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Jingle Bell Rockin’ Movies
Top 5 Favorite Animated Christmas Movies

Christmas is just around the corner! I love everything about this time of year from the beautiful music to the extraordinary decorations. We try and do as much as we can to get in the Christmas spirit and one of our favorite things is watching Christmas movies together.

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Warm Your Child’s Heart
9 Christmas Books to Read With Your Child

I love reading with my daughter. It is especially fun since she is reading and can buddy read with me. I love hearing her read. It warms my heart. She loves going to the library to pick out books and gets even more excited about it when there is a holiday approaching.

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Making a List And Tossing It Out
7 Gift Ideas Kids Will Love but Not Think to Ask For

Has your child been making a list and checking it twice? I know mine like to circle all of their favorite things in the endless catalogs we get in the mail. Seriously, where do all of those catalogs come from? I don’t have anything against toys but our playroom is already busting at the seams with colorful fun. I’m pretty sure the toys multiply while we are sleeping at night.

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Keeping up With the Neighbors
Learning About Friendship and Being a Great Neighbor

Saying I have a flair for the dramatic is not an exaggeration. As a matter of fact, if you look up flair for dramatic, you may find a picture of none other than yours truly. I have been known to celebrate birthday weeks and months, decorate for fall as soon as August ends, get a little carried away with parties and play dates and put bows on my daughter that are bigger than her entire head.

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The Teal Pumpkin Project
Halloween Lesson Plan on Allergies and Food Safety

What do you think about the Teal Pumpkin Project? We participated in the Teal Pumpkin Project last year and will be participating again this year. This project was started by FARE in 2014 to create a safer Halloween for all kids, including those with food allergies. This project was inspired by Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee (FACET). tealpumpkin1 Continue reading

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