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Event Planning: How to Plan a Party on a Budget

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The first time I planned and hosted my own party it was kind of a disaster. Well, maybe not a complete disaster but when people started arriving I was still scrambling to put out food. I failed to give myself enough time to finish getting “put together…” and some

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Printable: Family Dinner Discussion Starters

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How often do you and your family have dinner around the table? Our family is lucky if we can sit down together three times a week. I have busy teenagers and kids, so it is sometimes a challenge to connect this way. Sundays are my favorite day because we don’t…

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Why It’s Important to Let Kids Make Messes

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Do you think it is important to let you kids make messes? I’ll share with you why I do!



We fuss constantly – clean up your room…, wash your hands, put your laundry away. When was the last time you just let them be messy? I know this comes

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It’s Easy Being Green! How to Throw a St. Patrick’s Day Party

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This St. Patrick’s Day, it’s easy being green! A party that focuses on the color green… is a good time for guests and quite easy for you to put together. We’ve compiled a compendium of all things green to get your St. Paddy’s shine on. Get the kids involved

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10 Springtime Family Activities

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Spring is around the corner and my first impulse is to run outside and enjoy the weather! This is one of the reasons why it is the perfect season for springtime family activities.  As winter ends, every member of the family is restless.  Harnessing that energy for family togetherness

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Valentine’s Day: A Valentine’s Day Date for Every Budget

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No matter what limitations in spending your wallet or purse may be experiencing, plenty of budget friendly date ideas are available for couples who want to enjoy Valentine’s Day… without breaking the bank. From economical flowers at FTD.com to a basket filled with an assortment of inexpensive chocolate goodies, the

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Family Dinner: Teaching Kids How to Cook a Heart-Shaped Pizza

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Cooking with your kids during the holidays can be a lot of fun. This quick dinner idea comes just in time for Valentine’s Day…! You can’t go wrong with pizza!
A homemade heart-shaped pizza will absolutely be a hit among the young ones. This is something that the kids

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Family Night Ideas

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My kids are growing up and it’s happening really fast! Through the years people have told my husband and I that our kids will grow up quickly, before you know it they will be driving, the days are long, but he years fly by. When the kids were very young,…

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Tips for Creating Family Fun Nights

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As I child I was never into “forced fun.” My mom and dad might make my sister and I tag along with them to the local nature park. Or go see some local art exhibit…. Or some activity at the local community center. All these things were well intentioned.

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7 Free Winter Activity Printables

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We are in the dead of winter and that means that many of us are staying indoors more. Even thought the temperatures have cooled a bit, it is still important to get out and “Get Active” …with your family. Staying active will help you beat the winter blues. Today we

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