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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 Fun: 5 Fun and Free Winter Traditions

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It's that time of year again...whistling winds, falling snowflakes, runny noses....ahhh, the joys of Winter! Joys of Winter? Some days it can be hard to remember that, especially when your little one's teeth are chattering and they're complaining that they can't feel their fingers or toes. Next time that…

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Winter Tradition: Family Ski Trips to Colorado

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I glanced out the window as the first snowflakes began to fall. Within no time, the grass was consumed by white and the house next door was partially obscured by increasing amounts of falling snow. I stood motionless as I recalled other first snowfalls. Immediately, one in particular came…

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Family Memories: How to Create a “Year At A Glance”

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As the end of the year quickly approaches, you might already be thinking about how you are going to recap 2016 and share it with your family. One family tradition we do every year in my family, is to create a "Year At A Glance" recap. Each one of my…

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Holiday Tradition: Looking at Christmas Lights with Kids

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Growing up, it was a tradition in my family to drive around town on Christmas Eve and look at homes decorated with Christmas lights. Despite the fact that there was a myriad of organizations charging people to see elaborate light displays, my parents opted for the less crowded, more cost-effective…

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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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