Frozen Yogurt vs. Slow Churned Ice Cream

With warm weather FINALLY in full swing, ice cream is on the shopping list as a treat for hot days. There is certainly no lack of options in this department of the grocery store but which is really the best for you and tastes good?  It’s the great slow churned vs. frozen yogurt debate, in Lisa’s Home School!

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What was your first summer job?

Hey it’s Garrett from Shine Afternoons…and many teens in Chicagoland are experiencing their first summer job right now. Mine was picking rock for area farmers for 10-12 hours a day. What was your first summer job?

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Must-Have Vacation Apps


If you’re planning on leaving for vacation soon, make sure you check out Lisa’s Home School!  Today, I’ve got a list of must-have FREE apps that will help you with packing, road-tripping, flying, and more.





Perfectly Cooked Kabobs


Grilled shrimp, chicken and vegetable kebabs can come out perfectly cooked every time using one simple trick!  By putting the same food on each skewer, you can control the individual cook times of your kebabs. No more burnt shrimp and undercooked vegetables!  In Lisa’s Home School, find fantastic kabob recipes for your 4th of July cookout.

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Summer Fun Means Summer Calorie Bombs


At the ballpark, at the county fair, and at the carnival.  Summer is full of fun places with temptations in the form of fat, sugar, and lots and lots of calories!  In Lisa’s Home School, learn how to swap some of the highly caloric food for some healthier choices.


Healthy, Guilt-Free Burgers


Healthy burgers?  You read this correctly!  I found these amazing burger recipes and just had to share!  Most come in under 500 calories, including the bun!  Check out Lisa’s Home School for recipes like Hawaiian Turkey Burgers With Pineapple-Papaya Sauce, Ham and Swiss-Stuffed Burgers, and Ground Sirloin Sliders.  Is your mouth watering yet?


Lazy/Busy Summer Beauty Tricks


Summer is either your busiest time or your laziest time.  Chances are, if you’re a mom, it’s the busiest!  It’s not uncommon for health and beauty to slip to the bottom of the to-do list.  In Lisa’s Home School, learn 20 tricks to maintaining a beautiful look this summer.


Eat Your Sunscreen


Good news!  You can now eat your sunscreen, fighting free radicals and sun damage from the inside out!  Now, before your grab the tube, check out Lisa’s Home School.  Learn about foods you can eat to fight sun damage – think fruit and chocolate!  Have a yummy, safe summer in the sun!


Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning


Drowning is not the violent, splashing, call for help that most people expect.  Drowning is almost always a deceptively quiet event. The waving, splashing, and yelling that dramatic conditioning (television) prepares us to look for, is rarely seen in real life.  The Instinctive Drowning Response is what people do to avoid actual or perceived suffocation in the water. And it does not look like most people expect. There is very little splashing, no waving, and no yelling or calls for help of any kind.  Check out Lisa’s Home School for all the important signs of drowning.  Have a safe summer with your family!!!





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