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Holiday on a Budget: Making a Plan

Holiday on a Budget: Making a Plan

| November 4, 2012 | 19 Comments

Have you ever experienced buyer’s regret in January, once the credit card bills start rolling in reflecting your holiday spending? I know that I have.. there’s just something about the season that prompts many of us to overspend. Whether it’s decorations, special foods, gifts for every person that we know, holiday parties, new outfits, or […]

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Attitudes of Gratitude: Thanksgiving Tree

Attitudes of Gratitude: Thanksgiving Tree

| November 3, 2012 | 10 Comments

Many people decorate for Halloween and most people decorate for the winter holidays that they celebrate, but one holiday that is a bit more difficult to decorate for is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time to remember everything that we are thankful for, and one tradition that my family has stumbled upon is to put up […]

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Holiday Planning: There’s an App For That!

Holiday Planning: There’s an App For That!

| October 27, 2012 | 7 Comments

Want a better way to track your trick-or-treaters? Can’t decide what to cook this Thanksgiving? Stressed about making holiday travel plans? Help for these problems and more is as close as your Smartphone. Yes, you guessed it – there’s an app for holiday planning. Several apps, to be exact. Here are a few of the […]

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Hottest Halloween Costumes for 2012

Hottest Halloween Costumes for 2012

| October 24, 2012 | 14 Comments

Halloween is approaching rapidly, and we’re all searching for the perfect Halloween costumes for our little trick-or-treaters. If you’re a crafty type, you may plan on making some special creation of your own for your child to wear. If not, don’t worry: Stores are still teeming with a variety of awesome and fun costumes. Your […]

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October 16 is Dictionary Day!

October 16 is Dictionary Day!

| October 16, 2012 | 15 Comments

October 16th is Dictionary Day. It was designated as Dictionary Day because it is the birthday of Noah Webster, who you may recognize as the man who gave us Webster’s Dictionary. It is to Noah Webster that we owe the standardized American spellings of words that we’re familiar with (for example “color” as opposed to […]

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Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costumes

Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costumes

| October 11, 2012 | 16 Comments

Do your kids know what they want to be for Halloween this year? Mine have been talking about what to wear for Halloween pretty much since last Halloween.  So far I have one Batman, one princess, and one undecided. The first two are pretty easily found in the store, but I suspect the undecided is […]

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Observing Columbus Day With Kids

Observing Columbus Day With Kids

| October 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

Columbus Day this year falls on Monday, October 8th. Because the kids may be home from school, you’re probably looking for ways to entertain them. You may also want them to learn and understand a little bit about the holiday. Your kids may be interested in many aspects of the Columbus story. Who was he, […]

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Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19

Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19

| September 19, 2012 | 3 Comments

Ahoy, mateys! There is an unusual holiday approaching in September. September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. This unusual holiday was created by John Baur and Mark Summers (Ol’ Chumbucket and Cap’n Slappy, in pirate parlance) after one of them exclaimed “Aaarrr!” after being injured during a racquetball game in 1995. It began […]

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Gift Ideas for Grandparents’ Day

Gift Ideas for Grandparents’ Day

| September 6, 2012 | 11 Comments

Grandparents’ Day is swiftly approaching, as this year it falls on September 9th.  This is the day of the year set aside for celebrating that all-important relationship between grandparent and grandchild. Grannies, Grandpas, Nanas and Pop-pops play a very important role in many children’s lives, and they certainly deserve recognition. They are givers of gifts, […]

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Picnic Food Safety: Avoiding Food Poisoning

Picnic Food Safety: Avoiding Food Poisoning

| August 29, 2012 | 8 Comments

Picnics and barbecues are a common and fun way to celebrate Labor Day and bid a fond farewell to summer time. Unfortunately, picnics and barbecues are also a common source of food poisoning. Improper food safety techniques combined with the limitations of outdoor cooking and eating sometimes lead to some very unhappy campers after the […]

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