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Thanksgiving Fun for Littles and Bigs

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Thanksgiving Fun for Littles and Bigs

I don’t know about your kids, but my kids...well, let’s just say their table manners can be somewhat, um, lacking. A long multi-course meal is just not their cup of tea. This year, I've scoped out some fun activities, crafts, and games for the little ones to enjoy as the grown-ups relax and enjoy their meal. Check them out and let the kids craft with abandon while your enjoy that second glass of wine.   Easy-Peasy Printables If "printable" isn't part of your parenting vocabulary yet, it's time to add it in! I'm all about easy, and it doesn't get any...

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Thanksgiving Recipes Your Family Will Love

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Thanksgiving Recipes Your Family Will Love

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Spending a day with people I love, cozy, warm, and slightly overstuffed is my idea of perfection. And the cooking! Yup, I go way beyond the homemade baby food on Thanksgiving. I pull out all the stops, and, I’ll just go ahead and toot my own horn (parents deserve more horn-tooting!), and say it is darn good! Here are me and my family's favorite Thanksgiving recipes. Pioneer Woman + Alton Brown = Perfect Turkey Mr. Gobbles, the centerpiece of our Thanksgiving feast, always starts with a long bath in the Pioneer Woman’s turkey brine ...

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Halloween + Kids | 5 Things to do with All That Candy, Other Than Eat It

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Halloween + Kids | 5 Things to do with All That Candy, Other Than Eat It

Giant orange bags of candy have been lining the shelves of every store I’ve visited for at least 6 weeks now – Halloween is near! Jack-o-lanterns, costumes, and of course, candy rule the day. While the candy corn, tiny Snickers, and little boxes of gum drops are fun for a day or two, it is a LOT of sugar and unhealthy calories to work your way through. Blogger Mommy Poppins estimated that her daughter received over 7000 calories of Halloween candy – yikes!  Before you just chuck (or eat!) the whole lot, here are 5 better uses for your little...

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8 Simple Tips for Capturing Perfect Pictures of Baby's First Halloween

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8 Simple Tips for Capturing Perfect Pictures of Baby's First Halloween

The jack-o-lanterns are lit, the candy bowl is ready, and your little monster is all dressed up and ready to go! Just a quick pic or 10 to remember the moment. But don’t let those pics turn out as dark, blurry, and downright scary. Use these 8 simple tips to take perfect low-light pics: Be STILL. No, not the kids. We know that isn’t happening! Low-light photos turn out much better if the cameraman (or camera-mom) is holding steady. Already a little shaky from raiding the candy bowl while no one was looking? Try a portable tripod or even resting...

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