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Father's Day June 21, 2015

Survey of Dads Shows What They Want for Father's Day
Survey of Dads Shows What They Want for Father's Day
A survey of Americans' relationships with their  found that the  most popular gifts for Father's Day are homemade. - Take Your Dad Out for Their Special Day Nearly 40% of daughters take their dad out, while only 29% of sons do. Among those who do go out on their respective days, the majority surveyed reported...
Happy Father's Day - Crafts - Poems
Happy Father's Day - Crafts - Poems
Father's Day Crafts and Homemade Gifts - Father's Day Poems - Dad's Day Breakfast in Bed Recipes - Appreciation for Father's Day by Patti Hermes
Father's Day Breakfast Recipes
Father's Day Breakfast Recipes
Father's Day Breakfast Easy and Delicious Recipes: 

Parenting

Survey of Dads Shows What They Want for Father's Day
Survey of Dads Shows What They Want for Father's Day
A survey of Americans' relationships with their  found that the  most popular gifts for Father's Day are homemade. - Take Your Dad Out for Their Special Day Nearly 40% of daughters take their dad out, while only 29% of sons do. Among those who do go out on their respective days, the majority surveyed reported it was a great restaurant and their children typically paid for the meal.- Thank Your Dad...
PAUSE?  Are You Kidding Me?
PAUSE? Are You Kidding Me?
Sharon Scott, LPC, LMFT - Most families are caught up in the “busyness” of our world -We are overscheduled and always in a hurry. We think if something is bigger, better or faster that it is the next new piece of technology or car or home that we need. We sometimes live our lives with “If only I had xyz… then I would be happy.” Kids are often caught up into this happiness trap just as much as adults. -In the book, “The Power...
The Most Trying Times Of Day
The Most Trying Times Of Day
By America's Nanny Michelle LaRowe -  Help your child (and yourself!) navigate the transition times. -The transition times: mornings, drop off, pick up, bedtime -  anytime you and your child are shifting gears into a new activity place or person are often the most trying times of the day. -Remember that kids thrive on routine and structure and they like to know what's coming next in their day. They tend to find security...

Healthy Families

E-Cigarette Use by Teens Triples
E-Cigarette Use by Teens Triples
The  National Youth Tobacco Survey  shows that  cigarette smoking by teens continues to decline while e-cigarette tripled from 2013 to 2014 and now is higher than use of regular cigarettes. -High schoolers who smoke at least one a day fell from 12.7% to 9.2% in the past year, a record low. This occurred while the use of e-cigarettes increased from 4.5% to 13.4%; meaning there was no overall reduction of tobacco use from 2011...
Denial Is Not A River in Egypt
Denial Is Not A River in Egypt
By Dr. Howard Peiper - Path to a Better Life - What is Denial? -The term “denial” refers to the process by which people with addictions pretend (to themselves and/or to other people) that they do not have an addiction, when in fact they do, or that their addictive behavior is not problematic, when in fact it is. Denial may happen consciously, for example, when the person lies to cover up, or it may happen unconsciously, for example,...
Summer Grilling
Summer Grilling
By Lisa Metzgar, PhD, Nutrition Tidbits Summer is in full swing and it is time to break out the barbecue. Barbequing is a great way to add healthy foods to your diet and keep you kitchen clean and cool.  You can grill up an entire meal that will taste amazing. -Here are a few yummy grilling ideas: Fish is excellent on the grill.  Make sure when you are buying fish that you are getting wild and not farm raised. ...

Recipes

Peanut Butter Popcorn Poppers
Peanut Butter Popcorn Poppers
All kids love PB & J, but it gets a bit tiresome with the same sandwich every time. Not only are these PBPP (have the kids say that five times fast) a new twist, they are fun and easy for even the kids of almost any age to make. Simple peanut-butter-coated popcorn is shaped into small balls...
Food Play That Makes Eating Healthier and Fun
Food Play That Makes Eating Healthier and Fun
by Stephanie Maze Here are some easy and quick way  to make healthy and fun food with your kids. Make you childrens' s lives healthier and fun -1.  Young children who are learning their colors can sort through a variety of fruits and vegetables, and  put them into piles...
Roast Chicken and Potatoes - Comfort Food
Roast Chicken and Potatoes - Comfort Food
Apron Strings By Smantha Gianulis - In a photo finish with macaroni and cheese as the ultimate comfort meal -ROASTED CHICKEN AND POTATOES -- 1 whole chicken, between 3-5 lbs. - 6-8 Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and sliced lengthwise - 1-2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil - 1 lemon,...

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...

Family Travel and Vacations

National Park Week
National Park Week
It’s National Park Week – America’s biggest celebration of our national parks. This year, as part of the National Park Week theme, we are inviting everyone to Find Your Park and experience all that our nation’s more than 400 national parks have to offer. From diverse wildlife and iconic landscapes, to vibrant culture and rich history, our national parks have something for everyone. Find Your ParkThere...
Adventure Travel ideas
Adventure Travel ideas
By Steve Gillman - Exciting and Interesting Places to Go -Long before hitchhiking across the country at sixteen-years-old, I had a taste for adventure. At fourteen, a friend and I bicycled 300 miles in a few days during one summer. At seventeen, I went international with my adventuring, hitchhiking from Michigan to half-way across Mexico. Over forty now, I no longer put out my thumb - not very often, anyhow - but I still love to trav...
Taking Young Children to Disneyworld: It's All in the Planning
Taking Young Children to Disneyworld: It's All in the Planning
By Steven JeffriesMy wife Lisa told me a story about the last time she had been to Disney World as a young adult in the early nineties.She told her father at the time, "The next time I come back here, I'm coming here with my kids."  Little did she know, it would be with nearly four year old twins.  As for me, I had not been to Orlando's Disney World since I was a teenager in 1982.  Epcot had just opened, and there...

Home and Garden

Spring Safety Tips for Pets
Spring Safety Tips for Pets
By Jennifer Cummings, M Ed. - Positively Green -Spring is a wonderful time to get the entire family outside for walking, hiking, biking, and so many great activities!      - More than ever before eco-friendly families are bringing their pets along to join in the fun. From picnicking to canoeing, pets are found in more and more places as families head outside to throw off those winter blues! From sunny pond shores to...
Herb Gardening
Herb Gardening
Herb gardening is becoming more and more popular every day, and for a good reason.  Herbs have practical value, serve a purpose, and with herb gardening you can actually use your plants.  When most people think of herb gardening they automatically think of cooking, but herbs are also grown for their pleasant aroma and their beauty. Herbs can be grown in the ground or in planters. If you grow several herbs in one planter it can also...
A Retro Hallway
A Retro Hallway
By Sonya Weiss - Interior Design -When it comes to decorating, often the most neglected area of the home is the hallway.- Many people hang family photos or place a simple piece of artwork on the wall and then forget about it, thinking that the hallway is too narrow, or not knowing how to decorate it.- A hallway is a great opportunity to create a pop of color or to give the illusion that the space is larger than it really is. If you...

Family Fun

Which Card are You Going to Pick out for Dad on Father's Day?
Which Card are You Going to Pick out for Dad on Father's Day?
By Cheryl Moeller - Family Funny Stuff -- 1.  Dear Dad, This is not a plea for my allowance, it's a plea for a stimulus package to restart my economy. Happy Father's Day.  - 2.  Dear Dad, I love you more than a hippo or coyote. Happy Father's Day.- 3.  Dear Dad, I hope for Father's Day you can get rid of all the warts on your elbow. Happy Father's Day.- 4.  Dear Dad, how come whenever you make...
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 ...

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