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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 at Easter with This Variation on a Spring Egg Hunt

Children love advent calendars, surprises, anticipation, and they adore Easter egg hunts, so why not take advantage of all these favorite things to encourage thankfulness in a continued activity leading up to Easter? To encourage children to develop the habit of being thankful and to express appreciation for the world around them, here is a […]

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Thinking Green for your Children’s Spring Party Themes

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and, like the rest of us, your children are probably suffering from spring fever—though hopefully not spring allergies! We were thinking about children’s party themes and have some green plant ideas to share. If your area of the country is still buried in snow, buy some spring […]

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Using Children’s Stationery for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and your children may already be agonizing over who will be giving them a Valentine at school, and who won’t. Help your children think beyond whether they are part of the “in” crowd by encouraging them to think beyond their schoolmates in terms of who gets a Valentine. […]

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Be My Crafty Valentine: Festive Floral Flair

No matter what your stance on Valentine’s Day might be if it’s over-commercialized or heavenly the crafting opportunities it provides are endless. Never mind tacky drug store chocolates and neon-pink plastic roses, Valentine’s Day is a time to focus on simple elegance and celebrate your loved ones. According to Holidash.com, there are over 110 million […]

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Hanukkah and Christmas: A Jewish Perspective on The Holiday Season

Many Americans assume that Hanukkah is the Jewish equivalent of Christmas. They put it on par with other major Jewish holidays like Rosh Hashanah, Passover, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. Some just assume that Hanukkah is the most significant Jewish holiday, because it falls around Christmas time. But the menorah isn’t the Jewish equivalent of an […]

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Trick or Treating Safety Tips

Here are some tips for your trick or treating adventures tomorrow! The FDA posted an article on Halloween food safety for parents. They suggest what you probably already know…  make it clear with your kids that they should avoid snacking while trick-or-treating so you can inspect their goody bags (of course, it helps if they […]

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Be Mine, Valentine

Though it’s still early January, it’s not too early to begin planning for Valentine’s Day,  just a few weeks away. Here are some of our favorite Valentine’s Day-themed finds from around the internet: Valentines Tree of Love: Love at First Bite Valentine Brownies: Paper Heart Wreath: Valentines Love Cupcakes: Valentines Centerpieces: Some of Amy’s Valentine’s […]

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Happy New Years Resolutions!

Do you make resolutions at the start of each year? Do you generally keep them, break them, win-some/lose-some? Some people will tell you you shouldn’t make resolutions — “If you really want to do something, you can do it at any time, why wait for New Year’s?” But I look at January 1st as a […]

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Using Words in Family Photos

Here’s a trend we love — using letters and words in family photos. It’s so simple, yet it makes such a statement.  (With special thanks to Stacy Rank on Pinterest). From chelseabeephotography.com From thebmcreport.blogspot.com From lifecapturesbykriscinda.com From http://pinterest.com/pin/56013589085053509/   Some of Amy Adele’s Family Photo Cards: Find more photo cards HERE.  

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