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Fun Activites: Family Apple Party

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Our family likes to celebrate just about everything and the start of a new fall season is no exception! We decided to pick just one common theme of autumn—APPLES!—and throw ourselves a little party. We surprised the kids when they got home from school and spent the afternoon doing ALL…

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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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Back to School Party Ideas for Any Age

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Is there a more fun way to mark the beginning of the school year than with a back to school party? From kindergarten to elementary school to middle and high school, here are some simple ways to make a celebration appropriate for just about any age. Back to School…

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5 Fun Family Activities

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Creating memories together as a family is one of those things we do intentionally, and not so intentionally. What I mean is, we don’t always know what our children will carry with them into adulthood as treasured memories. I remember speaking to a mom who has an older daughter. When…

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Family Forward – Wizarding World of Harry Potter Exclusive

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You’re a wizard, Harry.” Never have such few words transported readers into a magical world filled with spells, dangerous creatures, and adventure. A world that has taught readers of all ages about the importance of finding inner strength, confronting  our fears, and doing what is right in the face…

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15 Backyard Game Ideas for Family Fun

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1. Giant Yard Twister Board by Instructables - As if we needed an excuse to laugh at ourselves! 2. Backyard Ker-Plunk Game by All Parenting - Fun game even the little kids can play. 3. Giant Jenga by A Beautiful Mess - For those of us who are less coordinated…

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Strengthening Family: How to Set Up a Family Meeting

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Scheduling a family meeting to discuss family goals, plan family activities, and review the progress of your family can be a great way to strengthen your family. My family holds a monthly family meeting. We started holding meetings when our kids were very little, and it has been a great…

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Boredom Busters: 5 Summertime Activities for Kids

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Summer is that special season when kids are home from school and the weather is warm. The sun is shining and it's time to get dirty and have some fun. But boredom can set in quickly during the summer months, so parents beware and be prepared. These summertime activities for…

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Relationships: How to Connect with Others Through Food

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If you think about life's different occasions, food is most likely at the center of each one. We use food to mark special occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, graduations and weddings. Food is used to offer comfort to people who are mourning the loss of a loved…

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Building Skills: 5 Photography Activities for Kids

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I fell in love with photography at an early age but I didn't start practicing and digging deep into photography until I was in college. I often think about where I would be in my photography had I learned about the different aspects of photography when I was a…

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