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How to Cut Costs with Halloween Costumes

There’s no reason to overspend on Halloween costumes if you plan ahead. Here are tips for saving money at Halloween 1.    Prepare for next year – of course it's too late now, but check Halloween stores and local drugstores the day after Halloween and stock up on accessories that don’t go out of style like face makeup, vampi ...read more

Do-It-Yourself Halloween Decorations

You can turn any home into a haunted house for Halloween by adding the right Halloween decorations. Here are simple do-it-yourself suggestions for Halloween decorations that you, your family, and the neighbors will enjoy this fall. Gourd candleholdersDim lighting is essential in creating the right Halloween mood so work on that as the first of your ...read more

Christmas Toasts for Dads

As the head of the family, you are at the heart of Christmas celebrations. The family sits down for the cozy Christmas dinner, with anticipation and cheer, looking up to you as you raise your glass to a toast. This is the time where you rise to the occasion, and deliver words that are memorable, and will set forth a tradition for generations to f ...read more

Wedding Toasts: All time classics

P { margin: 0px; } Picture this. It is your son's wedding, and you are about to raise a toast to the bride and groom. As you clink that champagne flute, you realize you are tongue tied! If you are a Dad who will not take a chance like this at a wedding, here are words to help you raise the all important toast at the celebr ...read more

How to Create a Lasting Tradition for Baby’s First Christmas

P { margin: 0px; } Even more than your wedding day, having a baby feels like the creation of your own family. And families can create strong bonds through traditions that build meaning over time. Some of us even get teary-eyed remembering mom’s Christmas stuffing when far away for the holidays or remember fondly playing family touch football b ...read more

Dads: Beat Christmas Stress

P { margin: 0px; } It’s that time of the year again. Come Yule, and you’ll be in a tizzy, harried already with requests that are more like orders from Sergeant I-Want-it-All, like, “Dad, I want my favorite… all my friends have it!” Chances are, the much-feared Christmas stress has already taken root, and is feeding upon your vulner ...read more

Toasts: Anniversary

P { margin: 0px; } As the head of the family, you would often find yourself as the toastmaster at special occasions. And sometimes, you could find yourself particularly challenged.   A little preparation comes in handy, and here's one example. The following are some anniversary toasts culled from The Complete Book of Toasts ...read more

How To Capture Thanksgiving With Your Camera

P { margin: 0px; } When the Pilgrims gathered in 1621 to give thanks for the blessing of the past year, the seeds of Thanksgiving were planted, and in 1789, President George Washington declared it a National Holiday. We've celebrated this uniquely American holiday every November since.   So much for history. What the day has come to me ...read more

5 tips for the best Thanksgiving ever

P { margin: 0px; } Keep it simple – Even if both you and your spouse like a Thanksgiving table over-flowing with all the possible Thanksgiving items, consider cutting back on some items or getting store-bought items. The stress you eliminate will make everyone enjoy the meal more. Involve the kids – There are plenty of things th ...read more

Coping with Thanksgiving travel stress

P { margin: 0px; } Thanksgiving—a time for tributes, turkey, and, well… travel. Thanksgiving is America's busiest weekend for travel. It is, after all, a time of happy family reunions when people journey distances—long and short—to be with family and friends. But for parents travelling with young kids, the holiday spirit could be tinged ...read more

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