Spring – A Time For Family Enjoyment

As spring approaches, families prepare for beautiful days filled with sunshine and fun. It is a favorite time of year as families often try to reconnect and spend much needed time together in the great outdoors. With the previous winter only a memory, they take advantage of what the “outside” offers. Warmer temperatures, picturesque views, nature, and more are at the fingertips of families who are willing to get out there and explore. Spring time offers many advantages and opportunities for families to get outside and enjoy themselves. The following are examples of fun outdoor spring time activities that you […] Read more »

16 Farmer’s Market Recipes

A farmers’ market consists of a group of farmers who have come together collectively to market their products directly to the consumer. At most farmers’ markets you usually meet the growers who produce your food.Try some of these spring recipes with items you purchase there. Zucchini Dip Finely shred enough zucchini to make 1/2 cup. Place in strainer and press out moisture. Blend with 1 cup plain low fat yogurt, and 1 minced clove of garlic, or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder. Add a dash of curry powder or other seasoning and chill 1 hour. Stir before serving. Serve with crisp […] Read more »

Gardening With Children

Spring is a great time of the year to involve your children in gardening. If you don’t have a green thumb yourself, you can learn together! Here are the benefits that gardening could easily provide the children with. 1. Science In planting, children are indirectly taught the wonders of science like the plant’s life cycle and how humans involvement can break or make the environment. They can have a first hand experience on the miracle of life through a seed. This would definitely be a new and pleasurable experience for the kids. 2. Life Watching a seed grow into a […] Read more »

4 Spring Time Smoothies

When the weather starts to warm up, it’s nice to cool off with a delicious smoothie that you and your family can make and enjoy! Banana Milk Shake Preparation Time: 5 minutes Number of Servings: 1 Ingredients: 1/4 cup non-fat dried milk 3/4 cup water 1 ripe banana 4 ice cubes Directions: Combine all ingredients in electric blender. Cover and mix on high speed until smoothies are thick and smooth. Paradise Freeze Preparation Time: 10 minutes Number of Servings: 4 Ingredients: 2 large, ripe bananas 2 cups strawberries 1 ripe mango, cubed 2 cups cranberry juice 12 ice cubes Directions: […] Read more »

Family Staycation Tips!

Lots of families are seeking inexpensive ways to enjoy quality time without spending a lot of money. If you check around your area, you’ll find there are plenty of fun things to do that don’t require an expensive hotel stay or a long drive. Whether your families interests are outdoors or indoors, by seeking out some local resources you are sure to find something that fits your likes and budget. Here are some great staycation ideas! For the families who are searching for outdoor fun, start at your county, city, and state websites. These websites typically have a slew of […] Read more »