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Recipe: French Chicken Stew

Perhaps the only thing that qualifies this as “French” is that it has Herbes de Provence in it, but let’s just use our imaginations, shall we? If you’re anything like me, you’re trying to eat a bit more healthily in the new year. You’re also probably sick and tired of the cold and salads just […]

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Daddy Dates

So you’ve agreed to give your wife an afternoon away from the house.  You can handle this.  As Daddy, finding something fun to do should be easy… except it’s the middle of the winter and your video pals from Hulu and Amazon only take you so far.  Think about it: don’t you want to make […]

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Discovery Dynamos: Snowboarding for young kids

My son Aden got the bug for snowboarding last year when his grandmother bought him one of those cheap plastic snowboards from Target.  We only used it a few times last year but that was enough to plant a seed.  This year that plastic snowboard was the first thing he wanted to pull out of […]

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The Christmas Eve Box

I love traditions, especially around the holidays.  Last year we started doing advent bags.  In each bag there contains a scripture and a small activity to do for the day.  We had such a good time doing them last year and are enjoying the count down again this year. Well, I’ve found another one that […]

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Family Friendly Holiday Guide to Burlington

Confession: I’ve been playing Christmas music since November 1st. I can’t help it. I love Christmas and the Holidays. I love everything about it. Even the cold, and that’s saying something! (After New Years, though, I’m done and ready for spring.) So even though it’s a bit early, I wanted to write a roundup of […]

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25 Days of The Elf & Giveaway

Mama’s, while you’ve got visions of stuffing and sweet potatoes, your little ones might very well be thinking of the much anticipated arrival of your family’s Elf on the Shelf. Whether it’s your first year or your fifth, there will most definitely be a late night when you are scratching your head, searching Pinterest for some salvation.  Look no […]

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Being Prepared for Joy

Winter is coming. That statement alone makes me squirm. Suddenly, one day, I looked up to see a skein of geese making their journey out of the raw north, honking in flight, the cold veil of winter being dragged along in their wake, and I felt a familiar melancholy. The fall teased us with traces […]

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Get Creative at Creative Habitat!

Are you looking for something fun to do with your kiddos on Saturdays? Maybe a way for them to explore and take part in a creative outlet? Creative Habitat has you covered with their kids craft times on Saturdays from 1-3pm at their store! I love this idea because we know, as parents, how messy […]

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