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Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
April 24, 2014 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. So how can you get the most out of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day?  Here are some tips to make the day go smoothly: Make sure your child wants to participate. First...
Family Activities to Celebrate Earth Day
Family Activities to Celebrate Earth Day
Learn about ways your family can be eco-friendly year around.Celebrate Earth DayMark Your Calendar  for Earth Day  April 22, 2014
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...

Spring Gardening

Spring Gardening Tips
Spring Gardening Tips
It’s been a long time coming, but spring is finally on its way and we can all enjoy some much deserved sunshine. Now is the time to start preparing your garden for its main growing season. Here are some great tips to help your garden spring...
8 Great Benefits From Starting A Community Garden
8 Great Benefits From Starting A Community Garden
By Angela PricketteIf you are looking for a community-spirited project for your town, then you should consider a garden for everyone. Here are eight great benefits from starting a community garden.
Plan Your Spring Garden
Plan Your Spring Garden
Dreaming of spring, triggering an itch to get out of the house and into the garden. But while you are fighting a full-blown case of cabin fever, plant explorers and outdoor décor vendors are turning up a whole slew of new green goods.From...

Parenting

Friend Peer Pressure
Friend Peer Pressure
Sharon Scott, LPC, LMFT - When you think of negative peer pressure, you probably imagine a scene in the hall at school where one youth asks another to copy.Many times kids give in and loan the homework for fear of losing friends and not being...
Teaching Special Needs Children Healthy Habits
Teaching Special Needs Children Healthy Habits
By Kandace Heller - Most parents of children with a disability or special need will tell you that raising such a special child does have its challenges, but is also very rewarding. When raising special needs kids, it is helpful to learn...
Should We Turn Back the Clock on Technology for our Kids?
Should We Turn Back the Clock on Technology for our Kids?
By Patti Hermes - Parent to ParentYou may or may not have seen this in your travels on the world wide web in recent weeks in the Huffinton Post -- Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12 , by Chris Rowan,...

Food and Recipes

Best Easter Recipes
Best Easter Recipes
Suggested Menu:Martha Stewart's Honey Orange Baked HamPear and Walnut Salad with Roquette and Parmesan - Recipe BelowWicked Roasted VegetablesEdith's Applesauce CakeRe
Take Your Kids Around the World with These Recipes (Without Leaving the Kitchen)
Take Your Kids Around the World with These Recipes (Without Leaving the Kitchen)
These days, unless you're pulling down a salary in the high six figures, a trip around the world is pretty much out.  And that's a shame; traveling together brings families closer and opens doors...
Spring Cleaning
Spring Cleaning
By Lisa Metzgar, PhD, Nutrition Tidbits - Body Detox Using VegetablesThe Easter Bunny is coming and with it we hope he will bring beautiful spring weather. Plants are starting to sprout and...

Healthy Families

too Little or Too Much Weight  Gain in Pregnancy Causes Child Obesity
too Little or Too Much Weight Gain in Pregnancy Causes Child Obesity
Gaining either too much or too little weight during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of having an overweight or obese child, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The Importance of Family Vacations
The Importance of Family Vacations
By Dale Petersen - Building  Health -With the approach of spring thoughts often turn toward summer vacations. When my children were still young and living at home we spent two weeks each summer exploring a section of the country. We...
Milk Power... Two Glasses a Day Tones   Muscles and Helps Keep the Fat Away  In Women, Study Shows!
Milk Power... Two Glasses a Day Tones Muscles and Helps Keep the Fat Away In Women, Study Shows!
Women who drink two large glasses of milk a day after their weight-lifting routine gained more muscle and lost more fat compared to women who drank sugar-based energy drinks, a McMaster study has found.The study appears in the June issue...
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Life and Style

Best Ideas for Building Your Own Deluxe Treehouse
Best Ideas for Building Your Own Deluxe Treehouse
By Brooke Brooke Chaplan - Just about every kid and plenty of adults dream about having their own deluxe treehouse. Kids these days should learn more about how to build things themselves,...
Nature Lovers and Baby Animals: A Tough Summer Lesson
Nature Lovers and Baby Animals: A Tough Summer Lesson
By Jennifer Cummings, M.Ed. - Spring and summer are wonderful times of the year when all creatures in nature are enjoying the benefits of warm weather and plentiful food sources to grow healthy...
Family Photo Ideas, Themes and Tips
Family Photo Ideas, Themes and Tips
By Brooke Chaplan - Family Pictures: How to Prepare You and the KidsMany people don't take enough time to prepare for their family photo shoots, and as a result, they often...

Family Fun

Happy Poetry Month - Poem A Lion Cub Named Lionel
Happy Poetry Month - Poem A Lion Cub Named Lionel
A LION CUB NAMED LIONEL by Candace A. Dietz A lion cub named Lionel Said, “Mama, this is final: I cannot eat my peas, So please don’t feed me these.
Mom Time
Mom Time
By Cherly Moeller - Family Funny Stuff 11 Ways You Know it's Time for Some "Mommy Alone Time" Mommies need a little break every once in a while.  You know it's time for a mommy break: 1. When instead of on the nail side, you...
April Fools Day - Pranks for Kids
April Fools Day - Pranks for Kids
These are harmless April Fools Day Pranks - Very Funny! Be sure and say April Fools after you pull off the prank  so your friends and family know you are joking and don't get too freaked out. Usually it's best to only play pranks...


 

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