The Decline of play and your childs mental health
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“Today, by at least some estimates, five to eight times as many high school and college students meet the criteria for diagnosis of major depression and/or anxiety disorder as was true half a century or more ago.” (see full article below … Read More

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chickpea and Sweet Potato Curry
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This protein-packed slow cooker vegetarian curry recipe is made with chickpeas and sweet potatoes cooked in a rich and creamy Indian-spiced sauce. Ingredients 2 sweet potatoes peeled and diced 2 cups canned chickpeas drained and rinsed 15 ounce can diced tomatoes 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth low sodium 1 cup coconut … Read More

Baked Ricotta Dip with Herbs
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Ingredients 2 cups whole milk ricotta cheese 3/4 cup asiago or parmesan (freshly grated) – reserve 1/4 cup for the top 3 large cloves of garlic (minced) 1/4 cup chives (diced) 1/4 cup italian parsley (chopped) 1/4 cup thyme (chopped) … Read More

Get Ready to Spring Forward
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Important Calendar Reminders Every Parent Should Have March 12th marks the beginning of Daylight Savings Time – the day we welcome a much needed extra hour of sunlight after a long, dark and dreary winter! For many, this extra hour of … Read More

Family Fun at an Escape Room
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By now most people have heard of escape rooms – a new form of entertainment hitting major cities throughout North America. If you have no idea what I am talking about, Wikipedia defines escape rooms as a physical adventure game … Read More

Beer Bread Recipe
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This moist ‘n malty quick-bread brings you the Luck of the Irish on St Patrick’s Day or Any Day! Spray an 8×8 – inch baking pan with non-stick spray. Set aside. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix: 2 c. whole … Read More

Couple Time – in Chicago
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Recently we did a post on the Importance of Girlfriend’s Getaways – trust me, that is important!  I love time with my girls and think it’s great for your health and your soul. However, equally as important is time with … Read More

The Month of Love on Netflix
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February is usually known as the month of love since Valentine’s Day is celebrated on the 14th. However, whether you look forward to celebrating Valentine’s Day or not, Netflix has you covered – something for everyone no matter your mood … Read More

Creamy Squash and Apple Soup
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  Finely chop onion, celery, and carrot and saute in butter for 5 minutes. Add the squash, apple, broth and water. Bring to a boil and then simmer until squash is soft. Puree the soup using an immersion blender. Season … Read More

The Pressure of Being Online Perfect
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February is the month of reds & pink.  Hearts are everywhere and we want you to love encourage your kids to love their online self! The New Year brought for many resolutions and goals to work towards in 2017.  This … Read More

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