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Helpful Tips for Minecraft Parents

Do you have a child between the ages of seven and “I-stopped-counting-after-the-third-candle”? Did you also make the huge mistake of giving them access to electricity? Do you provide opportunities for that child to have social contact with other human life forms? Do they shout random terms like “Butter!” and “Creeper Lava Diamond Pig!” even before you give him a dose of Benadryl on the drive to Gramma’s house? If you answered “yes,” … [Read More...]

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AIR MILES Cash Rewards Save The Day (And Dinner!)

I just knew when AIR MILES announced the exciting news in August that you could redeem AIR MILES for use at any Cara Restaurant, that it wouldn't be long before I cashed in. As a person who shares recipes for a living, the reality is that there are days I'd just as soon have a root canal than cook dinner. My children, however, have this bizarre condition that requires me to provide them with three squares a day? I can't be … [Read More...]

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How Two Canadian Girls Fell in Love with American Girl

In 2010 I visited New York City for the first time ever to attend BlogHer. I immediately fell in love with NYC and in an unexpected twist, was struck with guilt almost from the time I stepped off the plane. On the one hand I was living footloose and fancy free with my girlfriends in the Big Apple but on the other hand I was missing having this amazing experience with my family. It weighed on me heavily that I had not brought them … [Read More...]

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Delicious Dairy-Free Chocolate Coffee Coconut Mousse

I love a few things in life. I love coffee, and chocolate, and...oh yes! I love my kids, and dessert, and also coconut. It's pretty easy to make me happy if a day can somehow involves all these things. We've been trying to eat a healthier diet here at my house, and since cold and flu season is upon us, that means watching our sugar intake in hopes of keeping our immunity strong. But we love sweets, especially after dinner, me … [Read More...]

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Helpful Tips for Minecraft Parents

Do you have a child between the ages of seven and “I-stopped-counting-after-the-third-candle”? Did you also make the huge mistake of giving them access to electricity? Do you provide opportunities for that child to have social contact with other human life forms? Do they shout random terms like “Butter!” and “Creeper Lava Diamond Pig!” even before you give him a d … [Read More...]

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Cold or Flu? How to Know and What to Do

By now, summer is all but a memory and the cold winter air will soon blow in. Snuffly noses and hacking coughs will ring through staff rooms and school cafeterias; the loud, barking cry which foretells the coming of Cold and Flu Season. You're one of the lucky few if you don't get sidelined by at least a cold during the winter, because recycled air and lack of … [Read More...]

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The Three Top Organization Apps You Need!

I wouldn’t necessarily describe myself as a super organized person, but the fact of the matter is I have four active kids, a husband, and at least half a dozen of my own projects or activities going on at all times and very little falls through the cracks. I must be doing something right, right? These are three top organization apps I regularly use to help keep t … [Read More...]

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Top 10 Reasons Your Kids Need Arts-Based Extracurricular Activities

In the Top 10 Reasons Your Kids Need Sports-Based Extracurricular Activities post, I listed many reasons why physical activity is awesome for kids both in terms of their physical and mental well-being.  While creativity-based activities don’t necessarily exercise the physical body (although some do), they benefit our kids in so many incredible ways. & … [Read More...]

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Now For Mothers Healing Mix

#HealingMix Review I’m finally clawing my way out of the bleary baby days. It’s been four kids and 12 years of being at the mercy of other people’s schedules and needs. Last month, I lovingly sent the tiniest one off to … [Read More...]

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How to Go RVing in NYC

Okay, so maybe the title of this post is a little misleading. You're not exactly going to pull your RV up to Central Park and put out the slides, ok? You can go RVing in NYC though even if you're not "technically" in … [Read More...]

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How To Be A Good Houseguest

You’ve saved your money, arranged time off from the daily routine, and arrived by plane, train, or automobile to parts unknown. Okay, maybe not entirely unknown if you’re visiting a friend or your ancestral home, but … [Read More...]

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