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Talkin’ Turkey

10/26/12

Talkin’ Turkey

Can we all agree that Thanksgiving is the greatest food holiday of the year? From start to finish, this day is a celebration of all things delicious and divine, from the planning and prepping to the noshing and napping. OK, it’s not all about food; it’s also about giving thanks and sharing with others. In addition to all of its edible bounty, Thanksgiving is a perfect opportunity to teach little ones some important life lessons and instill in them the spirit of gratitude and generosity — and what better place to do this than in the kitchen or around the table? There’s plenty for the young ones to do in the kitchen, and their ability to assist in the preparation of the holiday feast depends on their age and ability and your comfort level. Toddlers can...

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Happy Hauntings

08/29/12

Happy Hauntings

Fall is many people’s favorite season, with the picturesque, Rockwellian loveliness of vivid autumn leaves, orchards overflowing with apples and pumpkins, weekend football games and fingertips warmed by mugs of hot apple cider. But October doesn’t just usher in rosy cheeks and cardigan sweaters—something decidedly spookier is afoot, too, with Halloween on its way. This year, celebrate the holiday in style by checking out some of these fun, family-friendly activities. Hershey Gardens Pumpkin Glow At Hershey Gardens, being led down the garden path is a good thing. Kids ages 12 and under can don costumes to trick-or-treat in the gardens by the light of more than 150 jack-o-lanterns. (Bring a flashlight, too.) Oct. 19–20, 6–8pm   Turkey...

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Healthy Kid-Friendly Recipes

06/27/12

Healthy Kid-Friendly Recipes

Encouraging healthy eating—or, as the case may be many times in my house, sitting still at dinner time long enough to eat anything at all—is a struggle for most of the parents I know. Many of us have likely enjoyed (brief) periods in which our kids will eat anything and everything we give them, when they readily choose broccoli and blueberries over Pop-Tarts and potato chips, only to have the blissful food reverie come to a screeching halt. I know we have in our family, and it’s crazy frustrating when His Pickiness retakes the throne. It’s as if my son’s food moods are governed by the phases of the moon—though I think it’s probably much more arbitrary than that. Am I crazy for actually longing for the time when he’s a teenager and...

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Picks & Tips for Traveling with Tykes

04/26/12

Picks & Tips for Traveling with Tykes

Picks & tips for traveling with tykes... Lancaster travel agent Amy McHugh of Dream Makers Vacation Services shares her favorite resorts for families, plus must-pack items for every vacation  Beaches Turks & Caicos “Beaches Turks & Caicos is the best for families,” saysAmy McHugh, the owner of the award-winning Lancaster-based travel agency Dream Makers Vacation Services and mother of four, who flies with her family to the Caribbean, Florida and elsewhere several times a year.   "We’ve been everywhere.” She and her family love it so much, in fact, that they’ve vacationed there eight times.    For starters, the tropical resort is situated on what McHugh calls one of the top 10 beaches in...

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A-Tisket, A-Tasket, A Stylish Easter Basket

03/07/12

A-Tisket, A-Tasket, A Stylish Easter Basket

Easy Easter crafts to make with your kids

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