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Celebrating Holidays From Other Cultures

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The holiday season is a wonderful time of year to introduce new cultures and traditions to your children. Children enjoy learning about holiday celebrations from around the world!   Here are a few ideas to help you teach your children more about how other families celebrate during this time of the…

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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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Vintage Backyard Family Game – Colored Eggs

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Family time is what summer is all about and with family summer activities in the plan I’ve been remembering my own childhood and the outdoor games… we used to play? Do you remember the game colored eggs? I had completely forgotten about it until last Christmas. I noticed my brother-in-law

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Happy 59th Anniversary Disneyland

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On July 17th 1955, Walt Disney opened Disneyland. Happy 59th Anniversary Disneyland Resort! Next year, Disney will celebrate their 60th year in operation. Can you believe that Disneyland will be 60 years? Amazing! In an effort to celebrate this diamond anniversary, Disneyland has a few magical surprises up their …

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A Mother-Daughter Book Club

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a reader.  I devour books….  I spend as much time as I can reading.  I mark used book sales on my calendar months ahead of time.  I get giddy at the sight of a Barnes and Noble gift card.  I

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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…

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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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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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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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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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