How to Celebrate a Happy and Frugal Thanksgiving

How to Celebrate a Happy and Frugal Thanksgiving

Each year the cost of having Thanksgiving dinner rises. Experts will tell you the increase in prices is due to simple supply and demand. Perhaps there has been a drought which means some fruits and vegetables aren’t available this year in the same amount they’ve been available in the past. Many of these cost increases […]

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5 Travel Safety Tips for Families

  The holidays are here, which for many people means it’s time to travel to visit distant family members, or simply enjoy a much-needed family vacation. Preparing to travel together as a family can be extremely stress-inducing – packing up the car, making snacks, and planning activities are just some of the things on your trip to-do […]

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8 Fun & Simple Thanksgiving Traditions

  Thanksgiving is a day to show gratitude for all of the wonderful things in life. For most, the things that top their “I’m thankful for…” lists aren’t things at all. We are most thankful for our friends and family. Here are a few great ways to show your loved ones just how thankful you […]

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6 Survival Tips for Successful School Mornings

Have you ever noticed an inverse relationship between the behavior of parents and their children in the early hours of school mornings? As parents become increasingly frazzled and hectic, active children tend to downshift and reduce speed. Be proud and take a bow if you’re not familiar with this phenomenon! Yet for the vast majority […]

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5 Tactics to Become a More Connected Parent

For most parents, the desire to love and provide for their child is as natural as breathing. But the truth is in this day and age where people are inundated with text messages, social media, nontraditional work schedules, hundreds of channels on television and increased financial demands – more parents than ever are struggling to feel truly […]

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8 Reasons Why Sharing Family Meals Is Important

You may think that the biggest benefit of eating together as a family is to ensure everyone has food in their stomachs. However, sharing meals does more than feed each person physically; it also feeds them emotionally and draws them together. Family meals allow conversations to take place. Simply being together and chatting about the […]

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5 Ways to Use Your Wii to Encourage Fitness and Family Time

  Many parents who’ve resisted buying a video game console have given in to the allure of the Wii. After all, this isn’t your blood and gore, shoot-em-up video game system. With an emphasis on getting off the couch and playing Wii Sports and other active and wholesome games, the Wii has found its way […]

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