsEaster is the perfect time to indulge in delicious sweet treats, from sticky hot cross buns to smooth, velvety chocolate eggs. If you fancy doing a little baking over the Easter period, here are two of our favourite British Easter recipes to try out at home. 
Fun and Fanciful Easter Bunny Tracks
Fun and Fanciful Easter Bunny Tracks
By Jessica Ackerman - If your child is like most children, every year he or she probably anxiously awaits the arrival of the Easter Bunny.This Easter season why not add to the fun by adding adorable Easter Bunny tracks around your home and yard?

Parenting

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? 
Do you know someone who was born in 2010?
Do you know someone who was born in 2010?
If yes, kindergarten begins in just a few months. Is your child ready? Here are some kindergarten readiness tips from the Family Involvement of Network Educators at Harvard University. Access to quality pre-school programs give kids the best chance of success A smooth transition from preschool to kindergarten makes a difference for children’s outcomes Families play an important role in the transition to school It’s...
No Chicks for Easter Please
No Chicks for Easter Please
Parent to Parent by Patti Hermes -Easter comes early this year, and with it the spring chicks. I had never heard of this practice until recently, but apparently giving live chicks to small children as gifts for Easter is pretty common. And I can't imagine whoever came up with such an idea!First, yes, chicks are cute, for about a day. The typical feed-store chick usually starts to feather out and mature very quickly, losing...

Healthy Families

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 clear toxins...
Do Our Minds Need a Spring Cleaning?
Do Our Minds Need a Spring Cleaning?
By Dr. Howard Peiper - Spring is in the air and many of us take time out to spring clean our homes, garages, etc to get rid of all the clutter and dirt we have accumulated over the past seasons. But as we go about doing this, have we considered giving our minds a spring clean too, to get rid of any emotional clutter and junk we may have accumulated? We would be amazed at the kind of “baggage” we pick up over the...

Recipes

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. 
 Easter Bread Recipes
Easter Bread Recipes
Easter Breads are a great tradition and making celebrating this holiday very spwcial indeed. Here Easter Bread Ring with Eggs - Breaided Easter Bread - Bunny Bread - Easter Biscuits Recipes. Happy Easter!
Best Easter Recipes
Best Easter Recipes
Easter Dinner Suggested Menu:Leg of Lamb -Pear and Walnut Salad with Roquette and Parmesan - Recipe Below -Wicked Roasted Vegetables -Edith's Applesauce CakeRecipes: 

Features

How Often Does Your Family Have Dinner Together ?

How Often Does Your Family Have Dinner Together ?

Is your family part of the 75% who eat together most week days?According to an NBC poll, families are gathering around the dinner table together more often than in previous years with nearly four in five parents surveyed (79 percent) reporting that they have dinner with their families most days of the week. This finding comes as recent research shows that teens who have frequent family dinners are more likely to be emotionally content, have...
Earth Day Kid Activities

Earth Day Kid Activities

This year Earth Day celebrates its 45th anniversary. As it stands, Earth Day serves as a reminder for most to recycle plastic bottles, and newspapers. Make this year count. This is your chance to do more than turn off running water when not in use or turn off the lights when you are not in the room. Take on an Earth Day challenge; find the most challenging green tips and live it every day. Wondering how to make Earth Day fun with...
The Christian Parent's Guide to Celebrating Earth Day

The Christian Parent's Guide to Celebrating Earth Day

By Sylvia Cochran - Christian ParentingLoyal readers of this column already know that I take an occasionally somewhat unorthodox stance on some of the issues that Christian parents face on a daily basis. Halloween, Christmas and Earth Day are but a few examples of times when unorthodoxy is called for in the best interest of the child, the parent and the scriptures.It is an open secret that there are some folks within the...

Home and Garden

Families Online Magazine Android App
Families Online Magazine Android App
Now you get Families Online Magazine on your Android device Free quickly and easily click here 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 RecipesParenting Tips from Experts
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

Put On A Happy Face
Put On A Happy Face
Teens By Jillian Bietz - Looking for a way to improve your attitude or your outlook on life? Not only are these books fun to read, but they are full of insight and opportunity too! The Happy Book by Rachel Kempster and Meg LederThis interactive, customizable journal/book is sure to brighten anybody’s sour mood. With plenty of pages designated for customization by scribbles, pasted artifacts, lists and other creative...
The Top Ten Attractions to Avoid on your Family Vacation
The Top Ten Attractions to Avoid on your Family Vacation
The Top Ten Attractions to Avoid on your Family Vacation 1. Any roadside diner advertising, "Home Cooking" and "Free Oil Change". 2. Any medieval jousting match asking for your blood type and name of next of kin. 3. Any mule trip into the Grand Canyon selling only one-way tickets. 4. Any tour of a nuclear power plant promising, "You'll be the first on your block to glow in the dark."
Picture Books: Connecting with History, People, and Places
Picture Books: Connecting with History, People, and Places
By Barbara Bietz - Children's Books and DVD's Many non-fiction picture books are created for a school-age audience. Picture books are engaging; the combination of art and prose is the perfect medium to invite readers to learn about history and the people who helped shape the world around us.

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 beach sticker...
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 3Ω hour journey which passes the wreck site of the movie ëThe Fugitiveí 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?

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