Valentine Heart Brownies Recipe Steal hearts this Valentine’s Day with brownies that have cute frosting centers. They’re simply irresistible. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min. + coolingYIELD:15 servings Ingredients 1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size) 1/4 teaspoon mint extract 1/2 cup butter, softened 1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Red paste food coloring, optional 1/4 cup baking cocoa Directions 1. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions, adding mint extract to batter. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a Continue Reading
Nana In The City by Lauren Castillo In this magical picture book, a young boy spends an overnight visit with his nana and is frightened to find that the city where she lives is filled with noise and crowds and scary things. But then Nana makes him a special cape to help him be brave, and soon the everyday sights, sounds, and smells of the city are not scary—but wonderful. The succinct text is paired with watercolor illustrations that capture all the vitality, energy, and beauty of the city.
Guest Column: Paula Sacco How well have you been loving yourself lately? As a mother, you are the care taker that might often forget to take care of the most important person – YOU! Self care encompasses every part of who you are – emotionally, physically and spiritually. 

It’s about taking yourself off the back burner and paying attention to what you want out of your life. It’s about loving yourself as much as you love your children. Do this and you’ll be calmer, healthier and a whole lot happier. 

You’ll start feeling like you again. It’s like magic. When you start taking better care of yourself, all of the Continue Reading

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