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Remembering Independence Day with Sand Box Wars

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Fourth of July…—The Fourth of July is the epitome of summer. It’s one of those days that brings you back to your childhood with timeless traditions. A parade in the morning with salt water taffy for breakfast starts the typical American celebration. Then you spend the day outdoors with

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Father’s Day: What Dad Really Wants For Father’s Day

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Father’s Day is around the corner, and a thousand marketing companies are




busy telling you what dad wants…. Typical top picks, according to these not-so-learned sources, include tools for the garage, awesome desk organizers, and, of course, the famed tie.
Here’s the thing: I love my family, and I

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Holidays: How to Create Easter Traditions with Your Family

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Easter is quickly approaching, and all you have to do is go to the store and look at all the pretty spring decorations, dresses, Easter baskets, and isles of candy to be reminded that you better start making holiday preparations now. 

When I was at Blissdom12 this year, Hershey’s …

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Irish Traditions: Kissing the Blarney Stone

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Almost 10 years ago, my family traveled to Ireland to embrace our Irish roots…. One of my favorite photos of all-time is a picture of my great grandpa and grandma which was taken right after they arrived in Pennsylvania from Ireland. They were photographed proudly standing next to a

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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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Holiday Photos – Pictures of Your Childhood Home and Legacy

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For many of us, the holidays mean that we are able to travel to our family’s home. This is the perfect opportunity to capture forever, through photography… the things that meant something to you as a child.
This year, I am spending Christmas at mom and dad’s house near Houston,

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Family Traditions: Celebrating Winter and Snow

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Winter is full of family traditions (like this delicious one) but none that our family gets as excited for as much as the first snowfall… of the year. Regardless of whether it’s the first or the 15th snowfall, families can make memories involving snow that last all season long!
 

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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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