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Inexpensive and Fun Summer Activities to Stop the “I’m Bored” Whining

July 08, 2015

Ah, summertime. It’s a time to relax, go on vacation, oh yeah, and hear a seemingly endless chorus of “I’m boreddddd” as the kids wait for camp and other activities to start. If you’re looking for creative ways to spend time without breaking the bank, look no further than this list of 33 activities under $10 that will keep kids of all ages thoroughly entertained. Thanks, Buzzfeed.

If you manage to get through all of those and are still left in need of ideas, try this list from Pop Sugar, which offers up more outdoor-focused activities.

Don’t worry, before you know it the most wonderful time of the year (back to school season) will be here!

In Honor of the Taste of Syracuse This Weekend, Here Are the Most Amazing Grilled Cheese Recipes

June 04, 2015

My absolute favorite weekend of the year is almost upon us! That’s right, the AmeriCU Credit Union Taste of Syracuse, presented by Tops Friendly Markets, is this weekend. If you’re looking for a huge collection of delicious food all in one place, take a trip to Syracuse and sample and sip to your heart’s content. In honor of the big foodie festival, this post from Elite Daily seemed highly appropriate. It features 30 of the most insane and drool-worthy grilled cheese recipes you could ever hope to encounter. Some of my favorites include Loaded Nacho Grilled Cheese, Balsamic Vegetable Grilled Cheese, and Brie Apple and Bacon Grilled Cheese.

Looking to add a twist to your traditional white bread and American cheese concoction? Check out the post here.

This is Something All Moms of Daughters Should Read

May 26, 2015

Being a mom is no easy feat, but raising daughters is a unique task. From having honest conversations about relationships to talking about body image and coping with flaws in a healthy way, these discussions start young and last forever. Sometimes you might feel as if you’re at a loss, since even well-adjusted adult women struggle with self-esteem concerns, relationship questions, and other issues that make growing up tough for girls. If you’re a mom of a daughter, you’ll definitely appreciate this article from The Huffington Post on how to raise brave girls.

Check out the post here.

If You Know Someone Who’s Graduating, Show Them This…

May 11, 2015

It’s graduation season, and if you’ve got kids or nieces or nephews who are finishing school, be prepared to sit through a lot of speeches in overheated auditoriums. You’ll hear some that are packed with cliches. There will be lots of talk about potential and promise and the future. But if you’re looking for a refreshing twist on the traditional graduation speech, check out this one from Kid President. It encourages you to “Be your own Beyonce” along with other sage advice. Now this is a graduation speech that won’t leave you struggling to keep your eyes open.

If You Love Taylor Swift and Want to Happy Cry, Watch This

May 05, 2015

I love Taylor Swift and also love people who accomplish their dreams, so this video’s got me happy crying like you wouldn’t believe. Watch as a dancer calls his mom to tell her he booked a world tour. But not just any world tour. He’s going to be hitting the road with Taylor Swift as part of her 1989 tour. His mom’s reaction is priceless. Dare you to watch it and not tear up. It’s okay, just tell your co-workers you swear someone’s chopping onions in the kitchen.