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How to Celebrate Halloween with an Empty Nest

I have spent a lot of years on the parent/Halloween hamster wheel. For many years my husband and I have celebrated Halloween apart because he is out chaperoning trick-or-treaters and I am home handing out candy and soothing people who came home early’s feelings because they didn’t get as much candy as someone else who …

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The Best Family Board Games to Play with Teenagers

As the weather gets cooler and nights are longer, we start looking for new ways to spend time together as a family, now that swimming pools are closed and it’s time to head home from the beach. Autumn is the perfect time to bring out those board games and get those competitive juices flowing. As …

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I love these fun, easy, and cheap ways to get more hygge for Valentine's Day, The love letter is my favorite idea!

20+ Hygge Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s day! I hope that you spend a hygge day or evening or long weekend with the one you love. A hygge valentine is my favorite way to do Valentine’s day because it’s all about being present and enjoying each other’s company. It’s low key (usually!) and it’s all about the relationship, not STUFF. …

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