Getting Organized in the coming Year : Finances

Getting Organized in the coming Year : Finances

| January 11, 2019 | 13 Comments

As January comes to an end, most of us have all of our tax forms rolling in, and it’s almost time to start getting everything in order before the tax man comes calling on April 15. While you’re busily gathering receipts and W-2s and documentation from the bank, you might be overwhelmed at the state […]

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January Birthdays are meant to be Celebrated

January Birthdays are meant to be Celebrated

| January 9, 2019 | 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.
Having […]

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Celebrating Three Kings Day

Celebrating Three Kings Day

| January 6, 2019 | 20 Comments

Three Kings Day, also known as Little Christmas, Twelfth Night or, of course, the Feast of Epiphany, is celebrated on January 6th. Coming a dozen days after Christmas, the day is the official end of the “Twelve Days of Christmas”. In some parts of the world, this holiday is as big and important a part […]

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Getting Organized: Tame Your Schedule

Getting Organized: Tame Your Schedule

| January 4, 2019 | 86 Comments

Happy New Year! Is one of your new year’s resolutions to get organized? Many of us have that same resolution year after year… I know I do! One of the problems is that, especially when you have kids, nothing is constant. Clothes are outgrown, the kids’ activities change season to season, carpool arrangements change each […]

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New Years Eve Traditions

New Years Eve Traditions

| December 31, 2018 | 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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New Years Good Luck Traditions and Superstitions

New Years Good Luck Traditions and Superstitions

| December 29, 2018 | 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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Food

Last-Minute Edible Gifts

Last-Minute Edible Gifts

With Christmas only a few days away, you may still have a few people on your list left to buy for. Because the kids are home this weekend, though, this is a great time to spend some time in the kitchen with them, making edible gifts to give out early this week! The great thing […]

Holiday Traditions: Christmas Cookies

Holiday Traditions: Christmas Cookies

In our family, we enjoy baking for the holidays. It’s the one time of year that we actually carve out time to spend together in the kitchen baking, donning aprons and listening to festive holiday music. We usually set aside one weekend to get all of the baking done, but I know other families who […]

Shopping

How to Avoid Holiday Meltdowns

How to Avoid Holiday Meltdowns

We are on the Eve of Christmas and as the time counts down you can almost feel the impending meltdown! The holidays are a special time for families. Each year is a benchmark in the lives of children, and with each passing holiday season comes new joys and new challenges. With all of the time […]

Things to Buy on Sale in December

Things to Buy on Sale in December

It’s here: the biggest shopping month of the year! With the winter holidays upon us almost any second, you’re being bombarded with gift ideas, sales, signs, commercials and anything else that marketing companies can come up with to make you buy, buy, buy. While you’re busy doing your holiday shopping, though, it’s a good idea […]