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Making New Year’s Resolutions as a Family

Making New Year’s Resolutions as a Family. A great tradition of the new year is reflecting on one’s year and making commitments to better ourselves and our lives in the new year. New Year’s resolutions also are a great opportunity for teaching children about self-reflection and goal setting. When making the...
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Creating a Family Time Capsule

What better time to create a family time capsule than the beginning of a new year? Engage the family in a fun New Years activity and put together a time capsule of your family right now in this moment. It astonishes me how much my kids grow and change in...
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Enough already! Five ways to beat the cold.

Enough already! Five ways to beat the cold. To reiterate how cold it is outside is becoming a tired cliché. Short of jumping on the first flight to a palm tree studded locale, here are some ways you can trick yourself, albeit temporarily, into feeling hot, hot, hot. Five Ways...
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Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes Revealed!

Neiman Marcus, Doubletree Hotel? You’ll want to add these classic Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes to your portfolio! If you’re lucky enough to score a bag a flour in the store, you’ll want to get baking one of these classic Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes. Let us know how they come out...
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Reindeer Food Recipe!

Reindeer Food Recipe for Christmas Eve Fun! Children instinctively love animals and want to make sure they are treated well, and reindeer are no exception! The following reindeer food “recipe” will ensure that, along with cookies for Santa, your family will also have a little something tasty to leave for...
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Top 5 Gifts for Grandparents

Top 5 Gifts for Grandparents Written by a grandmother The holidays are here, and you are still checking off your list. Grandparents. They can be very hard to buy for. Check out our list of top 5 gifts for grandparents!  As a grandparent, I can tell you from experience what...
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Central MA Holiday Craft Fairs

Get in the holiday spirit and support local artists and crafters at one of the upcoming vendor holiday fairs. We will be updating this list all season so check back often.  If we are missing your favorite holiday craft fair, let us know in comments below!   Multi-Day Events Mini...
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Holiday Tipping Guide 2021

Holiday Tipping Guide 2021: Who do you tip and how much? It’s the most confusing time of year for me — holiday tip time! How much is too little, too much, not needed or not allowed! Check out these considerations and guidelines you can use for tipping/gift giving to your...
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Sugar Cookie Decorating Made Easy for Young Kids

Sugar Cookie Decorating Made Easy My girls love decorating sugar cookies for the holidays, for obvious reasons. The cookie is one of the least important parts to them in this process; it is merely a vehicle for mounds of sugar, frosting, and sprinkles. Because of this, I have a hard...
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Holiday Meals TO GO in Central MA!

Want someone else to do the cooking this holiday season?  We’ve found some great choices for Central MA restaurants and caterers offering Holiday To Go Meals for 2021. Boylston Cyprian Keyes Packages that serve 4-20 people. Main entrees, sides, dessert trays and even breakfast/brunch. Full Menu. Price: Varies Deadline: 12/15...
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WCKC Gift Giving: Our Favorite Books

WCKC Gift Giving: Our Favorite Books. Yes, I am that relative who loves to gift books for Christmas. I love to read and I love to find books that kids will enjoy reading too. The following list has some new books and some oldies but goodies for the kids in...
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Make a new Christmas Eve tradition!

Make some new Christmas Eve family traditions this year! Last year I read about Iceland’s Christmas Book Flood, and I knew that had to be a part of my family’s new Christmas traditions. (It is so popular in Iceland that this event actually dictates their publishing schedules!) Families gift each...
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15 Experience Gifts for 2021 Gift Giving!

15 Experience Gifts for 2021 Gift Giving! This year, we have decided to include many experience gifts to our holiday list. These gifts allows families to decide when to use the gift, and also reduces clutter in the house.  However, we understand it’s probably not practical to give 100% of...
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Awesome Holiday Cookie Recipes

Awesome Holiday Cookie Recipes. Share with family or eat them all yourself. Whether you are baking for a cookie swap or yourself, these recipes are sure to please. For the exception of the first recipe, all cookie recipes are created to be lighter on calories and fat. Healthy cookies, yessss....
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A Dish the Kids Can Create: Turkey Fruit Plate

A Dish the Kids Can Create: Turkey Fruit Plate. I am never 100% confident what parts of our Thanksgiving feast my kids will enjoy. They will probably eat some turkey and will surely eat the rolls, but after that, anything more is a bonus. What I can rely on is that...
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Thanksgiving Dinner TO GO in Central MA!

Want someone else to do the cooking this year? We’ve found more than a dozen Central MA restaurants and caterers offering Thanksgiving To Go in Central MA for 2021. Where to find your Thanksgiving Meals: Boylston Cyprian Keyes Each package includes a protein (turkey, ham or prime rib) and all...
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Overnight Crockpot Breakfast Recipes

Overnight Crockpot Breakfast Recipes. All you need is Coffee! I love serving up a hot breakfast to my kids in the morning before school (*buffs Mother of the Year award*) but it can definitely be time consuming, particularly when cooking-to-order eggs, milk depth in cereal bowls and, groan, homemade smoothies....
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