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Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

I have a huge sweet tooth, but I try to avoid giving my kiddos much candy in their baskets. To be honest, it’s hard to say, “Here’s all this candy, but don’t eat it!” So, I find it easier just to give them a small treat and make the rest of the basket contents non-consumable! […]

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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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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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Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas

This sponsored post is brought to you courtesy of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. The holiday season is upon us, and parents everywhere are searching for the perfect gifts for their little ones. With the rising popularity of electronics, even with the very young, it’s tempting to focus on buying gifts that our kids will […]

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5 Tips to Avoid Holiday Stress and Burnout

Do you have holiday stress?   Many people love the idea of shopping for others, decorating their homes, putting up Christmas trees and having company. For others, the holidays can cause stress and anxiety. Even  people who love the holidays can become “burnt out.” Here are five tips to help avoid holiday stress whether you’re […]

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