10 Ideas for Rock Painting

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When the weather is warm, playing outside with sidewalk chalk is a favorite pastime of many kids. There is nothing better than using your driveway or sidewalk as a huge art canvas, sharing colorful pictures and positive messages with whoever walks by your house. But how can you harness that creative energy when it is too cold to go outside? Scale it down by painting rocks. You can decorate cute painted rocks indoors, and then, following the principles of The Kindness Rocks Project, randomly leave your rocks around the neighborhood to share your art. And I have got some easy ideas for rock painting to get you started. 

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Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes for a Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is on its way. That means turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie. That means if you have Celiac disease, you cannot eat anything on Thanksgiving, right? Not so! Just because you have to eat a gluten-free diet does not mean you have to starve while the rest of your family indulges right in front of you. There are plenty of Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts that are easy to make gluten-free. 

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When Do Kids Start Preschool?

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What parents need to know about the age that kids start school and what milestones are necessary to start preschool. Parenthood brings along with it some tough decisions in a new world that most aren’t prepared for. I’ve found myself entirely lost since day one! Aside from bringing a baby home from the hospital and secretly having no clue what I’m doing as I looked around at all the medical professionals surrounding me with happy smiles and well wishes on my way home, the other scariest moment of child-rearing was deciding if my son was ready for school. I know you might be full of lots of questions right now and I hope to provide a little comfort and direction at this time as we navigate the following question: What age do kids start school? 

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Four Thanksgiving Menu Ideas For Thanksgiving Dinner 2020 + Grilled Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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Your Thanksgiving dinner might look a little different this year, as some family members might opt to stay home and social distance. A smaller Thanksgiving dinner can mean rethinking your menu and recipes, giving you an opportunity to try out new ideas and recipes. Or, you might be opting to cook your first Thanksgiving dinner for your family and hosting your first potluck Friendsgiving. Break tradition and go for dishes that lend themselves to an intimate Thanksgiving holiday, giving you more time to spend with your loved ones and more options to flex your culinary muscles with a break from the typical Thanksgiving dinner.

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5 Ways to Celebrate National Singles Day Today

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Today is National Singles Day! A special holiday that acknowledges single people while promoting self-care and some awesome shopping deals. For the past week, Zulily contributors have been delivering thoughtful content for our Spotlight Series: Supporting Single Mothers Everywhere. We discussed motherhood, coping and pregnancy and today we’re closing the series with some celebratory ways to #treatyoself by bringing you five ways you celebrate your singledom today! 

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Kitchen Essentials for Indian Cooking

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Diwali known as the “Festival of Lights” is coming up, November 14th, actually. And, this special festival makes me think of my mother, and in particular her cooking. On this special day, our homes are illuminated with little lamps and the kitchen is abuzz with activity. When I was a kid, I would walk into the house, welcomed by the smell of my Mom’s rotis. She quickly rolled the Indian flat bread one after the other, slathering each piping hot wheat sphere with generous amounts of butter quickly pooling on their surface. We used the rotis to scoop up fragrant vegetable curries flavored with a myriad of spices from cumin to turmeric and chili powder. Mom and my Grandmother made cooking look easy. When I started also cooking, I realized there were some kitchen essentials I needed for my Indian cooking.

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5 Questions To Ask Yourself If You’re Thinking Of Having A Baby Alone

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If you’re considering having a child on your own, you’re in good company! More and more women are opting to be a “single mom by choice,” also sometimes called a “choice mom.” What this term means is that you are a “single woman who decides to become a mother knowing, at least at the outset, that she will be the sole parent of her child.” There are wonderful communities of these single moms whose stories can help inspire you, caution you, or simply make you feel understood.

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