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  • 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
  • Backyard games
    Outdoor Games
    Fun Backyard Games for the Summer
    Looking for some great backyard party games for the summer? Here are our favorites! Get the full details on these games (and where to by them) from our slideshow! ...
  • 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 Ch...
    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
  • Top 10 Chick Flicks to Watch This Holiday Season
    Christmas Movies
    Top 10 Chick Flicks to Watch This Holiday Season
    A Bad Moms Christmas Rated RRunning time: 1h 44minBuy on Amazon (affiliate links) We're starting off the list with a movie that’s not a rom com, but definitely provides an escape. The comedy A Bad Moms Christmas is the sequel to the 2016 mov...
    Erin Dower and FEN Staff
  • Mobile Apps
    21 Free Educational Apps for Kids
    Educational apps are a great and fun way to keep your kids learning outside of the classroom, but the cost of all those apps can add up fast. Luckily, there are plenty of free apps for kids that are both educational and fun but won't break the ba...
    Colleen Hughes
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • 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
  • 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...
  • Activities and Crafts
    Top 10 Christmas Crafts Using Washi Tape
      Washi tape is one of our favorite craft supplies. It comes in dozens of different colors and patterns, it's cheap, easy for little hands to use, and makes minimal mess — win! We've rounded up our favorite Christmas-themed washi tape ideas...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Harry Potter
    Where Would the Harry Potter Sorting Hat Place You?
    Are you a Harry Potter fan? Well, you may not be able to attend Hogwarts, but at least you can find out what house the Sorting Hat would choose for you by taking this quiz. ...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • The Best 2017 Holiday Movies
    Holiday Movies
    The Top 10 Family Movies for the 2017 Holiday Season
    It's finally here! The holiday movie season is upon us, and Hollywood has not disappointed. From super-heroes to the first Christmas in Bethlehem, there's something for every family headed to the movies this month. Check out these upcoming movies...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Top 10 Earth Day Books for Children
    Earth Day
    Top 10 Earth Day Books for Children
    Celebrate Earth Day every day by reading some of these great children's books about Mother Earth, recycling, planting trees, and all things green! Fittingly, most of them are printed on recycled or eco-friendly paper. Looking for more? Use our...
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
    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 ...