Holidays & Entertaining

Getting festive!

5 Tips for organized Christmas shopping

5 Tips for organized Christmas shopping

Once the kids go back to school, it’s easy to let fall sports, classroom commitments, homework, Halloween, and Thanksgiving fly by without any preparation for […]

Veterans Day – Proud to be an American

Veterans Day – Proud to be an American

History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty […]

10 Thanksgiving movies for families and kids

10 Thanksgiving movies for families and kids

The holidays bring back so many childhood memories of family time – cooking and baking holiday food with family members, curling up on the couch […]

10 Halloween movies for elementary kids

10 Halloween movies for elementary kids

Every weekend, our family picks one evening for a family movie night. As Halloween approaches, I asked my boys and their friends (both boys and girls […]

6 Elements for an unforgettable, kid-friendly Halloween

6 Elements for an unforgettable, kid-friendly Halloween

1.   Get in costume. While there are a variety of fun activities to do in the fall, many kids and families are focused on Halloween […]

Freedom isn’t free: Honor the fallen

Freedom isn’t free: Honor the fallen

Joseph Campbell said, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Freedom isn’t free. This holiday weekend, many families […]

The top 10 gifts dad doesn’t want for Father’s Day {and what to get instead}

The top 10 gifts dad doesn’t want for Father’s Day {and what to get instead}

This Father’s Day, you’re probably planning on getting Dad the same old boring gift you give him every year, right? Instead of giving the guy […]

5 Outside-the-chocolate-box Mother’s Day gift ideas

5 Outside-the-chocolate-box Mother’s Day gift ideas

The marketing mayhem surrounding Mother’s Day is often centered on chocolates, flowers, and jewelry. Mom may have received all those gifts each year for the […]