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A Homemade Mailbox Promotes Letter Writing

Looking to give your child more experience writing letters and cards?  Create a letter writing area at home, complete with a homemade mailbox. With just a few simple supplies from around the house, you and your child can start mailing notes back and forth, creating a fun, learning activity. Material needed: empty shoe box, scissors, […]

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Fiesta de Cinco De Mayo!

When someone says  Cinco De Mayo, our thoughts turn to sunshine, music, and parties.  Mexican piñatas raining candy on eager hands is a hallmark of the Cinco De Mayo celebrations here in the United States. Each year, this celebration becomes more popular and is being adopted into our holiday calendars. Cinco De Mayo translates in English […]

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Gifts for Teachers

What kind of gifts work for teachers?  What is the most meaningful for them?  Personalization is the key for teacher gifts.  A teacher can only eat so many apples.  The first step in thinking of a gift for your child’s teacher is to talk to your child through out the year.  Anytime your child mentions something […]

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10 DIY Swimming Pool Games You Can Make with your Kids

The temperature is quickly rising outdoors which means it will soon be time for some fun in the sun and cooling in the pool. But when mere splashing and swimming has lost its sparkle, introduce some of these games specifically designed with a swimming pool in mind. Minimal pool accessories required. Underwater Telephone: This game […]

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Encouraging Creative Mother’s Day Gifts

Sometimes it’s difficult for children not to take mothers for granted. Mothers are usually a daily part of their lives, always present, encouraging and supporting, disciplining and teaching…children cannot imagine life without mom. So how can you encourage children to be thankful for someone they take for granted? Here are some creative ideas for Mother’s […]

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How to Encourage Thankfulness When Moving

It’s one of those times that you dread as a parent—telling your children that you’re moving to a new city. Whether you’re moving 200 or 2000 miles away, you know that your children will have to say goodbye to cherished friends and places and start over. Here are some thoughts on how to encourage thankfulness […]

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A Child’s First Communion Celebration

A child’s First Communion celebration is one of the holiest times of their life. Roman Catholic children usually receive their First Communion when they are between the ages of 7 and 8 years old. The girls wear pretty white dresses with a white veil which symbolizes purity. The boys usually wear white or blue suits. […]

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Nursery Design Secrets Every New Mom Needs to Know

First time parents are, for lack of a better term, frazzled. You run around like a headless chicken trying to accomplish everything that needs to be done before the little bundle of joy arrives. Being a parent is definitely hard work, but very rewarding. Ed Young, Fellowship Church pastor and author, has four children with […]

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Outdoor Party Themes for Children

You’ve got another birthday around the corner, or maybe your little one just wants to play hostess.  Either way, it seems like every year the stakes are raised on childrens party themes.  Bigger crowds, larger venues, bounce houses rented and caterers hired.  But in the beautiful sun of spring, it’s hard not to want to […]

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Feeling Grateful is How to Encourage Thankfulness

My friend’s adult children are admirable people; people who each seem to embody so many traits most parents would like to see in their own children. For example, her son and his new wife hand wrote personal thank you notes for all of their shower and wedding gifts. These notes were special. They were special […]

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