Holiday

5 Cool Ways to Celebrate Presidents’ Day with Your Family

February 16, 2011

Originally known as George Washington’s Birthday, Presidents’ Day is not a day that Americans honor all their past presidents. Presidents’ Day falls on the third Monday of February each year; in 2011, Presidents’ Day is February 21. I’ll admit, Presidents’ Day isn’t exactly my favorite holiday. The best thing about the day is that I […]

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Beware: Are You Guilty Of These 3 Common Valentine’s Day Mistakes?

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#1    Do you wait until the last minute to shop? Without fail, waiting until the last minute to finalize purchasing your gifts causes all kinds of problems–at least, it always seems that way, for me. When you wait too long to shop, the store always seems to be out of stock on whatever you were […]

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Chinese New Year is Feb 3 – 3 Reasons We Should All Celebrate

January 27, 2011

When is the Chinese New Year in 2011? February 3 2011 is the beginning of the new year for the Chinese–specifically, it’s the start of the Year of the Rabbit. Reasons to Celebrate the Chinese New Year Even if you don’t happen to have any Chinese culture in your family background, this is an awesome […]

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10 Cool Gift Ideas for the Kids on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is the next gift-giving holiday, and so it’s on my radar. I have a ten-year-old boy to buy for, and my mother. (Being a single mom, there’s no spousal or significant other gift to worry about.) I have always gotten my son gifts for Valentine’s Day, starting when he was just a baby. […]

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Aftermath of Christmas – Picking Up Life When Christmas is Over

December 28, 2010
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Is it just me, or is it almost depressing when Christmas is over? Many families spend a month or longer preparing for the holiday in one way or another. Many people plan their vacations and time off a year in advance. So when the Big Day finally comes, it seems like only an instant before […]

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Festive Blueberry-Cocoa Waffle Recipe the Whole Family Will Love

December 24, 2010
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Want to make a special breakfast for your family? Maybe it’s a special day. Or maybe your family has just been snowed in and you want to create some fun memories. Or, maybe you just want to try something new. This festive waffle recipe provides a familiar feel with a great new twist–cocoa and a […]

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Five Ridiculous, Crazy, and Totally Inappropriate Things To Do When It Snows

December 23, 2010

As a follow-up to yesterday’s crazy-popular post, Five Awesome Things to do When It Snows,  please enjoy my five best ideas of truly ridiculous things to do when it snows: 1. Order lots and lots of food for delivery. There are lots of choices to meet the needs for the palate that wants variety: Chinese […]

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Five Awesome Things To Do – At Home – When It Snows

December 22, 2010

Rumors have been flying around that we might actually have a white Christmas this year. When I checked out the weather online earlier today, the weather guys had moved their snowy prediction to Sunday, the day after Christmas. A lot of the people living and working in the Washington, D.C. area have an almost freakish […]

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