This year, National Adoption Day is recognized on November 19, 2022. However, the entire month of November is traditionally a time to acknowledge and learn about adoption and children in foster care and forever families whose lives have been...
j Decorating a gingerbread house.

Holiday Traditions

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Regardless of the holiday our families celebrate, we all have traditions we remember from our childhood. From my memories surrounding the holiday season, it is never about the gift but about the small moments and the people I was...
We are thrilled to share our eighth annual, locally curated, and mom-approved holiday gift guide. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, we want to help you easily find the perfect gifts for everyone on your shopping list. We also...
The holiday season is upon us, which means good food, good company, and attending lots of holiday get-togethers. Our calendar seems to get booked up this time of year between family parties, friend parties, elementary school parties, preschool parties,...
Spooky season is upon us! For some of us (me), we started in July. For others, October 1st and a chill in the air is the cue to start enjoying the fall season. Here are some tips to make...
Grandparents are the best! When I recently asked my parents what it’s like to be a grandparent, my mom responded, “It’s the best thing in the world; you feel so much love that you could burst.” And my dad...
I have to say that National Teddy Bear Day is one of my favorite random holidays. I know my life is better in many ways because of my faithful teddy bears who supported me throughout my youth.  I got my...
  Managing our children’s sleep during the holidays is a balancing act. We want them to enjoy as much special time as possible with family and friends, but if we bend the rules too much where sleep is concerned, the...
Picking up trash from the road.

Earth Day

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I have instilled in my children from a very young age that we respect our Mother Earth. My children will be the first to call out anyone they see who may throw litter where it does not belong, and...
A wife hugging her husband.

Cheers to All the Husbands

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We all have people we hold strong admiration and appreciation for in our lives. Today, I take the time to raise a glass to all the husbands and show gratitude on Husband Appreciation Day! In the past, husbands have been...

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Thinking Outside the {Gift} Box: Gifting Experiences

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We love the idea of gifting experiences for the holidays. We asked our contributors for their favorite experience gifts, and we've put them together...