Mother Knows Best

Motherism: The use of words that only a mother would use when talking or referring to her children. No matter where or when you grew up, you are likely to relate to the advice and admonishments mothers frequently voice when parenting. See if these classic, and sometimes comical, “motherisms” sound familiar. Eat your vegetables, they’re good for …

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Christmas Trivia

Christmas facts for your holiday trivia game…. About $1,000 is spent on Christmas gifts each year by the average American family. In 1836, Alabama was the first US state to set Christmas as a legal holiday and in 1907 Oklahoma was the last. Children who wrote letters to Santa Clause in the US have their …

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Brain Bender: Crazy Carols

Below are the alternate titles of some classic seasonal songs. Can you figure out the real name of each carol? Have fun and Happy Holidays! “Miniature Male Percussionist” “Happiness to the Global Ecosystem” “Tin Tintinnabulums” “Homo Sapien of Crystallized Vapor” “Arrival time: 2400 Hours, Weather: Cloudless” “Aloft of the Acme of the Abode” “Monarchial Trio” …

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Little Known Facts About Classic Christmas Foods

Food traditions come with every holiday but Christmas has its own special treats. Animal Crackers Were Originally a Christmas Treat – Animal crackers were first introduced aro0und Christmastime in 1902. the string on the ox was originally intended to be used to hang the boxes on Christmas trees. Candy Canes may Have Been Invented t …

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Turkey, Ham, or Tofurky?

Traditional foods are a large part of Thanksgiving celebrations. Many families include the entire family in the food preparation. Traditional foods include turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, cornbread, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Many people serve pie for dessert at the end of the meal. Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a public holiday celebrated on …

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2018….What are your plans?

It’s that time of the year where we all make New Year’s resolutions…..but like most, I find most of mine hard to keep. Below are 5 resolutions I believe we can ALL accomplish! Smile more Be more positive Listen more than you speak Be more patient Say thank you more Life is fleeting and we …

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5 Christmas Symbols We Display

I was surfing the Internet and ran across this post from www.Christmas.com telling us of mistletoe, Christmas trees, Christmas stockings, candy canes, and poinsettias. Having most of these in my home during the holidays, I was intrigued to learn about them. The Story of Mistletoe and other Christmas Symbols Christmas is the season for joy …

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Be on Guard for the Cookie Monster in Your House

I love baking, and one way I celebrate the holidays is by baking many, many cookies and hosting a cookie exchange with my neighbors. A cookie exchange can simplify your holiday baking, give you new recipes to try, and give you an opportunity to celebrate with others. Everyone will get to enjoy the treats without …

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December Holidays, not just Christmas anymore

Each December brings a month filled with holidays, celebrations, and school vacations. Christmas Christmas is aligned with the story of the birth and resurrection of Jesus and the lively St. Nicholas who became known as Santa Claus. After Emperor Constantine made Christianity the official religion of Rome, the people began to use trees, holly leaves, …

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Do you prefer crowds or your pajamas?

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. The sales have begun. Are you a deal hunter? Research is showing that more and more people are deciding to ditch the early morning shopping hours due to waiting in long lines to get in to a store, and then to make a purchase. Black Friday is dying in the age …

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