January Birthdays are meant to be Celebrated

January Birthdays are meant to be Celebrated

| January 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

Another year has come and gone, and it’s January once again. I’ve always been particularly fond of January because it happens to be my birthday month! My mother and my son are also January babies, so for my family, it’s a time of celebrating, even though the month of big celebratory holidays has just passed.
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Redecorating on the Cheap

Redecorating on the Cheap

| January 5, 2017 | 47 Comments

Now that December has passed, you might be feeling a little bit of that post-holiday letdown. If it’s cold and snowy where you live, you might also be feeling a little stir-crazy! Since most of us don’t have much money to spend on extras just a few days into the new year, it’s easy for […]

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New Years Good Luck Traditions and Superstitions

New Years Good Luck Traditions and Superstitions

| December 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

Tradition vs. Superstition vs. Bringing in the New Year with Inspiration
Happy New Year! Ok, on to the reason you came here which is for New Year’s traditions and superstition information! Sources of inspiration or predominant offshoots of traditional idealism; either way one believes, bringing in the New Year with a source of inspiration is a […]

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Ideas for Celebrating New Year’s Eve as a Family

Ideas for Celebrating New Year’s Eve as a Family

| December 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

Having a Fun New Year’s Eve With the Family
Once we have children, our lives certainly aren’t the same. Between nap schedules, early bed times and plenty of tantrums, children make going out for holidays much harder and often have us wanting to just stay home instead of going out.
Now, with New Year’s coming up, it’s […]

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New Years Eve Traditions

New Years Eve Traditions

| December 27, 2016 | 63 Comments

When I was a kid, I remember looking forward to New Year’s Eve: It was the one night of the year that my brothers and I could stay up all night long (well, until midnight), eating junk food and watching movies until finally the ball would drop in Times Square, indicating the end of the […]

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Holiday on a Budget: Giving Experiences

Holiday on a Budget: Giving Experiences

| December 21, 2016 | 17 Comments

We’ve been talking over the past few weeks about ways to make the upcoming holiday season more affordable. Most of us need to watch our holiday budgets, and starting to think about gifts early can make a big difference in your credit card statements come January! Many times, the extra time and energy you invest […]

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Food

October is Pizza Month: How to Make a Perfect Pie

October is Pizza Month: How to Make a Perfect Pie

October is Pizza Month! Almost all kids love pizza, whether they’re picky or adventurous eaters. I have one child who only eats cheese pizza, and one who eats everything from pineapples to anchovies on his Italian pie. While it takes some time, spending a fall afternoon making homemade pizzas is a great way to promote […]

Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

Do your kids like to cook? Do they know how to make anything? My daughter is nine and I was surprised to learn that her best friend, also nine, does not know how to cook anything at all. I asked her mom about it (she’s a close friend of mine) and she said that she […]

Shopping

Redecorating on the Cheap

Redecorating on the Cheap

Now that December has passed, you might be feeling a little bit of that post-holiday letdown. If it’s cold and snowy where you live, you might also be feeling a little stir-crazy! Since most of us don’t have much money to spend on extras just a few days into the new year, it’s easy for […]

How to Find the Perfect Christmas Tree

How to Find the Perfect Christmas Tree

The search for the perfect Christmas tree is a holiday season rite of passage for many families. You want to love your tree – after all, you’ll most likely be looking at it for several weeks, and for many people, the tree is the center point of the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebrations, so […]