Healthy on the go snack idea #RealTastesGood

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I want my kids to be healthy, productive, and successful. I’m fairly certain every decent mother wants the same. I find, however, that the “healthy” part is much easier said than done. The day and age that we live in is all about go, go, go, and my family is no different. Always on the ...

{Red, White &} Blue Velvet Cupcakes Recipe #MyDawnSummer

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This weekend was so super busy for us.  In the midst of 4 soccer games, a baseball game and a dance recital, we had one kid at a slumber party and Father's Day to celebrate, plus Flag Day and Softball and Baseball night at the New Britain Rock Cats. It's summer! Summer's pretty hectic for ...

Fun Things to Do Without TV

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Fun Things to Do Without TV Summer is here, and it's time to unplug! While it might be tempting to let the kids veg out on electronics or in front of the television, summer will fly by and I promise you'll wish you spent more time doing non-TV stuff! Get creative. Do something awesome and fun, like ...

7 Tips for Beating Summer Brain Drain

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It is easy for any child to get into the habit of sleeping late and video games in the summer months. This summer, vow to stay on track with these 7 tips for beating summer brain drain. Your child can still have a fun and festive summer while using their brain to its fullest. Give ...

Easy Marinade Recipe: Ginger Lime Salmon Steaks

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We did another 'try something new' recipe this week.  We decided to give try our hand at grilling some fish steaks.  Salmon was on sale, so salmon won :) I'm all about lime this time of year so when my husband showed me a recipe he'd found at work, we had to see what would ...

Best Places to See Nature Outside NYC

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Best Places to See Nature Outside NYC     New York City is filled with the sounds of the city from the honking of taxis, to people talking on their phones, and sirens at all hours of the night. Sometimes though, you just want to escape out into nature and hear the sounds of a stream running or ...

7 Ways to Find Learning Opportunities Each Day

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You may feel as though unless a child is sitting with a book, paper, and pencil, a learning opportunity is not underway. Well the good news is, there are plenty of ways to keep your child actively engaged. Take a look below at 7 ways to find learning opportunities each day, so not a day ...

Top 8 Safety Features of Toyota Sienna #SiennaDiaries

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The 2014 Toyota Sienna has an incredible list of safety features, and you’ll be surprised at what comes standard in any of the models! If safety is a concern of yours when purchasing a car, you’ll be happy to know that this car is incredibly safe. Since we're driving a 2014 Toyota Sienna LXE right ...

Things I don’t leave home without

I'm talking about something serious today.  YES, I am.  The things I don't leave home without.  These are serious things.  Well, maybe not all of them are.  But each serves a purpose.  There's also one item in particular that is newer to me but immediately became part of my 'stuff' I must bring places. Hint: it ...

Follow the World Cup with Windows Apps #worldcup #brasil2014

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Calling all (fellow) soccer fans!! Happy World Cup!  #WorldCup and #Brasil2014 are here, and I have some Windows and Windows Phone apps help you to make the most of World Cup 2014! Don’t miss a beat! Follow FIFA World Cup with Windows Apps ESPN FC on Windows and Windows Phone offers comprehensive worldwide football coverage 24/7 for all ...