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5 Ways to Help Avoid Kids Avoid the Gimmees at Christmas

If it’s difficult for adults to fight the “I wants,” it’s even more difficult for our kids who don’t have the filters or self-control to push back against the advertisers’ messages. Here are a few practices I do to help my kids keep Christmas more sacred and less about the stuff. read more

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Quirky Christmas Celebrations

With each get-together, party and celebration we attend, the one question that’s always on the back of our minds? Gifts. Who do we buy for and what do we get? Here are five fun and thrifty ways your family and friends can all leave with something from the get-together without breaking the bank! read more

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Managing the Magic of the Season

I don’t want to be stressed out during the most wonderful time of the year. I bet you don’t either. A couple of years ago, I unwittingly started a new tradition. I created a calendar of activities with all the simple joys of the season. read more

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One-Yard Wonders DIY Hexie Pouf

Any child would love to have this accent in his or her room for reading books, playing games or hanging out with friends. Comfortable for one, but roomy enough for two, the Hexie Pouf is the perfect floor pillow for kids of all ages. read more

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Kitchen Play

Every issue of Hello, Darling magazine features play ideas for kids. In the Fall 2014 issue we featured kitchen play ideas for the different ages and stages. read more