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Walt Disney World at Christmastime

Walt Disney World at Christmastime

| December 3, 2012 | 34 Comments

Christmas is a magical time of year, and according to some, there’s no better place to spend the season than at Walt Disney World! The magic of Disney combined with the joy of the holiday come together in a spectacular display, and it’s something that you should try to see at some point in your […]

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Decorating for the Holidays With Kids

Decorating for the Holidays With Kids

| November 27, 2012 | 17 Comments

Many families begin decorating for the holidays shortly after Thanksgiving, so you may be in the midst of hanging garland, putting up a Christmas tree or menorah and stapling lights around the outside of your house. When my kids were little, they always wanted to help decorate, but many of the decorations were too high […]

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World Hello Day

World Hello Day

| November 21, 2012 | 12 Comments

November 21 was dubbed “World Hello Day” by Brian and Michael McCormack 39 years ago. It’s a little-known holiday, but it’s actually observed world-wide. The premise is easy: Say hello to 10 people that you encounter, and tell them all about your wish for world peace. It’s as simple as that.
While World Hello Day hasn’t […]

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November 20 is Absurdity Day

November 20 is Absurdity Day

| November 20, 2012 | 21 Comments

It’s always fun to take advantage of silly holidays with our kids; after they’re grown up, it won’t be half as entertaining! November 20 is Absurdity Day, and this one begs for recognition. When you’re a parent, absurdity goes along with the territory, so this is just one day when you can fully embrace it. […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Teens

Holiday Gift Ideas for Teens

| November 18, 2012 | 20 Comments

The winter holidays are approaching, and that means gift shopping. And if you have teenagers to shop for, it probably also means a fair bit of worrying about what to get. Teenagers are some of the hardest people out there to buy for. In comparison, younger kids and and adults are a breeze! Cash or […]

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Holiday Shopping: Mindbending Gift Ideas

Holiday Shopping: Mindbending Gift Ideas

| November 17, 2012 | 12 Comments

With the holidays quickly approaching, you’re probably making your list and checking it twice as you attempt to create a balance in the gifts that you buy for your children, nieces, nephews and other young family members and friends. The kids want gifts that are fun, fun, fun, and you want to give them something […]

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Holiday on a Budget: Making Extra Money for Holiday Spending

Holiday on a Budget: Making Extra Money for Holiday Spending

| November 16, 2012 | 30 Comments

Saving money during the holidays might not pad your bank account, but it very well may keep you from having buyer’s regret later… especially if you’re planning on using credit cards to fund your holiday shopping! One huge way to save money (and stress) is to buy using cash. Not only do we tend to […]

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Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

| November 15, 2012 | 9 Comments

On Thanksgiving morning, it’s traditional in my home for the kids to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on television while my husband and I scramble around getting everything ready. This year, though, I think I might involve my pre-teens and teenager in the preparations. Even little kids like to help out in the kitchen, […]

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Sharing in the Spirit of Giving This Holiday Season

Sharing in the Spirit of Giving This Holiday Season

| November 13, 2012 | 27 Comments

It’s the time of year when all of us sit back and count our blessings. Most of us also look for ways to share some of our “extra” with others who are not as fortunate as we are. It can be difficult for children to understand this type of giving, however: your kids might not […]

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Lego Fun in 2012

Lego Fun in 2012

| November 10, 2012 | 9 Comments

Every year, toys get more and more technologically advanced, and less and less like anything we remember playing with as kids. Or do they? Some old school toys have made “retro” comebacks, and at least one never needed to come back, because it never went away in the first place. I’m speaking, of course, of […]

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