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5 Things I Wish You Knew about Autism

“Every day we choose to define our lives through embracing differences, kindness, understanding, unconditional love, adventure, laughter, hope and faith.”

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Carve, Ride, Repeat: Ski & Snowboard Lessons in Lisle (Yes, Lisle!)

From ski and snowboard lessons for beginners to a challenging terrain park for the adventurous, Four Lakes is the place for much-needed winter family fun.

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DoorDash Is Giving You $10 Off Your Order––Here’s How

Gifting is a whole lot easier with DoorDash.

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Why There’s No Such Thing as Magic Words

“When the magic words don’t work—when the child is asking for something the parent is unable or unwilling to give—little Evan or Marguerite is disappointed, even upset to the point of melt-down.”

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A Kid’s Guide to the Venice Canals in Los Angeles

Looking for something fun and out of the ordinary? The Venice Canals are a perfect outing for families of all ages. Moms love tucking their little bundles into the stroller for a scenic walk while older kids dart around looking…

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8 Useful Ways to Upcycle Your Scrap Paper

Before sending your paper goods off to recycling heaven, check out our ideas for upcycling your remnants into cool creations.

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Study Says Ratio of Boys vs. Girls Merely Based on Chance Not Genetics

Having multiple children of the same sex does not run in families.

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This Mom Held a Job Fair When Her Kids Asked for Money

This mom is looking to hire a few good kids.

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5 Sneaky Hacks to Health-ify Your Kid’s Food Favs

Healthy cookies? No way. That can’t be possible, right?

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Mealtime Fun With Cookie Cutter Eggs

 

This fun twist on eggs will add an unexpected surprise to mealtime. For more fun and family involvement, let your kids help pick out their own cookie cutter shape!

Ingredients

Eggland’s Best Large Eggs
Cookie Cutters
Salt & Pepper…

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Protein Snacks Your Kids Will Eat

These egg snacks are a quick, colorful and easy way to cook up a fun high protein snack. Plus, your little one can add their own toppings!

Ingredients

Eggland’s Best Large Eggs
Bell Peppers
Toppings

Steps

Slice bell peppers into…

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One Cool Thing: Blueprint Registry — Build Your Baby Registry Room by Room

Build your baby registry room by room (it’s both easy and fun!) with Blueprint Registry.

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Make This Tonight: Taco Dogs

This twist on chili dogs from Mama Gourmand is the perfect way to make an old favorite new again—and it’s a guaranteed kid-pleaser too.

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Tangy Balsamic Peach Gouda Grilled Cheese

Serves 2
Ingredients

4 slices sourdough bread
4 slices Arla® Gouda Sliced Cheese
1 medium peach, pitted and cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 teaspoons balsamic glaze
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh baby spinach
6 slices cooked bacon
1 tablespoon butter…

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Study Shows Getting Angry Makes You Happier

If you feel bad about getting mad sometimes, don’t! Science now says getting angry is actually good for you.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

For a hearty meal that the whole family will love, you’ve got to try this delish slow cooker meal courtesy of Jessica from Lanc Foodie Girl.

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My Years as a Teacher Taught Me These Creative Ways to Help Challenging Kids

When you’re not a parent, it is easier to say, “Look at how that kid is behaving!” or “If that were my child, I would…” Once you become a parent, it is suddenly more difficult to decide what to do…

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This Stationary Bike Only Lets You Watch Netflix If You’re Pedaling

This bike might be the push you need to get in gear.

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Why Youth Sport is a Must in Childhood

I read most of the articles that pass through my newsfeed on overscheduling our kids and not making youth sports so competitive. Some of them I find attacking to someone like myself that pushes a competitive drive in my kids,…

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Chickpea Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Serves 2
Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided use
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
4 slices sourdough bread
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh baby spinach
4 slices Arla® Cheddar Sliced Cheese

Steps…

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Thank God For Small Steps: The Making of a Social Butterfly

Photo: pixabay.com
My son just turned thirteen. He has been dreaming of being a teenager since he was about four. At four, he was diagnosed with a speech and learning disorder, which later turned into a diagnosis on the Autism…

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The Kid Asks: “Can I? Can I?” Mom Answers: No (Over and Over Again)

Photo: Chris Kelly
I know it’s that time of year where children are encouraged to make lists of their holiday gift wishes. I also know we encourage children to believe anything is possible. And I also know that the law…

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One Pot Wonder: Tomato Basil Pasta

This one pot recipe is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

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Guilt-Free “Ice Cream”

This is a perfect dessert to share with your kids & rest of the family without feeling guilty while the Bay Area weather heats up this year 
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2 cups of Bananas…

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Spaghetti with Creamy Avocado Pesto & Roasted Tomatoes

Here’s one hearty and healthy pasta dish that’ll have your kids asking for seconds!

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Find the Coolest Campground with Hipcamp

Leave it to the Bay Area to start-up-ify our back-to-nature experience: Hipcamp is the Airbnb of the woods, letting you filter, book and review campsites, from national parks to hidden private escapes.

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The Easiest DIY Tutu for Your Tiny Dancer

Did you know you and your little ballerina can whip up a DIY tutu without ever breaking out the needle and thread? Follow these easy steps and your tiny dancer will be spinning pretty in no time!

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This Is the ONLY Way to Eat Watermelon

Refresh your summer with these super easy to use watermelon slicer.

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Honey Mustard Lamb Chops

A quick sweet and tangy sauce made on the stove, and some broiling, and you’re done. It’s that easy.

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Homemade Granola

The next time you’re craving a healthy snack turn to this granola recipe that takes less than five minutes to prep.

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Salty & Sweet: How to Make Festive Chocolate Coated Pretzels

Salty or sweet? Can’t choose? Luckily, you don’t have to with these chocolate-covered pretzels that offer a bit of both.

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photo courtesy of Give Me Lemons

Spinach and Avocado Pesto Pasta

Made from only fruits, vegetables, and herbs, this alternative to our usual pasta recipes is healthy, tasty, and fresh for summer.

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