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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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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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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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Stuck Inside? 5 Family Movies to Watch

We’ve compiled some movies that won’t make parents cringe but will be fun for the kids to watch too. Where it can be streamed for free is included in the description. But they can also be bought or rented on a Amazon Video Stuck Inside? 5 Family Movies to Watch...
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Hot Cocoa Bombs in Central MA!

Hot Cocoa Bombs in Central MA! Makes a Great Valentine’s Treat! By now, you have most certainly heard of hot cocoa bombs. And if you tried to score some in December, you may have been disappointed. We advise to order early for Valentine’s Day! Here’s what you need to know...
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Southborough Native Launches New Otherworld Pancakes!

Southborough Native Launches New Otherworld Pancakes! Southborough Native Jen Ballen and co-founder Joe Magliano have just launched their Otherworld Line of Plant-Based, Superfood Packed, Climate Conscious Pancake and Waffle Mixes. Their pancakes and waffles are the healthiest and most convenient way to enjoy a superfood-packed breakfast. WCKC has tried them,...
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Tips on Successful Family Meetings

5 Tips on Creating a Successful Weekly Family Meeting! I was reading this article the other day about resolving household conflicts and it suggested to discuss problems during your Family Meetings. Say what now? Family Meetings? What an excellent idea! I’m up for anything that quiets the storm around misleading...
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Enough already! Five ways to beat the cold.

Enough already! Five ways to beat the cold. To reiterate how cold it is outside is becoming a tired cliché. Short of jumping on the first flight to a palm tree studded locale, here are some ways you can trick yourself, albeit temporarily, into feeling hot, hot, hot. Five Ways...
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Top 5 Gifts for Grandparents

Top 5 Gifts for Grandparents Written by a grandmother The holidays are here, and you are still checking off your list. Grandparents. They can be very hard to buy for. Check out our list of top 5 gifts for grandparents!  As a grandparent, I can tell you from experience what...
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Make a new Christmas Eve tradition!

Make some new Christmas Eve family traditions this year! Last year I read about Iceland’s Christmas Book Flood, and I knew that had to be a part of my family’s new Christmas traditions. (It is so popular in Iceland that this event actually dictates their publishing schedules!) Families gift each...
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