National Garlic Day Cold Almond Garlic Soup

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8 Ways to Update an Easter Egg Hunt

8 Ways to Update an Easter Egg Hunt

What came first the chicken or the egg? Since it’s almost Easter, the egg comes before anything, and for 2014 we invite you to think of your Easter Egg Hunt as a pilot show for a new reality TV. That’s right, get creative with it, and in doing so revitalize a ritual that has been [...]

How to Teach Your Child to Live a Disciplined Life

How to Teach Your Child to Live a Disciplined Life

It’s been said that the only things we really learn are the things we learn for ourselves. That’s because only when we learn it for ourselves does it become intrinsic to us. We just naturally do it, without having to be coaxed or disciplined. The key to raising a self-disciplined child is for them to [...]

Are You Ready for a Teen Driver?

Are You Ready for a Teen Driver?

It’s hard to believe your child, the one you constantly hound to get homework done and has difficulty finding his shoes, is ready for a driver’s license. He turns 15 and you think to yourself, “he’s just a teenager.” Next thing you know, he’s asking if he can take the family car. It all happens [...]

Easter Family Fun & Games

Easter Family Fun & Games

Easter is just around the corner and Daddy Nickell has come up with some fun, new ways to celebrate this holiday that will build the family bond and keep kids busy all day long so the Easter candy lasts longer than a day. Lawn Games • Venture beyond the traditional Easter egg hunt and create [...]

Mocha Dad´s Tips to Boost Your Daddy Brain

Mocha Dad´s Tips to Boost Your Daddy Brain

As fathers, it’s important for us to keep our minds sharp. Having to deal with questions from our kids such as – Why is the sky blue? What is the meaning of life? or Who would win a fight between the Incredible Hulk and Superman (I pick the Hulk, BTW)? – forces us to keep [...]

How to Host an A+ Easter Egg Hunt

How to Host an A+ Easter Egg Hunt

For many, Easter is the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection; making spring a season of transformation, rebirth and renewal. For others, Easter is a fun holiday when families gather together and spend quality time among loved ones. Regardless of what you believe, Easter can be full of fun activities for the kids. Easter just wouldn’t feel [...]

If You Feel Like You’re a Bad Mom, You’re Not Alone!

If You Feel Like You’re a Bad Mom, You’re Not Alone!

The end of this month marks the two-year anniversary of the nest’s opening to the public.  It feels like I’ve been at this project for much longer; I guess that’s how we often feel when we are deeply engaged in a labor of love.  The nest is a dream, but it’s also the cause of [...]

Dads & Their Diaper Disasters

Dads & Their Diaper Disasters

We men like to maintain a facade of unflappability. Nothing… not the daily commute, a backed-up toilet, or the new puppy eating the brand new sofa, can upset our personal apple cart. Well, guys, it’s time to come clean (literally) because, deep down inside, all men know that there is one thing that can shatter [...]

Why Kids Should Bond with Their Elders

Why Kids Should Bond with Their Elders

Inter-generational relationships are a great way for children to get a sense of history, context, and perspective. Oftentimes, adults other than a parent can connect with your child in ways a parent simply can’t. I’ve seen family friends help teenagers through a rough time at school, grandparents give insightful friendship advice, and uncles get their [...]

Indoor Family Fun That’s Really Fun!

Indoor Family Fun That’s Really Fun!

The good news for all of us is winter doesn’t last forever (yes, you can come in off the ledge now, unless you’re planning to cannonball into the snow). Even though your kids have you driven mad, it’s not too late to turn that angst into something that’s fun and productive for the whole family. [...]