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Fall Tradition: Taking the Family to Apple Hill

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  Fall is our family’s favorite season. The temperatures are mild, the colors are vibrant, and family traditions are plentiful. What is it about the harvest season that makes everyone a bit more relaxed? Living in Northern California, we have the distinct pleasure of living near our favorite family tradition.…

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Pumpkin Decorating with Kids

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Holidays are so much more fun with kids.  I couldn't wait to decorate pumpkins with Kate this year because, at 4-years-old, she's at the perfect age for this fun no-carving pumpkin DIY. Rather than carving the pumpkins (hello, little fingers!), I thought it would be much more fun to paint…

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Family Activities and Life Lessons: Teaching Kids the Simple Joys in Life

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Life Lessons—The other day I looked out my back window and saw this beautiful sight. Yes, it is a dump truck unloading dirt. I couldn't wait to tell my kids when they got home from school that we had received 25 loads of precious dirt. I decided to text…

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3 Reasons to Power Up Your School Routine with Breakfast

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From toddlers to teens, breakfast is the foundation for starting the day ready to learn. Parents, breakfast can be a simple meal. Most important is to join your kids at the table. Whether you’re headed back to school or off to work, better days begin with a balanced breakfast.…

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Decorating Brown Bags – Custom Lunch Looks any Mom Can Make!

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Even if you only have a few extra minutes in the morning, you can create fun lunches for your child by decorating their brown paper bags with custom designs. You don't need a pantry filled with miniature cookie cutters or gourmet bento boxes. With a sharpie, glue stick, and…

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