January 15, 2018
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January 04, 2018
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A New Years Party…for the Kids!

Make a Kid Hangout Room Set up a kids campout in a tucked away place. Stock it with pillows, sleeping bags, stuffed animals, a few good DVDs and each other’s company will make the night a winner. Stock the room with fun family games like Headbanz and Guestures. Set up video games like Guitar Hero and Just Dance. Ask guest to bring their favorite party […]

6 Lucky Foods to Eat on New Year’s Day

Every year, my mom makes pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day because it’s supposed to bring us luck in the year to come. I love sauerkraut now, as I kid I hated it but ate it anyway; I didn’t want to risk having a year filled with misfortune. Here are 6 other foods thought to bring good fortune to […]

My Must-Have Gift for the Whole Family

Amy recently wrote a post with gift ideas for the grandparents. One of her ideas was a DNA Kit. My kids are fascinated by their genealogy. My husband is Indian and and I am a mutt (Irish, Italian, Hungarian, some German and god knows what else. Some of the family tress get a little murky when […]

Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness

As we approach this holiday season, you and your family can perform random acts of kindness as a way to “pay it forward”. A random act of kindness does not have to be a major production. Kindness comes in many different shapes and sizes – and it is free. Teach your kids by doing, talk about […]

Games for Grown-Ups

After we put together our 15+ Favorite, Must-Have Family Games post, we realized, grown-ups need to let off a little steam from the holiday stress and have some fun too. Here are our Adults Only picks to play with those who know you best! I can play these with my siblings …when my mom and […]

Where to Eat Near Dyker Heights

Heading to Dyker Heights to see the lights? Here are a few options for where to eat. Around Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge, there are tons of Italian options. You can also head up to Carroll Gardens for more of a variety and do some shopping while you’re there.  • • • • • Dyker Hts […]

Our Favorite Family Pajamas

Every year, my daughter begs to get matching pajamas–for the whole family–for Christmas morning. This year, she insisted on footed fleece pajamas from PajamaGram. Will we look ridiculous? Yes. But it always makes Christmas morning a little silly and fun. As our family has grown, we’ve gotten them as gifts for our little cousins too. At least, we […]

My Favorite Holiday Game: Mr. & Mrs. Right

Every year on Christmas Eve, before we read about the story of Christmas, we play a silly game called “Mr. and Mrs. Right.” Before playing, I make a trip to The Dollar Store and buy a gift for every guest that comes. Buy things from books, ornaments, small toys to silly things like giant ladies’ underwear, fake nails or anti-itch cream.  Here’s […]

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