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The holidays are upon us and that means a new batch of toys will be descending on homes everywhere. Here are some tips on how to clear out the old to make room for the new, and cut the clutter so that your little ones can enjoy their holiday presents. ...

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Home repairs and upgrades may seem overwhelming, especially if you have a loved one who is elderly or disabled. Making sure they are taken care of, happy, and safe is always a priority, but it’s not always easy to achieve. Adding to or changing things about your home can be costly and time-consuming, and you may not even know where to ...

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“The thought of the holidays stresses me out.” I heard several versions of this statement from friends near and far before I even purchased my Thanksgiving turkey. Each time I heard it, my heart dropped just a little. ...

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It’s believed that gingerbread houses first gained popularity in Germany in the early 1800’s. Back then they were simple structures made of gingerbread and designed to look like traditional homes. Since that time, the tradition has grown and evolved and now, in many American homes, gingerbread houses are a messy, expensive holiday treat that, ...

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For many families, giving back to the community is an important part of the holiday season. When you have a baby or toddler in tow, though, it can be difficult to engage with volunteer opportunities that require you to be at a specific place, at a specific time, doing a specific task. When the time, place, or task isn’t compatible with bringing ...

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Feeling crafty? Looking for the perfect inspiration for a new family advent calendar? Look no further. We've got options from simple to simply awesome! ...

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There's something about Thanksgiving that always gives me the urge to craft. Maybe it's the colder weather coming or the cozy promise of pie or the fact that our forefathers and mothers had to work so hard for that first Thanksgiving meal, while I just show up at my mom's house and eat a meal that she cooked for me (don't worry -- I bring ...

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Breaking news alert: a study has just revealed something that will shock and horrify moms everywhere. You may want to brace yourself, mothers of the world, because what I'm about to tell you will rock your world like no single piece of news has ever done before. ...

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As the holiday season approaches (yes, really, they're already here, whether or not we are ready and believe me, I'm not ready), I've been reflecting on ways that I can encourage a more kind spirit in my kids. Not just because it's the holidays, of course, but because there is something about the upcoming holiday season that frightens me a ...

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Trying to explain Alzheimer’s to a little one can be a difficult task. As one mom shared, her own emotions about the diagnosis of one of her parents combined with the practicalities of care and the seemingly non-stop questions from the kids felt completely overwhelming for quite some time. An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can, and does, impact the ...

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