5 Fun Fall Family Traditions

The fall season is upon us! Cool, crisp air, football, pumpkins, apples and pretty fall leaves are some of the wonderful things in store during the autumn season. There are so many opportunities for making some wonderful family memories with fall-themed activities. I've picked 5 that my family enjoys and does each year. I was just looking back at some old pictures and realized I have photos of the kids in front of the same autumn decorations at the pumpkin patch for several years in a row. I will probably make a collage of these pictures to hang as part of the fall decorations....more

Lemon Linguine

 Lemon linguine is a great side dish. It goes well with most meats or can be used as a main dish. Both of my kids always eat it up and ask for seconds so I make it quite often for them.8 ozs. uncooked linguine3 tablespoons butter, melted1 tablespoon lemon juice1 teaspoon dried basil1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoninggrated Parmesan cheese, optional1. In a saucepan, cook linguine according to package directions....more

1-Night Trips: Indianapolis with Kids

  Indianapolis is such a great city! The destinations in this 1-night stay work really well together because both are incredibly kid-friendly and one is mainly an outside attraction while the other is strictly inside so you can plan according to the weather. ...more

Christmas Lights Extravaganza

Christmas light displays can be so much fun for the whole family to enjoy. What a wonderful time for the family to appreciate Christmas together and make memories for years to come.There are several around the southwestern Ohio area that are great for adults and kids alike.While I have focused on several of these events, you can use the Christmas light finder website to find local displays in your area.  http://www.christmaslightfinder.com/ ...more

Quick List of 10 Stocking Stuffers for Kids

Boy, this time of year crept up fast! Here we are already talking about "everything" Christmas. I have compiled a short list of 10 stocking stuffer ideas for kids. For more mom ideas, visit: http://mom-minutes.blogspot.com/ 1) Favorite candies- I am sure everyone is full of candy coming off Halloween and Thanksgiving as well as Christmas parties, but who doesn't appreciate a few of their favorites. 2) Personalized paper pads and crayons/markers- There are several places that print personalized paper pads very cheaply. ...more

Unique Gift Idea for Kids

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Teaching Your Child To Read With Starfall

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5 Must-See Attractions at Disney's Animal Kingdom

If you are visiting Disney World, each park has some must-see attractions that should not be missed....more

Visit the Home of Dum Dum Pops

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We would have been really close when we were driving home from BlogHer 2009. Hmm maybe in 2013...more

M&M Cookies from The Home Cooked Gourmet

I love these cookies and have been making them forever. When I was little, my mom always made them and let me help and now I enjoy making these cookies for my own kids. It is so easy to coordinate them to whatever holiday is around the corner with the various holiday-colored M&Ms. For more recipes, visit: http://homecookedgourmet.blogspot.com/ M&M Cookies Makes about 5-6 dozen...more