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Recent Entries

Game On as a Family

by Lindsay Ferrier | January 31, 2012 at 3:37 pm | comments

Video games have come a long way from when I was growing up. I can still remember playing Pong on our black-and-white television in the kitchen when I was five years old. (I feel like I should be waving a cane as I read back over those words.) I also remember when my brother got an Atari for Christmas, and the many hours of Asteroid, Frogger, Combat, and my favorite,

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Key to Successful Family Craft Projects: Keep Them Simple!

by Lindsay Ferrier | December 15, 2011 at 3:55 pm | comments

The fall transition into winter is one of my favorite times of year. After a long, hot Tennessee summer, we revel in the crisp autumn weather and spend much of our time outdoors. During this season, I try to work nature into our craft times as much as I can. School and work keep us all very busy, and if I took too many cues from some of the family crafting

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The Great Vegetable Battle

by Lindsay Ferrier | December 1, 2011 at 6:15 pm | comments

Since becoming a parent, vegetables have been the bane of my existence. Personally, I love them, and I’ve found lots of great ways to cook them so that the 18-and-up members of my blended family all love them, too. My four and seven-year-olds, however, are another story. They hate vegetables. They’ve always hated vegetables, no matter how I’ve cooked them. And well-meaning advice from friends, doctors, magazines and websites hasn’t

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Family Fitness Challenge

by Lindsay Ferrier | October 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm | comments

As a mom to four and seven-year-olds and stepmom to 18 and 20-year-olds, I have by no means been a perfect parent. But I am proud of the fact that my husband and I have managed to integrate fitness and a balanced diet very naturally into our kids’ lives. We decided very early on to be an active, adventurous family – and for us that has meant plenty of trail hiking, bike

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