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How to Make Italian Ice at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Italian ice is just the thing to cool down summer's sweatiest days. Thanks to Tieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest, you don't have to stop at</i> …

45 Amazing Uses For Lemons

Lemons are known for their great cleansing benefits and soothing properties when suffering from things like sore throats or chronic coughs. What you …

Alternative Medicine

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce is Easier Than You Think

In a large pot combine both cans of sauce, tomatoes and paste. Heat on medium-low.<p>Photo by Judy Holtz<p>In a non-stick skillet, sauté onions and garlic …

No-Churn Ice Cream

The Easiest No-Churn Ice Cream<p>The only machine you need is your freezer.<p>July 07, 2014<p>Now that it’s summer, ice cream never tasted better (then again, …

Cherry Vanilla Maple Shrub {Drinking Vinegar} • The Bojon Gourmet

I stopped drinking soda and juice around a decade ago when the media was all like, “Soda is Satan! It makes people obese! Don’t drink soda or you’ll …

Here's why writing things out by hand makes you smarter

Handwriting is slow.<p>Weirdly, that's precisely why handwriting is better suited to learning.<p>Take it from research psychologists Pam A. Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel M. Oppenheimer of the University of California, Los Angeles, who did a fascinating study investigating just how terrible …

Note-Taking

How a People Magazine Teacher of the Year created the Reading Train iPad app

Libby Curran is an accomplished educator, with 20 years of experience teaching kindergarten and special education classes. In 2012, she was …

Education Technology

This Slow Cooker Beef Barbacoa Is Better than Chipotle

Place the chipotle peppers and their sauce, cilantro, red onion, garlic, clove, salt, lime juice, and cider vinegar in a 7-quart or larger slow …

Cooking

17 Easy Hacks For Fresher Food

The secret to fresher food? Dedicating a few extra minutes to prepping and storing your groceries.<p>We partnered with Fresh & Easy, a <i>new</i> kind of market, to bring you 17 of the best hacks we’ve seen for keeping your favorite foods fresh. Put them to use and you’ll start mistaking your kitchen for your …

7 Reasons to Eat Family Dinner Together

Research shows that sharing dinner as a family improves teenage behaviors, increases toddler vocabulary and teaches kids to eat healthier.<p>Shutterstock<p>…

Kids

The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

A brilliant student, Jonathan sailed through grade school. He completed his assignments easily and routinely earned As. Jonathan puzzled over why …

Education

Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

Little children are big news this week, as the White House holds a summit on early childhood education on Wednesday. The president wants every 4-year-old to go to preschool, but the new Congress is unlikely to foot that bill.<p>Since last year, more than 30 states have expanded access to preschool. …

Boost your child's literacy learning the fun & interactive way with LiteracyPlanet

It’s screen time without guilt and a fun, interactive way for children to learn and build literacy skills – LiteracyPlanet is an online literacy …

Education Technology

Heavenly Oatmeal

33 Insanely Clever Upgrades To Make To Your Home

Your dream home is only a few DIY projects away.

Home Improvement

Truly thankful: 5 tips to teach kids real gratitude

<i>As we head into the holiday season, TODAY Parents is focusing on putting more gratitude in our kids' attitude. Here to help is</i> Positive Parenting Solutions <i>founder Amy McCready, who will join us each week in November</i> <i>to offer strategies for raising grateful, unspoiled kids.</i><p>Isn’t it ironic that the …

Kids

Colorín Colorado

How can teachers equitably grade ELLs? Learn more about challenges, related research and resources, and recommendations developed by the Diane Staehr …

Home - Language Castle

Fast 5 Gamechangers: Yes, You CAN Support Any Home Language!<p>How many languages are spoken in your early childhood program? Most have 3 or more! New …

Language

3 Great Search Engines Designed Specifically for Students

October 29, 2014<br>Today, I am sharing with you three search engines I learned from Getting Smart designed specifically for students. These search …

Fresh Lemongrass-Ginger Ale

I propagated a few store-bought lemongrass stalks a few years ago when I first moved into my house, and every year since then, they’ve been the gift …

5 Signs Kids are Struggling with Entitlement - Kristen Welch

I finally wrapped a couple of gifts and put them under the tree. I don’t know about your house, but the minute I do this every year, my kids get …

making

Copyright

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

5 stars based on 105 votes<p>This Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread makes the perfect afternoon snack whenever you’re in need of a chocolate fix. It has a …

Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

5 stars based on 102 votes<p>Granola bars are a staple in my pantry, but between my husband, my kids, and my kids’ hungry friends, I can’t seem to keep …