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Family Games: Fun Ways to Fight the Winter Blues

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Winter—I don't know about you, but I dread the onset of winter. The shortening of days and the lowering of temperatures severely curtail my family's outdoor activities, which are important to us. This year, I've decided that I will not let the winter melancholy set in. The antidote…

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Family Traditions: Celebrating Day of the Dead

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One of my family’s favorite traditions is celebrating the Mexican Holiday el Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. We cook a special dinner to celebrate and honor our loved ones who have passed on, like Grandpa or even our pets. In other words, we throw them a…

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What to Do if Halloween Scares Your Kids

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Of course we want our kids to love Halloween but not all of them do. Halloween can be a little bit too scary for some of our little ones and even our big ones, adding unnecessary anxiety to their days. With a little preparation you can keep your kids from…

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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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