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Favorite 10 Kooky & Bizarre Celebrity Names

English: Gwen Stefani at the Cannes film festival

Gwen named her baby boy Kingston — a name I Like!  English: Gwen Stefani at the Cannes film festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Remember when Gwyneth Paltrow named her baby girl Apple? People went into an absolute uproar. What on earth was she thinking? However, it seems everyone is giving their children some kooky name nowadays. Hey, I’m no exception. I followed the “last name becomes a first name” route.

A neighbor down the street from me just had a baby and used normal names like Lauren and Annie. As they grow up, they’ll actually have the crazy names that no one used. Brilliant! Meanwhile, Drew Barrymore named her daughter Olive — the 78th most popular name last year for a BOY. 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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40 Fabulous Family-Friendly Children Halloween Picture Books

Looking for a family-friendly Halloween story that won’t scare the absolutely bejesus out of your kid? Here are 40 delightful stories sure to tickle and entrance your elementary-school children.

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Top 10 Halloween Horror Films To Watch This Halloween

What is it with horror movies? Nowadays they seem to be all special effects, blood and screaming. Whatever happened to the well-crafted horror film that made the hair stand up on the back of your neck, even days after watching it?
This Halloween, skip the over-the-top and ridiculous horror films and watch real scary masterpieces in action.

Top 10 Scary Movies to Watch This Halloween

Rosemary’s Baby: The ultimate horror film. This movie doesn’t rely on gimmicks, special effects or any other such trickery. This movie creeps you out simply by telling the straightforward story of Rosemary’s Baby. Continue reading

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10 Favorite Halloween Flicks for the Family

Grab the popcorn, kids and DVD remote. It’s time to snuggle up under the blankets and settle in for some fun family Halloween movies that will makes your kids smile rather than shriek in horror.

Top 10 Family-Friendly Movies to Watch This Halloween

Addams Family Values
The Addams Family: When long-lost Uncle Fester reappears after twenty-five years in the Bermuda Triangle, Gomez and Morticia plan a celebration to wake the dead. Angelica Houston dazzles in this cast. Continue reading


40 Awesome Homemade Kid Halloween Costumes You Can Actually Make

Finding costume ideas that are easy enough for us regular folk to make can be tough. Time to wrap up your trick-or-treating goblin into these adorable Halloween costume ideas!

40 Awesome Homemade Kid Halloween Costumes You Can Actually Make!

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