(BPT) – While you and your family have enjoyed relaxing vacations and amazing weather these last few months, it’s time to prepare for the hustle and bustle of another school year.
A new school year also means your family’s mornings will return to that more familiar, hectic pace. Keeping your kids healthy allows them take full advantage of the opportunities they will encounter, such as the first day of school, the first slumber party – even the first soccer tournament or piano recital.
So how do you ward off illness? You can’t control what your child is exposed to at school or away from home, but you can control your home’s cleanliness. Keep your house clean and improve your children’s chances of staying healthy with these easy tips.
(BPT) – Warm weather, continued care and robust plants have yielded a bounty of beautiful, fresh vegetables – and personal satisfaction – from your garden this season. As the weather cools and fall approaches, it is not time to hang up your hat, gloves and trowel for the year. Autumn provides optimum weather and ample opportunity to keep growing and harvesting delicious, healthy produce well into the season.
(BPT) – There’s the summer vacation you dream of: happy children playing games, parents relaxing, cheerful grandparents, smooth roads, short lines and easy-to-schedule outdoor sports and activities for the kids. And then there’s the reality, which more closely resembles “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”
(Family Features) When it comes to mealtime, a well-stocked pantry can be the difference between culinary success and a dinner dud. Too often we contemplate what to make for dinner, only to realize that we don’t have the right ingredients on hand or the food in the fridge has spoiled. But with a pantry full of canned foods, a delicious and easy, homemade meal is just minutes away.
(Family Features) When it comes to packing lunches and after school snacks for your little ones, it’s easy to get into a rut. But by making a few delicious and convenient choices in the grocery store, you can break away from the same old sandwich routine and serve up nibbles and noshes your kids will love.
(Family Features) Dairy and breakfast go hand in hand. With so many types of milk, cheeses and yogurts available, it’s easy to find breakfast combinations that set the curve for success as the kids head back to school this fall.
Nutritious dairy foods give kids an essential boost
I have been taking a “brain break,” and doing what I consider fun, which is playing with graphics. I have had these posters sitting on my computer for a while, and there’s no sense in that. They are based on the song “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” and Matthew 10:29-30. The graphics are all by Trina Clark, and the fonts are Picmonkey. The cute star frames were created by http://aturntolearn.blogspot.com.
They are for your personal use only. Click on each image to enlarge, right click and “save as image.” Thank you, and I hope you enjoy them!
I made a couple of card fronts today for anyone who wishes to have them. There is a get well card and a happy birthday card. The graphics are by Trina Clark and the fonts are by Picmonkey. They are for personal use only. Just click on each image to get full size. Then right click and “save image as.” They would be best printed on cardstock or heavy paper. Write your personal message on the back. Thank you!
I’ve been on a mission to declutter my house, and I like the ideas on this website! I’m such a “list” oriented person, I may even write down the 10 things I get rid of every day, just so I’ll have a visual of my progress.
(StatePoint) Your home’s flooring matters. Not only can it affect property value, but it’s also a fundamental element of design and style. With so many choices available, it can be difficult choosing what’s right for your family and home.
Here are some guidelines that can help you make smart decisions that meet your budget and lifestyle.
(Family Features) Summer is peak strawberry season and the perfect time to enjoy one of America’s favorite fruits.
While available year-round, California strawberries are most plentiful from May through August with the state producing nearly 90 percent of strawberries grown in the entire country. Not only are strawberries delicious, these pretty red gems also offer many health benefits. In fact, eating just eight medium size strawberries a day may improve heart and brain health, lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of some cancers.
Bring home the sweetness of California strawberries