Archive | February, 2015

Family Play Plans

25 Feb

By Blakely Bundy and Diane E. Levin It’s snowing – again!  Jacob, 4, and Caitlyn, 6, are fighting and Mom, after a tiring day at work, has to make dinner. With a sigh, she suggests they play video games on her iPad and iPhone if they will be quiet. Soon the house is quiet – Continue Reading

How to Win at a Science Fair – Every Time!

23 Feb

  Barnas Monteith, an author from South Boston who is a record-breaking science fair winner, offers these tips: 1. Choose a topic you love. You may end up doing more project phases within this field. Or it could end up as your career! 2. Be cross-disciplinary in your research. It’s important to demonstrate not just Continue Reading

Get Ready for the Sheep!

18 Feb

By Eileen Wacker Nearly half of the globe’s population believes in and celebrates Chinese or Lunar New Year. Should a busy family try to win the attention of the Green Wooden Sheep? Yes. Yes. Yes. Chinese New Year, called Lunar New Year in Korea, has been celebrated for more than 4,000 years. Originating during the Continue Reading

44 Facts for 44 Presidents

16 Feb

By Jennifer Hanrahan In honor of each president on Presidents Day, here are 44 facts to share with your kids. 1. George Washington: The United State’s first president was an avid dog lover. He kept more than 30 hunting hounds with names like Tipsy, Drunkard, True Love and Sweet Lips. 2. John Adams: Before The White House was Continue Reading

How to Save a Permanent Tooth

12 Feb

Saving a Permanent Tooth Your child takes a hit to the mouth with a basketball and knocks out a tooth. A permanent tooth! Before you panic, here are step-by-step instructions from Linda M. Blaschke, a pediatric dentist in Pepperell, on how to save a permanent tooth: 1. Find the tooth. Handle it by the crown Continue Reading

Girl Scouts Cookie Recipes

9 Feb

  Are you wondering what to do with all those Girl Scouts cookies? Make a tasty dessert with these delicious Girl Scouts cookie recipes.   THIN MINT BROWNIES Ingredients ½ box of crushed Thin Mint Cookies 1 box of brownie mix 2 eggs (3 eggs for cake-like brownies) ¼ cup of water ½ cup of vegetable oil Continue Reading

Lean On Me: A Summer Camp that Helps with Grief

6 Feb

By Cathy Spear When a young girl’s parent dies, her childhood is forever altered. Huge challenges lie ahead of her as she confronts a life that is suddenly very different from what it used to be. Circle Camps for Grieving Children opened its first program, Circle of Tapawingo, in southwestern Maine in 2002 to help Continue Reading

Choosing a Camp

4 Feb

By Jim Castrataro This time of year, it is hard to imagine that you should be thinking of summer camps for your children, but it is a good idea to get a jump start on things while you have some extra time during the dark days of winter. When looking for a camp for your Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Treats & Recipes

2 Feb

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Make a special Valentine’s Day treat for your family with one of the Valentine’s Day recipes below.   RED VELVET BROWNIES WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE BUTTER CREAM FROSTING Brownie Ingredients 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder 1 oz. red food coloring 2 tsp. pure vanilla extra ½ cup unsalted butter, Continue Reading