Fun Non-Candy Easter Basket Treat Ideas

  If you’re like me, you’re beginning to work on putting the Easter Bunny stash together, in preparation for setting out the kids’ Easter baskets in a couple of weeks. I love giving the kids a few favorite candy treats in their baskets, but including some non-candy items is, for me, just a sound parenting…

March 31, 2017
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Festive Fridays: Spring Break Boredom Bingo Printable

  Spring break season is here! While we’re in an area where the kids don’t get out until Good Friday, I’m already thinking ahead and making plans for my kids and coming up with some ideas to fight those dreaded words – “I’m BORED!” My kids are getting older now and they can easily entertain…

March 17, 2017
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Festive Fridays: Spring Break Staycation Ideas

While the weather is still confused about what time of year it really is, we’re moving quickly into spring break season! If you’re like me and just itching to plan a great break for your family but not able to take the time off for or spend money on travel, creating a staycation is a…

March 10, 2017
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Festive Fridays: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

  St. Patrick’s Day is a day where just about everyone celebrates being Irish, even if it’s an honorary nationality, awarded you for your love of Guinness. While the roots of this special day a religious feast to honor St. Patrick, who is the patron saint of Ireland, it has become a celebration of all…

March 3, 2017
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Festive Fridays: Enjoying a Warm Winter Day

While the groundhog said that we’d be looking at another 6 weeks of winter, the weather here in the Mid-Atlantic didn’t get the memo. We have had some amazingly warm and beautiful days lately and the extended forecast is hinting at more above average temperatures to come. While I’m not fully convinced that we’ve seen…

February 24, 2017
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Festive Friday: Throwback Family Fun Night

Today’s Festive Friday is sponsored by Gorton’s Seafood. All opinions are our own. Nostalgia. It gets the better of every one of us sometimes, particularly when our kids show even the smallest glimmer of interest in something that we enjoyed as children. The sights, smells, and feelings of a time that things were just a…

February 17, 2017
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Festive Fridays: Celebrating Achievements

  There’s nothing like the feeling of accomplishment when you reach a goal or finish something that you’ve worked hard to complete. Hard-fought achievements should be celebrated, no matter how big or small. Recently, my middle son finally broke a time in swimming that he’d trained and fought to reach for months on end. Though…

February 10, 2017
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