(StatePoint) Whether you’re celebrating your own child’s big day or shopping for a friend’s birthday party, some of the best gifts for toddlers and preschoolers are those that inspire imaginative play.
(BPT) - Graduation season is in full swing, and “Pomp and Circumstance” can be heard around every corner. Help your favorite high school or college grad prepare for the next steps in life’s journey with a thoughtful, personalized gift. Here are a few ideas worthy of a ceremonial cap toss.
(StatePoint) Father’s Day and graduation season are the perfect opportunities to beef up your gift recipient’s garage -- and high-quality tools are a must for anyone -- from DIY novices to professional handymen.
(BPT) - If you’re like most people, images of your family are probably languishing on your smartphone or tucked away in the closet on an old computer. If you take a break from the selfies and invest in the time to hire a professional photographer, you’ll end up with beautiful family portraits that capture and preserve the love, affection and expressions that are unique to your family. These photographs are your gift to yourself, your children and generations to come.
(BPT) - While it’s true your father will appreciate any gift he receives this Father’s Day, you can seize the opportunity to think outside the tie box. Here are five ideas to help step up your gifting game this Father’s Day:
(StatePoint) It’s that time of year again. Whether you’re shopping for a new graduate or something special for Dad, you’ll want to find the perfect gift.
(StatePoint) Graduation celebrates one of life’s major accomplishments. It also celebrates independence, which is often eagerly anticipated -- albeit a bit scary. As a result, most people are tempted to give gift cards to recent graduates to alleviate fears over upcoming expenses both after high school and college. But there are many practical and meaningful gifts you can get your grads that they’ll both appreciate and remember for years to come.
(StatePoint) Historically wisecracked as one of the most difficult people to buy for, Dad still generates $12.7 billion in Father’s Day sales, according to the National Retail Federation’s “Father’s Day Spending Survey” conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics.
(StatePoint) Does Dad love the great outdoors? Show you care this Father’s Day by helping him gear up for upcoming adventures.
(BPT) - For those who want to think outside the chocolate box, Mother’s Day poses a challenge of the very best kind. Making sure your gift counts all comes back to knowing and appreciating just what makes Mom special. These gift ideas are sure to strike a chord with those women who give us unconditional love, laughter and a lifetime of memories:
(BPT) - Brace yourself — the holidays are coming, and so are post-holiday bills. How will you cope with yours?
(BPT) - The holidays are magical, but all that fun and festiveness can eat up a lot of your time. Don't let the joy of the season be overshadowed by a hectic schedule and too many to-do's. These 10 simple tips and tricks will help you save time so you can focus on what really matters.
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(BPT) - The holiday season is packed with social events big and small. What makes some more memorable than others? The extra thought and special touches from the host or hostess.
(NewsUSA) - La creatividad se dispara cuando los niños se disfrazan y se les da la oportunidad de expandir sus propias identidades personales.
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(BPT) - There’s a reason the holidays are called the most wonderful time of the year. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with loved ones over delicious food and shared traditions. But playing hostess can sometimes feel more like a burden rather than a blessing. This year, keep your holiday gathering fun, not frantic, with these headache-free holiday hosting tips.
(BPT) - While many people may be thinking of pumpkins, apple picking and football in the fall, this time of year also marks the beginning of the holiday giving season.
(BPT) - The newest gadgets and gizmos are popular gifts for both young and old. However, as quickly as these items gain notoriety, they just as quickly lose it. Soon they are forgotten or replaced.
(StatePoint) Will you be hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? Even those with the best mashed potatoes, the tastiest cornbread and the sweetest pie can have reservations about carving the turkey.
(BPT) - The holidays are filled with parties, potlucks and feasts that call for delicious treats. Whether you’re hosting or just attending, any shindig is enhanced by a tasty cheese platter. These tips and tricks will inspire you to create an appetizing and elegant cheese plate that is sure to charm your guests and please even the pickiest of eaters.
(BPT) - The friends, the family, the food — Thanksgiving is a beloved holiday enjoyed by both young and old. Beyond the friendly conversation and heartwarming nostalgia, the mouthwatering meal is the star of the day.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Family time can be scarce these days, with activities and distractions pulling parents and kids in every direction. But a family-friendly television network, INSP, wants to change that. In an increasingly polluted television environment, they are one network trying to offer a breath of clean air.
(StatePoint) Thanksgiving is a quintessential example of American tradition, and the food and drink on your holiday table is undoubtedly the centerpiece of the holiday.
(BPT) - Parents, get ready! The spookiest night of the year is just around the corner. Farm Rich, one of the nation’s best-selling frozen snacks and appetizers brands, has concocted five frightfully fun food hacks to keep you from going “batty” while getting ready for your own Halloween gatherings.
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(Family Features) When the pace of family life gets busy, it seems easier than ever to forgo healthy eating plans, and the hectic autumn season is a big culprit. However, you don’t need to compromise flavor for nutrition when turning to convenient options that fit your busy lifestyle.