Family Activities to Warm up Your Winter

  Are your children climbing the walls?This bitter cold weather has left little opportunity for children to play outside and get the wiggles out! Below you will find ideas to keep the children entertained and bring some warmth back into their minds! This post is brought to you by our partners Studio One Networks. Your Family Today: Activities 7 Ways to Warm up Your Winter By the editors of Your Family Today for Your Family Today When it’s cold and gray outside, doesn’t it seem like your whole ...

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Marinate & Freeze Boneless Skinless Chicken

Have you taken advantage of the great deal on Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts at Harris Teeter this week? If so, you may be wondering what you will do with all of it! A few weeks ago Harris Teeter ran a similar promotion. I ended up with (6) packages of the chicken tenderloins. I divided the chicken into family sized portions and placed them in zipper bags. A simple way to get ahead on dinner is to add the marinade to the meat before you freeze it! When you pull the chicken out to defrost, it ...

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Ask A Teacher- 10 Family Fun Activities

So taking a break today… Instead I am listing 10 fun activities to do if you are snowed in: 1)   Make snow cream, YUMMY! 2)   Put on some music and do puzzles 3)   Bake a treat 4)   Play board games or interactive games like Win, Loose, or Draw 5)   Let the kids “swim” in the tub 6)   Paint the snow. Take squirt bottles or spray bottles and put some Kool Aid in with a little water or use food coloring and paint away (you can also use the Kool Aid to paint with on paper too) 7)   Write ...

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Ask A Teacher: How do you keep a teen out of trouble?

The best way to keep any person out of trouble is to keep them busy. This does not mean drag them to every activity you want them to do. Rather it means help them find a passion. Then support this passion and enable your teenage to pursue their dreams. I came across this site that helps teens achieve their dreams. The Do Something site provides grants $500 and up to student with innovative ideas. I realize my high school years were filled with tons of fun but also coupled with a lot of ...

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Fondue Party Ideas

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Fondue Party Ideas Cheese, Chocolate,  Cheer,  Conversations, and Cascade. These are my Fondue Party Ideas. You sit and you think that it would be nice to have people over. I get that sense of this would be a great idea and then self-doubt creeps over me like a rain washes over your just washed car. You want so badly to have people over but you aren't sure what to serve them. What would they like to eat? What would you do if you had people over? How would you get them to talk? I have an ...

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Ask A Teacher- Teaching your child what the holiday is about

This is a great one. What are some ways you teach your children to be part of the spirit and not get caught up in the "me" of the holiday? We start early every year we take five birthday gifts and put them away to give to children who do not have much for the holiday. We then have a budget for children in need. We put our coins in a jar. The coins are divided into thirds: 1/3 for our daughters bank account, 1/3 for our sons, and 1/3 for a child in need. My son even does chores to add to the jar. ...

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Ask A Teacher: How do I teach my child to be thankful?

How do you teach children to be thankful? The answer is simple, lead by example. We make a point of saying what we are thankful for each night. We remind our children that we are lucky to have the things we do and we need to appreciate what we have instead of always wanting new things. Another way to teach thankfulness is to take things away when children do not appreciate them. I know it sounds harsh but, we often do not miss things unless we are without. I have to say, I take the fact that ...

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Thanksgiving Menu Planning Tips

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Thanksgiving Menu Planning Tips I am sitting down writing out my menu for next week. We have family coming from Wednesday until Saturday morning. With so many people to cook for, it is important for me to plan my menu and my grocery shopping. Luckily, I have my sister-in-law here who will share the cooking and hosting duties with me! Here are some great Thanksgiving Menu Planning Tips that I would love to share with you: ...

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Ask A Teacher: How do you handle Stealing?

Ask a Teacher What do you do when your child steals? I say make them give it back to the store or person who they took it from. This needs to be done as soon as possible. If it is from another child call the parent and let them know what happen. It is always important to  “attack” the problem and not the child. When dealing with an issue like stealing be reminded that it is normal but not acceptable. I liked this Article by The Center for Effective Parenting. Click HERE . ...

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Ask the Readers: Toddler Separation Anxiety

This week, I thought we should do something different. Amee usually gives you all a tip on educating your child or how to handle school issues on Thursdays. This week, I want to ask the readers a question! My sweet Mason has been having a hard time with separation anxiety. He just turned three and now whenever my husband or I leave, he cries and screams. It is heartbreaking as he screams out "Please don't leave me mom! Don't go to work!" Now, he loves his daycare provider Ms. Heather and he is ...

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