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Back to School Crafts
Back to School Crafts
Get ready for school with these fun back to school crafts! Back to School CraftsSchool Lunch TipsBack Pack Name Tag -Locker Magnets - Locker Mirrors -  Eraser Heads -Locker Mirror Note Holder -...
School Readiness Kindergarten to High School Check List
School Readiness Kindergarten to High School Check List
Help your children, kindergarten through High School, get ready and succeed in the coming school year.  Know what skills they need and provide activities throughout the summer to help them develop the skills needed to be a success at school.School Readiness check list Kindergarten to High...
Back to School
Back to School
Here are some fun facts about school: 79 million children attend US schools from pre-school to college. Families spend $8.5 billion on school clothing.  And 77% of children age 3-6 spend all day in school.Get ready for this school year with these tips about  - 5 Simple...

Parenting

Preparing Your College-Bound Child for Living with Roommates
Preparing Your College-Bound Child for Living with Roommates
By Sylvia Cochran - College BoundAs though moving away from home were not difficult enough, your son or daughter may have to add ‘roommate’ to the college to-do list. As a Christian parent, you are bound to be apprehensive about letting junior move in with virtual strangers whose lifestyles...
The Importance of Play
The Importance of Play
By Sylvia Cochran, Christian Parenting -Toys and games are a must-have for children. Far too often, children have rooms filled with the latest playthings. But they are actually deprived of real play enjoyment. Parents must ensure that they allow for ample fun and recreational...
Sons and Daughters: Avoiding Gender Stereotypes
Sons and Daughters: Avoiding Gender Stereotypes
 Armin Brott, parenting expert answers one dads question:Q: I've got twins--a boy and a girl--and I find myself treating them differently. I know I shouldn't. How can I keep myself from falling into stereotype traps and instead parent my children equally?

Food and Recipes

Grilled Gourmet Burgers Video - Recipe and Directions
Grilled Gourmet Burgers Video - Recipe and Directions
Grilled Gourmet Burgers ( Hamburger or Turkey Bugers) and coleslaw recipe -  how to prepare and grill video by Chef Billy Parisi.
Sugar Free Dessert Recipes
Sugar Free Dessert Recipes
One of the  best ways to keep your family healthy is to reduce sugar. this can help decrease the chances of getting diabetes and help prevent obesity which is no an epidemic for adults and children in the USA.
Summer Appetizers
Summer Appetizers
Watermelon, Feta, and Mint SaladCube the melon and cheese before sprinkling with shredded ribbons of fresh mint leaves and a dash of pepper.  Stuffed MushroomsLow in fat and calories, these small appetizers pack a lot of flavor into a small space.  Mix  fat...

Healthy Families

 Gluten – Free Lifestyle and Autism
Gluten – Free Lifestyle and Autism
Dr. Howard Peiper, N.D. -       One of the most popular alternative treatments for Autism, Down’s syndrome and A.D.D/A.D.H.D. is the gluten-free and casein-free lifestyle. It has not been proven to work, and many doctors are cautious about it, but if you're wondering...
Beware and Be Aware of E-Juice
Beware and Be Aware of E-Juice
By Dale Petersen MD - Building  Health -The electronic cigarette was invented in 2003 by Hon Lik, a 52 year old Chinese pharmacist, after his father died of lung cancer.  Electronic cigarettes were introduced in the United States and Europe in 2006 and have been steadily rising...
Drink Black Tea  for  Natural Allery Relief
Drink Black Tea for Natural Allery Relief
Research Further Demonstrate How Naturally-Occurring Antioxidants, Carotenoids, Phytochemicals From Teas and Plant Extracts Affect The Immune system

Family Summer Vacation

The $500 Staycation Itinerary
The $500 Staycation Itinerary
By Greta Jenkins - Staying in you hometown this year for vacation? These family fun activities make it the perfect family staycation and should apply to most communities. Day 1:  ZooGo Early and stay late, take a picnic lunch.  End the day back at home by watching...
Affordable Family Vacation Ideas
Affordable Family Vacation Ideas
Affordable family vacations in IL, VA and TX - Learn about President Lincoln, enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains or Texas Hill Country. Hotel or resorts for about $100 - $150 a night for a family of four. 
New at Theme Parks This Summer
New at Theme Parks This Summer
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Valencia, north of Los Angeles off Interstate 5 at the Magic Mountain Parkway exit. New this year: Bonzai Pipelines, two impressive thrill slides that sit side-by-side, features a unique launching capsule system on Taboo Tower. Friday Flicks&...
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Life and Style

Organize Your Dorm Room
Organize Your Dorm Room
Tips for setting up your dorm room and  keeping it organized!Cutting the college chaos makes it much easier to focus on your studies. More importantly being organized is empowering and...
USA Teens Love Soccer More then Baseball?
USA Teens Love Soccer More then Baseball?
Newly released research shows that participation and fandom in soccer has passed baseball among America's teens ages 14-17. The study reveals that 40% of teens surveyed consider themselves fans...
Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe in Your Yard
Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe in Your Yard
Keeping your dog safe in your yardSummer is finally here. The kids and Fido are anxious to enjoy the weather in your amazing backyard.  All the activity going on can be distracting, and...

Family Fun

Keep Kids Busy This Summer with a Backyard Camping Trip
Keep Kids Busy This Summer with a Backyard Camping Trip
The smell of a campfire, roasting marshmallows and sleeping under the starts can be an unforgettable summer experience for children of any age. Boredom during summer break typically leads to boredom after only a few weeks, but if there are time restraints...
Kids Summertime Reading List
Kids Summertime Reading List
Childrens' Books and Movies by Barbara Beitz -  If you live near a bookstore, give them a call and ask if they have any children's events schedule for the summer. I recently attended a wonderful book launch event at our local...
Beyond Marco Polo: Swimming Pool Games for Kids
Beyond Marco Polo: Swimming Pool Games for Kids
When it comes to swimming pool games, Marco Polo is so cliché. Try a new game to add a fun twist to your kids' summer swimming adventures. Here are five games kids can play in the swimming pool.


 

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