Family Fun

Sweet Potato Pie You Gotta Try

September 28, 2014
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As a North Carolinian, sweet potatoes are kind of my (our) thing—we’re the #1 sweet potato producing state in the country, and we’re proud of it.We also know how to make the perfect sweet potato pie. When I was growing up, I never ate sweet potatoes. I never understood that a potato could be a […]

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How The Playground Taught Us That There Isn’t An App For Everything

September 14, 2014
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As the technological landscape is constantly evolving, kids are also transitioning into different play options that are available to them; most of them leading inactive lifestyles. The 2014 U.S. Physical Activity Council reports that 80.2 million Americans aged six years above are physically inactive. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition facts further reports […]

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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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