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Thanksgiving Goodies for Everyone!

I “borrowed” this one from a great web site that a friend of mine found for me.  (Thank you, Wendy!  But I found this web site to be more than just this great idea for the holiday.  I think you should dig a bit deeper than this great holiday recipe:



The Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies Ever!

(This recipe came from my sister-in-law Dawn Manyen.  Thank You!!  The variations and tips  are my own, but the picture is Dawn’s.)

Hey, people!  Let’s get real.  There isn’t anyone that wouldn’t do a simple recipe that is quick and easy, especially if it gives you that touch of “homemade” that has been missing in your kitchen.  You can even get the kids to help with this one.  That’s how easy it really is!  If you only have three ingredients, there couldn’t be much to go wrong with the kids involved.  So here is your 1-2-3 recipe: (more…)

Labor Day for Kids

Image courtesy of Mike Baird via Flikr.It’s true that Labor Day is meant as a holiday to honor the hard-working Americans that keep this country strong.  They are the ones that built this country and sustain it.  But it’s also a fact that a lot of those hard-working people have children to entertain during their Labor Day celebrations. (more…)

Summer is for Kids

Image courtesy of John Lustig via Flikr.

“My brothers let me run through the sprinklers!”

Some parents dread the time that the kids are out of school.  “I’m bored.”  “There’s nothing to do.”  “It’s too hot to do anything.”  You can make those comments go away with a few good activities to keep them entertained while keeping them cool as well.  They can also learn some good lessons that will help them later in life, if you teach them the right way.  Kids tend to have a short attention span, but if the activity is fun for them it holds their attention longer. (more…)

Homemade Finger Paints

Image courtesy of Bethany Nowviskie via Flikr.It doesn’t matter what time of year it is – foul weather does prevent children from going outdoors to play.  But there are a lot of activities that can keep them busy and entertained indoors when Mother Nature works her magic.  You can work some magic of your own that is cost effective and easy to do.

Kids like to paint and quite often it’s with their fingers instead of a brush.  But finger paint from a market can be expensive and there are times when you can’t drop what you are doing to run out to buy them.  So here is the solution to that problem:  Make your own finger paint! (more…)

Dads Need Appreciation Too

Image courtesy of Dean Michaud via Flikr.Father’s Day is coming. A true father is one that is there, in some capacity, for his children. Most often it is the man that stands up and teaches his children different things to get them on a good path in life. Being a father does not mean the fact that you created a child to start with, but that you are there to create the person they become. Sometimes it’s the simple things that make an impression on that child. Sometimes it’s simply walk in the park, seeing a ball game, building school projects together or working with Mom in the kitchen to create a treat for Dad. (more…)

Snap the Whip

Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Oil painting by Winslow Homer, circa 1872.

There really is no objective in this outdoor game other than to get kids to exercise.  It can be fun to play, but there is also that warning that there could be some scraped knees and elbows from landing on the grass. (more…)