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Saying Goodbye to Summer and Hello to a New School Year

Posted by Karen Higgs Faretta on Aug 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM

American school children will be saying goodbye to summer vacation soon. It will be time for children to go back to school after enjoying the summer months off. Children in America typically end the school year in May or June. They enjoy a few summer months off then return in August or September. Saying goodbye to summer is sad but the start of a new school year can bring enthusiasm of its own as the thoughts of seeing friends and learning new things start to emerge.

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Topics: Fun with Kids, Education, Au Pairs, Parenting, Summer, School, Shopping, Schedule

What is President's Day?

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Feb 20, 2017 6:30:00 AM

On Monday February 20 people in the United States will celebrate President’s Day. But, what IS President's Day?  

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Topics: Celebrations, Holidays, American Culture, Education, Parenting, Cultural Event Idea, Traditions, School, National Pride, Vacation, Shopping, Museums, Government

10 Interesting Facts About Valentine's Day

Posted by Katie Tastrom on Feb 14, 2017 7:01:00 AM

Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14th, each year and marked by school children exchanging Valentines with their classmates, parents and children giving each other sweet treats and tokens of affection and with those in relationships exchanging cards, candy and other gifts to express their feelings for each other.  Here are a few facts about Valentine's Day that you may find interesting:

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Topics: Fun with Kids, Celebrations, Holidays, American Culture, Pets, Parenting, Enjoy the Moment, Traditions, Shopping, Gifts

Holiday Shopping

Posted by Lawanda Stevenson on Nov 25, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Holiday shopping can be stressful, overwhelming and costly if you don't plan ahead. You may find yourself a victim to flashing sale lights or impulse buying if you don't come equipped with a strategy. Here are some ways to enjoy the experience, stay on budget and not become the Grinch that Stole Christmas.

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Topics: Celebrations, Holidays, Budget, Traditions, Shopping, Christmas, Hanukkah

"Black Friday" Facts

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

 

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Topics: Money, American Culture, Budget, Traditions, Thanksgiving, Shopping

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