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Wanted! Homemade Christmas Ornaments for Children and Kids

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Christmas Ornaments 4 (Photo credit: Randy Son Of Robert)

Time to gather ideas for Homemade Christmas Ornaments for Children and Kids. Offered by Muddy Monkeys, this Linky is for sharing with your own community! So add your own homemade ornament and then pass on the list ūüôā


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Staycations with Young Kids Is No Vacation


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Staycations are all the rage. With less money, it makes even more sense to stay home and enjoy the holiday break with your family from the comfort of your own home. Right? Wrong!

As Thanksgiving was coming ’round the corner, I was looking forward to hanging out with my boys, getting Christmas underway and not cooking because my brother-in-law was hosting the big feast. I sit here feeling like a stuffed turkey as the Christmas lights lay wrapped around our front entrance waiting to be turned on. However, the reality of having the boys home for a full week is settling in and it ain’t pretty. Continue reading

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6 Thanksgiving Crafts for Your Busy Turkeys

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And as any parent, I need crafts to keep these kids busy during the holiday season! So what to do with your little turkeys? Here are some great ideas to have some fun and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.

Turkey Clothespin Placecard

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Turkey Time at the Reading Table – 10 Recommended Thanksgiving Picture Books

Thanksgiving is coming around the corner! But what can you read to the kids this season? Here is a cornucopia of books that will teach about Thanksgiving, help with literacy, reinforce gratitude and even offer some laughs along the way.

10 Books To Be Thankful For

Children’s Picture Books for the Thanksgiving Holiday
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Family Fun at Thanksgiving – Add Your Crafts + Ideas!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And as any parent, we’re looking for terrific Thanksgiving crafts and ideas for the kiddos. Add a link to your craft idea on your blog.

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2. high note



3. Fall Leaf Craft



4. ribbon turkey



5. Turkey Hands



6. StickyNote Hldr



7. Chalkboard Pain



8. BottleCap Turky



9. Pinecone Turkey



10. Gratitude Tree



11. Turkey Hunt



12. Pumpkin Dough



13. We Have It All



14. Edible Craft



15. Turkey Headband



16. Turkey Races



17. Turkey Feet?



18. Thanks Game



19. Rainbow Pumpkin



20. Bird Feeder



21. Fall Harvest Pa



22. Leaf Crafts



23. Fall Fun



24. Thankful Turkey

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Forgot the Kid’s Costume? Adam Sandler To the Rescue

Oh geez! It’s Halloween and that magical fairy princess costume you promised to make is still sitting by the sewing machine. Don’t fret. Adam Sandler is offering up some quick, homemade costumes anyone can create on the fly.

Dads, you can also use this idea to pilfer your own candy from the neighbors. That’s the least they can give you after they borrowed your power saw and have yet to return it, right?


Best Horror-Inspired Engagement Pictures Ever

These have to be the best horror-inspired engagement pictures ever. Don’t you want to have this couple over for your next dinner party? Incredible and unusual conversation is guaranteed considering their sense of humor.

Happy Halloween! Here’s to always keeping in touch with the kooky kid inside you no matter how old you are.