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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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Gardening: Turning Your Garden Harvest into Playtime

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The family that gardens together, harvests together in more ways than one. Performing a community task strengthens relationships. Picking the fruits of their labor gives kids a sense of accomplishment. And they’ll be proud to serve “their” veggies at the table. You’ve likely planted fruits and veggies you knew…

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Bug Off: How to Repel Insects With DIY Recipes

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The 4th of July is so much fun—celebrating with friends and family, watching the fireworks, and other enjoying other outdoor festivities like a picnics and barbecues. There's only one potential downside: those pesky insects. Whether it's keeping insects away from your loved ones or from your roses... here are…

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How to Make Summer Chores Fun

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I don't know about you but I've redesigned our chore chart more times than I can count. This summer, I've finally found an easy way to mix up our regular chore chart and get the kids motivated to help around the house. We've snuck in a few extra chores and…

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Education: 8 Ways to Keep Math Skills Up in the Summer

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Education—Summer is the break kids look forward so they can shut off their minds. But summer is also three months out of the year when your kid’s developing brains should be practicing and staying in shape. As summer activities begin, keep your children’s minds open and ready for growth…

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Keeping Your Kids Safe at the Beach

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With the scorching heat that comes with the summer, many families flock towards the beach for relief from the sun. However, if not careful, the trip can quickly go from fun to dangerous. A cautious eye on children can have parents ensuring that the beach is an enjoyable experience for…

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