Family Fun

Get Your Kids in the Kitchen: Celebrate Summer with Martha Stewart’s Sunshine Pops

July 15, 2014
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The best way to raise healthy, conscious eaters is to bring them into the kitchen as early and often as possible. Not just allow them to be spectators (though that is of course fine and fun, too), but purposefully create opportunities for them to participate in cooking and baking. Most young children will naturally want […]

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Start a New Weekend Tradition: Lemon Blueberry Pancakes

July 2, 2014
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When I think of comfort, I think of the Saturday morning pancakes my father made throughout my childhood and adolescence and occasionally into my adulthood. At first it was chocolate chips and whipped cream, then, as I aged, oatmeal-laden cakes rich with bananas, blueberries, and flax seed for my health. I went from pancake syrup […]

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Get Kids (Learning) Playing

June 10, 2014

Many parents look forward to children’s vacations from school but each summer also brings dread. What do you do when the kids finally utter the first ‘I’m bored’? Boredom can be so pervasive for kids during summer that they could almost taste it – and if they did, it would be similar to week-old socks […]

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Budding Cooks: What Skills Do Kids Develop in Kitchen?

May 23, 2014
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Cooking is a really great activity that you can do with your child. Yes, it is fun and it lets them help you in the kitchen when it comes to making meals but there are also other reasons behind letting them cook with you. • Coordination. For an adult, pouring a cup of cream into […]

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Use Those Garden Herbs: Lemon Basil Shortbread Cookies

May 10, 2014
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For both entry-level and experienced gardeners, herbs are a simple go-to each every season. Compact, easy to plant, and generally simple to maintain, they are a great teaching tool for young gardeners, too. Children can plant mint, cilantro, basil, and more in mason jars and pots small enough to keep indoors and watch in wonder […]

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Family Camping

May 2, 2014
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Our family was never big on the outdoors but as my children came along I realized we needed to get more active. We started going to parks, hiking and on nature walks. Since we were having such a great time with all our outdoor activities we took an even bigger step as a family and […]

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