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4 Festive Thanksgiving Cupcakes

4 Festive Thanksgiving Cupcakes! Thanksgiving is all about the pie desserts, but who doesn’t like cupcakes? Here are some fun ones to make for the holiday that will be gobbled up for sure! Turkey Cupcakes from My Recipe Magic (Featured Photo) Save some of those candy corn candies from Halloween to...
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30 Kid-Friendly Service Ideas for November

November: A Month of Giving Back and Thankfulness With Thanksgiving coming up, it is a natural time to begin talking to kids about being thankful for what they have and think about ways to give back to your community. We hope you’ll find our 30 Kid-Friendly Service Ideas for November...
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Three Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipes!

Three Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipes! I really love roasted pumpkin seeds but after decades of eating them with oil and salt, I’m looking to mix things up a bit. Check out these delish looking recipes for a new twist on pumpkin seeds. NOTE: I’ve included the ingredients and a link...
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Five Spooky Halloween Treats!

Five spooky Halloween treats. Eat them if you dare! It’s Halloween season already and you know what that means. Time to scour Pinterest and try making really adorable snacks that, when executed, look absolutely nothing like the picture. But hey, have fun doing it! These treats below would make really...
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5 Strategies for Kids’ Halloween Candy Consumption

5 Strategies for Kids’ Halloween Candy Consumption. No arguing required. You know what job is really the pits? The Candy Police. You know what’s worse? The emotional roller coaster of a kid high on Fun Dip. I used to get really nutso about limiting my kids Halloween candy intake and...
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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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DIY Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

DIY Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Made at home for 75¢ a cup! From the minute the first leaf turns orange, people start going bonkers with the impending arrival of Pumpkin Spice (well, everything). Starbucks has managed to corner the market on this crack in a cup, and let’s just say...
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Perfectly Pumpkin! Pumpkin Loaf Recipe!

(Culinery.net) Perfectly pumpkin! Pumpkin Loaf Recipe! Fill your house with the aroma of fall with warm slices of this Pumpkin Loaf dolloped with butter. Makes a great breakfast or after school snack! Find more seasonal dessert recipes at Culinary.net. Pumpkin Loaf Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 4 eggs 3 1/2 cups...
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Apple Picking Isn’t Just About Apples

Apple picking isn’t just about apples. Tricks to make the experience last. Apple picking season is here! Time to crack open your wallet and dump it out all over the farm counter. Ok, I’m a little jaded because I just spent $18 on a peck of apples that took my...
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Culinary Trickery

Culinary Trickery. Top 6 ways to bamboozle your young kids into eating healthy food. When my kids were around 2-3 years old, they were happily subsisting on a strict diet of macaroni and cheese and goldfish crackers. Trying new foods was a joke. Despite all my efforts to trick them...
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Influencers with Great School Lunch Ideas

This summer is flying by and that means school and school lunches are right around the corner. Here are some great follows and resources to (realistically) jazz up the lunch box. I have tried being a Pinterest inspired Bento Box mom with the lunch boxes, and it is unsuccessful, so...
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First Day of Kindergarten Tips

Tips on preparing your child for the first day of kindergarten. Sniff, Sniff. At the end of this month, many of you will be sending off your little ones to officially start kindergarten. Kindergarten? What? Weren’t they just eating veggie puffs out of the tray in his Excersaucer? As parents,...
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6 Tips for Stress-Free Back to School Shopping!

Truth? I haven’t even thought about back-to-school shopping yet. And I’m not going to either anytime soon because I’m not willing to admit summer is almost over. But at some point, probably the week before, I’ll have to pull something together. But I’m not worried because after many years of...
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PYO Peaches in Central MA!

PYO Peaches in Central MA! I somehow manage to miss peach picking season every year. I theorize it’s because prime harvest time is right after blueberry season and right before apple picking season, and well, that’s just a lot of time picking. Don’t know where to go? Here is a...
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Easy Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Easy Blueberry Muffin Recipe. It’s blueberry PYO Season, that means it’s time to make a fresh batch of blueberry muffins. We always make more for the freezer this time of year. You can find this recipe courtesy of InspiredTaste.Net Quick and Easy Blueberry Muffins PREP 10mins-COOK 20mins-TOTAL 30mins This easy...
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Corn on the Cob with a Twist!

Corn on the Cob with a twist! I LOVE corn on the cob, and I especially love grilling it. But I never ventured beyond the butter, salt and pepper– oh the places we’ll go! Check out these inventive corn on the cob recipes that look easy and delicious! Cuban-Spiced Corn...
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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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6 Pool Safety Tips

6 Pool Safety Tips Since it’s going to be 80 degrees for two days in a row this week, I feel it’s safe to start talking summer stuff. I still have not put away my long North Face jacket (because, nighttime Little League), but that’s another story. With summer comes...
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YUM! 5 No-Bake Chilled Pie Recipes for Summer!

Summer is no time to slave over a hot oven, but it *IS* time to eat a bunch of delicious chilled desserts! Check out these no-bake beauties! Easy Grasshopper Pie (no alcohol!) Recipe from snackworks.com. This no-bake, super easy recipe is quick and absolutely delicious on a hot summer night...
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Our Favorite “Dad” Books to Read with the Kids!

Give the gift of reading this Father’s Day! Our favorite “dad” books to read with the kids! Bedtime books are such a special time of the day for child-parent bonding. With Father’s Day coming up, we’ve created a list for you of our favorite “Dad” books that would make great...
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