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social distance birthday

5 Ways to Celebrate a Birthday Virtually

My oldest son Jack turned 6 last week, just as the impact of the current global health crisis was becoming apparent. For the week or two before we’d gradually been scaling back his birthday celebration plans, finally canceling his friend party at a local “jumpy place,” and eventually even decided we didn’t want to put […]

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How to Plan a Virtual Event

Early last week, I knew I was going to have to cancel the St. Patrick’s Day party I had been planning with a few of my close friends and their children. I knew this Covid-19 thing was getting serious and we were going to be called to act in a very real way.  Still, I […]

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indoor activities

50+ Things To Do When You’re Stuck at Home

Not sure how you’re going to keep your kids entertained while you’re stuck at home for the next couple of weeks? We feel your pain! That’s why we created this guide to indoor activities for kids. We hope it helps you stay sane while we practice social distancing over the next couple weeks and helps […]

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DIY valentine

DIY Valentine Heart Garland

Sometimes holidays sneak up on me and before I know it, it’s a few days before and I haven’t done much to decorate or prepare to celebrate. Today I wanted to share an easy DIY Valentine craft and decor idea you can whip together to feel festive and accomplished.  DIY Valentine Garland For this garland, […]

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Valentine tradition

Cafe Ezra: A Family Valentine’s Day Tradition

Our family runs a restaurant. Mind you, we are only open one night per year, and can only accommodate one table per night. We’re highly exclusive.  We admit guests on an invitation-only basis, and we haven’t quite nailed down a cohesive vision for our cuisine.  We might offer Chinese takeout from another food establishment, or […]

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