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4 Ways to Use the Cranberry Sauce You Forgot to Serve

It’s as much a part of our holiday tradition as eating turkey. After seeing several Facebook statuses (stati?) about it and having the same conversation over and over with friends, I knew I was far from alone. At this...

December 3, 2013

Books Your Kids Want to Read Over the Holidays

Kati Gardner told us about the merits of NaNoWriMo and is back to share her insights for books your kids will want to read over the holidays. Kati is an aspiring author, former middle school teacher, and book previewer...

November 25, 2013
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10 Common Sense Halloween Safety Tips

Going trick or treating with the kids on Halloween night is the highlight of the holiday. Here are 10 common sense tips to help everyone keep safe. 1.) Go at a set time for a determined period of time. Typical hours are...

October 31, 2013

Homelamb is Sesame Street's Latest Parody

The folks at Sesame Street have done it yet again: produced another adorable parody of a popular show. This time they are lampooning the Showtime hit "Homeland' with "Homelamb." In the parody, sheep agents are Caaa-rrie...

October 29, 2013

Curious George Halloween Special

It’s George’s first Halloween in the country, and Bill tells him and Allie about the Legend of No Noggin -- a spooky tale about a hat-kicking scarecrow who haunts the countryside on Halloween. But is the legend really...

October 25, 2013

VIDEO: Best Reaction to a Son's Report Card Ever

This is probably the most emotional response to a child’s report card in the history of parents reacting to report cards. And I mean that in a good way! Check out the video “The Day I Passed Math” below created by Aria...

October 23, 2013
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National Public Lands Day

September 28, 2013 is the 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day. This means that 1) admission/ parking fees to Public Lands, like national forests, are waived and 2) we have a chance to give back to the forests...

September 18, 2013
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September 11th A Day to Remember and Serve

You can honor the 9/11 victims through acts of service.

September 11, 2013

Music for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Listen to the music of the high holy days.

September 4, 2013

Back to School Bash at Home

We, the parents, are a little overwhelmed at the changes a new school year brings. So, we’re taking a break and celebrating with a Back to School Bash at home. Our dear child has been gifted with a few more anxieties...

August 2, 2013