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Family Traditions: St. Nicholas Day

Family Traditions: St. Nicholas Day

| December 5, 2018 | 20 Comments

Our family enjoys hosting foreign exchange students, and over the years, we’ve been able to experience some of the interesting observances and celebrations that other cultures participate in. One of our family favorites is one that a German student brought to our home several years ago: St. Nicholas Day.
In Germany, children place one or two […]

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Holiday on a Budget: Giving Experiences

Holiday on a Budget: Giving Experiences

| November 28, 2018 | 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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Holiday Bargains: Gift Baskets and Care Packages

Holiday Bargains: Gift Baskets and Care Packages

| October 4, 2018 | 24 Comments

The holidays are quickly approaching, but if you’re like anything like me, you spend the first half of December wishing that you’d started your holiday shopping earlier! With many of us feeling the economic pinch, you might not be in the position to spend a lot of money on Christmas and Hanukkah gifts. Homemade gifts […]

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Easter Gifts for Teens

Easter Gifts for Teens

| April 10, 2017 | 13 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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Holiday Bargains: Using Pinterest

Holiday Bargains: Using Pinterest

| October 6, 2015 | 12 Comments

We talked a couple of weeks ago about some things to start think about as we prepare for the winter holidays. It’s always great to think ahead about ways to save money, but sometimes December sneaks up and we find ourselves spending more money than we’d anticipated. I know that most years, I look at […]

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Gift Ideas For Teachers Or Caregivers

Gift Ideas For Teachers Or Caregivers

| December 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Trying to figure out what to get your child’s teacher or caregiver can be stressful. Some years you may luck out and know exactly what to get that person, while other years you might be stuck looking for a gift idea at the last minute. We’ve put together a little guide of what to buy […]

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Holiday Gift Wrap Hints and Tips

Holiday Gift Wrap Hints and Tips

| December 19, 2013 | 69 Comments

Once all of your holiday shopping is done, you’ll probably have a lot of wrapping to do. Some people, of course, wrap as they buy, but at our house, usually my husband I stay up late on Christmas Eve in order to get everything wrapped just so. We normally stock up on paper from Walmart, […]

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Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Make

Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Make

| May 8, 2013 | 12 Comments

Mother’s Day is coming up in just a few short weeks, making this a great time to start thinking about gift ideas for your own mother and mother-in-law, as well as for other mothers that you are close to. In many families, the children make homemade cards and gifts, while the adults tend to buy […]

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Easter Basket Stuffers

Easter Basket Stuffers

| March 7, 2013 | 24 Comments

What does the Easter Bunny bring to your children? Santa Claus pretty much universally brings toys, but Easter Bunny gifts tend to be somewhat more varied. In some homes he may bring chocolates or other candy, in other homes toys, in still others the Easter Bunny may simply hide colored eggs around the house. There […]

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New Magazine Subscriptions for the New Year

New Magazine Subscriptions for the New Year

| January 4, 2013 | 16 Comments

Do you read magazines? How about your kids? When I was a child, one of my Christmas presents from my grandparents every year was a new year’s subscription to whatever magazines that I was reading at the time. This tradition has been continued with my children, as their grandparents pick out magazines for them each […]

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