Holidays & Entertaining

Getting festive!

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 […]

10 Thanksgiving books for kids

10 Thanksgiving books for kids

Whether you want to teach your kids historical facts and events about Thanksgiving or remind them about gratitude and all your blessings, here are ten […]

9 Eco-friendly tips for a green Halloween

9 Eco-friendly tips for a green Halloween

Halloween, like many holidays, can be a fun and memorable experience for both kids and adults. It can also create a ton of waste. With […]

10 Tips for a successful pumpkin decorating party

10 Tips for a successful pumpkin decorating party

Aaah, fall. I love the change of seasons and the cool, crisp air associated with autumn. I enjoy the change of colors in our natural […]

September 11, 2001 – Never forget

September 11, 2001 – Never forget

On this day, 15 years ago, I was two blocks from The White House when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Flight 93. […]