Healthy Easter Treats – Easter Bunnies Bring More Than Chocolate Eggs
Apr12

Healthy Easter Treats – Easter Bunnies Bring More Than Chocolate Eggs

Easter baskets don’t have to be full of chocolate and peeps. Here are some great ideas that will fill your Easter basket without all the extra fat and sugar.  Healthy Easter treats can be easier than you think. Bubbles What child doesn’t love to blow bubbles? Grab a couple of bottles of bubbles for this year’s Easter basket. The kids will have a blast with them and with a little luck, it will be warm enough outside to keep them busy...

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Easter- Jelly Beans Galore
Apr09

Easter- Jelly Beans Galore

Easter is a mark for children with the sense of spring is nearby and the snow and cold weather is about to end. Children sensing school will be over for the year, with summer on way. Easter for children is excitement for coloring eggs, Easter egg hunts, and candy. Jelly beans galore. The history of jellybeans started back years ago, around biblical times when a Turkish Delight candy was introduced as a soft, jelly sticky filling with...

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Easter Traditions On A Budget
Apr03

Easter Traditions On A Budget

Every year moms scramble to find just the right easter basket. Will it be the sports easter basket for $20 or the Spiderman one for who know how much? When did easter gifts become so expensive? The average family has 2.4 children and easter gifts can break a budget in a hurry. Here are some wonderful easter memory creating ideas that won’t break the bank. 1. Bunny Paw prints Grab an old shoe box lid and cut out big bunny paw...

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A Short History Of St. Patrick and His Irish Holiday
Mar10

A Short History Of St. Patrick and His Irish Holiday

The history of St. Patrick’s Day, which started out as a Holy Day for the Irish Catholics in the 10th or 11th century, goes all the way back to the late 3rd century when a small boy was born in Roman England by the name of Maewyn. Maewyn and his family lived in a small town where his father was a soldier in the army and a member of the town government. Some accounts say that Maewyn was an agnostic and some say that his family was...

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10 Facts You Might Not Know About St. Patrick’s Day
Mar07

10 Facts You Might Not Know About St. Patrick’s Day

The tradition of St. Patrick’s Day began hundreds of years ago when a boy in Roman England was captured and taken to Ireland as a captive where he found God. It is said that St. Patrick could hear from the angels and that he had raised people from the dead. He was a very active missionary throughout Ireland for 30 years, and that is why he is called the patron saint of Ireland. There have been many legends attached to this saint, and...

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St. Patrick’s Day Brings Out the Irish Cooking
Mar02

St. Patrick’s Day Brings Out the Irish Cooking

There is something about St. Patrick’s Day that brings out the Iris cook in all of us. At least it seems to have this effect on the women in my family. If you are not of Irish decent it may not have quite this profound effect upon you. If you are, then I’m quite certain you will understand what I mean by this. There’s something about revisiting traditions that may have been lost in the fog of coming to a new world...

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