10 Ways To Celebrate Lunar New Year With Your Kids

10 Ways To Celebrate Lunar New Year With Your Kids

10 Ways To Celebrate Lunar New Year with Your Kids! Gung Hey Fat Choy! Happy New Year! This year, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. For me, Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year is a special time of year I get to celebrate a time in my life when I was able to travel to Hong Kong and Canton, China for a high school cross-country experience. It was 1996, and it was an unforgettable experience. The culture was completely different then what I had experienced anywhere else in my travels. The people were all so nice and interested in...

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How To Throw An Inexpensive New Year’s Eve-DAY Party

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This year our family decided to stay in and forgo the craziness of the world and instead host a play date; a New Year's Eve-Day Party. We made party poppers, blew out candles, tossed Pop-It's, ate, drank and danced. Here is our fun and festive holiday. Party Poppers DIY You'll need: Toilet paper rolls Snacks (that can fit into toilet paper rolls) Wrapping paper and tape Curly ribbon Scissors Directions: First collect all your goodies so that you know how many stripes of wrapping paper you will need. I used standard wrapping paper with the 1/2 inch pre-traced cutting squares on...

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5 Tips For A Stress Free & Tantrum Free Holiday

5 Easy Tips for A Stress Free & Tantrum Free Holiday

Mom Tip: Whew! That was crazy. With all the build up and excitement of the holiday's it is amazing how quickly it is all over. In 2012 with the arrival of our daughter my husband and I decided to purchase a 7.5 foot Dunhill Fir artificial tree. We realized quickly that having our tree up all holiday season was important to us. After we became parents the benefits were plentiful; never having to water, not having poisonous water around our crawling baby, no more messy needles to vacuum up, no more worrying about the sharp sting of dried out branches when...

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