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Independence Day Lantern

The fourth of July is here! This day marks when the original 13 colonies fought in the American Revolution and eventually gained independence from Great Britain in 1776. In 1941, the fourth of July was declared a federal holiday by Congress. Speeches, military events, parades, fireworks and American flag art by Ali Spagnola are some of the […]

A Father’s Day Like Any Other Day

They are at the park … the grocery store … even at school drop-off. Dads! They are everywhere today. Leave it to Beaver is over, Daddy has arrived and he’s ready to participate in parenting today. While many have asked for help over the years some moms aren’t quite ready for “daddy’s way” of doing […]

Everyday is Mother’s Day: 3 DIY Gifts for Mom

Shhhhh, in just over a week the one day moms stop what they are doing and except as their day will be here: Mother’s Day! Whether it’s a brunch, breakfast in bed (how about some heart shaped toast for mom using a cookie cutter?!) or just a day away with friends it’s the one-day mothers […]

And the Beet Goes On!

Kids can be picky eaters, especially when it comes to trying new and nutritious foods like beets. Many parents don’t even consider serving certain foods thinking their kids will turn up their nose at them. Don’t underestimate this tiny, red root vegetable though. It’s packed full of energy-boosting, heart-healthy nutrients and makes a colorful addition to any dish. Go ahead and give beets a chance!

The Rainbow Connection

“Mom, if we’re Irish how come I can’t see Leprechauns?” Hmmm, I had to ponder this question last year as I walked with my daughter from school on a rainy day. Our path was under dark clouds streaked with little cracks allowing just enough sunshine to peak through and make for a magical skyline. I […]

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your kids and make this recipe and a Recycle Leprechaun Craft! Traditional Soda Bread was not the sweet raisin-and-caraway-filled loaf many Americans eat today. A real soda bread is a simple loaf with a beautifully browned, craggy crust and a nice chew, best eaten liberally smeared with salty Irish butter.