Special Occasions

Celebrating Your Sister’s Birthday – Gift and Celebration Ideas

September 14, 2016

I am very fortunate to say that my sister, Anna, is my very best friend.  It wasn’t always that way considering there was a 5 year age difference.  Growing up, we had to share a room which brought on many arguments.  I was the athlete and a horrible student; she was the quiet, straight A […]

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Graduation Party Ideas For Your 8th Grader

May 11, 2016

Graduating from 8th grade is actually a very important milestone to celebrate. I’ve noticed that many parents do not celebrate this achievement as often; perhaps because many look at it as a less important achievement when compared to a High School or College graduation. I feel that the opposite is true. 8th graders these days […]

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Police Academy Graduation Party Ideas

April 13, 2016

Congratulations! Your Cadet is graduating from the Police Academy and will begin his/her new career in law enforcement. After months of early mornings, long days, a ton of PT and an awkward haircut your newly graduated Officer deserves a celebration in their honor! Whether you throw a small backyard BBQ, rent a hall or plan […]

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The Importance of National Hugging Day on January 21st

January 20, 2016

I have always been a hugger so when I heard about National Hugging Day, I was all in!  On January 21, 1986, Kevin Zabomey created National Hugging Day because he felt that people do not show enough public affection.  It doesn’t matter what type of hugger you are – bear hugger, heart to heart hugger, […]

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Snowed In? Fun In-Home Family Activities to do This Winter

January 13, 2016

Just because you are stuck inside this winter doesn’t mean you have to be miserable.  I figure I have two options.  Listen to the kids complain and fight with each other, or make the best of a bad situation.  Obviously, there is no choice.  Make the best of the situation. Something I always enjoyed when […]

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Party Idea’s for a High School Graduation

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Spring is here and that means my son will be graduating high school soon. My little boy is all grown up and going to step out into the real world. I must admit I am terrified to let him go. It seems like yesterday that he was following me around like my shadow. But his […]

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Ways to Celebrate an Elementary School Graduation

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Although there can be quite a few ways to celebrate your child’s elementary school graduation, it must be stressed that this may very well be the first real important celebration in the young person’s life. With that in mind, perhaps any kind of party would suffice since the important thing is that the child’s accomplishment […]

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Graduation Announcements to Share the Big News

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Whether it’s high school or college, the anticipation and excitement of graduation is more explosive than a 4th of July fireworks show. And rightly so. After all the hard work put into your studies and your perseverance and determination to make it through, it’s only natural to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. Graduations […]

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