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Recycled Toys: Three Green Toys to Make with the Kids

Recycled Toys: Three Green Toys to Make with the Kids

Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger Toys are a child’s tools for play, but parents don’t have to break the bank to keep their children amused. Purchased toys are not always superior to green toys you can find or create from recycled materials. It’s funny how some children even prefer the box and wrappings […]

Four Healthy School Lunch Ideas Kids Will Love

Four Healthy School Lunch Ideas Kids Will Love

Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger It’s almost time for kids to go back to school and for parents to create quick, healthy school lunch ideas that their kids will enjoy. It’s important to be creative with children; the presentation of a meal is so important, especially to a picky eater. You can make this […]

Home Remedies for Bad Breath

Home Remedies for Bad Breath

Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger Bad breath is often the result of the foods you eat, but it can also occur for less obvious reasons. Knowing the cause can go a long way to helping stop the problem, and so can a number of home remedies, when used in conjunction with regular oral […]

Five Beach Games for Family Fun

Five Beach Games for Family Fun

Posted by Tania Cowling, guest blogger If you’re lucky enough to live near the ocean, or are planning a vacation at the beach, you can turn the water into a classroom. Including a few beach games for the kids will keep them entertained and educated at the same time. Here are five activities you can […]

Bug-Loving Outdoor Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

Bug-Loving Outdoor Birthday Party Ideas for Kids

Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger If your family is making an effort to “go green,” now is a great time to think up some cool outdoor birthday party ideas for kids with a nature theme. Consider an insect party for your children and their friends: It’s both fun, and educational. Even if some […]

Five Healthy Gift Basket Ideas to Make and Give

Five Healthy Gift Basket Ideas to Make and Give

Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger Do you have a party to attend or friend who is ill and needs cheering up? Make them personalized presents with these gift basket ideas. Gift baskets are a nice way to give a variety of small objects instead of one single item, and homemade gift baskets are easier […]

DIY Valentine Cards for Kids to Make

DIY Valentine Cards for Kids to Make

Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger Kids do not see Valentine’s Day as a romantic holiday worthy of roses and a nice dinner. Instead, they engage in expressions of love and friendship by exchanging silly Valentine cards and eating treats. This February, help your kids channel their creativity and make DIY Valentine cards at home. […]

Six Unconventional Toothpaste Uses

Six Unconventional Toothpaste Uses

Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger There is more to that tube of toothpaste than just shining your teeth—consider leaving an extra tube in your cleaning bin. Here are a few creative toothpaste uses to try. Silver jewelry, silver home decor, and serving pieces require careful maintenance to keep them looking their best. To clean […]

Cabin Fever Crafts for Kids

Cabin Fever Crafts for Kids

Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger Weekends or days off from school are typically filled with outdoor adventures and playtime, but what do you do when a winter snowstorm hits? Crafts for kids can help beat their stuck-inside blues. These cabin-fever cures are entertaining and can be made from materials you likely already have in […]

Homemade Christmas Gifts You Can Make with the Kids

Homemade Christmas Gifts You Can Make with the Kids

Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger When I was a child, my mother taught me about giving gifts during the holidays. We went to our neighborhood five and dime store to pick up small tokens to give to family members. I felt such joy as I wrapped the packages and presented them on Christmas Day. […]