4th of July Activity Sheets

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Celebrating holidays or special occasions with kids can be difficult. Not only do you have to keep your party guests entertained and fed, you have to … [Continue reading]

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Chili

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Since my husband become a vegetarian, I've been on the hunt for filling, nutritious, vegetarian recipes for the whole family. Recently, I stumbled on … [Continue reading]

Sleep Doesn’t Come Cheap

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I really like sleep. I mean, I really, really like it. Other adjectives I can use in regards to my nocturnal behavior include, but are not limited to: … [Continue reading]

My 1-Year-Old’s New Favorite Meal

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My one-year-old Jake just got his first teeth in the last month and a half (4 at once!) Prior to this, he wanted little to do with any baby food and … [Continue reading]

Making Artisanal Butter

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It never fails: I go into the fridge to retrieve the butter for baking, only to realize that I don’t have an entire stick left or that it is gone … [Continue reading]

Ricotta Cheese Pancakes

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Growing up, pancakes were a staple breakfast item in my house. We had it all, from your regular, buttermilk pancakes, to fruit-filled pancakes, to … [Continue reading]

First Fatherhood Moments

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Happy Father's Day! Remember that first moment you found out your life was about to change? Dove Men+Care takes a beautiful look at those moments … [Continue reading]

Dads: The Importance of Being a Pop

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“My plan,” mom explained to me in the car yesterday, “was to get home before your father, clean the house, prepare the food, and have everything ready … [Continue reading]

Co-op Preschools: An Alternative to Expensive Preschooling

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Our older son will be starting preschool in the fall and we have been checking out local parent participation schools in our area, also known as co-op … [Continue reading]

All Natural and Easy-to-Make Tick Repellant

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Just when we were basking in the sunny, warm days of spring after a long, snowy winter, I picked up my daughter to bring her inside to wash up for … [Continue reading]