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Fun ideas and information for all four seasons

Camping Safety 101

You’re very excited — you just found out you’re going camping! Enjoying the beauty and nature of the woods is fun — if you are careful. Here are some tips from healthykids.org to keep you safe: Always be aware of your surroundings and always camp with an adult. Never go into the woods by yourself. If insects bug you, ask an adult to set
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Are you ready for summer cookouts?

An average BBQ meal with a cheeseburger, hot dog, some potato salad, a handful of potato chips, a few cookies, and a few alcoholic beverages can easily add up to 2000 calories! That is more than what most people need on any given day. Instead fill up on salad and fruit before going to a cookout. For the cookout, offer to bring a lower
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Safe fun in the sun!

May is National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month! With summer quickly approaching (I know, how exciting!), I thought it might be a good idea to review some safe fun in the sun tips. From the American Academy of Dermatology (2012): Seek shade when appropriate. Remember that the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If your shadow appears to be
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Spring is upon us !!

Spring is upon us !! Spring is finally here and my kids and I have been busy working on our garden.  I hope that everyone got their peas into the ground on St. Patrick’s Day.  We tilled and planted seeds 2 weeks ago and now our seeing little sprouts come out !  I’ve never seen my kids so excited to eat sugar snap peas
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Supper on a Cold Winter’s Night!

I was wondering what I could prepare for supper this evening that would be nice, warm & comforting! I decided upon lentil soup with some crusty bread…mmmm!!  I found a nice recipe on the Food Network website that I plan on trying. Lentil Soup Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup finely chopped onion 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 2 teaspoons kosher
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