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…

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…

The Ultimate December Bucket List for Families
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The Ultimate December Bucket List for Families

Get ready for a month of merry-making, cozy togetherness, and winter adventures! At this festive time of year, there’s an abundance of fun and meaningful ways to spend time with loved ones and get into the holiday spirit. Here’s a December bucket list filled with ideas to plan your holiday season and get inspiration for…

November Bucket List – 52 Great Ways to Enjoy This Month
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November Bucket List – 52 Great Ways to Enjoy This Month

November abounds with opportunities to practice gratitude, gather with loved ones, embrace coziness, enjoy good food, and more. Here’s a November bucket list to offer you and your loved ones fun ways to connect and make memories this month. Enjoy! November Bucket List – Thanksgiving Ideas November Bucket List – Special Day Ideas November Bucket…

11 MORE Fun and Meaningful Kid Birthday Tradition Ideas
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11 MORE Fun and Meaningful Kid Birthday Tradition Ideas

In this series on making your child’s birthday special, I’ve given you lots of ideas based on how we celebrated our three boys’ birthdays this past spring. In this final post, I’m including a bunch MORE kid birthday tradition ideas. There are so many fun possibilities! Pick the Birthday Tradition Ideas Meaningful for YOUR Family…

Simple Birthday Decorating Ideas to Celebrate Your Child’s Big Day
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Simple Birthday Decorating Ideas to Celebrate Your Child’s Big Day

Another surefire way to make you child feel special as they turn a year older? Decorate! Here are some simple birthday decorating ideas to make the day festive. Make the Decorations a Birthday Morning Surprise Okay, I guess more accurate would be to make it kind-of a surprise. If you start this tradition, your kids…

Exempting Your Child from Chores (Make Your Child’s Birthday Special, Part 3)
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Exempting Your Child from Chores (Make Your Child’s Birthday Special, Part 3)

This year, we discovered another way to make birthdays special without spending a cent: excusing the birthday boy from chores. After finishing his breakfast this morning (a special one — more on that later in this birthday series), Evan wandered into the kitchen and started unloading plates out of the dishwasher. “Hey, no chores, remember?!?”…

This Birthday Streamers Idea Lets Your Child BURST into Their New Year
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This Birthday Streamers Idea Lets Your Child BURST into Their New Year

Looking for a fun, memorable way to help your child kick off their big day? Here’s a birthday streamers ideas that lets them burst into their new year! Is there any day a kid looks forward to more than their birthday? Their planning and dreaming starts months in advance. Show your kiddo how much your…