Category: Family Time

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Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts to do with Toddlers

Keeping the little ones busy during a season of cooler temperatures and lots of cooking time can be a challenge. However, there are plenty of fun arts and crafts projects to keep their hands busy and their minds engaged. Here are a few that are easy enough for the youngest of kids (with some adult help...

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Starting Your Own Unique Family Holiday Traditions

Start unique family holiday traditions by enjoying the moment and not being so stuck in the typical traditions that you refuse to indulge in a new idea. If it’s fun, it’s worth a try. If it really was fun, it’s worth repeating. The practice of starting new holiday traditions usually begins when you are an adult...

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Read Aloud as a Family

My daughter is sixteen months old and we just finished the The Last Battle, which is the last book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. We began reading the entire series the day she came home from the hospital. Reading with her eventually became a routine that soothed and quieted her, and now, when I rock...

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Preparing the Right Music for the Holidays

It may seem a bit early to be thinking about Christmas music. In fact, perhaps you don’t like holiday tunes at all and were hoping to put your earplugs in after Thanksgiving and not take them out until mid-January. But the fact is, nothing sets the end-of-year mood like holiday music, especially if you’re planning on...

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Prepare Your Thanksgiving Stuffing Safely

There’s no denying that the turkey is the star of the Thanksgiving table. But it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving dinner without the trimmings, especially the stuffing. In culinary circles, the term “stuffing” is usually defined as a blend of bread seasonings, vegetables, and sometimes meat that is cooked inside the turkey. When it is cooked outside the...

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Post-Christmas Re-gifting Party

Seems like most every year you get something as a gift that is nice but just not you. What to do with it? Well, it’s certain that your friends got something like that too. Why not make it a post-Christmas party to regroup with your girlfriends and exchange those unwanted gifts for something you might like...

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Ornament Exchange Party

Hosting a holiday party? If you need a more interesting incentive for your friends to attend than just, “Hey, come over, eat food, and talk,” consider hosting an ornament exchange party. There are so many ways to incorporate this idea into your party. The Used Ornament Re-gift Tired of the same old ornaments every year? Mix...

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New Ideas for Paper Snowflakes

Are you tired of the same flat paper snowflakes year after year? Accordion folded paper snowflakes are 3-dimensional decorations that are easy and fun to make. These fancier snowflakes will liven up any festive adornment whether it be at home, on a Christmas tree, or hung about for party decorations. What you will need: -Plain White...