Posts in category "Holiday"

Fun, non-candy items for Easter baskets for tweens and teens

Not only will these 9 ideas make your kid happy, but none of the suggestions are candy or sugar, so your dentist will thank you, as well.
Last year, I shared ideas for cheap and easy items to put in the Easter baskets of your tweens and teens. You can’t give the same items year after year, so here are new ideas for fun, non-candy items for Easter baskets for tweens and teens. These won’t break the bank and are easy to... Read more »

6 ways to celebrate Pi Day 2015

6 ways to celebrate Pi Day 2015
Pi Day falls on March 14 every year. But this year, Pi Day 2015 is even more special than usual because it will be March, 14, 2015, which can be written 3-14-15. This happens only once in a century. Pi is the Greek letter “π,” and in mathematics it represents the ratio of the circumference... Read more »

7 sweet quotes about love for Valentine's Day

February means that love is in the air. If you need some inspiration or need some ideas for what to write to your loved ones, check out some of these sweet quotes about love for Valentine’s Day. You can find more great quotes about love on this post by Lipstick, Lollipops & Life. Wishing you... Read more »
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My version of a Chrismtas mircale: My tween decided to visit Santa after all

My version of a Chrismtas mircale: My tween decided to visit Santa after all
A few weeks ago, my daughter announced that she was done visiting Santa. I wrote about it here and expressed my sadness, but I accepted her decision. She had gone for 12 years, and a dozen visits was enough. She was right that she was getting a bit big for the practice, and was clear... Read more »

11 Beautiful Christmas quotes

Christmas is a magical time of year and that can be captured in a number of ways, be it in music or images or words. Here are some beautiful Christmas quotes by some pretty fabulous people. Which one is your favorite? Wishing you a peaceful and joyous season! YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: 10 fun facts... Read more »

Secret Santa, tween girl style

Secret Santa, tween girl style
My daughter and the 10 other seventh grade girls who sit at her lunch table decided to have a a Secret Santa gift exchange, with a $10 limit. They put names in a hat and drew them today, with the gift exchange scheduled for lunch on Friday, the last day of school before the holiday... Read more »
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Printable Christmas scavenger hunt clues for present finding fun

Printable Christmas scavenger hunt clues for present finding fun
It’s that time of year again – the trees are lit, the stocking are hung, presents are bought, and the scavenger hunt clues are done. It wouldn’t be Christmas in our house without the traditional Christmas scavenger hunt for presents. Having to follow clues and search all over (and sometimes outside) the house is a... Read more »

When your kid is too old to visit Santa

When your kid is too old to visit Santa
Parenting a tween means trying to figure out when to hold your offspring close and when to let them fly, and determining what you should insist upon and what you should let go. It’s the “letting go” part that I find to be hardest, and that’s especially true at the holidays. There are so many... Read more »

Celebrate 50 years of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer with these 10 fun facts

Celebrate 50 years of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer with these 10 fun facts
I play favorites. I know I shouldn’t but I can’t help myself. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is far and away my favorite Christmas TV special. I adore it, and Rudolph. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first airing of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It’s aging well, don’t you think? The special occasion is being... Read more »
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The most beautiful trees and ornaments at the Museum of Science and Industry's "Christmas Around The World" Exhibit

The most beautiful trees and ornaments at the Museum of Science and Industry's "Christmas Around The World" Exhibit
The Museum of Science and Industry is the place to celebrate the holidays in Chicago with the “Christmas Around the World and Holidays of Light” exhibit. It features more than 50 trees and displays, all decorated by volunteers from Chicago’s ethnic communities. Wandering through the forest of gorgeous trees is a great way to learn... Read more »