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How To Encourage Thankfulness in the Classroom

If you’re a teacher in the classroom, one of the best lessons you can teach children is to be thankful for the multitude of things around them there are to be thankful for. As students grow, they model the behaviors they see around them. Some people they observe have difficulty because all they see are […]

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How to Encourage Thankfulness after a Snowstorm

So the blizzard has arrived, and you’re stuck at home with the kids. All the usual weekend activities have been canceled, and it’s too cold and snowy for your children to be outside yet, building those snow castles and hurling snowballs. The blizzard’s energy has got them revved up, so their usual indoor activities are […]

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Using Children’s Stationery for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and your children may already be agonizing over who will be giving them a Valentine at school, and who won’t. Help your children think beyond whether they are part of the “in” crowd by encouraging them to think beyond their schoolmates in terms of who gets a Valentine. […]

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Be My Crafty Valentine: Festive Floral Flair

No matter what your stance on Valentine’s Day might be if it’s over-commercialized or heavenly the crafting opportunities it provides are endless. Never mind tacky drug store chocolates and neon-pink plastic roses, Valentine’s Day is a time to focus on simple elegance and celebrate your loved ones. According to Holidash.com, there are over 110 million […]

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Hanukkah and Christmas: A Jewish Perspective on The Holiday Season

Many Americans assume that Hanukkah is the Jewish equivalent of Christmas. They put it on par with other major Jewish holidays like Rosh Hashanah, Passover, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. Some just assume that Hanukkah is the most significant Jewish holiday, because it falls around Christmas time. But the menorah isn’t the Jewish equivalent of an […]

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Get the Girls Together and Throw an Unforgettable Tea Party

If you’re in the mood to get all the ladies in your life together but you’re looking for a relaxing alternative to a traditional dinner party, switch it up by throwing a weekend tea party instead. Tea parties can be a great way to enjoy an Autumn afternoon and spend a few hours catching up […]

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Pool Party Plans: 5 Tips for a Safe, Fun Time

It’s hot outside, it’s the weekend and your kids’ friends are calling. If you have access to a pool, it’s time to throw a pool party. Here are five tips to help you organize a fun, safe get together for parents and kids alike. Think Theme In many ways, a pool party is already a […]

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