Everyday

Language Building with Books

I believe a child’s ability to learn at a very early age is typically underestimated–possibly delaying a child’s verbal development. I have found that most children between the ages of 4 and 6 can master many language skills that we tend to “reserve” for when they are a bit older.

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Cynthia Jones Jewelry

I feel there comes a point in everyone’s life where they start truly caring about the jewelry they wear. You reach that point where you want jewelry that lasts, that means something to you, that makes you feel special every time you wear it. When I think of jewelry that fits in this specific category, I think of personalized jewelry. Of course, to me, I think of wearing a piece of jewelry with my husband and daughter’s names or initials on it. It is these pieces that a mother and wife can hold dear to her and wear proudly.

Arts & Crafts DIY Everyday

DIY Heart & Punctuation Throw Pillows

March is National Craft Month, and unfortunately, 72% of children age 8 and under will miss it. This young, and shockingly high percentage of children have already used an iPad, iPhone or similar touch-screen device to play games, watch videos or use other apps and the average amount of time children spend using these devices has tripled since 2011, according to a survey conducted by Common Sense Media. With such a large amount of children in the U.S. using electronic devices for education and entertainment, the developmental and bonding advantages that come from family oriented, hands on craft projects have been lost.

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The Comfort of Spaghetti & Meatballs

This week around the dinner table I learned that my first grade daughter thinks that she has a boyfriend, that my husband has started a new workout routine, despite him starting a new one last week and the week before that, and I’ve also learned how much everyone loves spaghetti and meatballs.

Everyday Food & Drink Recipes

Grapefruit Yogurt Smoothie

Florida grapefruit is collaborating with celebrity Chef Aarti Sequeira to help bring Americans’ food wishes to life. Chef Aarti has created bold, exotic recipes that correspond with top culinary adventures identified by the survey, from spicing up everyday meals with trendy ingredients to adding sophistication to beverages with fresh herbs.

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Walk It Off with Omron’s New Pedometer

Pretty much everyone knows that working out can calm a stressed-out mind. Some days it feels like there is not enough walking energy inside of my legs to deal with all the headaches of the day. Whether it’s a screaming child, paying the bills, or anything else that’s just driving you up a wall, physical activity of any sort can really be that relaxing activity you need to pick you up and get in the right mind frame.