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  • Slumber Parties
    Tips for Planning a Successful Sleepover Party
    Tips for Planning a Successful Sleepover Party Sleepover parties can be a blast, but the planning, potential homesickness, and a house full of rambunctious children can put stress on both the parents and kids. These tips for party planning and de...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Indoor Games Printables
    Baby Shower Bingo Printable Game Cards
    Print off these baby shower BINGO cards to use at your shower as you unwrap gifts for your soon-to-be baby. Check out these other fun baby shower games. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Planning a Wedding
    Who Pays for a Wedding These Days?
    Who Pays for a Wedding These Days? As you probably know, tradition had it that the bride's family paid the majority of the wedding costs. This was great for the groom's family, but could cause serious pocketbook stress for the parents of the bri...
  • Indoor Games Printables
    Pin the Baby on the Belly Printable Shower Game
    Print off the pregnant belly template and a baby for each guest to play this fun twist on Pin the Tail on the Donkey at your next baby shower. Check out these other fun baby shower games. ...
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    Baby Products
    Staff Favorites: 20 Essential Products for Baby's 1st Year
    The FamilyEducation staff is made up of moms and dads like you, always on the lookout for the best products for our kids. We've come up with a list of the must-have baby products that have been essential to our young families — everything fr...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • little girl enjoying birthday gifts and goodie bag
    Party Favors
    Party Favors for Kids
    How many times has your child come home from a birthday party with a goodie bag full of dollar store trinkets that get forgotten about almost immediately? The next time you're planning a birthday, forgo the penny candy and cheap toys and send you...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Indoor Games Printables
    Finish the Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower Game
    This crowd-pleasing baby shower game has guests brush up on their nursery rhyme lyrics. Check out these other fun baby shower games. ...
  • Outside Christmas decorations
    Christmas Activities and Traditions
    Holiday Bash on a Budget
    Holiday Bash on a Budget December, a month filled with wintry holidays, is a classic time to celebrate with friends and family. The cold outdoor temperatures and diminished daylight hours make a warm, friendly party a welcome treat. Whether you'...
    Liz Casler
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Party Games
    Blob Race
    Blob Race Activity for a group Age group: 30-40 months Duration of activity: 20 minutes Although relay races may be too complex for young children, they will enjoy this simplified version. Divide the guests into two teams. Designate a starting a...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Party Games
    Sleeping Lions
    Sleeping Lions Activity for a group Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes You can adapt this game to meet the theme of your party. Divide the guests into two groups. One group is the lions; the other group is the safari photog...
  • baby gifts for twins, Itzbeen timer for twins
    Baby Showers
    Top 10 Gifts for Moms Expecting Twins
    Searching for the perfect baby shower gift for twins? These creative and practical ideas will bring the multiples-mom-to-be double the joy. If you have twins, please tell us in the comments area what items you found most useful. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Family Life
    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    A Quick Lesson for the Mother of the Bride
    A Quick Lesson for the Mother of the Bride Rachel Menke and Ryan Borland got engaged on Friday night. On Monday morning, Rachel's mom began showing signs of wedding madness. She was sitting in the rain drinking coffee with a friend at 7 A.M. wai...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Halloween Parties and Recipes
    Host the Perfect Halloween Party
    Host the Perfect Halloween PartyGhosts, goblins, and ghastly witches - sounds like the ideal group of party guests! Show them all a frighteningly fun time by hosting the perfect Halloween party with your children. To ensure your party is a monste...
  • Halloween Activities Printables
    Halloween Party Invitations
    Fill in and pass out these Halloween invitations to all the ghouls and goblins you want at your Halloween party. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Planning a Wedding
    Types of Weddings
    Types of Weddings In some ways, all weddings are the same. In other ways, they may be profoundly different. Below are some examples of different sorts of weddings and some ideas about what to expect. Civil Ceremonies Civil ceremonies are usual...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Party Games
    Family Games: Charades
    Family Games: Charades Winning Plays Charades is believed to have originated in France in the eighteenth century as a riddle game. The goal of the game was to come up with a word or phrase by trying to figure out the riddle. The riddles were giv...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Planning a Wedding
    What to Wear to a Wedding
    What to Wear to a Wedding Winter brides traditionally choose velvet, satin, brocade, or other heavy formal fabric. Spring brides favor taffeta and lace, and summer suggests chiffon, organdy, or cotton. Tradition dictates that the bride's weddin...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Planning a Wedding
    Formal Wedding Etiquette
    Formal Wedding Etiquette You're Engaged! Before people get married, they become engaged. Engagement marks the interval between the day the couple agree to get married and the actual wedding ceremony. What happens during this period depends on th...