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Butternut Bacon

Butternut Bacon

With the latest warnings about processed meats from the World Health Organization, here’s a great “bacon” recipe without any of the health risks from the cookbook The Everyday Squash Cook. And it tastes great! Trust me, [...]

Children and Christmas Party Safety

Children and Christmas Party Safety

Keeping kids safe while enjoying those holiday parties. Christmas Party Safety It’s during the holiday season that as parents, we can let our guard down, particularly at seasonal gatherings with friends and family. It’s exactly why [...]

Over-hyping Christmas

Over-hyping Christmas

How to keep the holiday season in perspective. Hyped Up Christmas There is so much pressure to have the perfect Christmas, from the food, to the décor to the gifts we give and receive. Often we [...]

Banning Teen Friends

Banning Teen Friends

A look at the influence we have over who our kids hang out with. Banning Friends Is your teen hanging out with someone who you think is a bad influence?  Would you love to ban that [...]

Democracy In Families

Democracy In Families

 Should families be run as a democracy? Democracy in Families As parents, it’s tempting to lay down the rules and expect our children to abide by them..  But if we want to raise kids who can [...]

Why Friends Matter

Why Friends Matter

How friendship teaches kids important life lessons. Why Friends Matter Ask a kid what’s so great about having friends and they’ll probably say “friends are fun”.   They’re right.  But learning to socialize and get a long [...]

Over-scheduled Kids

Over-scheduled Kids

When those after school lessons are just too much of a good thing Over-scheduled Kids With all the wonderful after school lessons available to kids today, it can be pretty tempting to fill their time with [...]

Family Meetings

Family Meetings

The benefit of calling a family meeting to order in your home. Family Meetings While family meals are a great way to connect with our kids on a regular basis, they’re not the best time to [...]

Fast Food Alternatives

Fast Food Alternatives

 How to feed your child quick, nutritious meals.  Fast food alternatives. Fast Food Alternatives With all the things families have to accomplish in a day, it’s no wonder many of make swinging by a fast food [...]

How to Praise Good Grades

How to Praise Good Grades

 Is there a right way to praise good grades? Praising Grades When a child comes home with high marks, what parent doesn’t want to jump up and praise them? Sometimes it’s even tempting to reward them [...]