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Indoor Activity: Pretend Vacation!

Indoor Activity: Pretend Vacation! Need an indoor activity? Send those kids on vacation! There’s no reason you have to actually leave the house to go on an adventure. Destination? Somewhere hot and sunny! Dress for the Weather First up, have them get into the summer spirit by changing into some...
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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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Inside Activity: Green Bowling!

Inside Activity: Green Bowling! With Earth Day around the corner, here’s another inside activity that you can set up within minutes using every day items that you have around the house. First, gather up ten pieces of recyclables (cereal boxes, milk gallons, water bottles—no glass!) and set them up in...
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Easy to Bake Breakfast Cookies

Easy to Bake Breakfast Cookies that the Kids Will Love! Breakfast bars are popular in my house and when I came across a recipe for breakfast cookies, I had to try it. I altered it a bit based on my own kids preferences (no raisins for the five year old!)....
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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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Pizza Dough Desserts: Yummy Hot Pretzels!

Pizza Dough Desserts: Yummy Hot Pretzels! Looking for some delicious, indoor fun? Try your hand at making sweet soft pretzels. Super easy to make with store-bought pizza dough and it’s a great activity for the kids—forming the twisty shape is a fun activity for little helpers. Ingredients 1 lb. store-bought...
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Heart-shaped Valentine’s Day Food

Heart-shaped Valentine’s Day food because it’s tasty and looks so pretty Valentine’s Day is around the corner and I’m in the mood to get totally corny on my kids with this festive food. A quick look around Pinterest brought up these culinary beauties. Who wouldn’t want an egg yolk shaped...
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Small Ways to Celebrate Kids on Valentine’s Day

Small Ways to Celebrate Kids on Valentine’s Day We often associate Valentine’s Day with romantic gestures and expressions of love between partners, but it’s also a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the pure and innocent love that children bring into our lives. However, celebrating Valentine’s Day with children doesn’t require grand...
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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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4 Delicious Valentine’s Day Edibles

4 Delicious Valentine’s Day Edibles: Treats for your sweethearts! Ready to say “I love you” with food? It’s the best way. Try out these sweet treats on the ones you love. 1. White Chocolate Valentine’s Popcorn Popcorn and chocolate? Yes! These two recipes for sweetheart popcorn will melt anyone’s heart....
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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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Crockpot Salsa Chicken. Three Ingredients. Done.

Crockpot Salsa Chicken. Three Ingredients. Done. Here’s another dinner recipe that’s so easy and delicious, it’s just SILLY. My mother gave me this recipe and we now eat it constantly. It’s a big hit with the family. This is a recipe for a SMALL crockpot (double the recipe for a...
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Easy After-School Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats

Easy After-School Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats. Now you look like a hero! Let’s play super-parent for a day and have some yummy treats waiting for the kids when they arrive off the bus! Check out these multi-colored rice krispie treats, a great alternative to the chocolate chip cookie (ok, that’s...
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Creating a Family Time Capsule

What better time to create a family time capsule than the beginning of a new year? Engage the family in a fun New Years activity and put together a time capsule of your family right now in this moment. It astonishes me how much my kids grow and change in...
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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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Holiday Meals TO GO in Central MA!

Want someone else to do the cooking this holiday season?  We’ve found some great choices for Central MA restaurants and caterers offering Holiday To Go Meals for 2023. Holden Val’s Restaurant Val’s is offering their catering menu throughout the Holiday season. Shrimp cocktail platters, seafood, pasta, sides. Many offerings, just...
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6 Teacher Gift Ideas for the Holidays

6 Teacher Gift Ideas for the Holidays! If anyone’s ever popped in unexpectedly at school to see one teacher handling a room of 12+ little ones, you know how hard they work! This time of year is our opportunity to tell those special people who care, teach, love and nurture...
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