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The Problem with Teens No Longer Working Part-time Jobs

by Sandi Schwartz How many jobs did you have growing up? I started babysitting neighborhood kids at age 11 (which sounds so incredibly young now that I am a mother), and I continued to babysit through to the summer after

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How to Rock Family Fun Night with Tweens & Teens

by Lisa A. Beach When your kids were younger, family fun took center stage, whether that meant a riveting game of Chutes and Ladders or a backyard lightsaber duel. But now that the kids are older, how do you get

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6 Reasons to Make Family Dinner a Priority

By Sarah Lyons Families have changed a lot in the last fifty years. More women have entered the workforce, giving families the benefit of two incomes; single-parent families are also more common; and kids are involved in more after-school activities

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Cookie Dough Heart

You Need Packaged sugar cookie dough 8 ounces strawberry flavored cream cheese spread Rolling pin 8 cups assorted fresh fruit, washed and sliced Baking stone or cookie sheet Directions Using a rolling pin, roll the cookie dough into a thin

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Rainbow Popsicles

Ingredients (All fruit should be frozen) Red—1 banana, 1/2 cup greek yogurt, 1/2 cup raspberries, 1/2 cup strawberries, water or liquid for blending Orange—1 banana, 1/2 cup greek yogurt, 1/2 cup peaches, 1 small orange, 1/4 cup mango, water or

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Tie Up Your Father’s Day Gift

Ingredients Tall clear vase White cardstock (8.5” x 11”) Scissors Double-sided sticky tape Chex mix Template for the tie & collar Directions Download our template for the tie and collar (under photo) from our website and print it out on

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Paperweights

Materials Large metal lids Pre-mixed grout A variety of decorations including letters Sponge Spatula Spray paint Instructions Spray paint the lid of your can. Scoop grout out of the tub with a spatula and push it securely into the lid.

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“Handmade” Hammer

Materials Wooden hammer Sandpaper Spray primer Spray paint for the base color Spray clear coat Acrylic paint in various colors of your choice Plastic wrap Painter’s tape Foam brush Instructions Remove any labels or price tags from the hammer. Use

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Decorative Candle Jars

Materials A candle jar Floral stickers Scrapbooking flowers Washi tape, paper ribbon, or fabric ribbon Hot glue Instructions Remove any exterior labels from the candle. Apply flower stickers decoratively around the candle and on the lid. Apply washi tape, paper

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Flying and Your Child’s Ears

How Does Flying Affect Ears? Many of us have felt that weird ear-popping sensation when we fly. For kids (especially babies and young children), it can feel especially odd and even be scary at first. But it’s a common, normal

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