• Family Traditions,  Holidays

    7 Ways to Make Valentine’s Day Special for Kids

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  In our house, it is a holiday mainly about the kids.  Since I work every weekend and the kids attend school during the week, we usually have a pretty low key Valentine’s Day.   However I do want my kids to feel special and show them some love, of course! Especially as they get older, it is important to make them feel special at home.   Just in case the rest of the world isn’t so nice- I’m talkin’ about you Middle School!

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    8 Tips for Making the Perfect Family Bucket List

      Making memories with your kids is the best part of being a parent!   Bucket lists are so much fun and it can be as formal or informal as you like.   There are so many reasons to write a family bucket list.  Doing things together and making memories with your kids is so important as your kids grow older.  Sharing dreams and goals can really help unite siblings and give parents insight into their kids personalities.   I personally love writing Seasonal Bucket Lists with my family.  It helps me organize ideas that my family would like to do together and puts them all in one place for me…

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    16 Family New Year’s Traditions

    Quick Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links.  If you buy something through these links, you won’t pay anything more, but I do receive a small commission.  Thank you for helping me support my family and business!    New Years Eve comes so quick after the holidays!  Creating fun family traditions is so important for our families. Sometimes it’s hard to plan something super elaborate because money is tight after the holidays. The days of partying till the middle of night are long gone! Maybe your house isn’t party ready, you have to work night shift (or day shift) the next day or maybe you just prefer to spend a…

  • Family Traditions,  Holidays

    10 Holiday Traditions for Couples

    The holidays are such an amazing time of year!  Yes- they are also a lot of work too (especially for moms!)  Most parents focus on the kids and traditions for the family.  Holiday traditions with your partner can sometimes fall by the wayside.  I know in my family and many families we know, both (or one) parent work so much leading up to the holidays to help with finances.  We deserve some fun too! Plus with the holidays just around the corner, there is always so much to do.  If you have children- they are usually the main focus of the season.  Making memories with your kids is so important. …

  • Family Traditions,  Holidays

    16 Ways to Make Christmas Magical for Kids

      It’s finally here! After waiting all year – the magic of Christmas is upon us. The sound of Christmas music everywhere, the frosty weather and yummy goodies. There are so many fun ways to gets excited for the big day!  Having children makes Christmas so much more fun and there are a bunch of ways to make Christmas magical for them. Whether your kids are getting older or you have a new little addition to your family- it is important to make Christmas a magical experience for your kids.  Don’t feel obligated to do ALL of these things! Who needs more stress added to their life? Pick something that you…

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    Why Family Traditions are So Important

        When you have kids, traditions are something that you may start to do automatically. Even if you didn’t have many family traditions as a kid, it is such a fun way to make memories with your own children.  As your family grows and kids age, some traditions may change with time.  You may choose to carry on things you did as a child or add entirely new traditions to your family’s repertoire.  Most families decide to do a mix of both.   If you think back to when you were a kid,  those memories and traditions are the pillar of what defines your childhood. I remember sleeping in my brothers…

  • Family Traditions,  Holidays

    Thanksgiving Family Traditions

      Thanksgiving is such a wonderful family holiday. It is such a magical time of year, the leaves have changed and the holidays are right around the corner. While the food is arguably one of the best parts of Thanksgiving, spending time with family runs a close second.  I loved waking up and watching the parade as a kid and having a loud family dinner together.  Now I may sleep on the couch with one eye open watching the parade with my kids after working night shift – but it still is a part of our Thanksgiving family tradition!                        …

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