How to Choose the Perfect Kids Birthday Party Theme

I consider myself somewhat of an expert in the field of children’s party planning. After all, I’ve got three kids, ages 9, 7, and 5. If you add it all up, that means that I have planned no less than 21 birthday parties for my kids. Whew! […]

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Horsing Around: The Perfect Horse Themed Birthday Party!

My daughter is obsessed with horses. Thank goodness we live in the city and she isn’t begging us for a horse of her own, although I’m sort of surprised that hasn’t actually stopped her! This year for her birthday party, she chose her theme, and not surprisingly, it was horses. Below are some photos of just how I incorporated a horse theme

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Promote Good Behavior with a Puff Ball Jar!

I recently implemented a system that focuses more on rewarding good behavior than punishing bad behavior, and despite my skepticism, I found it to be quite effective! Keep reading below to see how you can give your kids’ behavior a fresh start in 2019! […]

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Host a Nutcracker Themed Party!

Every December, it’s become an annual tradition for my family to see a performance of The Nutcracker. My kids love it, and I look forward to it every year. We’ve seen different shows and different versions, but it is always magical just the same! Today I’m featuring ideas on how to throw a festive and easy Nutcracker holiday or birthday party for kids! […]

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A Fin-tastic Shark Birthday Party!

My son recently turned five, and for the past couple of years, he’s requested party themes that all have one thing in common—wheels! He has been obsessed with cars of every kind. You can imagine my surprise and delight this year when he requested a birthday theme in the opposite direction—SHARKS! […]

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Six Tips for Acing Your Holiday Family Photo Shoot!

Every year at about this time, I make my family do the yearly “pilgrimage” to take our annual family photos for our holiday cards. The first few years of this endeavor were met with some major resistance by all family members (myself excluded, of course). But as the years have gone on, my family has moved past the resistance stage and moved into what I call the “acceptance stage” of this annual tradition, because they know it’s just not negotiable! […]

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