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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Things To Buy On Sale In May

Things To Buy On Sale In May

| April 30, 2017 | 1 Comment

May is here, and between Mothers’ Day, graduations and the unofficial start of summer, you might be busy buying gifts and seasonal items this month. As with each month, May often offers special deals and bargains when it comes to shopping. Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan your purchases for […]

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Earth Day Activities for your Kids

Earth Day Activities for your Kids

| April 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Earth Day is an annual reminder to take care of the Earth for not only us, but the generations to come. It’s a great time to teach your kids small things they can do to leave less of a carbon footprint. Here are a few things you can do with your kids on April 22nd […]

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How Can You Help Mothers Of Children With Autism?

How Can You Help Mothers Of Children With Autism?

| April 19, 2017 | 7 Comments

Feeling helpless is no fun. Moms of children with Autism often feel helpless. They often feel alone because their children have difficult behaviors. Sometimes they isolate themselves because they don’t want to answer questions or feel they are the subject of a pity party. Sometimes they just don’t know where to turn. This is a […]

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April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Child abuse is something that no one wants to talk or think about, but unfortunately it does exist. In one year alone over 680,000 children were harmed in some way by an adult, either through abuse or neglect. Most of the time, the adult is a parent or step-parent, but abuse can happen at the […]

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National Park Week: April April 15-16 and 22-23, 2017

National Park Week: April April 15-16 and 22-23, 2017

| April 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the snow melts and the weather warms up, you and your kids are probably itching to get outside. While the backyard and the neighborhood parks are fun, they lose their novelty soon enough. National Park Week, which takes place during the last week of April, is the answer to your kids’ pleas of “I’m […]

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Food

International Chocolate Day: September 13

International Chocolate Day: September 13

International Chocolate Day might just be one of the best days of the year! If you’re in the mood for a sweet celebration, you’re in luck. September 13th is designated International Chocolate Day. The origins of this holiday are unclear, although September 13th is the birthday of both Milton Hershey, founder of the Hershey chocolate […]

August 30 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day!

August 30 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day!

One of the sweet pleasures of summer is making s’mores with the kids over a campfire. While this is something that can be enjoyed any warm day or night, the activity would be especially relevant if done on August 30, which happens to be National Toasted Marshmallow Day! You might not have known that a […]

Shopping

National Coupon Month

National Coupon Month

With September being National Coupon Month, now’s a great time to learn how to use coupons effectively, if you don’t already  know. I remember being a little girl, carrying my mom’s huge book of coupons through the store while she rattled off what she was buying. I’d have to go through her alphabetically-indexed file, trying […]

Things to Buy on Sale in September

Things to Buy on Sale in September

September is here! When I lived in New England, this was always my favorite time of year: the air would be crisp in the mornings, but still comfortably warm in the afternoons. Living in Florida now, I miss those days of early fall!
Now the kids are back in school (or returning after this upcoming weekend, […]