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  • christmas gift exchange ideas for big families
    Holidays
    5 Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas for Big Families
    It’s the holiday season, and that means it’s a time of traditions, family, and gift giving. Having a big family can mean more excitement and merriment throughout the holidays, but it can also make a Christmas gift exchange problematic in some...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • close-up of a minimalist Christmas tree
    Holidays
    How to Have a Minimalist Christmas with Kids
    Having a minimalist Christmas has become a goal for many parents, and for those parents who are not quite ready to go with a minimalist approach, there still seems to be interest in downsizing the overall gift-giving experience. There are many su...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • girlreceivingpackagedelivery
    College Life
    Top 10 Care Package Items for College Students
    Show your college student that you love and miss her by mailing a care package full of dorm room essentials and comforting treats. Whether it's her birthday, Valentine's Day, finals time, or just because, learn what to send to brighten her day. ...
    Erin Dower
  • baby looking out at window wondering "is santa is real?"
    Holidays
    Is Santa Real? 5 Santa Trackers to Use This Christmas Eve
    Is Santa real? There is nothing more real and special than the magic and joy that Santa Claus has brought to so many of us for as long as we can remember. There are so many exciting ways to get ready for Santa, but tracking Santa on Christmas Eve...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • 3 kids looking at Santa and his reindeer under moonlight sky.
    Kids
    How to Tell Your Kids About Santa: A Step-by-Step Guide
    As the winter holiday season approaches, it also becomes a time of constant stories, images, decorations, and traditions involving Santa Claus for many families who celebrate Christmas. There is so much to love about Santa—the magic, the memori...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • little girl sleeping under tree on christmas morning
    Christmas
    To My Kids on Christmas Morning...
    It’s funny what you remember — and don’t remember — about the Christmas mornings of your youth when you grow up. Looking back, I remember the excitement on my brothers’ faces as they woke me up to tell me Santa had come. I remember the...
    Erin Ollila
  • tabletop game, nok hockey
    Tabletop Games
    Top 10 Classic Tabletop and Basement Games for Kids
    Ahh, remember the good old days of playing pool, foosball, and other awesome games in your childhood friend's basement? Visit memory lane and cure your child's cabin fever — and video game addiction — with these 10 classic tabletop and baseme...
    Erin Dower
  • santa claus sitting at couch
    Santa Claus
    Should I Tell My Child the Truth About Santa?
    Since becoming a mom, I’ve had a lot of feelings I didn’t expect to feel about holidays. I feel incredibly conflicted about Santa Claus. I never expected to put as much thought into something that seems so thoughtless. I mean, I believed in S...
    Sa'iyda Shabazz
  • Christmas Gifts for Girls
    Christmas
    This Year's Top Holiday Gifts for Kick-Ass Girls
    Wondering what might be at the top of your daughter's holiday wish list? Check out some of this year's award-winning and most-wanted toys and gifts for girls ages 6 and up. Choose from games, sports, hands-on kits, ride-on toys and more! Plus, do...
    Colleen Hughes
  • Teacher Christmas Gifts
    Gifts
    Top 10 Indulgent Holiday Gifts for Teachers
    Looking for the perfect last-minute gift for your kid's teacher? Forget the usual coffee mugs and Christmas ornaments! We've some great gift ideas to show that hard-working teacher you care. And don't forget a thank-you card for the teacher! Edi...
    Erin Dower
  • Vacuum Cleaner
    Gifts
    11 Worst Holiday Gifts to Buy Your Spouse
    Buying a holiday gift for your spouse can be stressful — we get it. Sometimes, in the throes of desperation, you end up with a gift that leaves a little something to be desired. While you might not always hit the nail on the head with your gift...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Best Christmas Presents for Boys
    Best Toys
    Best Holiday Gifts for Boys in 2017
      Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn First Words Smart Puppy   This puppy is not only adorable but he'll help kids learn. Babies and toddlers can take the puppy's blocks and place them on the toy to activate different learning activities including le...
    Corrie Kerr
  • How to Make a Holiday Wreath Ornament
    December Holidays
    How to Make a Holiday Wreath Ornament
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  • The 5 Worst Christmas Movies of All Time
    Christmas
    The 5 Worst Christmas Movies of All Time
    We can all rattle off the canon of classic Christmas movies, the ones you'll watch over and over. But what if you're in the mood for something absolutely awful, but wonderfully campy? We've come up with the five worst Christmas movies to enjoy wi...
    Amina Sharma
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    Dealing With In-Laws
    Dealing with Holiday Conflicts (and Satisfying Your In-Laws)
    Parents often don't realize the problems their married children experience as they try to balance loyalties to their own parents as well as to their in-laws and spouse during the holidays. If the older generation didn't experience the same stress...
  • Christmas Albums
    Entertainment and Activities
    top 10 christmas music albums for families
    A Charlie Brown Christmas – The Vince Guaraldi Trio Visions of Peanuts characters will dance in your head as soon as you hear the first few jazzy notes of this must-have Christmas album. The album is a soundtrack to the 1965 Charlie Brown Chri...
    Erin Dower and FEN Staff
  • 10 Stocking Stuffers Your Kids Will Want
    Christmas
    10 Stocking-Stuffers Your Kids Will Actually Want
    We know how it goes. You think you've got all the Christmas shopping done...until you look up from your laptop and see the stocking hanging by the chimney with care. Shoot. So, back online you go to grab anything cute, cheap and small enough to ...
    Laurie Mega
  • Best Video Games for the Holiday Season 2017
    Christmas
    Top 10 Video Games for the 2017 Holiday Season
    Every year sees a rush of new video game releases as the holidays approach, and 2017 is no different. From reboots of classics to the latest from the hottest franchises to newbies hoping to break through the pack, it can be hard to find just the ...
    Colleen Hughes