From the category archives:

Christmas

If you’re looking for a simple holiday project that you don’t need to run to the store and get a bagful of materials for, this is it.  Salt Dough Ornaments.  You will just need three simple ingredients – salt, flour and water.  Dig out your festive cookie cutters and some paint, and you’re ready to go!

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I made these ornaments with my 10, 8 and 6 year old kids this week.  They had a blast, and did almost all of the work themselves!  {keep reading…}

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My kids have been working furiously for the past week on their letters to Santa.  They’ve made and remade them.  Stars were used to point out their top choices.  They added stickers and drawings.  They even made sure to include a few pleasantries along with their wish lists (How are you Santa?  I hope you have a great Christmas Santa!  Don’t forget to rest!), to really cement their position on the nice list.   Now they’re ready for his response.   There are a few ways to make this happen that are easy, cheap (all are free unless you opt for upgrades), and full of Christmas spirit.  {keep reading…}

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Christmas lights are popping up all over town!  While we think it’s fun to drive around our neighborhood and see everyone’s decorations, there are a few spots on the South Shore that go all out every year, and are worth driving a little bit further to see.  Some are old school, some are set to music, and some are just dazzling.  So put the kids in their PJ’s, grab some hot chocolate for the road, and go do some light peeping!

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Christmas music is on the radio, ornaments and wrapping paper have moved into the seasonal aisles, and Black Friday ads are being leaked left and right.  The holidays are coming.  Strike that, they’re here!  Get into the spirit with these holiday happenings all around the South Shore (and some drive-worthy events a bit beyond).  Fill your calendar with gingerbread house decorating, tree lightings,  musicals, parades, and more.

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No matter how long a child’s wish list is, there are only so many toys that one house can hold without busting at the seams.  Sometimes a non-toy gift is a great way to go!  If  you are in search of a unique idea that will please both parents and kids, take a look at these creative alternatives to giving toys this holiday season.

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Milk and cookies? Check.  Carrots for the reindeer?  Check.  Time to log on to NORAD Tracks Santa!  This free and easy to use website lets you track Santa’s progress as he travels the globe handing out toys to good girls and boys!

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For more than 50 years, NORAD has been tracking Santa’s flight.  {keep reading…}

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