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  • Versatile blueberries sweeten the season

    Fresh blueberries peak this time of year, so it’s time to make good use of them. Not only are they versatile and delicious, but they are nutritional standouts, including being …


  • Teachable moments come in daily lessons

    “Stop, everyone. A teachable moment,” called out the dad as he and his three school-age kids screeched to a halt on their bikes. Parked in the middle of a front …


  • Summertime offers quality time with kids

    Summertime offers unique opportunities to enjoy memorable moments outside appreciating nature and spending extra time with family and friends. Here are some get-together ideas and activities to connect with others …


  • Enliven daily routine by involving children

    Has it been a while since you let your hair down as a parent? Well, today’s the day to start. And it’s easy to get in the mode when you …


  • Celebrate the season with strawberry cake

    For the Monson family, summer officially begins the Swedish way, as friends and three generations of relatives gather annually in their welcoming backyard on June 21 to eat, sing and …


  • Individual meatloaves spice up Father’s Day

    If Dad is a meat and potatoes type of guy, surprise him on Father’s Day with this clever twist on a traditional “Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes” menu item. Your kids …


  • Let your children run with their creativity

    Susan Bell has chalked up plenty of memories in the past 37 years as a fourth-grade teacher. And they’ll stay alive, thanks to the thoughtful cards and notes she has …


  • Ring in the season with carrot cupcakes

    While carrot seeds have already germinated and burst through the soil in our vegetable garden, fresh green carrot tops pop out of the frosting of whimsical carrot cake cupcakes, too. …


  • Artwork display gives child’s nursery new life

    It’s that time of year to celebrate Mother’s Day, which got me thinking about all the “mothers-to-be” who patiently wait for the official “mom” title to be a reality. That’s …


  • Build a tradition on Mother’s Day

    When it’s Mother’s Day, it’s all about tradition in the Paymar/Haddorff household. Now in its 20th year, moms, grandmothers, aunts, cousins and close friends gather in their home around a …


  • Invest quality time in Arbor Day fun

    Meandering through the awe-inspiring nature trail at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in California over spring break, I heard a boy ask as he stared upward at a giant tree …


  • Eggshell planters give garden an early start

    Kids and dirt seem to have a natural attraction for one another. Why not promote a love for a favorite activity this season by giving children a chance for some …


  • Spring centerpiece offers lasting blooms

    You and your kids will be inspired to create a blooming bouquet of colorful paper flowers to celebrate the arrival of spring. In fact, these flowers can be enjoyed just …


  • Travel game keeps passengers engaged

    If you are hitting the road during spring break, you might be looking for a new car game to keep everyone happy, occupied and amused. Tired of playing 20 questions, …


  • Eggs help showcase the beauty of Easter

    Shake and decorate hollowed-out Easter eggs, then save them as keepsakes to display from year to year as a whimsical “egg plant” centerpiece. The lovely eggs, together with other favorites, …


  • Pen bouquet keeps writing utensils handy

    Why is it that you can’t ever find a pen when you need one? It’s as though they have wings of invisible ink that take them far away from where …


  • Bring home the gold with healthy snacks

    As I watch the Winter Olympics on television, I am inspired by the discipline and commitment of the world’s greatest athletes. While these skiers, skaters and the like have professional …


  • TLC keeps spirits up during child’s illness

    If a flu or cold bug has invaded your house this winter, you know firsthand how the family routine is instantly thrown out of sync. All it takes is one …


  • Recycle old sweater into pair of mittens

    This is the time of year when kids and adults like me lose one or more of their mittens. Our pairs simply don’t match up in February the way they …


  • Slow-cooker gives morning oats new life

    It would be an apt description to call my husband a “musher” even though he has never trained, led or raced a dog team of huskies. Simply put, he likes …


  • Ordinary hot dogs can become seafood

    Turn a ho-hum Saturday meal into a memorable family activity when you dive into this “Octopus Lunch Surprise” recipe. With a few simple ingredients that kids love, your imaginations can …


  • Let them wave their own flag on birthday

    When there’s a birthday in your house, fly a pennant! This personal pennant celebrates the occasion and how unique the birthday child is. Make them together with your children now, …


  • Celebrate with holiday meal

    This chicken peanut stew is an adaptation of a tasty dish that was often prepared for celebrations in the village where I lived years ago in the Republic of Congo. …


  • Project spells aromatic fun

    Fill your home with the festive scent of citrus and spice to add to the sights, sounds and tastes of your special way of celebrating the holidays. Decorating colorful, fresh …


  • Organize holiday treasures

    Now that the first white advent candle is lit on our pine wreath, strings of shimmering minilights frame our kitchen window, and a flurry of Christmas cards outnumbers the junk …


  • ‘Leftovers’ light up holidays

    There’s more to Thanksgiving Day leftovers than meets the eye. If you used disposable aluminum-foil pans or trays for roasting the turkey and for baking cookies and pies, think again …


  • Plenty of pumpkin potential

    Pumpkins might sound “so yesterday” with Halloween long gone and the excitement of Thanksgiving Day soon on the way. But never underestimate the beauty pumpkins can deliver when transformed with …


  • Set sail for Thanksgiving fun

    Let the children in your house help prepare for your Thanksgiving gathering by making pilgrim ship table favors from walnut shells. As guests arrive at your home on Thanksgiving Day, …


  • Puppy on guard against cold

    It’s a new puppy! It’s a soft toy! It’s a draft buster! Yes indeed, it’s all three, and the adorable soft puppy will love to come into your home to …


  • Feeling glum? Get saucy

    It wasn’t exactly a pretty picture when an unexpected snowfall blanketed the Twin Cities during the Oct. 10 weekend. We simply weren’t ready for cold temps and a whiteout of …