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  • Welcome to our Family Fun section. Enjoy ideas, tips, and stories on family activities, holidays, special occasions, traditions, and ways to get active and strengthen family relationships. This list shares our most popular posts, or scroll down for the latest.

How to Show Love to Your Pet

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Knowing how to show love to your pet is more than just petting him or playing fetch with her. Keeping your pet happy… requires learning how to show love to your pet in ways that resonate most for him or her.
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Celebrating Holidays From Other Cultures

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The holiday season is a wonderful time of year to introduce new cultures and traditions to your children. Children enjoy learning about holiday celebrations from around the world!   Here are a few ideas to help you teach your children more about how other families celebrate during this time of the…

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5 Color Combos to Rock Family Pictures

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It is that time of year again-Family pictures are happening everywhere!  And can we just have an honest moment about how hard it is to get your family ready and coordinated and happy for family pictures?  Deep breathes is my motto on family picture day.  So today I am sharing

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The Importance of Eating Meals Together as a Family

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The importance of eating meals together as a family is statistically proven to have a positive influence on families—especially on the children. Yet, how many of us, as parents, struggle to make family mealtime happen on a regular basis. With all the demands on our time, making dinnertime more meaningful…

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Family Mealtime Ideas: 10 Ways to Bond Over Dinner

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Following a few fun family mealtime ideas can turn a quick and quiet dinner with little family interaction into a happy and happening discussion where everyone draws closer.



Have you ever had a family meal where you’re exhausted before you start making dinner; you seem to be the only one

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Pumpkin Decorating with Kids

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Holidays are so much more fun with kids.  I couldn’t wait to decorate pumpkins with Kate this year because, at 4-years-old, she’s at the perfect age for this fun no-carving pumpkin DIY.



Rather than carving the pumpkins… (hello, little fingers!), I thought it would be much more fun to paint

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Fall Party Traditions If You Don’t Celebrate Halloween

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I grew up in a family that did not celebrate Halloween. My parents never bent on that rule, but mom made it an extra special night for my brother and I every year. We were never allowed into their bedroom to watch television, but on Halloween, we were not only…

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10 Things Your Family Photographer Wishes You Knew

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There is something so special about family pictures. When you see all of those faces looking back at you, you can’t help but feel a rush of happiness and love. Sometimes getting to that picture can be one of the more – well, challenging moments. I’ve been a family photographer…

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DIY Art Box for Creativity Containers

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Art supplies can be a hassle.  Crayons, glue sticks, coloring books everywhere.  Here’s the solution: a simple, DIY artbox kids help make themselves. Creative play… is so important for kids and this will make it easy for them to have a safe place to dig into for their fun messes.

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3 Must Watch Family TV Shows and Movies This Fall

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In the midst of penciling sports practices, PTA meetings, and class musicals on your back-to-school calendar, don’t’ forget to add in some family fun! Fall is the perfect time to enjoy some time together with great evening entertainment. If you’re not sure where to start in your planning, take a…

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