summer

Quick & Easy Thirst-Quenching Watermelon & Feta Salad Recipe – Parents Article

5 July, 2019So, it’s official.  This unprecedented heatwave is predicted to last for the rest of summer and if you’re struggling to cope with the heat like I am, you’ll welcome this gorgeous recipe for a light, cooling salad – water-rich, stuffed with vitamins and containing one of my favourite cheeses, feta.  What’s not to like!Cool Watermelon and Feta Salad from Sopwell HouseEven better, this watermelon and feta salad recipe was created by none other than Gopi Chandran, Head Chef…

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Kale, Cantaloupe, Goat Cheese Salad Recipe- SO Easy – A Child Grows – Parents Article

Hi, everyone! We have another summer salad recipe here that saves well in the fridge and is super filling.  This kale-themed salad is always such a hit, and so totally easy that it’s one of my personal favorites for all summertime events. With goat cheese, it’s easy on the stomach, and can be eaten with zero guilt. Cantaloupes are amazing this time of year- let’s enjoy one! This pairs well with any protein or side grain, but also loves to be…

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Summer Activities for Kids – Dad’s Awesome Life – Single Dad, Parents Article

Welcome back, everyone! Kicking off the return blog post, we’re talking about summer activities. Last year, summer was spent getting moved into our new house! Many kids finished up school last week, and mine finish up this Friday. As a single Dad, summers get crazy, so I am always looking ahead to what we can do, and how I can do more than let summer vacation be a summer of doing random, everyday things. There are many lists of things…

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Why an Inflatable Hot Tub is Worth the Cost – Parents Article

Locally, going to the swimming pool is quite expensive, and the beach is far from my home. For that reason, now that we finally have a yard, I’ve toyed with the idea of getting a backyard above ground pool for the family to enjoy in the summer. Now that I read this post by a reader, though, I’m wondering if maybe we should get one that doubles as a hot tub. A soft hot tub or inflatable hot tub is…

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A Mom’s Summer Out-of-Office Message | – Foster Parents Article

Hello! Thank you for attempting to contact me via social media/text/phone/making eye-contact/etc. My brain is currently out of the office for the summer. I would love to respond to your request for my attention, but I am unavailable. I am probably helping dress a child who just came out of the bathroom with their racerback swimsuit on backwards. Or I may be making making a meal. . . again. . . all the time. . . every day. . .…

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Family Connections & History • Science of Parenting • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Parents Article

Last week, I gave you some hobbies and activities to try in order to celebrate your family and create #greatchildhoods. Want to dig a little deeper? The next step beyond immediate family activities is family connections and family history. These are the ideas that will help parents connect their children to those who came before them and helped to pave the way. Remembering, celebrating, and reflecting on history is a great way to bond with one another across generations! Ideas…

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Hobbies & Activities • Science of Parenting • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Parents Article

April is national Child Abuse Prevention Month. The national organization Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) America’s theme this year is “Do more of what you love to create #greatchildhoods,” which I LOVE. It embraces the idea of finding a passion – or finding things you enjoy doing – and using them to spend quality time as a family. In a recent office cleanout, I happened upon a couple of folders with information from 2000-2002. I think the universe pulled me to…

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Fun & Easy Summer Craft: Unicorn Pudding Cups – Parents Article

Please follow and like us: Emma is my child that love crafts! And she currently LOVES Unicorns, so its time to combine snack time and craft time. You can always count on Emma is the activity involves painting, cutting, pasting, coloring…she even negotiates crafts with her occupational therapist! Its nothing like watching her walk out of Occupational Therapy with a new craft that she insists on hanging up at home. Since Darrick and DJ have been doing lots of “Father/Son…

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CoCo And Twins: Vacation Bible School – Parenting Twins Article

Every summer as a child, I would attend VBS with my friends. They would come to my church, and then I would go to their church. I loved all the crafts, games, and bible stories. Now that my boys are old enough, I also want them to enjoy learning about the bible.  These are some of the Vacation Bible Schools I found that will be offered this summer in Flagstaff.  June 12-16, 2017 First Southern Baptist 6pm to 8pm http://www.fsbcflagstaff.org/page/information June 19-23,…

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Summer Meals for Hungry Children – Single Mum, Parents Article

School’s Out For Summer! For us, that means my boys will be constantly eating everything in the kitchen! Flagstaff Summer Cafe will be available at 16 locations. Some spots will also have free breakfast available for kids.If you have a school-aged kiddo in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, simply text “FOOD” to 877877. You will receive a message back with a location closest to where they can get free summer meals.Even if you aren’t in need, someone else’s…

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