Making the Most Out of Rainy, Summer Days

We can all relate to that feeling of dread when you see those dark clouds begin to cover the sky, or when you feel those first few raindrops fall on your skin. The bright and sunny beach day you’ve been planning, or that backyard cookout you were excited to host are now both put on hold.  The good news is that the sunny days will soon return. But for now, you still want to make the most of your summer, despite the damper that this rainy forecast has put on your plans. Here are some ways you can combat the…

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Treat Yourself With These Summer Sweets

School’s out, the sun is beaming, and you’re planning to head to the beach this weekend. This is how you know summer is in full swing! What better way to celebrate the season by whipping up a few easy, sweet treats for the family --  with everything from dense and decadent to tart and light! Fruity Popsicles. These sweet and refreshing popsicles are not only yummy, but pretty to look at! They’re also fully customizable. You can add whatever ingredients you want, like mango puree, greek yogurt, honey, frozen peaches, or fresh strawberries. Get creative with those popsicle molds! Get…

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The Answer to Long Winter Days Cooped Up Indoors: The 5 Minute Kid Chore Chart

When kids are cooped up at home during the colder months, it can be hard on the whole family. From cabin fever to too-close quarters to kids’ constant cries of “I’m bored,” long winter weekends can be tough. Plus, because the cold weather keeps families indoors, it’s nearly impossible not to notice the inevitable mess that piles up around the house almost immediately upon kids entering the room. How can you motivate your child to participate in a productive and fun activity that not only helps break up the day, but also helps lend a hand with housework? Enter the…

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