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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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Kids’ Bikes: How to Keep Safe While Riding Bikes

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Bike rides are a great activity for the family and a great form of exercise. Be sure to keep your kids safe while riding by taking these necessary precautions. How to Keep Safe While Riding Bikes

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Make sure your kids have a helmet that fits snug around…

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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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Sweet Treat: Strawberry Club Sandwiches

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While dessert is not a meal component frequently associated with being healthy, dessert can be part of a healthy eating style. When desserts incorporate foods like fruit that isn’t eaten as part of the main meal, desserts help your family reach dietary recommendations without a heavy dose of sweet. Enjoy…

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Food: Healthy Eating Tips to Banish Snack Time Hunger

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When my kids were younger, the only meal I really stressed about was a healthy dinner. Now that they are a bit older, dinner isn’t the only thing I’ve got on my mind. I know that when that school bell rings, I’m going to have a couple ravenous, bottomless…

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