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Interfaith Holiday Traditions

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Santa never came to my house when I was a little girl. It’s not because I was naughty. (Well, I was naughty sometimes, but that’s not why Santa didn’t come.) Santa didn’t visit my house because my family didn’t celebrate Christmas. We didn’t celebrate it as a religious holiday, nor did we participate in any of the more secular activities—therefore we didn’t have a tree in our living room, or Christmas lights strung on our house, or photos with Santa …

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gingerbread house Family Tradition: Gingerbread House and Gingerbread Men

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Who doesn’t love getting together with the family for a party or to hang out? The holidays bring many opportunities to come together friends and family and do special activities. This year I wanted to start a new tradition between all our friends and some family to build gingerbread houses.…

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tradition_ginger_feature Creating Family Traditions During the Holidays

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My children love hearing about what my husband and I were like as children. I enjoy sharing some of my favorite traditions… from my childhood while we decorate the tree and prepare for the holidays. Many of our family’s holiday traditions revolve around the preparation of special foods. Tucked away

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tree cutting720 Family Traditions: Holloway’s Christmas Tree Farm

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Family traditions are a big part of Christmas. Every year since I can remember, my family has gone to Holloway’s Christmas Tree… Farm to pick out a tree. Their Monterey Pines are my favorite. They smell heavenly and are pretty to boot. Even when we lived in Santa Cruz, my

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family communication 720 Using Technology to Connect Your Family During the Holidays

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Holidays are a time where we try to gather our family together to see how big the kids have grown, pass down holiday traditions …and share stories of years gone by. For many families who live far apart, it isn’t always possible to gather in person, but that doesn’t mean

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apple picking 720 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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pattee720 Fall Traditions: Apple Picking in Upstate New York

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What are your favorite family fall traditions? For us, it boils down to three things: foilage, food, and family.




Specifically, we love fall traditions that involve Sunday drives in the mountains just as the leaves are changing colors. I mean, just looking at these fall colored leaves… will

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family halloween costume themes Family Halloween Costume Themes

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My favorite fall tradition is our annual family Halloween costume theme…. What originally started as just me and my husband dressing up with our boys has turned into a big family affair. When our second son was born, we thought (as many parents do) it would be cute to

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planing a successful family reunion 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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About Me 720x315 Printables: ‘About Me’ Helps Record Child Memories and Milestones

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When my kids were in the 1st grade, their teacher would ask her students to put together an About Me page. Each child was required to bring a poster to school with information about themselves. This helped the other kids in the class could get to know them. I loved…

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