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    New Year's Resolutions
    Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Families
    Individual resolutions are easy to give up on, because they're all about you in a world where you're focused on taking care of everyone else. So, moms and families, why not try making resolutions as a group this year? See the best New Year's reso...
    Erin Dower
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    New Year's
    Papier-Mâché Disco Ball
    Papier-Mâché Disco BallMaterials Large inflated balloon String Newsprint or other paper Papier-mâché paste Small toys and candy Shiny paper or sparkly tissue paper Paints and glitter Directions Start this project 4 or 5 days ahead of your dan...
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    10 Fun Ways to Celebrate New Year's With the Family
    Every New Year's Eve is the same. You think you'll get out on the town and do it up right: a romantic dinner, a glamorous party and a ball-drop. But if you've got kids, especially young ones, chances are you'll find yourself on the couch, falling...
    Laurie Mega
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    New Year's Eve Traditions
    New Year's Culture Quiz
    At the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, you know what you'll be doing. But how do other cultures celebrate? Take our quiz and find out. ...
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    New Year's Picture Frame
    New Year's Picture Frame Seasonal Sense You can buy a variety of textured sponges in craft stores or the craft section of discount stores. They come in different patterns or textures and in all shapes and sizes. These sponges create a unique ef...
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    New Year's Poppers
    New Year's Poppers These unusual New Year's favors will brighten any dinner table. Watch the kids' faces light up when they find their favorite trinkets and candies inside! Holiday Hints New Year's poppers would make great favors for a kid's bi...
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    New Year's Resolutions
    Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Families
    Individual resolutions are easy to give up on, because they're all about you in a world where you're focused on taking care of everyone else. So, moms and families, why not try making resolutions as a group this year? See the best New Year's reso...
    Erin Dower
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    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
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    New Year's Hats
    New Year's Hats Festive Facts The origins of the celebration of a new year can be traced back to the Egyptians and Babylonians more than 4,000 years ago. Each year in September, the Nile River flooded, enriching the farmland and signaling a new...
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    New Year's
    Trick Toasts
    Trick Toasts You won't get a hangover from these martinis—which are actually martini glass ­candles—but you will get a lot of comments on your creative style. You can make any drinking glass into a gel candle and dye it to match the color o...
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    New Year's Eve Confetti
    New Year's Eve Confetti Age: Preschool and upTime: An hour or more Type of activity: Arts and Crafts A celebration is just around the corner, but you can make confetti any time of year to use at kids' birthday parties. Materials needed: · She...
    Christine Dvornik
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    The Best New Year's Resolutions You Haven't Made Yet
        Mission: Empower Yourself Write down those things that are awesome about you. Keep a copy of this list in your wallet and possibly by your bedroom mirror--wherever you’re most likely to look at it. Stephanie Taylor, of the University o...
    Corrie Kerr
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    New Year's Noisemakers
    New Year's Noisemakers Noisemaker Age: All agesTime: An hour or moreType of Activity: Arts and crafts Whether your kids stay up 'til the ball drops, they can take part in the festivities by making these noisy party favors. Materials Needed:Empty...
    Christine Dvornik