The Summer Birthday

By Kim Heitzmann Planning a birthday party can always be a little daunting, but planning a party for a child with a summer birthday is even more difficult. I was lucky enough to have both of my children born during the summer months. Kids want to be able to invite all...

Birthday Traditions

By Kerrie McLoughlin Every year when I was a kid my parents would let me choose where I wanted to eat dinner out for my birthday. Another birthday tradition they kept going was to have a small party for me with family and friends, including a cookout since I have a...

Birthday Party Life Lessons

By Kerrie McLoughlin A birthday party may look like just a birthday party to you now, but what I see is a setting for life lessons kids can learn that will carry them through their lives to help make them successful, happy and kind. Aren’t those things that we really...

Drama Free Birthday Party

By Sue LeBreton Expectations of both parents and children run high to have the perfect party. This makes planning and hosting a birthday party stressful. Despite your best efforts, if you have a young or sensitive child, it is possible that your child or a guest may...

A “Spooktacular” Classroom Party

  By Pam Molnar   Halloween classroom parties have always been a special time for preschool and elementary students. My children especially enjoyed wearing their Halloween costumes and participating in an all-school parade. As the years passed, however, my kids...

Mom’s Night Out

Compiled by Kim Heitzmann It’s no secret that being a mom is a tough job: it’s 24/7/365 and the break time is minimal. While motherhood is absolutely amazing and the perks are well worth it, every mom needs time to relax, rejuvenate and refocus. After all, if you...

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