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#SocialParenting: Birthday Cheer Card-Making Activity for Kids

#SocialParenting: Birthday Cheer Card-Making Activity for Kids

The children at Bright Horizons at Crystal Lake (Crystal Lake, IL) have been learning about social responsibility and what it means to give back to others. The children at the center recently participated in a ...

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Homemade Grandmother Gifts from Kids

Homemade Grandmother Gifts from Kids

Each year when my mother-in-law’s birthday rolls around, my husband and I struggle with gift ideas. Typically, we end up getting a gift card from us or something from the garden center. But one thing ...

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Frozen-Themed Children’s Birthday Party

Frozen-Themed Children’s Birthday Party

Frozen has most definitely been the theme of the year for kids. And it’s one that I approve of. I love that the story of Frozen emphasizes the importance of true love and family. A ...

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#SocialParenting: “Experience” Gift Ideas for Kids

#SocialParenting: “Experience” Gift Ideas for Kids

At times, the material aspect of the holiday season can be overwhelming, especially for kids. How do you maintain a healthy balance when it comes to gifts for small children? Gifting “experiences” – like swimming lessons, sports ...

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Chef-Themed Children’s Birthday Party

Chef-Themed Children’s Birthday Party

It’s that time of year again when I get to plan my daughter’s birthday party – it’s always a creative outlet for me. For the past year, I had prepared myself for the financial sting of an American Girl ...

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Simple and Unique Ideas for Kids Birthday Favors

Simple and Unique Ideas for Kids Birthday Favors

When it comes to kids birthday parties, simple is the theme for me. My two children’s birthday fall a day apart in October which also happens to be our busiest month. After accounting for sports, school, my birthday and ...

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Giving Gifts: Including a Gift Receipt

Giving Gifts: Including a Gift Receipt

The holiday season (and in my family the birthday season, too) is nearly upon us. This year I have one special request for gift givers everywhere, but especially for people giving gifts to children: Please ...

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Birthday Party Thank You Notes from 3-Year-Olds

Birthday Party Thank You Notes from 3-Year-Olds

I have a confession to make. It’s almost a month after Liam’s birthday and I have yet to send out a thank you card. While I feel plenty guilty, I’m also a little conflicted about ...

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Lessons Learned from Baby’s First Birthday Party

Lessons Learned from Baby’s First Birthday Party

We did it – we made it through our first year of parenting! I must say, there were a few times when I thought that I wouldn’t make it, but I am happy to say ...

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Planning Baby’s First Birthday Party

Planning Baby’s First Birthday Party

My first year as a mom is winding down and we’re approaching Zoe’s first birthday (sniff, sniff). Growing up, my mom always made a big deal out of our birthdays. We would wake up to ...

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