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Updated: March 2, 2021

Our Favorite First Birthday Gift Ideas

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Updated: February 2, 2022

100 Double Names for Girls and Boys ( + Popular Nicknames)

Ultimate List of Double Names

​If you live in the south, double names, also known as double-barrelled names, are nothing new, and you’re probably used to hearing names like John Taylor or Mary Margaret. But if you live in another part of the country or world, this may be a new concept for you.

A double name, or double-barreled first name, is often seen in Southern naming traditions and is when you choose two names for your little, often joined by a hyphen. It is an excellent option for those seeking unique baby names.

Updated: May 31, 2022

5 DIY Baby Headbands and Bows

baby wearing purple outfit and diy headband

If you've seen a baby girl birth announcement recently, browsed Instagram, or shopped on Etsy, you've probably see an adorable infant wearing an oversized headband or bow accessory. Whether you love it or hate it, the trend is here to stay.

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 wedding dress be white or off-white. The number of nontraditional brides is growing at the moment, however, and brides are opting more and more for colored dresses and prints. Basically, a bride should feel comfortable and at ease in whatever she wears, because she is the star of the show.

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Table Manners: Frequently Asked Questions

Table Manners: Frequently Asked Questions

Whenever I talk with children about table manners, they are full of questions. Some are delightful, some are difficult, and all are unfailingly interesting. Here are some of the most common questions:

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Botanical Names

Botanical Names

The Victorians' fondness for two flower names – Rose and Lily – clearly ignited their passion for all sorts of names with botanical elements. Interestingly enough, neither Lily nor Rose actually had botanical origins. Rose is derived from the Old German word hros, which became the modern word "horse," and Lily was a pet name from Elizabeth.

What's in a Name

Susanna, a somewhat popular Hebrew name, means "lily."

The Importance of Personal Goals in a Marriage

The Importance of Personal Goals in a Marriage

When you are married and have a family, it's still important to keep in mind personal goals. Your goals might be small, such as reading a new book every month, or they might be larger, such as developing a new hobby or learning a new skill. Personal goals will help you grow as a person and will enrich your life and your marriage.

Marriage Q & A's

Q: Now that I'm married, is it still okay for me to have individual goals?

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Saving on Wedding Costs

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Saving on Wedding Costs

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Some insurance companies now offer wedding insurance, just in case the caterer decides to file for bankruptcy and go out of business two days before the event, or somebody steals all the wedding gifts. You even can buy insurance that pays you if it rains or snows on the day of the wedding. Check out Weddinguard at www.weddinguard.com for an example of what's available.

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Typical Cat Behaviors

Typical Cat Behaviors

Some behaviors seem supremely feline, and cats modify others to make whatever they do seem feline-specific. Let's take a closer look at a few of these.

Purring

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Stress often causes cats to purr during veterinary exams, making it hard for the vet to hear your kitty's heart and lungs through the stethoscope. Running water often stops a cat's purring, so your vet might turn on a tap when examining your cat.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Family Gardening Tips

Family Gardening Tips

Cynthia Davis Klemmer, the Children's Education Coordinator at theMassachusetts Horticultural Society, suggests these gardening activity tips for families:

  • Start small. Window boxes or containers, because of their smallsize, can actually turn out to be rather luxurious gardens. Recycle clean bleach and milkcontainers. Cut off the tops and use them as planters.
  • Be willing to put up with a less-than-perfect looking garden: crookedrows and weeds are okay.
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From Trash to Crafts

Egg cartons, styrofoam products

From Trash to Crafts

Crafty Clues

Clean and collect a week's worth of items that you'd normally throw away and challenge your children to think of ways you could use the items in crafting.

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Build an Aquarium Terrarium

Build an Aquarium Terrarium

You'll need these materials:

  • A small to medium size aquarium
  • Charcoal (finely ground)
  • Small pebbles
  • Perlite
  • Soil mix
  • Assorted small plants, such as ivy, mini-african violets, small herb plants, or cacti
  • Glass or plastic for top

    What to do:

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    Build a Backyard Wetland

    Build a Backyard Wetland

    Brought to you by the National PTA&reg.

    This Earth Week, create a backyard wetland to replace the important natural functions of wetlands that may have been lost when your community was developed. It will also temporarily store, filter, and clean runoff water from your roof and lawn. Select any level area for digging.

    Tools and supplies you will need
    Sheet plastic, hoes, shovels, gloves, soil, peat moss, perforated pipe, upright pipe, round stones, wetland plants (see below)

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    by: Erin Dower

    Zika Virus Q&A: 4 Facts for Pregnant Women and Families

    Mosquito Spreading Zika Virus

    The news of Zika virus spreading is pretty scary, particularly if you're pregnant or trying to conceive (TTC). If you're expecting, what steps do you need to take to protect yourself and your baby? Can you still take a babymoon, and where is it safe to travel? Where is Zika virus spreading locally in the U.S.? Don't panic; read on for facts that can help answer your questions, and keep you and your family safe, whether you're pregnant or not.

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    Making a Terrarium

    Types of terrariums

    Making a Terrarium

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    A terrarium is a glass case with earth in it, where plants and flowers can grow.

    Creating a terrarium – a glass case with earth in it, where plants and flowers can grow – is a super activity to begin during the long winter months, when a bit of greenery perks up anyone's spirits.

    Ideas for containers:

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    Books for Ages 5-6

    Books for Ages 5-6

    Agapanthus Hum and Major Bark, by Jennifer Plecas
    When she loses a tooth, Agapanthus discovers that she can make an angel hoot by blowing through the hole in her smile.

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by Judith Viorst
    On a day when everything goes wrong for him, Alexander is consoled by the thought that other people have bad days too.

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    by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book

    Let's Pretend for Toddlers

    Let's Pretend for Toddlers


    This activity will give your child's large muscles a workout along with his imagination.

    Directions

    1. Give your child a series of instructions such as "Let's pretend you are a rabbit. Can you hop like a rabbit?" or "Let's pretend you are an elephant. Can you walk about like a big, heavy elephant?"
    2. Try other animals and include things such as plants growing in the ground, a flower opening on a summer day, or a balloon being filled with air.