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Today is Cinco de Mayo!

Today is Cinco de Mayo!

| May 5, 2017 | 2 Comments

Happy Cinco de Mayo! If you don’t speak Spanish, that means the fifth of May… and it’s also the name of a festival held in Mexico to celebrate their victory against France in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. Since it’s such a big day, and since it falls on a weekend this year, why […]

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May Day Traditions to Enjoy at Home

May Day Traditions to Enjoy at Home

| May 1, 2017 | 4 Comments

May 1 is also known as May Day in some parts of the world. This holiday has been celebrated for thousands of years; it likely started out as a pagan celebration of the spring, fertility and the new year (this was before the current calendar came to be). Now, children and adults in various parts […]

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Easter Gifts for Teens

Easter Gifts for Teens

| April 10, 2017 | 12 Comments

Once your child has grown out of Easter egg hunts, what is there to do on Easter morning? First, you might be surprised at how much a teen will still enjoy an egg hunt if younger siblings are participating. Or, she might like to be the one to hide the eggs! Assuming you have no […]

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March 10 Is Middle Name Pride Day

March 10 Is Middle Name Pride Day

| March 10, 2017 | 15 Comments

Today is Middle Name Pride Day. A rather obscure holiday, it’s a day to celebrate your middle name! When I was pregnant with each of our children, my husband and I would talk at length about names. We put almost as much discussion and thought into middle names as we did into first names, but […]

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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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Your Holiday Gift, Tip and Bonus Guide

Your Holiday Gift, Tip and Bonus Guide

| December 20, 2016 | 27 Comments

While you’re busy getting gifts together for your children, your spouse, your parents and other extended family members, it can be easy to forget about the service people who we hire to take care of various things for us. While you should never feel obligated to give a gift, you might be wondering what’s appropriate […]

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Thinking Ahead About New Year’s Resolutions

Thinking Ahead About New Year’s Resolutions

| December 14, 2016 | 38 Comments

I know, New Year’s Day is still a couple of weeks away and you’re probably in the midst of celebrating other holidays at the moment. Still, this is a great time to start to think back over the previous year and decide what changes you might want to make after the ball drops, welcoming in […]

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How to Find the Perfect Christmas Tree

How to Find the Perfect Christmas Tree

| December 5, 2016 | 17 Comments

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 […]

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Favorite Holiday Movies for the Family

Favorite Holiday Movies for the Family

| December 3, 2016 | 32 Comments

With the wind blowing and the snow falling, December is a great month for snuggling in with the family for frequent movie nights or marathon afternoons! December is the time that all of the holiday classics play, so you might just be able to watch what’s already playing on television. Otherwise, you can always hit […]

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