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Cool treats for hot days

Cool treats for hot days

Kids and adults alike enjoy a cool treat on these hot days of summer. Some of Northwest Indiana’s favorite ice cream shops have these special recipes to share so you can make them at home for your hot, hungry crew!

August 07, 2014 3:51 pm Photos

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Youth Fall Sports: When and how should you start organized sports?

Youth Fall Sports: When and how should you start organized sports?

Sports are a great way to get your child interested in exercise and fitness. How do you know when it’s a good time to start your child in a sport? What programs are best for younger children? Frank Eksten of the Franciscan Sports Medicine Institute recommends starting some sort of movement o…

August 07, 2014 3:38 pm Photos

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Enjoy these last days of summer with free fun in the region

Enjoy these last days of summer with free fun in the region

As the hot, hazy days of August roll around, many parents find themselves fighting the boredom battle. You’ve been to the beach, played at all your favorite playgrounds and gone on countless hikes. Here are some great ideas to keep your family entertained this month — and most are all free.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am
A capitol idea! Touring Indiana’s Statehouse

A capitol idea! Touring Indiana’s Statehouse

Looking for something that’s fun and educational for the whole family? Plan a visit to the Indiana State Capitol Building.

July 03, 2014 11:58 am Photos

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Dessert Dip

Dessert Dip

Dessert dip is a perfect, kid-friendly recipe for a family fun day at a cookout.

June 30, 2014 1:28 pm
Tips for Keeping Your Fourth of July Cookout Kid-Friendly

Tips for Keeping Your Fourth of July Cookout Kid-Friendly

With the Fourth of July holiday weekend upon us, I asked region parents to share some of their best tips for keeping cookouts kid friendly!

June 30, 2014 12:26 pm
Keep the learning (and fun) going this summer with summer reading programs

Keep the learning (and fun) going this summer with summer reading programs

Many libraries in the Northwest Indiana region host summer reading programs and they aren’t just great ways to keep kids coming to the library.

June 05, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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Exploring area farmer’s markets by bike

Exploring area farmer’s markets by bike

Farmer’s markets are always popular destinations in the summer. Their fresh, healthy fare gives a true taste of the NWI region. Why not give your trip an even healthier twist by biking to and from the market? Did you know a number of region markets are within a mile of a bike trail? Don’t fo…

June 05, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Fill those rainy days with words (and fun!)

Fill those rainy days with words (and fun!)

This year’s long winter means many parents throughout Northwest Indiana area have exhausted their supply of indoor activities.

June 05, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Mom's Day: One of the best gifts is sharing an experience with mom

Mom's Day: One of the best gifts is sharing an experience with mom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. This Sunday will see plenty of carefully prepared breakfasts in bed, handmade cards, and flowers.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Chicago Day trips: Hop in the car and explore the city this summer

Chicago Day trips: Hop in the car and explore the city this summer

Chicago is such a wonderful destination. World class museums and zoos. Fabulous shopping and restaurants. Excellent theater and music. If you feel like you’ve “been there and done that” and your kids are ready for something new – we have some wonderful ways to explore the city!

May 01, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Cooking for the holiday table: Meal ideas for Passover and Easter

Cooking for the holiday table: Meal ideas for Passover and Easter

April brings two special holidays: Passover (starting April 14) and Easter (April 20). Holidays mean family gatherings. And family gatherings mean food!

April 13, 2014 10:00 am
Training for a 5K as a family

Training for a 5K as a family

It’s no surprise that many families feel a bit like they are coming out of hibernation this time of year (especially after the long winter we’ve had)! Need a little motivation to get you and your kids off the couch? Train for a 5K!

April 06, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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From where to table?: Teaching your kids where food comes from

From where to table?: Teaching your kids where food comes from

When asked where their food comes from, kindergartners and first graders at Crown Point’s Lake Street Elementary had this to say:

April 03, 2014 7:00 am
Take a hike: Get your family outdoors and tackle that spring fever on local trails

Take a hike: Get your family outdoors and tackle that spring fever on local trails

Hiking is fun all year round but especially so in the spring when nature is coming alive.

