by Anna Hicks Between homework, friends, extracurricular activities, and trips to Grandma’s house, a teen’s routine can be crazy…and it can quickly produce that “bogged down by stress” feeling. Having a stressed teenager can be troublesome for the whole family. … Read more

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Recently, I threw my newly minted four year old son a Peter Rabbit-themed birthday party. I cared about all the little cute details  of the Beatrix Potter’s story, yet I did not want to go over the top. The resulting … Read more

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We love Spanokopita, which is a Greek spinach casserole. To make this dish more portable and easier to handle, I sometimes make Spanokopita Spinach Triangles. To make them, you have to work fast. First of all, prepare the spinach filling, … Read more

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Most strawberry smoothies contain other fruit. Strawberry Coconut Smoothie presents a pure strawberry bliss with a light hint of coconut. This smoothie is just perfect for those who can’t stand the banana flavor in the typical strawberry/banana combo.

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No-Sugar Mango Sorbet is probably the simplest treat I have ever made. It is also simply perfect. This recipe uses only one ingredient: fresh mango. The mango must be very ripe, however. This way, the fruit would be sweet enough … Read more

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My daughter made a Peter Rabbit Garden Sensory Tub for my younger son. She put corn in the tub and then added all the details from Mr. Mac Gregor’s  garden: the play vegetables, the toy bunny and the wooden fence. The … Read more

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Sometimes, to create a play dough garden, one needs their play dough to look like dirt. Coffee grounds can really help to accomplish both the look and the texture of dirt. When the play dough is ready, the children can … Read more

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Watercress is one of the first spring greens. It is rich in vitamins A, C, and K. Watercress smoothie is both fresh and delicate, like spring itself. For optimum cleanliness snd freshness, watercress should be rinsed first and then submerged … Read more

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Dirt Cake has been my go-to recipe for quite a few children’s parties. This cake is easily made and does not require perfect styling. You serve it in a clean pot for a plant. You stick gummy worms inside. And … Read more

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Sourdough Einkorn Bread is soft, has a nice crust and is very low in gluten. With a piece of butter on top, it is sublime and tastes way better than wheat bread! Furthermore, einkorn ( not to be confused with … Read more

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The Mega Green Salad is just that- green. It is also super tasty, very crunchy, Paleo and Keto-friendly and overall simple and amazing. If you are on a diet- chew it all day. Otherwise, enjoy it as a side or … Read more

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We have been studying birds at homeschool, and making nests was the natural progression of our studies. This activity was fun for both older children and toddlers! First, we studied the book The Nest is Noisy. The book has the … Read more

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