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Updated: May 31, 2022

5 DIY Baby Headbands and Bows

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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.

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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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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Saving on Wedding Costs

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Saving on Wedding Costs

Go Figure

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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Updated: February 12, 2022

10 St. Patrick's Day Crafts Your Preschooler Will Love

St. Patrick's Day Crafts

Regardless of your nationality, everyone is Irish on St. Paddy's Day! These St. Patrick's Day crafts for kids are simple, fun activities that are sure to put a smile on your child's face. Gather the kids and make a few of these creative craft projects to pass out to family and friends on St. Patrick's Day.

Updated: July 8, 2022

15 Harry Potter Baby Names Only True Fans Will Understand

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Even 20 years after its initial release, the Harry Potter book series is still popular. The people who read the books as children quite literally grew up with the characters. And there is an entire generation of kids who don’t know a world where Hogwarts doesn’t exist. For die-hard Potter fans, there is no limit to how they will incorporate J.K. Rowling’s characters into their lives.

More: 25 Hippie Baby Names For Your Little Flower Child

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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by: Ford Seeman

5 Ways to Get Kids to Care About the Environment

5 ways to get kids to appreciate environmental awareness

For many years we’ve been on the losing end of climate change. An unexpected byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic meant that as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020, our planet has seen some improvements it hasn’t seen in decades. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee the gains made will continue as stay-at-home orders around the world are eased.

More: 10 Eco-Friendly Earth Day Crafts for Kids

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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Western Names: Meet Me at the O.K. Corral

Western Names: Meet Me at the O.K. Corral

Name Dropping

Searching for an unusual or rare western name? Get some maps of western states such as Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, and start searching for place names that interest you.

With the passion for using place names as given names these days, it's no surprise that many western place names are gaining favor with today's parents, who, quite frankly, are probably choosing them just because they're neat-sounding names.

Updated: April 22, 2022

75 "Old Lady" Names That Are Popular Again

75 Old Lady Names

Vintage “old lady” names tend to jump back into popularity every few generations. Once the name begins to fade out it gains more interest in the current generation. Think about it like this: the names you consider “old lady” names belong to a generation that will pass on by the time your own children or grandchildren grow up and have children.

  • Czech Last Names

    Find your Czech last name and learn about its meaning and origins. Plus, learn the most common Czech names and naming traditions. read more