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Will You Be My Valentine?

Do your kids wake up excited on every single holiday, waiting for the day to begin? Do you jump out of bed with a smile on your face, ready to make a special breakfast? Yeah… me neither. And Valentine’s Day is no exception. For me or the kids. I do, however, strive to make special treats and do fun activities on holidays, including Valentine’s Day! My trick is to do as much ahead of time as possible! This Valentine’s Day, waffle sticks fit the bill for breakfast, including a special treat and a fun activity. Make-ahead treats, little gifts that I can buy the week before (or the day before, who am I kidding?), and a special activity on the calendar all in one.

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8 Memory-Making Christmas Traditions

If Christmas is the backdrop for some of your fondest childhood memories, you are not alone. Many people cherry-pick their very best holiday recollections and carry them into adulthood. A recent poll found that Christmas is overwhelmingly the most popular and widely-practiced of all holidays. Regardless of religious affiliation, 9 out of 10 people celebrate some form of Christmas.

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve With the Kids

Whether you can’t find a sitter for New Year’s Eve or you don’t feel like fighting holiday traffic, you can still have a fun, kid-friendly celebration. The key is to keep the kids occupied as the clock counts down. We’ve gathered a few family-friendly ideas to help you ring in 2019!

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Holiday 911 for Parents: Rekindle Your Spirit in 10 Minutes Flat

Here come the holidays barreling down the calendar track. Are you frozen like a snowman in headlights? Or are you frantic, checking an endless litany of musts off your overloaded holiday to-do list each day? Even if you feel great about the approaching holidays, and are mostly on top of all of the extra tasks that come with them, you can still hit your limit now and then. Once your holly-jollies start running on fumes, these steps will remind you how to hit the reset button, so you can make a quick comeback.

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