March 24, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Start a St. Patrick’s Day family tradition

Start a St. Patrick’s Day family tradition

Whether or not you claim Irish as your heritage, St. Patrick’s Day is a day we can all celebrate. It is also an excellent opportunity to bring your family together and establish some of your own special traditions.

March 16, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Bookmark 2

Bookmark 2

A finished bookworm bookmark ready for reading.

March 02, 2014 7:00 am
Bookmark

Bookmark

Supplies for the bookworm bookmarks: glue, adhesive foam shapes, colored craft sticks, google eyes and a marker.

March 02, 2014 7:00 am
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss: Fun ways to celebrate the joy in reading

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss: Fun ways to celebrate the joy in reading

On March 2, 1904 Theodor Seuss Geisel, popularly known as Dr. Seuss, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts.

March 01, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Step into the kitchen to fight those winter blues

Step into the kitchen to fight those winter blues

This is the time of year when it feels like winter will never release its icy grip. Outside it’s cold and snowy and comfort foods – cheesy pasta, potato soup, rich casseroles – all sound delicious.

February 06, 2014 7:30 am

Celebrate National Pie Day with this Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

Celebrate National Pie Day with this Dark Chocolate Cream Pie

January 23, 2014 3:45 pm

Easy crock pot pork roast

Easy Crock Pot Pork Roast

January 10, 2014 3:45 pm
Get up and move: Keep your family active this winter season

Get up and move: Keep your family active this winter season

We all know that exercise is important but this time of year it is a lot easier to bundle up in a blanket and watch television than to venture out in the cold weather for some physical activity.

January 02, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Making the holidays yummy for the kids' table

Making the holidays yummy for the kids' table

Coming together for a holiday meal is a wonderful tradition. But let's be honest… if you have young children, or picky eaters of any age, those holiday meals carry just a little bit of dread.

December 20, 2013 9:00 am

Holiday Baking: Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Holiday Baking: Cinnamon Swirl Bread

December 19, 2013 3:45 pm
Cheese reindeer

Cheese reindeer

Cheese reindeer made out of Laughing Cow Cheese, pretzels and red bell pepper pieces are a fun and festive treat for little ones at holiday parties.

December 06, 2013 9:00 am

A delicious holiday gift for teachers & caregivers

A delicious holiday gift for teachers & caregivers

December 05, 2013 3:45 pm
Teaching children the true meaning of Thanksgiving

Teaching children the true meaning of Thanksgiving

Ask any child about Thanksgiving and you're likely to hear about pilgrims and Indians and turkeys.

November 24, 2013 8:30 am Photos

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Teaching children the true meaning of Thanksgiving (1)

Teaching children the true meaning of Thanksgiving (1)

Lily and her brother Kade discover things to be thankful for in "An Awesome Book of Thanks".

November 24, 2013 8:30 am
Teaching children the true meaning of Thanksgiving (2)

Teaching children the true meaning of Thanksgiving (2)

Thankful tree displays what kids are thankful for after they've written it out on the leaves.

November 24, 2013 8:30 am

Holiday breakfast ideas

Holiday Breakfast Ideas

November 21, 2013 3:45 pm
Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids!

November 07, 2013 3:45 pm
Healthy and Fun Halloween Party Treats

Healthy and Fun Halloween Party Treats

Healthy and Fun Halloween Party Treats

October 24, 2013 3:45 pm
Halloween Party Treats: Healthy and fun alternatives to sweets

Halloween Party Treats: Healthy and fun alternatives to sweets

I’m not a Halloween scrooge. I like fun-size snickers as much as the next person (perhaps even more), but it does seem like the sugar has gotten out of hand at school parties and Halloween get-togethers.

