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Mommy & Me (or My Au Pair & Me) Spa Day

Posted by Lawanda Stevenson on Jan 3, 2017 8:07:00 AM

Finding the time to make memories with your children is a goal of most parents. Mother and daughter time can be particularly special and desired. Little girls love to dress up, get pampered and mimic the beauty rituals of their glamorous mothers. Why not plan a special at home “Spa Day” to share with your little girl?   This can also be a fun activity for au pairs and the little girls that they care for.

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Topics: Fun with Kids, Parenting, Staycation, Making Memories, DIY, Beauty

Hot drinks for adults and kids

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Dec 27, 2016 8:13:00 AM

Besides coffee and the occasional tea, I think that hot drinks are often not given the credit that they are due. Especially if you live somewhere where it gets very cold, hot drinks can really hit the spot after coming inside from playing in the snow or shoveling.

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Topics: Food, Celebrations, Holidays, DIY, Cooking, Seasons

Holiday break activities for kids

Posted by Karen Higgs Faretta on Dec 26, 2016 8:33:00 AM

Keeping Kids Engaged and Interested through the Holidays

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Topics: Fun with Kids, Holidays, Parenting, Arts and Crafts, Creativity, Traditions, DIY

Winter crafts for fun and gift giving

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Dec 24, 2016 8:01:00 AM


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Topics: Fun with Kids, Arts and Crafts, Family, Creativity, Making Memories, DIY, Winter, Christmas, Gifts

Having a holiday party this weekend? Planning a New  Year's Eve party? Some ideas and tips to help make your event cheerful and stress-free.

Posted by Karen Higgs Faretta on Dec 21, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Doesn’t everybody love a delightful holiday party? A holiday party can be the very best part of the entire season. Anticipation and excitement fills the air when holiday parties are being scheduled and planned. The excitement escalates with thoughts of get-togethers with family, friends and co-workers. Including parties in their annual holiday events give most people something to look forward to. The planning, the decorating and the menu items keep the good cheer (and sometimes the stress) at a high level. Good cheer, good people and good food make a delightful holiday party.

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Topics: Food, Celebrations, Holidays, Stress Relief, Family, Budget, DIY, Friends

Holiday Wreaths - it's not too late to make beautiful keepsakes or gifts (and keep the kids busy while on school break)

Posted by Lawanda Stevenson on Dec 19, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Many children are on “winter break” and out of school this week. Are you looking for a wonderful craft that can keep the kids entertained while providing a one-of-a-kind accessory for your home or a gift for someone on your holiday list?  Children love hands on projects! Here is a simple and quirky idea that may soon become one of your family's favorite holiday memories. 

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Topics: Fun with Kids, Celebrations, Holidays, Arts and Crafts, Traditions, DIY, Seasons, Winter

10 easy homemade gifts

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Dec 18, 2016 8:57:00 AM

It is the holiday season and for many of us, that means giving gifts. The best gifts are often ones that we make ourselves. However, you don’t need to spend hours making each gift to come up with something nice and that people will appreciate. Here are some ideas for easy gifts that you can make yourself:

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Topics: Food, Holidays, Arts and Crafts, Budget, DIY, Gifts

Teach children to give

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Dec 16, 2016 10:41:51 AM


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Topics: kids and learning, Celebrations, Holidays, Teaching Kids Responsibility, Community, Traditions, Making Memories, DIY, Philanthropy, Charity, Volunteering

Halloween Crafts

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Oct 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Halloween is a great time of year for crafts. There are so many fun things that you can do to celebrate the season. Kids of all ages can have as much fun getting ready for Halloween as they do on Halloween itself.

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Topics: Fun with Kids, Holidays, Arts and Crafts, Creativity, Halloween, Fall, Decorating, DIY, Seasons

6 MORE Easy and Inexpensive Halloween Costumes

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Oct 25, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Halloween should be fun and it shouldn’t break the bank. Here are six more ideas for easy and inexpensive costumes for you or your kids.

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Topics: Celebrations, Piggy Bank, Arts and Crafts, Budget, Creativity, Halloween, Fall, DIY, Seasons

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