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What Happens When You Don’t Come from a Family of Readers?

“Having parents that read is a good thing, and no doubt it does help turn some children into reading mavens. But if you ask me, letting a child explore reading at her own pace and through her own interests can be as effective as any planned course of literature or example of parents perusing the great books.”

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Easy Key Lime Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

Looking for a simple baking recipe to whip up with the kids? This key lime pie will do the trick.

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10 Jennifer Garner Quotes That Make Us Want to Join Her Mom Squad

A few of our favorite quotes from one awesome mom.

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The District’s Newest Food Halls for Picky Eaters

The best thing about bringing kids to a food hall? So many options! The second best thing? Nobody will complain if they make a little noise or need to run around the room a bit.

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This Is What Happened When I Brought My Baby to a Job Interview

Unusual? Yes? But, it all worked out for the best.

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Horchata, Churros and Sundaes, Oh My!

Want to know who has the best churro in town? Head over to Horchata Rio Luna — you won’t be disappointed!

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How I’m Embracing (& Bracing For) Those Big Childhood Changes

Every New Year’s Day, my husband and I measure our children’s heights on the inside of our closet door. There are five tick marks on that old door, and if we ever move, the new homeowners will just have to…

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Just Roll With It: Icicles Cream Roll Opens in San Jose

Skip the scoop and rock the roll instead! Locals are lining up around the block to try this hand-made Thai treat at the new Icicles Cream Roll in Willow Glen.

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Eat Here Now: Hula Dog in Santa Clara

Hula Dog has made a jump to the mainland. A favorite of anyone who has visited Hawaii, these unique hot dogs will have you dancing the hula and coming back for more.

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What’s the Difference Between Macaroons and Macarons?

It’s Macaroon Day, so let’s set the record straight on the difference between macaroons and macarons.

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Just Opened: Teaspoon in San Jose

Does your family have bubble tea fever? Then this new spot is a must try! Elevated flavors and all natural ingredients are just a few of the reasons Teaspoon is popping off.

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The Ice Cream Parlor You May Have Missed (Because it’s On a Bus!)

For an icy treat experience the whole family will love, head to Snocream Shavery, an inconspicuous food bus located in an Annandale, Virginia

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Just Opened! 10Below Ice Cream is Too Cool

Chill out with frozen creations from this fun spot using all fresh ingredients and a method we bet you’ve never seen! (Also? Yum.)

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Chill Out! 5 Spots for Shave Ice

The next time you’re in the mood to cool off with a sweet treat, give one of these five Hawaiian shave ice spots a try.

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Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes

Chicken pot pie takes cupcake form in this recipe from food blogger, Amy of Broke Ass Foodie.

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Baked Ravioli

Time to spice up the weekday pasta routine with this tasty dish from Jennifer at Laughter and Grace.

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Keep it Cool in the Valley: Super Frozen Treats in the 818

If you live in the land of heat waves and record breaking temps (aka the SFV), you are surely in need of frequent chilly treats. These are so good, they might make visitors move to the 818.

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Slow Cooker Beef & Mushroom Stroganoff

When push comes to shove come December 26, many of us just want to take a load off and breathe a sigh of relief that we’ve finally made it through another holiday season. While you’re giving yourself a pat on…

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Mom’s Skillet Goulash

Fall is here and that means it’s time to start busting out the crock pots, dutch ovens, and skillets and start making some hearty meals to ward off the chilly weather. This old standby is sure to warm up the…

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The Pool of Dreams Beckons

Sometimes at this point in summer we can feel a little…uninspired. We’ve hit our fave playgrounds, concerts, beaches and fountains. We’ve ridden our bikes a-plenty, boogied in farm fields and city blocks, vacationed, camped and eaten our weight in s’mores.…

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Summer Drink Recipe: Fresh Watermelon Milk Tea Boba

Put down the juice box and bust out the blender. It’s time to meet a cool new drink. Fresh Watermelon Milk Tea Boba is an Asian-inspired concoction made with summer’s most luscious fruit. You can make it at home with…

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Soup For You: The Famous Seinfield Soup Hits the Shelf

You can probably quote your favorite episode of Seinfeld from title credits to end credits, and chances are, you’re familiar with the famous “Soup Nazi” episode and his infamous catchphrase, “No soup for you!” Well Seinfeld fans, you can bring…

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Cheesecake Flan

What do you get when you put together cheesecake and flan? Cheesecake Flan! This hybrid between two of our favorite creamy desserts takes the best of both: it’s less jiggly than flan and lighter than cheesecake. And if you are…

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New Cool Sweets

With such an unexpectedly mild winter this year, it’s really beginning to feel like summer here in the Bay Area. On those warmer days when the sun is shining and even your little ones need to stay cool, satisfy your…

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