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Family Traditions: How To Teach Kids About Presidents’ Day

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Presidents’ Day has been a federal public holiday since 1971 thanks to President Richard Nixon. He declared the observance should occur on the 3rd Monday of February, honoring… all past presidents of the United States of America. Initially, both February 12 and February 22 were observed as federal public holidays

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Holiday Traditions: 5 Family Friendly Activities for Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to create memorable fun activities for your family. We spend so much time working, as well as going from one activity or practice to another. It seems like so many things occupy our time, but it’s important to find time to reconnect with those …

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Valentine’s Day: 5 Fun and Free Family Outings for Valentine’s Day

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Growing up, the most memorable experiences I had with my mom didn’t require shopping or going on expensive vacations. I loved the days when we spent quality time together doing fun activities. And the beauty of quality time is that it doesn’t have to cost a thing. Valentine’s… isn’t just

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Family Traditions: Instilling a Love of Books

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As long as I can remember, I have had a love affair with books. As a child picture books would fascinate me and as a youth I would immerse myself in a novel…. I knew I wanted to pass on this passion to my children. Books can teach, entertain,

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Storytelling: How To Write a Book With Your Kids and Capture Family Memories

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Our family took in a homeless dog… and named him Batman. We acquired him from the street and although he’s grown up in our home for over a year now, he still acts homeless. He likes to jump on the counters, ravage for food, and create a disaster wherever he

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Get in the picture – a gentle reminder for moms this holiday

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We stand proudly over the meal we took 6 and a half hours to cook, and we watch it disappear in twenty minutes. We step back and admire the beautiful tree we decorated (or watched the kids decorate) and carefully pack it away for next year.
We smile in the…

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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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Christmas: Everyone Loves Being Santa Claus

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Christmas—I have friends who keep the spirit of believing in Santa Claus alive even when their kids grow older. (Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that….) But for my family, it’s been a blast for the teens and tweens to be let ‘in on the secret’—even allowing them to

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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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Halloween: How to Plan Your Halloween Activities Around Weather

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Halloween is just around the corner and whether it will be a scary holiday may depend more on the weather forecast than your costume…. If you’re planning an evening of outdoor activities, beware of Mother Nature’s bag of tricks. Instead of letting the weather forecast scare off your Halloween

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