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Top Children’s Books of 2012


Looking for excellent books to purchase for your kids this holiday? Here’s a selection of award-winners: 2012 CALDECOTT MEDAL Children’s Books The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist… Read more »

Snowman on a Stick


Here’s a cute holiday craft for kids that you can use to decorate your centerpiece on the table, lawn or potted plant. What You’ll Need Styrofoam balls (we got ours at Dollar Tree) Skewers (or just a long skinny and sturdy stick) Ribbon Black puff paint Twigs (two for arms) What You’ll Do Take a… Read more »

Cozy Comforts


As the weather cools, warm up with your family in one of these.

Decorative Plates


This is such an easy Christmas craft that just about anyone can do it. The children will love designing something of their own, too, as long as you allow them to use the permanent markers. What You’ll Need White plate Permanent marker What You’ll Do We found our “fish” shaped plate at Old Time Pottery…. Read more »

4 Holiday Gifts That Help Others


It’s the season of charity, so when you’re thinking of Christmas gifts for the kids, think of other kids around the world, too. Buying a soccer ball? Check out the buy one, give one at One World Futbol. Lots of options abound for giving back during the holidays, these are just four, and we’ll be… Read more »