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5 Tips To Give A Birthday Experience Instead Of A Traditional Party

We’ve all seen it…the pile of gifts at a traditional children’s birthday party.  It is exciting at the time, but ask them in six months what they received and most won’t remember.  However, take them to that event they have always wanted to go to and they will surely remember it.  In a world where […]

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Three Fun Games or Activities to Play At Family Get-Togethers

What do you do at family get-togethers? There is usually the initial chaos of cousins re-connecting and running wild. The adults gather over coffee and snacks and catch up on all the family news since the last gathering. A meal normally follows in kitchens crowded with extra tables, chairs, benches, stools and any other piece […]

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Classic games to play with guests that engage and entertain

Most of us have our list of favorite games or activities to play with guests, but if you want to add a twist to the evening try some more classic games. You can often find these games online or at thrift stores. Here are three lesser-known classics — and one well-known one — your guests are […]

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Three Simple Steps for a Meaningful Thank You Note

With spring birthdays, communions, baptisms, and Easter right around the corner, it is the perfect time to help children find easy and thoughtful ways to show their appreciation. There is no better way than through a well written note. No matter what their age, here is how to help children write thank you notes that truly stand […]

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Winter Activities for Kids That Go Beyond the Norm

As a parent I think we can agree we are all looking for Winter Activities for Kids that will engage our children while providing something fun for the whole family and maybe even a little educational for the kids.  I can almost guarantee there are a million and one posts about sledding , ice skating or roasting […]

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Rainy Day Activities To Beat the Blues

Rainy Days As a former babysitter in my teenage years and the best friend of a super-star in-home nanny, I understand the power of keeping kids occupied during a rainy day. If their attention goes unfocused for even a moment, hullabaloo can break loose and what was supposed to be a nice afternoon at home […]

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Holiday Decorating: Inexpensive Ideas

Holiday Season Part of the fun of the holiday season — besides eating all the goodies — is decorating. With budgets tight, finding ways to decorate inexpensively can lead to creative holiday decor. To get some ideas on holiday decorations, check with local stores and get inspired to make your own seasonal holiday decor and […]

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Family Activities For The Holiday Season

If you are preparing to host a house full of family and friends this holiday season chances are football will be on the television and kids will be under foot. However this special time should be celebrated by talking, laughing and having fun instead of television and time-outs. It’s time to start planning some holiday […]

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Kids Thanksgiving Crafts

Brown paper bags are all you need to get started on great children’s crafts for Thanksgiving celebrating Native American culture. These are some ideas to get you started. Materials: Collect big brown paper bags while you’re doing your shopping at grocery and liquor stores or buy them online. Put together a variety of objects for decorations like […]

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Travel Safety Tips For Holidays With Grandma

Nanny in the Clouds is a hiring service that gives parents peace of mind and helps you keep track of your kids before, during and after your trip home to see the parents. Call the service and it will connect you with a nanny who happens to be on your same flight, or it will […]

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