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  • Our Favorite Holiday Cookies
    December Holidays
    Staff Favorites: The Best Holiday Cookie Recipes
    With holiday parties and cookie swaps looming in the forecast, it's time to make sure your arsenal of cookie recipes is complete and up-to-date. Check out our staff's favorite cookie recipes to fill any holes in your baking line-up. Ginger Snaps...
  • Child reading a book for hanukkah
    Hanukkah
    The 10 Best Hanukkah Books for Kids
    Latke the Lucky Dog By Ellen FischerPrice: $7.99; Ages: 2-7Buy on Amazon Latke is one lucky pup! A family adopts him from an animal shelter on the first night of Hanukkah — and names him after the golden potato pancakes that his scruffy fur re...
  • Famous Bunnies for Easter
    Easter
    Beyond the Easter Bunny: 10 Other Famous Rabbits
    The Easter Bunny gets all the press come springtime, but some other rabbits have made their mark in popular culture. We did a roundup of our favorite famous bunnies, just for fun. The White Rabbit (Alice in Wonderland) The White Rabbit is the...
  • Hanukkah
    3 Hanukkah Recipes to Get Your Party Started
    Hannukah begins December 12 this year, so it's time to start thinking about your plans. Are you toying with the idea of throwing a party? We can help you out with the food! If you're new to traditional Hanukkah foods, or just new to cooking, we ...
    Laurie Mega
  • Online Shopping Is Not Always Safe
    Shopping
    Online Shopping Can Cost You More
    Online shopping is one of the fastest growing forms of retail in the world. A Pew Research Center study showed that eight in ten Americans are online shoppers. Shopping at home is obviously super-convenient, and usually a great way to save. My wi...
    Patrick Craven, Director of the Center for Cyber Safety and Education
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon Trump
    Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving Turkey Traditions at the White House
    On Tuesday, President Trump marked the 70th anniversary of the Thanksgiving Turkey presentation in the White House rose garden. Unlike the first president to receive a turkey, Harry S. Truman, Trump pardoned both turkeys, named Drumstick and Wish...
    Mark Hughes
  • 3 Rosh Hashanah Crafts for the Whole Family
    Activities and Crafts
    3 Rosh Hashanah Crafts for Kids
    Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and the first of the High Holidays, ending with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It's a holiday rich with traditions, such as the sounding of the shofar and eating special foods including round challah and sw...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
    Thanksgiving
    10 Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
    Keep the kids entertained and thankful this giving season with these creative craft and activity ideas for Thanksgiving. Turkey Bowl Put out some tasty treats for your Thanksgiving guests in a homemade turkey bowl you can make with your little ...
  • 5 Thanksgiving recipes to get you from start to finish
    Thanksgiving
    From Start to Finish: A Thanksgiving Recipe for Every Course
    The Thanksgiving dinner menu...easy, right? Sure, that's what you thought when you first get the idea in August to host a beautiful and unique Thanksgiving. In September, you've pinned more recipes than you could ever actually make. By Halloween,...
    Laurie Mega
  • Thanksgiving
    11 Awesome Thanksgiving Activities for You and Your Family
    Looking for a fun way to spend Thanksgiving Day, or want to start some meaningful Turkey Day traditions? This mix of kid-friendly indoor and outdoor activities will bring your family closer together in the true spirit of the holiday. Watch the P...
    Erin Dower
  • Classic Toys That Still Rock
    Best Toys
    12 Classic Toys That Still Rock
    Stumped for gift ideas for your kids? Before you opt for the latest fad toy, consider one of these these 12 classic toys. Check your attic or grandma's basement before you buy these oldies but goodies! Mr. Potato Head When Mr. Potato Head debut...
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards
    Thanksgiving
    How to Make Turkey Place Cards for Your Thanksgiving Table
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  • Volunteering as a Family on Thanksgiving
    Thanksgiving Activities and Traditions
    5 Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities for You and Your Family
    For many people, Thanksgiving revolves around three activities; eating a large meal, watching football and Black Friday. It doesn't take much for the true meaning of Thanksgiving to get lost in the mix of what seems like a never-ending To Do List...
    Steven Auger
  • Thanksgiving Cranberry Recipes
    Food
    8 Delicious Cranberry Recipes for Thanksgiving
    When you think Thanksgiving dinner, you probably think turkey, potatoes and cranberry sauce. But there's so much more you can do with these very versatile berries. Looking for a warm, delicious bread, or maybe a chutney to replace that old sauce...
    Laurie Mega
  • Liam Neeson
    St. Patrick's Day
    8 Famous Irishmen
    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some of Ireland's most famous exports: actors, musicians, and writers. ...
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
    familyeducation editors
  • Thanksgiving Harvest Frost Candle Holder
    Thanksgiving Activities and Traditions
    How to Make a Harvest Frost Candle Holder
    The great thing about these harvest candle holders? You can use what’s handy in your cabinet. Kids will have a great time dropping different grains and beans to create colorful, interesting layers. For this craft, you will need:  A hurricane...
    Laurie Mega