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Jun 21, 2019
15 Unique Fourth of July Recipes for Your Cookout
The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and you've no doubt begun planning your favorite burgers, hot dogs, and patriotic cupcakes. While there are some classic dishes you simply can't miss...
Apr 19, 2019
Everything You Need to Know About Mother's Day — Including the Date
Most folks know that Mother's Day falls in May, but sometimes the holiday can sneak up on us when we least expect it. More often than not, it's a happy surprise — especially if it involves getting...
Apr 11, 2019
13 Fun Treats You Should Stuff in Your Little Bunnies’ Easter Baskets
If you're doing Easter baskets this year, sure the pre-packaged store options are filled with plenty of delightful toys and treats. But it’s always more fun to pick and choose the items you know...
Mar 15, 2019
12 Spectacular St. Patrick's Day Celebrations Around the World
St. Patrick's Day celebrations are always a joy to see on the holiday. Whether you were born Irish or you consider yourself "Irish at heart," there's nothing quite like getting into the spirit of...
Dec 20, 2018
Avoid Boring Christmas Party Conversations With This Simple Blinking Trick
Any seasoned Christmas party attendee will know the feeling of being trapped in the world's most boring conversation. Fortunately, there’s a way of escape without hurting anyone's...
Dec 18, 2018
5 Tips From Dr. Oz on De-Stressing During the Holidays
'Tis the season for Christmas de-stress tips. We're secretly counting down the days until the holidays are over (sorry, but somebody had to say it!), because that means no more playing host, no...
Dec 13, 2018
4 Ways to Be the Ultimate Host This Holiday Season
Amid the craziness of Christmas parties here, there, and everywhere, we sometimes focus too much on the "there" and "everywhere" that we forget about the "here" — as in, the parties at your own...
Dec 8, 2018
10 Detoxifying Yoga Poses to Help You Stay Grounded This Holiday Season
With the holidays upon us, you might be feeling a little bit more backed up than usual. Not only are our schedules packed with holiday planning and family outings, we’re indulging at every turn....
Dec 7, 2018
23 Elf on the Shelf Ideas That Will Keep Your Kids on the Nice List
If you're looking for the Elf on the Shelf ideas, you've come to the right place. We've got you covered, whether you need funny ideas for your family's humorous elf, or you're looking for Elf on...
Dec 2, 2018
10 Ways You Can Prep for Christmas Now That Will Make Your Life a Whole Lot Easier
While December 25 is, for most of us, a day filled with gifts, food, and laughter, the lead-up to the big event is usually extremely hectic. Between family disagreements and trying to figure out...
Dec 2, 2018
6 Tips for Becoming the Best Gift Giver This Christmas
Fast forward to December 23 at 6 a.m. It's the last shopping day before Christmas, and you've left it way too late to buy anything online so you're heading out to your nearest shopping center with...
Dec 1, 2018
5 Ways to Lighten the Load of Family Stress This Christmas
Have a love-hate relationship with the holiday season? You're not alone. You might like getting the chance to connect with your nearest and dearest, but not all the stress of shopping, decorating,...
Nov 28, 2018
How to Make a Beautiful DIY Mini Succulent Christmas Tree
If you've been searching for the perfect Christmas tree for a tiny home or apartment but still haven't found it, look no further than this ingenious mini Christmas tree you can make entirely from...
Nov 26, 2018
Watch Out for This 'Secret Sister Gift Exchange' — It's a Scam
With the holiday season in full swing, scammers are popping up everywhere and hoping to take advantage of people's giving, generous nature this time of year. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is...
Nov 24, 2018
Three Expert Organizers Don't Think New Years Resolutions are a Good Idea — Here's Why
For many of us, January 1 is a time to reflect on the year gone by, and to think about what we want to change over the next 365 days. There’s something so tantalising about a fresh diary and a...
Nov 3, 2018
19 Easy Ideas for DIY Thanksgiving Decor That Will Stun Your Guests
When you open your home to guests this Thanksgiving, the first thing they'll notice are the amazing smells wafting from your kitchen. Then, they'll walk in and be immediately wowed by your stunning...
Nov 2, 2018
Confession: I Hate Thanksgiving Food (Be Honest, So Do You)
As we approach Turkey Day, I have a confession: I don't like Thanksgiving. In fact, I hate Thanksgiving. I think Thanksgiving food is the worst. I have never been blown away by a Thanksgiving meal....
Aug 29, 2018
Slow-Cooker Thanksgiving Sides You Can Prep in 10 Minutes or Less
Thanksgiving is coming up, and maybe this year you’d like to spend some time with the family watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade or drinking hot cocoa instead of slaving over the hot stove all day...
Jan 4, 2018
Christmas in the Shadow of Grief Is the Palest of Holidays
If you had peeked into my house during the pre-dawn hours of Christmas morning, nothing would’ve looked amiss. All three stockings were full, especially my 13-year-old daughter’s, which overflowed...
Dec 29, 2017
The Ultimate Last-Minute New Year's Eve Party Kit for Creating a Night to Remember
With New Year's Eve being so close to Christmas, party planning for both can sometimes go awry, so to take away some of that holiday stress we put together the ultimate last-minute New Year's Eve...
Dec 22, 2017
A Last-Minute Gift Idea for the Sports Lover in Your Life
If you’re used to shopping for last-minute gifts for a total sports nut — your husband, one of your kids, the grandparents, or even a coworker — then you’ve probably done all the typical go-tos:...
Dec 21, 2017
Stop Cheating People With Holiday Birthdays Out of a Real Celebration
Christmas and New Year’s are just around the corner, and that means one thing: You have to pretend to happily celebrate the holiday birthdays of family and friends. Yes, do that in between the...
Dec 21, 2017
How to Handle the Holidays as a Stepparent
As many stepmothers and stepfathers will know, the holidays can be an absolute minefield — with children and adults alike struggling with the stress of belonging to a step-family. With the absence...
Dec 21, 2017
7 Traits of Horrible Holiday Houseguests
Most people enjoy spending the holidays with friends and family, and sometimes that means having houseguests. The rules for being a good host are simple: Be flexible and supply lots of food, but...
Dec 19, 2017
6 Ways to Put an End to the Holiday Tug of War in Families
Mom's side of the family on one end of the rope. Dad's side on the other. Now, pull! Who will win the prize of having the kids and grandkids for Christmas? If you're a parent or grandparent, you're...
Dec 13, 2017
Wear an Ugly Christmas Sweater to Board Your Flight Early
If you have a delightfully cheesy Christmas sweater collecting dust in the bottom of your closet, now might be a good time to dig it out. Not only have "ugly" Christmas sweaters become a popular...
Dec 12, 2017
Protect Yourself From 'Porch Pirates' During the Holidays
Mail carriers during the holiday season are like the adult version of Santa Claus:They bear gifts and bring those gifts right to your home, and the promise of presents under the tree fills you with...
Dec 5, 2017
Starbucks Is Giving Away $1 Million in Gift Cards This Month
'Tis the season to give, and give back, and Starbucks is doing just that. The coffee company is giving away $1 million in gift cards for the holidays. Starbucks announced the gift giving plan on...
Nov 22, 2017
How to Survive Christmas 'Revertigo' and Have a Merry Time With Your Family
This time of year is all about families getting together and celebrating what’s important. However, there’s another element to a gathering of so many adult relatives for Christmas. It’s called...
Nov 21, 2017
5 Ways to Keep Family Strains From Ruining Your Holiday
Every single holiday season, my mother was convinced that our extended family would happily gather – think Modern Family but not nearly as pretty or wealthy – and frolic our way through the...