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Entertainment: 5 Tips to Creating the Perfect Playdate

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Activities—Let's face it! For moms with kids at home, our entertainment is often limited to our kids—the places we take them, the fun we have with them, and the things they do that make us laugh. When my boys were in pre-school, we'd get cabin fever in the winter.…

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Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Mix and Homemade Vanilla Marshmallows

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If there is any one thing I could pin down as my absolute favorite thing about cold weather (which frankly I don't actually like at all - not even a little) it would have to be my love of hot chocolate. I actually drink it year round, but there is…

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10 Thanksgiving Holiday Craft Activities

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Staying in town over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend means lots of fun and bonding for the family as well as lots of free time for the kids. And even though turkey day itself has passed, it isn't too late to break out the crafts and engage your kids in fun…

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Holiday Entertaining: 5 Thanksgiving Table Decorating Ideas

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Thanksgiving—I love having Thanksgiving dinner with my family. I have three sisters and some of us like to cook and some of us don't. One thing we have in common is that we like to make our holidays extra special. Decorating your table at Thanksgiving is a great way…

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Flower Gardens: The Perfect Family-Friendly Fall Activity

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Fall Activities—Whether you live near botanical gardens, flower gardens, large fields with wild flowers, or garden stores, taking your family to see the flowers this month is the perfect way to kick off fall. First the flowers, then the leaves, and then the pumpkins. Thirsty for some apple…

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Tips and Tricks for Hosting a Pizza Party

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I'm just going to come right out and say it: I love cooking for other people. Setting food on the table and watching my guests' eyes grow bigger fills me with so much happiness and the silence that occurs throughout the entire dinner is the biggest compliment. I enjoy experimenting…

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