No Candy Easter Baskets

No Candy Easter Baskets
  No Candy Easter Basket Fillers That Your Kids Will Love   When I was a kid, my aunts gave my brothers and me an Easter basket every year. They were full of candy and I looked forward to them every year. I wanted to continue the Easter Basket tradition for my own kids and ...

Creating Family Holiday Traditions

Creating Family Holiday Traditions
Sharing Family Rituals When You Travel for the Holidays   My husband and I started a tradition of celebrating our own private Christmas with each other before we went our separate ways for the actual holiday. We named it Fake Christmas. Twelve years later, we still celebrate Fake Christmas every year, now with our own ...

Creative No-Carve Pumpkin Designs

Creative No-Carve Pumpkin Designs
Decorating Pumpkins with Young Children   I have two boys – a 3 year old and a 7 year old. Carving a Halloween pumpkin can get really messy and maybe a bit dangerous with those two underfoot. I also live about 15 minutes from the beach, which means my house can get a bit more ...

Pumpkin Farms in Los Angeles

Pumpkin Farms in Los Angeles
Working Farms Transform for Halloween   I love living in Los Angeles. The options for family activities are endless. We could go to the beach or the mountains or a museum or see a play. One thing that is tougher to do is visit an actual working farm.   When we were visiting family on ...