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Dec18
Holiday DIY: Gumdrop Ornaments With Kids

Holiday DIY: Gumdrop Ornaments With Kids

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Yesterday was a snow day. It snowed a lot on Sunday, I’ll give the school that. But there are also plows and salt trucks who worked very very hard to clear the roads. All their hard work went to waste though, because they still canceled school. I expect the Superintendent to apologize to the DPW […]

Dec13
The Best Handmade Christmas Ornaments

The Best Handmade Christmas Ornaments

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Baby’s First Christmas ornaments are an adorable keepsake, but it’s easy to find some truly horrendous options. One way to avoid those is to make your own. I love the idea of taking one of your baby’s very first tiny socks, attaching them to one another creating a ribbon to hang them from. You could […]

Dec11
Melissa’s Anti-Gift Guide 2007 Edition (Worst Kid’s Toys)

Melissa’s Anti-Gift Guide 2007 Edition (Worst Kid’s Toys)

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Remember last year when I shared the purchasing mistakes I’d made in the past in an effort to spare you the same fate? 55 of you had a toy to share so in the name of group think, I thought we’d have another round of The Anti-Gift Guide this year. Let’s all avoid the annoying […]

Dec06
Handmade Holiday Gifts To Make With Kids

Handmade Holiday Gifts To Make With Kids

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Do you remember shopping at the Little Elves shop at school? We had this little shop set up with lots of little things, your parents sent you in with money and you chose gifts for the special people in your life. I chose a gift for my mother, father and my grandfather. This is a […]

Dec04
The Holiday Open House: Five Easy Steps for Hosting

The Holiday Open House: Five Easy Steps for Hosting

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I love hosting parties at our house and the Holidays are the best time to do it, because almost everyone’s house looks ready for a party at this time of year. Additionally, almost everyone is ready to be at a party at this time of year. Unless you’re a heartless soul, in which case consider […]

Nov29
Hanukkah Traditions

Hanukkah Traditions

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Hanukkah is often thought of as “Jewish Christmas“, but it’s actually far from anything resembling Christmas. Hanukkah is not a religiously significant holiday in the Jewish faith in the way Christmas (the birth of Jesus Christ) is a very religiously significant holiday for Christians. Hanukkah is a story from the book of Maccabees about the […]

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