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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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Winter Activities: 7 Fun Ideas for Outdoor Winter Play

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It can be incredibly tempting to keep the kids indoors all winter long because it takes more work and clothing for them to be able to play outside, it takes more tolerance of cold if one wants to play with them, and it seems like there are fewer options…

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Five Tips for Making Your Thanksgiving Dinner More Thankful

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What is a proper Thanksgiving meal? The older I get, the more I realize how broadly Thanksgiving dinner can be defined. At the very least, though, I think it is a bounteous table, set with one's best china, laden with one's best food laboriously prepared. It is also a…

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Kids Craft: How to Make a Customized Economical Lunchbox

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As your kids head back to school, I'm sure many of you are thinking of ways to save. Staying within a budget on back-to-school items can be difficult. That's why at our house we re-use many things from previous years, like backpacks and lunchboxes. My oldest has used…

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Summer Learning: How to Make an Educational Treasure Map

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It can be hard this time of year, particularly during the summer, to keep up your kids' enthusiasm for learning. For that matter, it can be hard for you to keep up your enthusiasm to help your kids to learn. If you're like me, you've been working hard…

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