How to Avoid Holiday Meltdowns

How to Avoid Holiday Meltdowns

| December 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Christmas Traditions You Should Start With Your Kids Now

Christmas Traditions You Should Start With Your Kids Now

| December 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

We know that you are very busy this holiday season. However, now is a great time to start some traditions that your children will remember throughout their lifetime. All of these traditions will allow children to get into the holiday spirit and give back to the community in some way. Even with a to do […]

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Ideas for Observing the Winter Solstice

Ideas for Observing the Winter Solstice

| December 21, 2018 | 29 Comments

December 21 marks the winter solstice, which is the shortest day of the year. In different places and in different families, the first day of winter might be called Yule or the Longest Night. If you are celebrating Hanukkah or Christmas, you are probably busily distracted, but if you have the chance, it might be […]

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Your Holiday Gift, Tip and Bonus Guide

Your Holiday Gift, Tip and Bonus Guide

| December 19, 2018 | 27 Comments

While you’re busy getting gifts together for your children, your spouse, your parents and other extended family members, it can be easy to forget about the service people who we hire to take care of various things for us. While you should never feel obligated to give a gift, you might be wondering what’s appropriate […]

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Last-Minute Edible Gifts

Last-Minute Edible Gifts

| December 17, 2018 | 105 Comments

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 […]

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Holiday Thoughts, No Bake Kid Friendly Recipes

Holiday Thoughts, No Bake Kid Friendly Recipes

| December 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

I was walking through a Christmas shopping “wonderland” the other day with all the crowds, all the employees frantically trying to restock the shelves and all of the “elves” standing by, ready to pillage through.  Needless to say, it was one of those stores which immediately cause increased holiday stress.  I try not to fall […]

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Food

March 23 is Chips and Dip Day

March 23 is Chips and Dip Day

Did you know that today is Chip and Dip Day? Neither did I, but I can definitely see the potential for fun in celebrating such a holiday! Kids tend to love chips, with or without dip. And moms love chips, too… sometimes a little too much. While your first thought at “chips and dip” might […]

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 […]

Shopping

What to Buy on Sale in March

What to Buy on Sale in March

You know what they say about March: It comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. As the lion blows through, you can look forward to warmer spring days ahead. You can also look forward to some great sales, as there are items that typically are on sale this month. The good […]

Things to Buy on Sale in February

Things to Buy on Sale in February

With a special holiday involving flowers, chocolate and hearts coming up soon, you may have been planning to spend your extra money on Valentine’s Day items over the next couple of weeks. If you’re hoping to save money in February, though, those are definitely not the items that will be on sale… at least not […]