Snow day kids crafts, homemade games from recycled stuff, power outage friendly | Examiner.com

 An epic nor'easter winter storm is thrashing the eastern seaboard. This is one angry blizzard, so snowy and blustery they gave it a name: Winter Storm Juno, said the Daily Beast Jan. 26. Winter storms take out electricity, close school, ground travel. Being stuck with snowbound kids in a power outage is no fun. So here are kids' craft projects and games made with recycled stuff--no special tools or supplies, trips to the store nor electricity needed! Keep children productively occupied during this Snowmageddon.  Snow day kids crafts, homemade games from recycled stuff, power outage friendly | Examiner.com

New Year's resolutions: Cheap or free family fitness workouts save money | Examiner.com

Parents, were your New Year's resolutions to exercise, spend time with kids, and/or save money? Want to hit all three of those New Year's resolutions all year long? Here are free or cheap family fitness workouts for parents. This guide saves money, exercises kids and helps you spend more time with them.

Don't talk the New Year's resolutions talk, walk the family fitness walk. Really--make family walks happen, don't just talk about doing things together. Sure, group exercises are hard to coordinate. Parents may work different schedules. Then there are the kiddos' sports and school activities. And housework, yada yada. Exercise is the last thing you probably want to think about so. use these low-maintenance family fitness workouts to save money.   New Year's resolutions: Cheap or free family fitness workouts save money | Examiner.com

Low salt diet holiday recipes to use up leftover ham, smoked meat leftovers | Examiner.com

It's Dec. 28 and everyone is more than a little tired of ham. Small problem, however--you bought a 15 pound and there is quite a bit left. With the New Year sneaking up, you're resolving to lose weight from Christmas indulgence. Here are dual purpose diet holiday recipes and low salt foods to use up leftover ham and Christmas smoked meat leftovers in light, delicious ways. These diet holiday recipes are great for sweeter honey baked ham leftovers use up (that kind of ham is harder to repurpose).   Low salt diet holiday recipes to use up leftover ham, smoked meat leftovers | Examiner.com

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