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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.

Back to School: Starting School Party Ideas

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Starting kindergarten for the first time can be equal parts exciting and daunting—for both the student-to-be and for mom. There are many strategies to make the transition easier, but what could be more fun than a “starting school” party? A fun twist on a back to school themed celebration, it…

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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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Strengthening Families: Playdough Pictionary

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We started playing Playdough Pictionary because one of the characteristics of strong families is that they play together. And the old saying is true—families that play together, do tend to stay together.
Being active and involved in activities and games together is one of the best ways for families to

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Family Fun: How to Make Recreation Easy for Long-Term Fun

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I am of the firm belief that exercise and recreation have something in common: none of us are likely to do either of them long-term if they are not fun. You can psyche yourself up all you want to go to the gym, and you can even go and…

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Planning a Successful Family Reunion

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One of my favorite things to do in the summer is attend our family reunions. My immediate family likes to get together every other year so we can connect as siblings and let our children bond with their cousins. Planning a family reunion doesn't have to be a big ordeal.…

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The Importance of Being Bored

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We are winding down the summer weeks and it is easy, as parents, to look at our bag of tricks and realize that we've burned through most of our ideas. We've taken the family trips, we've done the crafts, taken picnics, and we've cleaned the closets. Summer camps and…

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