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Family Winter Activity: Ice Skating

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One of my favorite winter activities is ice skating. When I was a young girl, I remember taking my skates out to my friend's pond and work on my techniques for hours. My friend was always better than I was, but I didn't care. I loved the feeling I…

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Reading as a Family Is a Win-Win Learning Opportunity!

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I truly believe that families that read together learn together, and have the opportunity to experience life and bond with one another in a whole new way. It's one of my favorite past times and a win-win situation. Reading as a family can be fun and rewarding and is…

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Thanksgiving Neighbor Gifts: Pastries Are a Delicious Way to Show Gratitude

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Thanksgiving—I have been busy on Pinterest lately, pinning all my favorite holiday desserts and neighbor gift ideas to a board I created called "Holiday Yummies." I have found cute hot chocolate stirring spoons, creative cookies, fun fudge, and more. As I was looking through my board, I…

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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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Family Fun: It’s Fall Fun for All!

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It’s already fall? What? Yes! Summer is a memory and school is back in session. Routines, schedules, and extracurricular activities are in full force … AGAIN. What to do? Have fun! Fall is a great season for fun family activities to break up the daily grind. There are so…

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