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Strengthening Family: How to Set Up a Family Meeting

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Scheduling a family meeting to discuss family goals, plan family activities, and review the progress of your family can be a great way to strengthen your family. My family holds a monthly family meeting. We started holding meetings when our kids were very little, and it has been a great…

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Recipe: Panzanella “Italian Summer in a Bowl”

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This summer my vines are bursting with tomatoes and the basil is a deep green. With the hot summer night heat, it is the perfect time for panzanella. This Italian bread salad is the quintessential summer lunch or dinner side dish. It's an easy mixture of ripe tomatoes, red…

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Summer Craft: How to Make the Perfect Picnic Blanket

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I LOVE summer! Cold days are my nemesis, so the second th3 sun makes an appearance in my neck of the woods, I am out enjoying it! One of our favorite summer activities is going to the park and taking a picnic lunch or dinner. Or my personal favorite, just…

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Recipe: Easy and Inexpensive Homemade Hummus

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I don't have time to be uber-frugal and make everything from scratch, and I don't have the funds to go wild on convenience food purchases. So I tend to do the math, multiply the dollars and cents to decide which of our favorite dishes are best made cooking from…

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Emotional Eating: How to Shift From “Out-of-Control” to an Empowered Eater

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We all eat emotionally sometimes. After all, there is a powerful connection between food and love that begins at the breast—it’s literally hardwired into us. Not to mention the conditioning we all received when given a food treat to make things “all better” when we were little. Naturally, we are…

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5 Ways Toddlers Can Use the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition

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Amazon recently came out with a new Echo Dot Kids Edition that is fun, colorful, and reasonably priced. When we first received this product, I wasn’t sure how much my toddlers would be able to use it. So many of the functionalities and games seemed aimed towards children that are

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Family Fun: Soda Pop Bottle Launcher

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When you have boys, you need to keep them busy or they get into trouble. My 15 year old son loves to build things. This summer he decided to make a soda pop bottle launcher with his brother. All I had to do was purchase the items at Home Depot,…

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Relationships: How to Connect with Others Through Food

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If you think about life's different occasions, food is most likely at the center of each one. We use food to mark special occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, graduations and weddings. Food is used to offer comfort to people who are mourning the loss of a loved…

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