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Ten Easy Ways to Give Back for Earth Day

As a parent, one of the important things that I am trying to teach my children is to respect the Earth and to take care of it for the future.     Though reinforcing these points is important throughout the year, Earth Day is a great time to start some new eco-friendly efforts around your home […]

Easy Peanut Butter Eggs Recipe

Every year, Easter tries to sneak up on me. I’m sitting here just two days away from Easter, realizing that I have pretty much missed every single one of our traditions this year. The next two days are about to be a whirlwind of bunny-prepping, egg-dying, and holiday food-making! And to get started, I’m going […]

Dealing with a Day Off from School as an At-Home Parent

Parents who are home, whether as stay-at-home or work-at-home parents, typically have a daily routine that is based around the hours that their children are at school. While ideally, that schedule can often be flexible enough to accommodate scheduled days off and the occasional weather-related break, there are times when you just have things that […]

Fun Non-Candy Easter Basket Treat Ideas

  If you’re like me, you’re beginning to work on putting the Easter Bunny stash together, in preparation for setting out the kids’ Easter baskets in a couple of weeks. I love giving the kids a few favorite candy treats in their baskets, but including some non-candy items is, for me, just a sound parenting […]

Five Easy Ways to Freshen Up for Spring

We’ve been waiting for weeks for the weather to turn to warm. Spring teased us for a minute in the mid-Atlantic, giving us a few days where we were in flip flops, then taking a violent turn with a winter storm and sub-freezing temperatures. While we haven’t quite made it back to the short sleeves […]

Festive Fridays: Spring Break Boredom Bingo Printable

  Spring break season is here! While we’re in an area where the kids don’t get out until Good Friday, I’m already thinking ahead and making plans for my kids and coming up with some ideas to fight those dreaded words – “I’m BORED!” My kids are getting older now and they can easily entertain […]

Festive Fridays: Spring Break Staycation Ideas

While the weather is still confused about what time of year it really is, we’re moving quickly into spring break season! If you’re like me and just itching to plan a great break for your family but not able to take the time off for or spend money on travel, creating a staycation is a […]

Festive Fridays: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

  St. Patrick’s Day is a day where just about everyone celebrates being Irish, even if it’s an honorary nationality, awarded you for your love of Guinness. While the roots of this special day a religious feast to honor St. Patrick, who is the patron saint of Ireland, it has become a celebration of all […]