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Home Depot’s “How to Make a Box Playhouse”!

Home Depot’s “How to Make a Box Playhouse”! Remember that time that your toddler stepped over the plethora of well thought out toys you’ve provided for his educational stimulation and played with that empty furniture box for days and days like nothing else existed? Take it to the next level...
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Worcester Children’s Chorus Upcoming Auditions!

Worcester Children’s Chorus Upcoming Auditions! Have a child who loves to sing? Sign up for the May or June auditions! The Worcester Children’s Chorus (WCC) is auditioning youth ages 8 – 18 for the 2022-2023 Season. WCC’s outstanding educators are seeking children throughout Central Mass who love to sing to...
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Post-Holiday Tips. Making Easter 2023 Super Easy!

Post-Holiday Tips. Making Easter 2023 super easy! I have a Holiday Closet at home. In it, you can find anything from plastic Halloween spiders to heart shaped melamine plates for Valentine’s Day. I’m often teased for holding onto this stuff, but hey, when Fourth of July rolls around and people...
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Earth Day Handprint Craft

Here’s a cute Earth Day handprint craft for your kids to make! It’s their hand prints holding the Earth in a heart shape. Teach them that they hold the power to keep Earth clean and healthy! Earth Day Handprint Craft Materials: White, tan, or brown paper Scissors Blue and green...
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Easter Candy Rationing 101

Easter Candy Rationing 101 – How to Successfully Limit Candy Without Much Grief Worried about how to keep your kids from eating their body weight in candy on Easter? See our tips for stretching out the holiday treats and keeping that sugar rush (and crash) at bay. The Big Guy...
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Indoor Waterparks in New England!

Indoor Waterparks in New England! If you’re willing to pay cold hard cash to be transported to a balmy 84 degrees (albeit indoors) during a New England winter, this article may be for you. Your desire to be warm, however, must trump any issues you may have with things like...
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Simple Four-Ingredient Soup Recipe!

Try this Simple Four-Ingredient Soup Recipe! This little number was adapted from an old college favorite and spruced up slightly for a delicious family lunch or dinner. It’s super easy, pretty inexpensive and darn tasty. And the recipe is so flexible! Mix up the ingredients using tortellini, ground hamburger, shrimp,...
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Family-Friendly April Fool’s Pranks!

Who doesn’t love a good April Fool’s prank? I’m not talking about putting saran wrap over the toilet bowl. First of all, gross. And, second, out of curiosity, who’s expected the clean that up, properly, including the floor/walls/other nearby surfaces, with the right disinfectant and disposable towels. Me? No. Just,...
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Three Outdoor Scavenger Hunts!

Three Outdoor scavenger hunts! Guaranteed 45 minutes of peace! Last week we moved to a new house. Ever tried packing up an entire house with two kids underfoot crying about being bored, hungry and bored? We’re booooored. There’s nothing to doooooooo. While I was hunting for my corkscrew, my gorgeous...
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Tips on making the *perfect* Fairy House

Tips on making the *perfect* Fairy House. Welcome to the neighborhood. Fairy Houses are the latest craze in connecting kids with nature, and they are super fun and totally cute! Building Fairy Houses are simple and require only natural supplies and big imaginations! And of course, you have to believe...
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Craft & a Book: A Spring-Time Flower Bouquet

Craft & a Book: A Spring-Time Flower Bouquet. Spring is in the air and we love bringing those fresh beautiful flowers inside. Well here are some beautiful crafty flowers that will not wilt or die on you! This craft is perfect for elementary aged kids or preschoolers with some extra...
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Gingerbread Houses for Year Round Crafting Fun

My daughter loves doing gingerbread houses at Christmas with her grandmother. It’s become a really nice tradition for them to do together. This year, Grammy extended the fun with a pop tart house Valentine inspired house. (A Love House? A Valentine Home? Still working on a name). This led me...
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Rainbow Cake in a Jar! Clever little leprechauns.

Rainbow Cake in a Jar! Clever little leprechauns. Here’s a fun, decorative treat for your little leprechauns this St. Patrick’s Day. Give them away to friends or keep them yourselves! Rainbow Cake in a Jar What’ you’ll need: 1 box white cake mix made according to package instructions Neon food...
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Lucky Shamrock Cookies

Lucky Shamrock Cookies (Culinary.net) It’s your lucky day because you don’t have to search for the pot of gold under the rainbow for this winning recipe. Throw out the old Irish classics and sweeten things up this year with some mint chocolate chip fun. If you’re in a crunch for...
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Crafts & Books: No Mess Constellation Craft

Crafts & Books: No Mess Constellations!  My kids love all things space and stars, and they are always pointing out planets, stars and constellations in the night sky. This is the perfect activity to teach them about the night sky and let them do a hands on learning activity. Crafts...
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My Kids Go-To Snack: No Bake Protein Balls

My Kids Go-To Snack: My kids get so excited when I prepare no bake protein balls for them for snacking. I’m happy because it is a good source of protein and they are happy because they enjoy the chocolate peanut buttery goodness. I use the recipe for no bake energy...
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Take Out Wings in Central MA for the Big Game

Take Out Wings in Central MA for the Big Game! The big game is coming up. You have family and friends to feed.  Wings!  So easy and so popular. And so abundant. Davis BBQ Take out and curbside pickup. Award-winning charred and smoked bone-in wings will be a hit at...
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Local Charities Accepting Your Donations

Local Charities Accepting Your Donations Ahhhh, it’s almost spring cleaning time. It sure doesn’t feel like spring is around the corner, (thanks Phil), but it is! Here are some local charities that are happy to accept your lightly used clothes and household items. Abby’s House Thrift Shop 52 High Street...
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DIY Beautiful: Valentine Craft

DIY Beautiful: Valentine Craft! My daughter is completely nutso about decorating for the holidays. All the holidays. Visit my house around St. Patrick’s Day and you’ll be bombarded with giant shamrocks and glittery leprechaun traps (in her room anyways, I can’t be having the stuff conflict with my décor mojo.)...
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Craft & A Book: Valentine’s Day

Craft & A Book: Valentine’s Day There’s nothing better than snuggling up with a good book on a cold, wintery day – except maybe enjoying an easy craft with the kids. This craft is perfect for elementary aged kids or preschoolers with some extra help. Plus, we have the perfect...
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Fun Snow Treats!

What To Do With All this Snow? Eat it of course! Try these Fun Snow Treats With inches upon inches of snow falling in Massachusetts this past weekend, we found some fun snow treats to make and enjoy. Sugar on Snow When I was growing up, my Nana introduced me...
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