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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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Celebrations: How To Host a Cooking Birthday Party for Kids

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Celebrations—My daughter was turning five and was starting to show some interest in cooking. I thought this would be a great opportunity to have something other than the usual birthday party with a couple activities and cake (well, we'll still have cake, of course!) The inspiration for this was…

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Fall Festivities: Fun Ways to Celebrate Halloween With Your Family

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Halloween Activities—When I was a kid, Halloween meant all-night sugar highs, handmade costumes, and outdoor neighborhood trick-or-treating … ah, the good ole days! Treats were mainly candy, and the tricks … well, let’s just say, toilet papered trees caused many parents distress! Today’s fall traditions include family-themed costumes,…

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Special Moments: Bedtime Routines and Traditions

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Bedtime—While most people are still clinging to the last lazy days of summer, something very different is going on in our home. In the last week of August or so, my five year-old started passing on the pool in favor of going to the fabric and craft store. He…

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Fall Traditions: Carving Pumpkins and Decorating Cookies

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It's time for the fall traditions. For some, that might mean driving to the mountains to see the leaves. For others, it means going to pick out pumpkins and gourds. For our family, we love to pick out pumpkins at the pumpkin patch, carve awesome designs in them,…

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