Inexpensive Summer Activities

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, the second-best time! It’s summer vacation! Between summer camps, vacations, and the many activities to keep yourself or your little ones occupied; the dollar signs can add up. But, there are plenty of inexpensive and totally free activities that are still barrels of fun!  Bust summer […]

Celebrating Independence Day

Summer has begun! Everyone’s favorite season had officially begun on June 21st, meaning Independence Day is right around the corner.  July 4th, also known as Independence Day, marks a historic day in American history. In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress. Granting America independence from Great Britain.  To celebrate the […]

Celebrate Military Appreciation Month This May

Each year, the President of the United States kicks off Military Appreciation Month with a proclamation of gratitude for our armed forces. At least, he’s done so since 1999 when Congress officially designated the month of May as Military Appreciation Month. This May, soak up the celebration and appreciation as you commemorate specific military holidays all month […]

Here’s How to Celebrate the Month of the Military Child This April

Whether your youngsters prefer the term “military child” or the affectionate “military brat,” this month is all about them. Since the mid-1980s, April has been designated as the Month of the Military Child. The Pentagon and other organizations that support the military launched the month-long event all those years ago to celebrate the resilience of […]

These Kid-Friendly DIYs Encourage Outdoor Play!

These Kid-Friendly DIYs Encourage Outdoor Play Looking for ways to keep your little ones entertained this summer? Here are a few crafts that will be fun to do as a family—and the resulting toys will get everyone outside! “Popsicle” chalk. Popsicles are the perfect afternoon treat on a hot summer’s day, but did you know they […]

Make Dinner a Breeze With These Weeknight Meal Hacks

After a long day at work, it can be quite the hassle to come home and spend hours making dinner for you and your family, then doing the dishes right after. But, cooking a quick and easy meal can still be just as fulfilling and delicious for the whole family. Try out some crockpot recipes! […]

How to Make (and Keep!) Your New Year’s Resolutions for 2022

With January in full swing, there’s no time like the present to start focusing on those resolutions you made for the new year. But for many of us, it can be difficult to get started. Maybe you have a resolution in mind but aren’t sure where to begin. Or perhaps you haven’t had a chance […]

How to Celebrate the Holidays, DIY Style

Between the gifts, the decorating, and the baking, the holiday season can be expensive—not to mention hectic! One surefire way to help bring down the costs of the season is by taking a DIY (that is, “do it yourself”) approach to many of your holiday traditions. Read on for a few ways to celebrate on […]

The History of Veterans Day and How to Celebrate in 2021

As service members and veterans of the Armed Forces (and their families), you’re already aware of the significance of Veteran’s Day—but do you know anything about its history?  Observed annually on November 11, this federal holiday dates back to November 11, 1919. That was when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as “Armistice Day,” a […]

Clever and Creative Uses for Pumpkin (Beyond Jack-O’-Lanterns)

Once October rolls around, it seems like pumpkins take over everything around us, from our decor to our doorsteps and even our recipes. And while we welcome pumpkin’s position as fall’s favorite gourd, there’s something to be said for projects and ideas that utilize pumpkins in new, non-traditional ways. Read on for three clever and […]

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