health and fitness

Let’s Play Soccer!

My children have all been part of a soccer program at one time or another, and it was always a really good experience. My nephews have played soccer every year from early elementary all the way through high school. It’s no wonder they loved watching the World Cup games! Soccer is a great sport for almost any child, whether the child is athletically inclined or not.

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Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids Sometimes during the school year, life gets so hectic that our meals are often quick and easy. And although I get the food ready faster, it’s usually not as tasty or nutritious as it could be. The (hopefully) slower days of summer are a good time to get back to preparing healthy meals. It’s also a great time to start cooking with kids! Not only

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Let’s Dance!

Some of our favorite games when my children were younger involved dancing. No – it wasn’t formal dancing, and it didn’t matter that I had two left feet. It was a move and jump and twirl and fall down and laugh kind of dancing – the best kind if you just want to enjoy some time with your kids. Here are some ideas to

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Make-Your-Own Pizza Party

Whether it’s a party for just you and your child or you invite friends and families over, a make-your-own pizza party is a great way to celebrate an occasion or even create one yourself. What the children don’t know is that it’s a learning experience, too! We have a friend who hosts a pizza party every year, and it’s so much fun. Supplies are

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101 Things You Should Do Before Your Kids Leave Home

While perusing a home furnishing store with my sister, I came upon a neat little book by David Bordon and Tom Winters: 101 Things You Should Do Before Your Kids Leave Home. With four children of my own, the title alone drew me to open it. What were these 101 things, and had we actually done any of them? The List Upon first inspection,

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

One of our favorite picture books is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. In the story, the caterpillar comes out of his egg and is very hungry. He eats and eats and eats until he makes a cocoon – later to emerge as a beautiful butterfly. And what does he eat? He starts off with an apple, then goes through pears, plums, strawberries,

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