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Last Minute No-Sew Halloween Costumes

For many families, fall festivals, parties, and apple and pumpkin gathering leave little time for costume shopping and fashioning. Suddenly, Halloween weekend is here – when we could have sworn we...

October 29, 2014

Five Party Ideas to Celebrate New Year’s With the Family

This very happy “Happy New Year!” card from Sesame Workshop got me thinking. Why not have a Happy New Year party that my kid can enjoy, too? At only five years old, time has little meaning outside...

December 27, 2013

Curious George Halloween Special

It’s George’s first Halloween in the country, and Bill tells him and Allie about the Legend of No Noggin -- a spooky tale about a hat-kicking scarecrow who haunts the countryside on Halloween. But...

October 25, 2013

Good Gifts for Mother’s Day

We blogged earlier about gifts for teachers, which got a great response, so we’re doing it again for moms. (Hint: Mother’s Day is Sunday. If you haven’t planned for that yet, you are officially...

May 10, 2013

Holiday Traditions: Crafts

When “it’s the thought that counts” meets “times are tough,” a natural result is the homemade gift. Personally, I sincerely enjoy a thoughtful, homemade gift and am eager to make thoughtful,...

December 10, 2012

DIY Thankful Cards

This adorable, simple project from PBS Parents is a great way to teach children that Thanksgiving is about more than a supremely delicious 3,000 calorie (on average) meal. Odds are you have...

November 15, 2012

Wild Kratts DIY Halloween Costume

I told you before that I really enjoy crafting my kid's Halloween costume. This year, we're going with the hand-me-down costume that's been in the closet for at least 2 years now (it's taken a while...

October 25, 2012