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Easy Winter Crafts for Cold Winter Days

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The countdown is on until Winter Break for kids everywhere. Although the kids are thrilled about 2 weeks off from school, it will only be a matter of time until you start hearing the words “I’m bored!” Don’t panic parents—I’ve got plenty of fun ideas for you to keep things interesting for the kiddos during Winter Break and beyond. And the best part is all the projects are easy and for kids of all ages. Read More »

Teach Kids About Different Holidays

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The holidays are a time for family to come together to celebrate tradition and to learn the reason for the season. While Christmas and Hanukkah tend to be to be the dominant winter holidays in American culture, December is a month with several other holidays, too. Teaching your children about how different cultures and religions celebrate these holidays can do wonders for their ability to respect other cultures and expand their worldview. Read More »

Winter Celebrations with Style

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The holiday season is here and it is the time of year to celebrate your blessings with all of the special people in your life. Whether you are planning a holiday party with your besties, a small but fancy dinner with family, or a celebration that includes anyone and everyone, there are a few tips that will take the stress out of planning the fantastic, memorable event you’re dreaming about… because the real point of the holidays is truly enjoying the time with your loved ones. Read More »

How to Make It Work When Both Parents Work

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Raising healthy well-adjusted kids takes a lot of energy. Working parents can feel like they are being pulled in multiple directions simultaneously which can be stressful and have an adverse impact on kids. Whether you are a single parent or a dual income family, balancing family and career can be challenging. Check out these family friendly tips to bring structure to a fragmented lifestyle. Read More »

7 Fun Ways to Teach Kids about Thanksgiving

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Though kids may view Thanksgiving as the first stop on the school holiday vacation train, there's a lot more for them to know about it than simply no class, stuffed turkey and whipped cream-topped pumpkin pie. Considering Thanksgiving is one of the only holidays in which children can learn about sharing, community, gratitude and compassion for others, it's important to take the time to talk about its meaning. Read More »

Helpful Tips for Calming the Family Tension during the Holidays

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The holiday season is soon upon us and it’s a well-known fact that this time of year can be a stressful time for everyone in the family. Aside from the usual holiday shopping and cooking, extra cleaning and the burden of entertaining, there’s also travel, staying with family or friends and taking scheduled kids out of their typical routines. It can all equate to a lot of stress for you and your kids. Here are a few tips to help your family get through the holidays with a little less stress. Read More »

The Art of Teaching Kids Thankfulness

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Thanksgiving time beckons for each of us to declare the things we’re thankful for. For many adults, the answer comes easily—our health, family, love or maybe a new job. Teaching kids thankfulness can be a little trickier. But once they are able to understand, they quickly realize the amazing feeling they get from giving back and feeling grateful. There are many fun and interesting ways to teach kids to be thankful from a young age. And the younger they start, the more engrained it will be as they get older. Here are few ideas for helping to teach your kids thankfulness. Read More »