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Calgary's Child About-Town: A Parent’s Best Defense Against Snack Attacks

Fall means back to school, back to work and busier schedules as sports teams and other extracurricular activities once again get underway. With busy kids (and parents) in the house, it’s always a good thing to have a jar full of something to grab on the way out the door. These sweet and salty granola bars fit the bill whether you need something to nibble on in the car on the way to work, or have a hunger gap that needs filling between school and soccer. Individually wrapped, they’re easy to toss into school lunches and gym bags, don’t require refrigeration and aren’t easily crushed. Bonus: They’re easy to make and you know exactly what goes into them.

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From Julie's Kitchen: Real Summer Sippers

Summertime is slurpee season, and while I’m not against the occasional stroll to the corner store, I could do without the plethora of kool-aid, pop and other sugary drinks that get chugged throughout the summer months. Here are a few new drink ideas if you need to ditch your iced tea mix.

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Take Your Taste Buds on a Vacation

Not everyone can take a yearly vacation to a faraway place. Everything is more complicated (and costly) when you’re traveling with kids, and taking a few weeks off from a job to explore overseas may simply not be an option.

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Entertainment Without Breaking the Bank - 5 Potluck Ideas for Low-Stress Entertaining on the Cheap

Potlucks have been a fun, intimate way for people to share a meal for centuries. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the first known use of the term was in 1592 and meant guests were invited to eat, but the host wasn’t responsible for the contents of the pot (pot + luck). Nowadays, you don’t have to worry about what’s in the stew. Today’s potlucks allow you to entertain friends without the expense or time commitment of a full-blown party.

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