Posts in category "Holiday"

22 Easter basket ideas for teens and tweens

22 Easter basket ideas for teens and tweens
Tweens and teens may have outgrown some of the usual Easter traditions, but they never seem to be too big for fun holiday gifts. Here are fun Easter basket ideas for teens and tweens. All of these can be found on Amazon. Most were eligible for Amazon Prime at the time this was published, because Easter... Read more »

Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt Clues, 2016 Edition

Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt Clues, 2016 Edition
One of my favorite holiday traditions from my childhood was a scavenger hunt on Christmas Eve that sent us all over the house and ended with finding one present to open, often something that could be enjoyed by the whole family. Sharing the clues that we will use in our annual Christmas Scavenger Hunt is now... Read more »

8 Christmas commercials that will move you to tears

8 Christmas commercials that will move you to tears
Commercials are designed to sell products, of course, but during the holidays they can also be touching reflections about what really matters in this season. Some of them are more like very short films, with online versions lasting longer than a quick television spot and taking just enough time to have a big emotional impact.... Read more »
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8 fun subscription boxes for teens and tweens, 2016 edition

8 fun subscription boxes for teens and tweens, 2016 edition
Welcome to the third annual Between Us Parents roundup of subscription boxes that are great for teens and tweens. They make great gifts for the holidays and for birthdays, graduations, and other occasions. You can find the prior years here and here. This year’s list features new suggestions not included on any previous list. All prices... Read more »

Printable Easter Scavenger Hunt Clues - 2016 Edition

Printable Easter Scavenger Hunt Clues - 2016 Edition
Back by popular demand (well, a few politely phrased requests) is the Easter Scavenger Hunt! An Easter Scavenger Hunt can be a fun way to keep bigger kids busy while little ones do an egg hunt, or just a way to add a little fun when it comes to finding their Easter basket. These clues... Read more »

What is paczki?

What is paczki?
I grew up in Central Ohio, not an area of the world known for having strong Mardi Gras traditions. When I moved to Chicago 15 years ago, I saw several mentions of paczki as being important on Fat Tuesday, the day before Lent begins. In fact, I quickly discovered that many people in the area... Read more »
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Printable Christmas scavenger hunt clues, 2015 edition

Printable Christmas scavenger hunt clues, 2015 edition
This year’s printable Christmas scavenger hunt clues are here! The Christmas scavenger hunt has been a Christmas Eve tradition in my family for decades, and it ended with my brother and I getting to open one special present that evening. You can get the background and fun reasons why you should do a scavenger hunt... Read more »

Cheap, fun stocking stuffers for teens and tweens, 2015 edition

Cheap, fun stocking stuffers for teens and tweens, 2015 edition
Looking for items that are cheap, fun stocking stuffers for teens and tweens? All of the items on this are small enough to fit in a stocking and won’t break the bank, as they are all less than $17. Best of all, they’re quite likely to make the person whose name is on the stocking... Read more »

9 great subscription boxes for teens and tweens, 2015 edition

9 great subscription boxes for teens and tweens, 2015 edition
Subscription boxes can be a great gift option for teens and tweens, an age group that is notoriously tough to buy for. There are subscription boxes for all different kinds of kids to appeal to varying interests, and perhaps even broaden them a bit. These boxes will make gifting the teens in your life easy... Read more »
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Veterans Day: Honoring those who served with words, flags and more

Veterans Day: Honoring those who served with words, flags and more
Veterans Day is a time to honor those who have served our nation and, as the US Department of Veterans Affairs says, “a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.” Ceremonies and observances take place around the country and around the globe as... Read more »