February Bucket List: Ideas for Family Fun and Connection
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February Bucket List: Ideas for Family Fun and Connection

This February Bucket List is filled with possibilities to shower your friends and family with love. Pick a few ideas to try; see what kind of activities bring the kind of joy and connection that make them worthy of becoming February family traditions. February is also Black History Month and features fun events like Groundhog…

January Bucket List: Ideas for Family Fun and Connection
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January Bucket List: Ideas for Family Fun and Connection

Happy New Year! This January bucket list is dedicated to the best of what the month has to offer – a fresh start and an invitation to embrace the slower pace that winter offers. With the magic and merry making of the holiday season behind us, the winter months can prove tough for mental health….

The Ultimate Winter Bucket List for Families
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The Ultimate Winter Bucket List for Families

The cold winter months are hard on many of us. Icy sidewalks, dreary landscapes, and bone-chilling temperatures can leave you counting down the days until spring. But it doesn’t have to be that way! The good news is there are plenty of meaningful and fun winter activities if you look for them. I’ve assembled a…

25 Ideas for a Fun and Festive New Year’s Eve at Home with Kids
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25 Ideas for a Fun and Festive New Year’s Eve at Home with Kids

Spending New Year’s Eve at home with kids can be a wonderful way to ring in the new year! No, it’s maybe not as glamorous as some of your pre-parenthood celebrations, BUT you’ll get to be with people you love, you can wear the comfiest clothes you have, and no one will judge if you’re…

9 Simple Ways to Celebrate the Winter Solstice at Home
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9 Simple Ways to Celebrate the Winter Solstice at Home

The winter solstice can slip right by unnoticed, buried beneath the pageantry of the more well-known December holidays. But you can celebrate the winter solstice at home with little to no advance preparation.   Why Celebrate the Winter Solstice? Every year I have the best of intentions about planning an elaborate winter solstice celebration, complete…

8 Heartwarming Christmas Books NOT About Santa or Presents
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8 Heartwarming Christmas Books NOT About Santa or Presents

If you’ve browsed holiday picture books, you know there are a LOT to choose from. But if you’re looking for Christmas books not about Santa or presents, weeeeellll….your options shrink considerably. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not anti-Santa or anti-presents. Some of our favorite Christmas picture books feature Mr. Claus and gift-giving quite prominently:…

December Simmer Pot: Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas
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December Simmer Pot: Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

Looking for a simple, inexpensive, clutter-free way to add coziness and warmth to your house this holiday season? A December simmer pot is a great addition to your repertoire! What is a Simmer Pot? Also known as stovetop potpourri, a simmer pot consists of fruit, spices, and other fresh ingredients gently heated in a pot…

Ho, Ho, Ho and Go, Go, Go! 8 Christmas Truck Books for Vehicle-Loving Kids
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Ho, Ho, Ho and Go, Go, Go! 8 Christmas Truck Books for Vehicle-Loving Kids

Do you have a kiddo who can’t get enough of trucks and construction? Combine vehicle love with the holiday spirit with these eight Christmas truck books. Construction Site on Christmas Night If you have a kiddo interested in construction vehicles, I’m going to guess that you’ve read Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site approximately 418 times. Construction…

How to Embrace a Simple Christmas: 7 Tips for a Less-Stress Holiday Season
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How to Embrace a Simple Christmas: 7 Tips for a Less-Stress Holiday Season

Christmas doesn’t have to be big and expensive and hectic to be joyful. If stress is putting a damper on your holiday season, read on to discover seven ways to embrace a simple Christmas. Countdowns, Bucket Lists, and a Simple Christmas First, a quick note. My last two posts contained tons of ideas about creating…