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Vegan Pumpkin Pie with Rustic Spelt Crust

Vegan Pumpkin Pie with Rustic Spelt Crust

Here’s a great Pumpkin Pie recipe from the website Oh She Glows.  It’s also vegan and gluten free, so it’s sure to please everyone that joins you for your Thanksgiving feast! Vegan Pumpkin Pie with Rustic [...]

The Health Benefits of Pets for Children

The Health Benefits of Pets for Children

According to a Finnish study, babies who have close contact with dogs or cats during their first year of life are less likely to experience respiratory infections such as colds and ear infections, compared to those [...]

Empathetic Teens Handle Stress Better

Empathetic Teens Handle Stress Better

The more empathetic a child is the better they cope with stress.  This is the conclusion of a recent survey of more than 1500 Spanish students between the ages of 12 and 15 years. Researchers found [...]

Nightmare Before Christmas Cupcakes

Nightmare Before Christmas Cupcakes

What you’ll need Batch of chocolate cupcakes White buttercream frosting 2 toothpicks Tube of black decorator’s icing How to make it Frost the cupcakes. For each cupcake, use the tip of a toothpick to lightly etch [...]

Mummy Pizzas

Mummy Pizzas

What you’ll need English muffins Pizza sauce Black olives Scallions Red or green pepper Cheese sticks or slices How to make it Heat the oven to 350º F. For each mummy, spread a tablespoon of pizza [...]

Parents Get Less Colds Than Childless Adults

Parents Get Less Colds Than Childless Adults

According to researchers, parents are less likely to suffer from a cold than non-parents.  Researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University exposed about 800 adults to the common cold virus and then monitored them while in quarantine.  [...]

Why Young Children Should Get the Flu Shot

Why Young Children Should Get the Flu Shot

Studies show that vaccinating young children against the flu significantly reduces emergency room visits. After comparing the number of children that visited ER departments at Montreal’s Children’s Hospital and the Children Hospital in Boston, researchers found [...]

Keeping Camping with Family Fun and Safe

Keeping Camping with Family Fun and Safe

When you take your kids camping in the great outdoors, there are a few things you must keep in mind, for safety’s sake. Camping during summer holidays is one of the best ways of experiencing a [...]

Fresh Fruit Popsicles

Fresh Fruit Popsicles

Here’s a refreshing treat for kids (and for parents too)! It’s simple and delicious… and with no added sugar, it’s healthy too. Enjoy! Ingredients •  3/4 cup strawberries, chopped • 1 peach, cut into 1/2-inch slices [...]

The Importance of Family Vacations

The Importance of Family Vacations

Why taking a summer vacation with your children is so important. Family Vacations Well, it’s about that time of year again, when our thoughts turn to vacations. Summer vacations can provide some of the best memories [...]