New Year’s Resolutions-How to keep them past January

By Mary Beth Gibson The New Year. It’s like life’s reset button. The hectic pace at the end of the year finally eases up, and the month of January seems downright quiet compared to December. Whether you believe in the concept of a “resolution” for the New Year or not, more than likely you’ve thought about a few things you’d like to do differently this year. At the very least you have some hopes and goals for the year. Now that we’re a month into the year a significant number of us have already slipped up or even given up...

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Five Creative Snow Day Ideas

By Jennifer Lindquist Growing up in Montana, snow days were a myth I read about on the news. Something that happened only once in my thirteen years of primary and secondary schooling. When we first moved to the East coast, I was surprised to get a notification on my phone that school was cancelled due to snow. Now whenever I see snow clouds, I find myself refreshing school browsers and checking the weather status four times a day hoping for a snow day. My daughter and I love to play in the snow. We love to sled, are learning to...

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Easy and Delicious Brunch Ideas

By Monica Gutherie  Like my playdate snack article, this article is coming from necessity. I am a lazy cook but I love to throw a good party, and that includes the occasional brunch (like Christmas morning, Valentine's Day, Easter or the occasional office party or baby shower). So here are some simple menu ideas that will give you more time in the party and less time in the kitchen. I’m going to be real with you – some of these are made from scratch and others are store bought – but this is exactly my menu for a brunch I’m...

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