Halloween Broomstick Recipe

I am so happy that October is here! It's time to start getting silly and making lots of fun concoctions. I love this Mozzarella Halloween Broomstick treat because it does not contain a lot of sugar and kids LOVE...

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Fall Party Recipe: Apple Pie Shakes

Enjoy the abundance of fall apples and the warm flavors of cinnamon and cream. It’s an easy, budget-friendly recipe for all your parties this fall. What You’ll Need: 1 1⁄2 cups Market Pantry Apple Cider* or Spiced Apple Cider 1 1⁄2 cups...

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Take Your Kids to Work

Prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom, I had plenty of experience with separation anxiety from my children. As a mother of five, that anxiety kicked in way too often. I have probably brought my children into my workplace a...

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Planning a Peanut-Free Birthday Party

Birthday parties are supposed to be fun! However for kids with food allergies and their parents, attending parties can often be stressful if you're not prepared. And hosts who don’t have experience with kids’ dietary needs may feel overwhelmed. Here are five tips for hosting...

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Adapting Play for Children with Special Needs

My children are only 16 months apart. When we are at the grocery store, or the drugstore, or a restaurant, people often ask how old they are. When I tell them that my son and daughter are 3 and...

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Choose the Right Nerf Blaster: Darts vs. Discs

By Chase Kassel I have been collecting Nerf Blasters since I was 8 years old. At the time, I couldn’t imagine the N-Strike line getting larger or better. By the time I was twelve, however, I had built a four-foot...

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How to Raise a Reader

A perennial question among parents of kids young or old is: “How can I raise a child who loves to read?” We hear this question repeated year after year because parents know that raising a skilled and frequent reader will give...

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Cooking Around the Campfire Equals Bonding Time

Nothing brings the family together like a camping trip—except maybe for cooking and sharing a meal. When you combine the two, it’s the ultimate bonding experience. Here are some tips and menu ideas for camp cooking that will please...

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Personalized Pillowcase Goodie Bag Tutorial

The year my daughter turned 7, slumber party-themed birthdays were incredibly popular. Many parents were not crazy about letting 6 and 7 year olds have sleepover parties yet so the theme was a hit. My daughter asked for a...

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Building Skills through Play

As a parent of a special needs child with sensory processing issues and poor muscle strength, I need to think out of the box a little bit when it comes to playtime. I want playtime to not only be...

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