October 21, 2013 10:00 am Photos

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Indulge your craving for pumpkin with this yeast pumpkin bread

Indulge your craving for pumpkin with this yeast pumpkin bread

October 10, 2013 3:45 pm
Halloween Party Treats: Healthy and fun alternatives to sweets

Halloween Party Treats: Healthy and fun alternatives to sweets

Boo-nanas made out of banana halves and chocolate chips.

October 03, 2013 10:00 am
Halloween Party Treats: Healthy and fun alternatives to sweets

Halloween Party Treats: Healthy and fun alternatives to sweets

Goblin Grins made out of apples, peanut butter and raisins.

October 03, 2013 10:00 am

Using Fall's Bounty: Whole Wheat Apple Scones

Using Fall's Bounty: Whole Wheat Apple Scones

September 26, 2013 3:45 pm

Muffin meatloaves and bonus zucchini recipes

Muffin Meatloaves and Bonus Zucchini Recipes

September 12, 2013 2:29 pm

Breakfast for dinner! Ham & Veggie Frittata

When my husband is working through dinner, the kids and I often have breakfast for dinner. Yum! It feels like a treat to the kids and it's often less work for me. We had this frittata a few days ago and I was reminded that they are easy to make but far more appealing than a plate of scramble…

August 29, 2013 2:29 pm

Tasty Watermelon Recipes from the Indiana State Fair

We were at the Indiana State Fair this week. An annual tradition for us, I'm still astounded at how much there is to see and do at the State Fair beyond the animal barns and rides. One of our favorite stops is the Taste of Indiana exhibit. There are two reasons we like this exhibit:

August 15, 2013 2:45 am

Family Dinner on the Grill: Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

I had a pork tenderloin in the freezer that needed to be used. I wasn't so excited about roasting it in the middle of July - hot kitchen! - so I started looking into grilling it. Found this spice rub from Bobby Flay and it turned out to be a delicious dinner that was a hit around the table. …

July 25, 2013 1:10 pm

A cool, summer dinner option: Southwestern Chicken Pasta Salad

When we grill chicken, we tend to toss a few extra breasts on the grill to be used in dinner later in the week or for lunchtime salads. This week I had a few grilled chicken breasts waiting to be used and I was looking for a summery recipe that wouldn't heat up the kitchen. I dug out an old …

July 13, 2013 1:10 pm

Make Ahead Scrambled Eggs

A few weeks ago I tried a new breakfast recipe for my daughter's Confirmation brunch. It was so good that it was the first dish emptied. I literally only got to try one bite that was left in the corner of the pan after everyone else had eaten. I was looking for an alternative to egg casserol…

June 20, 2013 12:00 am

A Last Day of School Tradition: Cookies for a sweet ending

Yesterday was the last day of school and as follows tradition, I made a big batch of Last Day of School Cookies! We always start the school year with a homemade waffle breakfast for a sweet beginning. And we finish by inviting all our neighborhood friends over to share in a sweet ending. Thi…

June 06, 2013 12:00 am

A 30 Minute Dinner: Roasted Garlic Soy Salmon

At least once a week we eat fish or a meatless dinner. Salmon is one of our family favorites and I'm always looking for easy ways to cook it. Taking some inspiration from Rachael Ray, I came up with this recipe:

May 23, 2013 12:00 am

My daughter's birthday dinner: Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake

Each year on their birthday my children get to pick their favorite dinner - start to finish, as many courses as they want (though usually they only want dinner and dessert). It's a special family tradition and one I look forward to each year. My middle daughter's birthday is this week and he…

May 09, 2013 12:00 am

The versatile snack: Applesauce Bran Muffins

In honor of this weekend’s holiday, here are some of our favorite St. Patrick's Day dinners plus an all new dessert!

April 26, 2013 12:00 am

A favorite family recipe: Éclair Cake

In honor of this weekend’s holiday, here are some of our favorite St. Patrick's Day dinners plus an all new dessert!

April 15, 2013 12:00 am

St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Round-Up!

In honor of this weekend’s holiday, here are some of our favorite St. Patrick's Day dinners plus an all new dessert!

March 14, 2013 12:00 am
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