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Family Games: Fun Ways to Fight the Winter Blues

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Winter—I don't know about you, but I dread the onset of winter. The shortening of days and the lowering of temperatures severely curtail my family's outdoor activities, which are important to us. This year, I've decided that I will not let the winter melancholy set in. The antidote…

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Savory and Sweet Dishes: 8 Easy Bacon-Filled Recipes

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Perhaps it's because it's winter (or supposed to be — where's the snow?). Perhaps it's because we love tasty foods. Who knows why, but we've been thinking a lot about bacon around here lately. The crispy, smoky-flavored, sometimes-slightly-sweet, always-hot dish is a favorite when temperatures drop. The smell…

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Winter Activities: 7 Fun Ideas for Outdoor Winter Play

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It can be incredibly tempting to keep the kids indoors all winter long because it takes more work and clothing for them to be able to play outside, it takes more tolerance of cold if one wants to play with them, and it seems like there are fewer options…

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Helping ADD Kids With Homework

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It's safe to say that most moms have a difficult time getting their kids to do their homework. Telling your child that they've got to continue to work even though they've already been at school all day can be as difficult as pulling teeth. Of course, the degree of the…

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Science Fair Planning: A Fun, Family Process

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We talk a lot about education around here:  how to help kids study, how to encourage literacy, etc., etc. We also like to talk about helping others. A common theme in our posts, in case you haven't noticed, is the assumption, the basic idea that, if one…

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