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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.

Fall Tradition: Taking the Family to Apple Hill

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  Fall is our family’s favorite season. The temperatures are mild, the colors are vibrant, and family traditions are plentiful. What is it about the harvest season that makes everyone a bit more relaxed? Living in Northern California, we have the distinct pleasure of living near our favorite family tradition.…

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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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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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Family Fun: Celebrating Halloween in Your Neighborhood

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Fall brings with it so many fun holidays and when my daughter was little, we loved to celebrate them all. During each holiday, I always tried to find an activity we can do together that would focus on giving to others. This Halloween, "boo-ing" our neighbors was just the ticket.…

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3 Fun Fall Family Art Projects

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It is Fall - the leaves are changing, the temperatures are going down, and we are spending more time in the house as a family. My family likes to put together puzzles, assemble giant Lego sets, and do art projects in the evening when we are all home together.  3…

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Science Fair Planning: A Fun, Family Process

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We talk a lot about education around here:  how to help kids study, how to encourage literacy, etc., etc. We also like to talk about helping others. A common theme in our posts, in case you haven't noticed, is the assumption, the basic idea that, if one…

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