1. Father’s Day Gifts Don’t Have to Be Costly to Be Cool

    Man taking family picturePerhaps your first financial advice came from dad: Stick to a budget. Save for retirement. Pay your bills on time – wise words that dad likely adhered to as well.

    The good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot on a great gift for Father’s Day. With a little creativity, you may not even have to spend anything.

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    Categories: Saving Money
  2. Make Healthy Choices for Your Father’s Day Barbecue

    Couple grillingA time-honored tradition of Father’s Day remains the backyard barbecue. Hamburgers and hot dogs usually top the menu, but consider some healthier alternatives. We all want to have dad around for a long time.

    According to doctors and nutrition experts, dietary choices play a big role in maintaining good health throughout life. Here are some healthy barbecue recipes to consider when planning a cookout in honor of dad:

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  3. Four Valentine’s Day Reminders for Making Your Family Feel Loved

    Mother Hugging DaughterFor many people, family is one of the most important aspects of life. Whether or not you count yourself among those people – when your daily routine gets hectic, you may not make the time to show it. Fortunately, Valentine’s Day is a yearly reminder to stop and set aside time to tell those we love exactly how we feel. Here are four ways you can do just that.

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  4. Why Family Traditions Matter

    Family Cooking TogetherWhat do you want your children to remember about growing up in your home? What memories would you like your grandchildren to form as they grow older? Perhaps you want your children to remember bringing canned goods to a food bank every Hanukkah or for Christmas Eve. Or maybe you want your grandchildren to cherish the annual spring break trips you took to your family’s lakeside cabin. Passing on customs and traditions to your children is important.

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  5. Nature Crafts: Natural Easter Egg Dyes

    Naturally Dyed Easter EggsAll of those Easter egg dye kits in the grocery stores seem convenient enough – especially considering how quickly they produce vibrant – although unnatural – hues of Easter eggs designed to make any child’s eye’s light up. After all, dying Easter eggs is a childhood rite of passage. But surely there is a way to make beautiful dyed Easter eggs without resorting to artificial coloration? If you enjoy living green and teaching your children more natural ways of enjoying the beauty of nature, consider using natural Easter egg dyes this year using all-natural ingredients.

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    Categories: Parenting Tips