Finding Jingle Bells: An Alternative to Elf on a Shelf

Looking for an alternative to Elf on the Shelf? Try Searching for Jingle Bells hidden by elves!I am always looking for ways to make things a little less hectic during the holidays – because I really don’t need one more thing to rem...
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Celebrate Christmas in July

Every year since my kids were young, we've celebrated 'Christmas in July'.  A fun little day when we forget about the heat of summer, spend some time together and make a memory or two. The first thing I do is to designate a day when w...
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Train Fun for Kids

Awesome train crafts, activities & books for kids who love railroads!Do you have a child who just loves trains? Or maybe you're one of those parents who doesn't mind getting caught at a railroad stop while your kids try to count ho...
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34 Ways to Be a Cool Parent This Summer

Looking for some memorable things to do this summer? Need some new ideas on easy & fun things to do with the kids?  Try a few of these quick, FREE or low-cost, have-fun-at-the-drop-of-a-hat ideas.  Your kids will think you...
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Fun with the Borrowers & Arrietty

  As a child, I loved the idea that 'little people' might be living in our house.  Books like "The Borrowers" and "The Littles" allowed for much imagination and creative thinking on my part.  When "The Secret World of Arri...
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