Quit Stalling With These 17 New Year Hobbies for Better Health

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Research supports that regular leisure activities can reduce blood pressure, cortisol, or stress levels and even decrease your BMI. Leisure activities can include different hobbies that challenge you, excite you, and may even make you sweat a little. In addition, hobbies can help you make money, increase your home value, allow you to serve others, … Read more

15 Alternatives to Candy for Goodie Bags

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Putting together a child’s birthday party is a lot of work. Even if you’re not being super extra with the decorations, you still have an exhaustive list of stuff to plan. One of the things I dread most is goodie bags, and maybe not for the reason you’d think.

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Best Spooky Bedtime Books for Kids Who Love Scary Stories

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My kids love scary stories, even at bedtime! They’re in first and second grade, so while we’re still very mindful about what’s read to them before bed, they love spooky books. Both my husband and I grew up with the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books. If you’ve been on my site, you’ll quickly realize we love Halloween just a bit. While our kids love spooky books, we didn’t want to traumatize them with the Scary Stories series, as it’s for far older kids.

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Mother Daughter Date Ideas for the Winter

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Are you looking for free mommy/daughter date ideas? You’ve come to the right place! Fortunately, many of these ideas will also work for Father/Daughter dates, Mommy/Son dates, or whole family fun!

As another year draws to a close and winter fully sets in, it can be hard to want to get up and go. Trust me, I get that — it’s due to be -16 °F as I write this!! Rather than setting your kids in front of the TV while you hide under blankets and cry over your holiday budget gone awry, why not use this quieter time of year and plan out a few Mommy/Daughter dates?

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5 Great Attractions in Pennsylvania to Visit With Kids

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Wealth of Geeks originally published this interesting article on the best family attractions in Pennsylvania. We were given permission to republish the post here. Pennsylvania produces over 400 million pounds of mushrooms annually and is a timeless industrial hotspot for coal and railroads. But, if you find yourself traveling to Pennsylvania for a family excursion … Read more

Are Family Outings No Longer Affordable?

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This article on family outings was originally published on Wealth of Geeks, we were given permission to republish it here. Having fun has never been more expensive. A new study revealed that classic family outings – baseball games, movies, and theme parks – have become insurmountable costs. These pastimes passed on from generation to generation … Read more

20 Affordable Holiday Family Time Ideas to Have Ready for the Season

This excellent article on affordable holiday family time shares the best ideas on how to spend this holiday season with your family. It was originally published by Wealth of Geeks, and we received their permission to republish it here. The holidays are about spending time with family, celebrating the season, giving gifts, and indulging in … Read more

Breastfeeding Duties for Dads

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Breastfeeding can be a lonely challenge in the beginning. You will probably spend a lot of hours in a quiet room away from other people, alone with your nursing infant. Many late nights will be spent with just your baby in your rocking chair, or even worse: just you with the rhythmic whirl of the … Read more

DIY Chalkboard Sign

DIY Chalkboard Sign

If you’ve spend any time on Pinterest, have little ones, or consider yourself even a little crafty, you might know that chalkboard signs have become all the rage. Chalkboard signs can be used for so many things —wedding décor, decorative signs for your home or ways to display quotes. Quite a few mamas at Mama … Read more

20 Low-Spend Family Holidays You Should Know

Low-Spend Family Holidays

This helpful article on low-spend family holidays was originally published by Wealth of Geeks. We were given permission to post the article here. The holidays are about spending time with family, celebrating the season, giving gifts, and indulging in delicious food and drink.  But all that spending on get-togethers, events, and merriment adds up. Here … Read more

7 Fun Fall Activities for the Whole Family

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The leaves have started to change color, jack-o-lanterns have taken over all the neighbor’s patios, and pumpkin spice lattes are back on the Starbucks menu.  Yes, the fall season is in full swing, so it’s time to bust out the sweaters and enjoy some fall fun.  Speaking of fall fun, this is the ideal season … Read more