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10 Springtime Family Activities

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Spring is around the corner and my first impulse is to run outside and enjoy the weather! This is one of the reasons why it is the perfect season for springtime family activities.  As winter ends, every member of the family is restless.  Harnessing that energy for family togetherness…

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Family Fun: Making Homemade Ice Cream

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Family Fun—You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! There are few things better than a sweet cool treat on a hot summer day as the sun beats down. Making ice cream is not only a great treat but also a fun activity for the family.…

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Back to School: Starting School Party Ideas

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Starting kindergarten for the first time can be equal parts exciting and daunting—for both the student-to-be and for mom. There are many strategies to make the transition easier, but what could be more fun than a “starting school” party? A fun twist on a back to school themed celebration, it…

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Back to School Party Ideas for Any Age

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Is there a more fun way to mark the beginning of the school year than with a back to school party? From kindergarten to elementary school to middle and high school, here are some simple ways to make a celebration appropriate for just about any age. Back to School…

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Strengthening Families: Playdough Pictionary

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We started playing Playdough Pictionary because one of the characteristics of strong families is that they play together. And the old saying is true—families that play together, do tend to stay together.
Being active and involved in activities and games together is one of the best ways for families to

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Family Fun: How to Make Recreation Easy for Long-Term Fun

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I am of the firm belief that exercise and recreation have something in common: none of us are likely to do either of them long-term if they are not fun. You can psyche yourself up all you want to go to the gym, and you can even go and…

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