ways to help homesick kids

Have a child who headed to school whether for the first time or for the fourth? These 9 homesick college student solutions can help your child when the inevitable strikes. It may be the first week, or it may be the seventh semester, but know you aren’t alone – and there are ways to ease your child’s struggles.

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Are you over and done with winter?  We are too!  Spring is here and it is time to shake off that musty old winter.  Welcome the season with a few fresh Spring in Bloom ideas, including these tips for travel, recipes, and spring living from our Chapter Two Collective Creators.     Ideas for Spring Open the windows and let in the spring breeze. Cut a few fresh blossoms to brighten up your kitchen table. Add fresh spring colors of green, blue, and yellow to your decor. It’s time to start a garden for summer.  Use in-season fruits and vegetables for cooking. Grab some bubbles, kites, and a frisbee to get outside with your family. Spring is a great time to explore hiking in your state and national parks.  You don’t have to go all Marie Kondo, but declutter a little with spring cleaning! Switch out that bulky comforter for a…

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It’s time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!  Grab some shamrocks and stout and get your Irish on with these festive St. Patrick’s Day Ideas, including delicious food and cocktail recipes, craft and DIY, and even a few ideas for travel to Ireland.   Want a St. Patrick’s Day corned beef recipe?  We have a few, including an Instant Pot version and mini Corned Beef Sliders.  We also have a delicious and easy to make Irish Soda Bread recipe, a fun, and colorful candy bark recipe, and two bold Irish Coffee style cocktail recipes.   Need some craft/DIY ideas for St. Patrick’s Day?  Check out our ideas for St. Patrick’s Day cupcake toppers or a gold shamrock wall hanging. A trip to Ireland would be the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Get lucky with a few tips for traveling to Dublin with your family, as well as a beautiful bed & breakfast option…

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Mardi Gras Travel Food Cocktail Tips

Mardi Gras is coming on March 5th. Are you ready to let the good times roll, or as they say in New Orleans “laissez les bons temps rouler”?  Whether you are traveling somewhere to celebrate carnival or making your own festivities at home, here are twenty ultimate Mardi Gras travel, food, & cocktail ideas to help you party in style!   Ultimate Mardi Gras Did you know carnival is Latin for farewell to meat?  Lent is the time before Easter where Roman Catholics and other Christians give up “indulgences” during the Lenten season, including meat on Fridays.  To prepare, pre-Lenten celebrations take place all over the world on Fat Tuesday, the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, the official start of the pre-Easter season of Lent.  Some of the world’s most famous carnivals actually start a few weeks before Ash Wednesday, including the Venice carnival in Italy, Rio De Janeiro carnival in Brazil,…

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