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How to Make a Popsicle Stick Sled Ornament

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Christmas is not too far away and we’re getting into the spirit of the season by making ornaments for our tree. Today we’re going to teach you how to make a Popsicle stick sled ornament.





Supplies
To make this ornament you’ll need:

  • 12-14 wooden craft sticks (Popsicle sticks)
  • 2

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10 Tips: How to Raise a Child on a Budget

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Money should be the least of your worries when bringing home a new baby. Unfortunately, for most adding a baby into the household budget is one of the biggest stresses of becoming a new parent. But do not fret; raising a child without breaking the bank is entirely possible.

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Strengthening Families – Encouraging Gratitude

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We all know that “please” and “thank you” are an important part of good manners. But encouraging gratitude …in our children is about much more than manners. Research shows the people who are grateful are more optimistic, have more energy, and are overall happier. They also are more active and

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Strengthening Families by Using Boundaries

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When we think of the word boundaries, we often think of fences, ropes, or maybe even boundaries in sports such as “out of bounds”. In families, although we might have a fence around our homes, or instruct our children to not go past the sidewalk, our family boundaries are

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Fathers Day: Make a Canvas Gift

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Fathers Day is just around the corner. Have you thought of what you will be getting (or making) that special dad in your life? Need some inspiration? Well no worries. Today I’m going to share how my son & I created this “I’m Hooked On Daddy” Fathers Day canvas gift.…

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Education: How to Encourage Study Habits in Young Kids

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It is never too soon to start encouraging good study habits. Even five- and six-year-old children can benefit from learning how to study. What many people do not understand is that studying is an activity… like any other. While some people seem to have an innate knack for it, almost

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The Classics: Getting a Head Start on Children’s Literature

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Every parent wants to make sure their children have the best start in school, and when it comes to reading, one great way to give them a head-start is through the classics …of children’s literature. The great authors of literature wrote stories that can capture the imagination of any

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Parenting: 6 Tips for Helping Kids Handle Rejection

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Whether struggling with family, friend, or work relationships, adults are used to the sting of rejection. However, many, in their parenting years, have forgotten how often kids also experience rejection—and just how hurtful it can be. Just as parents need to help their kids develop physically…, they also

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Character Education: 5 Attributes to Teach Your Kids

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Parenting—It’s a simple matter to teach your kids things like going potty and tying their shoes; teaching facts is a straightforward process. But as experienced parents know, many of life’s most important lessons aren’t based on facts, they’re based on character….
Building character in our children isn’t a

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Service: How to Teach Kids to Serve Others This Holiday Season

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‘Tis the season for giving! While this statement conjures up images of Yankee Swaps, Black Friday crowds, and the old man in the red suit, it also means helping those less fortunate… than ourselves. Some families have a holiday tradition of volunteering at a soup kitchen. Others make yearly

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