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5 Tips For Giving Eco Friendly Toys This Holiday

Posted on December 18th, 2013

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Holiday shopping can be overwhelming enough without the added stress of trying to find environmentally friendly gifts. Here are a few simple steps you can take to find eco friendly toys and give green gifts this holiday season. 1. Shop to Grow The best environmentally friendly toys are the ones [...]

Homemade Holiday Teacher Gifts

Posted on December 18th, 2013

Posted by Bonnie Fox, guest blogger Kids often form a bond with a teacher over the course of a year, and there’s no better way for them to show their appreciation than by giving their teacher a present. Holiday teacher gifts don’t need to be expensive; with some ingenuity, you and the kids can ensure [...]

5 Christmas Treats to Leave for Santa

Posted on December 18th, 2013

Posted by  Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger As a child, I remember leaving cookies and milk for Santa on Christmas Eve. I continued this tradition with my children, always teaching them that this is not a bribe for all the things they wanted, but rather a token of gratitude for all of Santa’s hard work. Now [...]

Homemade Holiday Gifts to Make with Your Kids

Posted on December 16th, 2013

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Homemade holiday gifts are always special. They are a wonderful way to get your kids involved in the spirit of giving. You can often recycle or repurpose items you already have on hand to make these gifts, which is great for the environment. Here are some gift ideas for [...]

4 Edible Gifts to Make With Your Children

Posted on December 13th, 2013

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger If your little one begs to make a last minute holiday gift for his teacher, head to the kitchen for inspiration. Edible gifts come together quickly! When I was a young girl, I remember spending long days in the kitchen with my grandma preparing these types of presents for [...]

Healthy Elves: 5 Healthy Ideas for Elf on the Shelf

Posted on December 11th, 2013

Posted by  Deirdre Mundy, guest blogger Christmas is coming, and families across America are delighting in Elf on the Shelf invasion. As these mischievous creatures go about their nightly rounds, they entertain children with their clever and creative antics. But if you’re starting to run low on ideas for Elf on the Shelf activities, here are [...]

Minimalism 101: Declutter Your Home

Posted on December 5th, 2013

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger Busy moms may aspire to minimalism, a lifestyle choice to be happy with fewer material things, but as our families grow and change, it can be challenging to declutter your home and put this philosophy into practice. A home with babies and young children can quickly become overwhelmed with toys, [...]