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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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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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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
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
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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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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