At Home Independence Day Fun!

By Kerrie McLoughlin Every year when I was a kid, my parents made a huge deal about the 4th of July. The memories, photographs, sights, sounds and smells of that special day have stuck with me throughout my life. Luckily, I married a man who might love this holiday...

Turkey Day Fun!

By Pam Molnar Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather – up until dinner is over, that is. When their bellies are full, the men retire to watch football, the kids scatter to empty rooms and the women are often left with kitchen duty. Avoid the after...

Best-Ever Birthday Bash!

By Denise Yearian Birthdays are milestones that mark another year of growing, another year of change. But for many parents, these milestones are more like millstones when faced with the daunting task of putting together their child’s birthday party. The following are...

Garden Party Celebrations

By Denise Morrison Yearian Plant seeds for a memorable birthday bash or just celebrate spring! Here are several great garden party ideas to get you started. BLOOMIN’ INVITATIONS Create flowers from cardstock and include party details, along with a suggestion for the...

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

By Pam Molnar Through the eyes of a child, Thanksgiving is a letdown holiday. Sandwiched between the candy rush of October and gift giving holidays of December, it seems like more of a holiday for the adults. To make matters worse, the kids are seated at a separate...

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...

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