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  • RAISING “SPIRITUAL” CHILDRENApril 16th, 2015

    It took me 28 years to undo the confusing messages about God, religion and “sin” that were instilled in me through a family and education steeped in Catholicism.

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  • MAKING MAGIC WITH CRYSTALSApril 14th, 2015

    The above crystal crown was the inspiration behind a family field trip we recently took to a crystal emporium in Malibu. On weekends I like to plan activities that go beyond the initial experience and unfold to create more curiosity, fun, and learning for the entire family.

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  • EASY ROASTED CHICKENApril 12th, 2015

    Roasted chicken is one of the easiest and most delicious things to make for a dinner party or just a lazy family night in. Repurpose the leftovers for chicken soup the next day or reserve the carcass and create a simple bone broth to be used later on. The preparation for Perfect Roast Chicken is about 5 minutes, tops.

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  • GET THEE TO THE RENAISSANCE FAIRE!April 10th, 2015

    Jousting! Garlands! Drunken song and dance! It’s time for the Renaissance Faire!
    This is such a ridiculous and fun experience for the entire family. There’s funny/bad theatrical performances, jousting tournaments, handmade leather crafts, ruffled shirts, dresses & jewelry, games, food, and music.

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  • GREEN BEANS & BABY POTATOES WITH LEMON VINAIGRETTEApril 8th, 2015

    This simple and beautiful chilled salad is perfect for lunch and can be thrown together in 3 minutes with cold leftovers.

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