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When you think of the holiday season, Christmas movies often come to mind. Whether you enjoy traditional films such as Miracle on 34th Street or a childhood favorite like Polar Express, these movies hold a sentimental place in your heart. Here is a list of the 30 best holiday films to watch this season. 30. Bad Santa. Released in 2003 and starring Billy Bob Thorton and Bernie Mac, this film explores Christmas eve with a thief disguised as Santa. This humorous and somewhat dark motion picture provides an interesting alternative to the sappy Christmas stories that often consume the holiday…

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The season of gift giving is right around the corner, and you are probably looking for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. If you have college kids or teens that you are shopping for, then check out some of the holiday gift ideas listed below. They are sure to love these selections. Gift Cards to Restaurants Food is something that teens and college kids will always find appealing. Give them a chance to get out with their friends and enjoy some good times and quality food. Mix up the types of gift cards you get them and let…

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When schools break for the holidays, children sometimes have difficulty planning activities that will keep them entertained. Their excitement at being away from their typical weekday schedule can leave them with boundless energy but few ideas for occupying their time. As the hustle and bustle of the holidays begins, it can be fun to slow down and spend some time with your children creating ornaments and crafts that will not only help tame boredom but also leave you with some handmade decorations to cherish. If you don’t consider yourself crafty, don’t worry, holiday crafts do not have to be complicated…

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Making festive crafts is always a cozy and fun activity in the fall, and kids enjoy it perhaps more than anyone. Leaves of all shapes and colors can be used to their best advantage in this season. Here are some ideas of fun fall leaf crafts for kids to make. 1. Leaf Coasters A fun project that will also save your tabletops, leaf coasters can be a fun craft for little ones to help with. Get some glue or any craft paste that dries clear. You’ll also need some small discs that can be found at the craft store. Gather…

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Obesity is still the second-leading cause of preventable death in the United States. We all know that sometimes keeping your family fit and healthy is easier said than done. Everyone has different and overlapping schedules with work, school, etc. But taking a moment to organize activities that the whole family can participate in, while keeping active, can be beneficial to everyone. Let’s take a look at how parents can make family fitness fun. Turn Chores into Contests One of the best ways to get your kids working out and being productive is to turn daily chores into contests. You can…

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Wife Appreciation Day is fast approaching and if you’ve never heard of it, you can probably guess what it is just based off the name. The official date to celebrate is September 15, which is conveniently on a Sunday this year – giving you a full 24 hours to remind your wife that she’s the most important person in your life. And while hopefully your wife should feel appreciated every day, this is just an opportunity to ramp up the effort and do something especially nice for her. Besides, whether you’re newlyweds or have been married for 50 years, there’s…

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It’s finally here–the day that women across the world have been waiting for. It’s officially Lazy Mom’s Day! If you’re a mom, then you know that there’s hardly anything more satisfying than shaping the lives of your children, watching them learn and grow, and experiencing the world through their eyes. However, it’s no secret, being a mom takes a lot of work. It requires early mornings, late nights, and constant errand running. That’s why it’s so important that you take the time to slow down every once in a while and recharge. Here are a few ways to break away…

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Hectic mornings are a quintessential part of the school year for families. The easy mornings of the summer are still present in the minds of our kids, and they have not yet fully adjusted to their school schedule. The beginning of the school year is a learning process at home and at school. Teachers create predictable routines in their classrooms so that the children know what to expect each day, and what is expected of them. Parents can achieve the same level of calm at home by using these effective tips to create a morning routine. Create a Routine Think…

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Your child wants to dance. Now it’s up to you to find a dance school that will help them achieve their desires. Whether they want to try it for a season or study dance long term, it’s important to make sure their first experience is as enjoyable as possible. Luckily, even if you’ve never danced before, there are ways to figure out which studios are great matches for you and your child. The Goals Before starting basic research on your local dance schools, find out if your child wants to try dance seriously or if they want to try it…

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Back to school is fast approaching and you might be hoping to get your child or children back on track with healthy eating habits after a summer of snacks and sweet treats. The subject of healthy back to school lunch options seems to flood the internet this time of year. As a parent you might have the best intentions and think you’re doing the right thing by packing your kid’s lunchboxes with fresh fruits and vegetables. Alas, many kids don’t always like these healthy options. Many children look forward to the salty, fatty, and sweet choices they can get in…

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