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Packing & Moving

Preparing Your Teen for a Move

May 20, 2020

You’re counting down the days until your upcoming move, but your teenager doesn’t share your enthusiasm. First, take comfort in the fact that their reaction is perfectly normal. Such transition can be difficult, especially for teens who are already undergoing physical, intellectual and personality changes and may feel powerless over the situation and afraid of the unknown. From adjusting to a new neighborhood, city and school, to making new friends and leaving old ones behind, teenagers may express a variety of concerns over moving to…

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Online Activities for Kids

March 20, 2020
Online Kids Activities

It looks like many of us will be at home reconnecting with our kids in the coming months. If you’re home and looking for ways to keep your children engaged, check out these fun online activities they can enjoy from the comfort of your great room. PBS Kids GamesThis site provides colorful, educational games for younger kids. Little ones can interact with their favorite characters and learn something at the same time! You may want to start with Adventure Stories or Lord of the Crumbs.…

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Non-Candy Treats to Hand Out on Halloween

October 28, 2019

Food allergies. Orthodontics. Childhood obesity rates… There are so many reasons to steer clear of the candy aisle this Halloween. If the thought of handing out the sugary stuff has you spooked, not to worry! You don’t have to greet trick-or-treaters with candy—or even food—to be among the most popular homes on the block this Halloween. Following are some alternative Halloween treats the ghouls and boys are sure to love! Bookmarks Bouncy balls Bubbles Crayons Fake mustaches Glow bracelets Notebooks Unsharpened pencils Spider rings Stickers…

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Going-away Party Ideas for Kids (or Grown-ups!)

May 17, 2019

A big move can be a big adjustment—especially for children. One way you can help them get excited about the move is to throw a going-away party. Here are a few ideas to get you started, but feel free to follow our Moving Party board on Pinterest for even more inspiration. Let your child help with the planning. During a move, kids can feel like a lot of things are out of their control. By letting them make choices about their party’s guest list, invitations,…

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Last-minute Halloween Costumes for Kids

October 28, 2018
Kids Trick or Treating

Halloween is days away. Are your little ones prepared for a night of fun (and let’s face it, excess sugar)? If you put the costume hunt off too long and the store shelves are bare, have no fear! We’ve come to the rescue with last-minute DIY Halloween costumes you can put together at home in a flash. Magician Have a boy’s suit sitting around from a family member’s wedding? All you need is a red cape and poof…instant magician. MarthaStewart.com recommends attaching two pieces of…

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