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300 Days of Summer in Sunriver, Oregon

August 28, 2017 • Current Issue, Entertainment, HolidaysComments (0)

There are particular places in the world where all the elements gather together to craft a certain slant of light during the summertime. Where the season lives bright in your imagination long after it turns. Sunriver, Oregon is one of those places. I’m almost certain that Ray Bradbury referenced it when he wrote Dandelion Wine, [&hellip...

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Incomparable Accommodations

August 28, 2017 • Current Issue, HolidaysComments (0)

LORD BALTIMORE HOTEL, BALTIMORE An immense and stately red brick building, the Lord Baltimore rises 23 floors out of the streets of Baltimore. Established in 1928, the iconic hotel boasts 440 rooms and suites, combining the best of the city’s historical...

Staycation in San Diego’s North County at the Rancho Bernardo inn

April 2, 2016 • 2016, April 2016, Entertainment, HolidaysComments (0)

By Ann Laurence I’m a firm believer that traveling together is a perfect way to bond as a family and even a quick trip to a nearby destination provides plenty of memory making moments. We recently planned a long weekend in North San Diego County – it...

Springtime Family Fun on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore

April 2, 2016 • 2016, April 2016, HolidaysComments (0)

By Jody Robinson Lake Tahoe’s South Shore is one of my very favorite places on the planet. I’ve been lucky enough to visit many times over the years, but some of the best memories I’ve made have been from vacations our family has taken with our close...

Easter Activities & Egg Hunts around South County

March 2, 2016 • 2016, February 2016, HolidaysComments (0)

Aliso Viejo Community Spring Celebration & Pancake Breakfast March 27 9-11am Grand Park at Aliso Viejo Town Center Annual celebration which includes Egg Hunts, Visits with Peter Rabbit, Face Painting, Bounce Houses, DJ Entertainment & Arts &...

New Year’s What? What Children Think of our New Year’s Resolutions

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Community, Holidays, January 2015Comments (0)

Every year, adults make a list. Not a shopping list, or an errands list, but a list that is supposed to change our lives and make us better people: we make our list of New Year’s Resolutions. Our kids hear us talk about them, and maybe even see us embark on...

From Resolution to Reality

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Holidays, Home Life, January 2015, Money Matters, Sports, Health & FitnessComments (0)

20 Ways Busy Moms and Dads can Actually Keep the 4 Most Common Resolutions   RESOLUTION: Lose Weight / Get Fit 1. Eat smaller portions: Don’t open the refrigerator with “wild dog hunger.” Insteak, keep a steady balance throughout the day with...

Starting a D.I.Y. Costume Tradition

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Babies, Big Kids, Decor & Crafts, Holidays, Home Life, October 2014, ToddlersComments (0)

3 costumes you can make for under $20 – no needles required When it comes to Halloween costumes, kids can be fickle. How many times did you set your heart on a certain costume three months in advance and then set your eyes on something entirely different...

Hallow-Yummy: Festive Recipes for Harvest and Halloween

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Cooking & Dining Out, Food, Holidays, Home Life, October 2014Comments (0)

WITCH HAT COOKIES Total time: 15 minutes Makes: 30 Witch Hats Families with small kids and an even smaller amount of time to allow for baking will love creating these witch hats for a simple, seasonal treat. While they are fairly easy to assemble, they...

8 Alternatives to Trick or Treating

October 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Holidays, Home Life, October 2014Comments (0)

For those who prefer to avoid the door-to-door candy assault, here are some alternative activities for the family on October 31st.    HALLOWEEN MOVIE MARATHON Pick a couple of classic Halloween movies and squeeze the whole family onto the couch. No need...