Category: Holidays

Early Easter Photo Hints and Tips

| February 12, 2013 | 34 Comments

Tomorrow is already Ash Wednesday, which means that Easter is coming up quickly! When you were young, did you have pictures taken in your Easter best? I remember getting a new pastel dress, complete with matching bonnet or hat, each year. I got the better deal than my brother, who always complained about his stiff […]

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Valentine’s Day Meal Ideas

| February 8, 2013 | 18 Comments

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, which is a great time to show your family members how much you love them! While it’s often portrayed as a romantic holiday, it’s also fun to do special little things for your children. Here are some fun ways that you can incorporate the holiday into tomorrow’s meals. This shouldn’t take […]

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Valentine’s Day Party Ideas

| February 3, 2013 | 11 Comments

With Christmas and New Year’s over, you and your kids may be experiencing a bit of a winter let-down: that “blah” feeling that happens when the parties are over and it’s months before the next major holiday. What better way to break up the months and shake things up than having a party? Valentine’s Day […]

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Ideas for Groundhog Day

| February 1, 2013 | 7 Comments

Tomorrow we’ll find out if we will be having six more weeks of winter, or if spring is right around the corner. That’s right, this year Groundhog Day falls on a Saturday, which is great news if you want to have some silly Groundhog Day fun with the kids! You can make it a theme […]

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Ideas for a First Birthday Party

| January 10, 2013 | 45 Comments

My own first baby was born in January, and even though he’s turning 12 this week, I can still remember his first birthday party. We invited nearly everyone we knew and ended up renting a church hall to hold everyone! When his sister turned one a couple of years later, her party wasn’t as extravagant: […]

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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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Some of Your Favorite Things of 2012

| December 31, 2012 | 47 Comments

It’s always fun to look back on the old year, and 2012 is no exception. Whether you’ve had a great year or are looking forward to things getting better in 2013, I hope that we can all find something to remember and smile about as we get ready to jump into the brand new year […]

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Getting Your Kids to Write Thank You Notes

| December 26, 2012 | 32 Comments

After the boxes are opened, the toys played with, and the ribbons and wrappings cleaned up, it’s time to write thank you notes. If getting kids to write thank you notes sounds like a chore, take heart: It doesn’t have to be. Writing thank you notes with your child can actually be a fun activity […]

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Holiday Shopping: Stocking Stuffers

| December 17, 2012 | 82 Comments

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care… and in just a few days, Santa will need to fill them up! When I was a kid, our stockings tended to be full of candy, but there was always an orange in the toe of the stocking. Did Santa do that at your house too? […]

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Toddlerproofing During the Holidays

| December 10, 2012 | 28 Comments

This is the time of year when company is coming and going, new decorations are out in full view and you might be visiting relatives. To your toddler, this is extremely exciting, and her curiosity is probably piqued. While you know what she tends to get into at your home on a normal day, you […]

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