21 Family Gift Ideas to Enjoy Together

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Finding the perfect gift for family members can be a little tough sometimes. Especially when it feels like people already have plenty of stuff. So how can you approach holiday gift giving differently this year? Try finding the best gifts that will promote family time and that everyone can enjoy together. There are many activities … Read more

Best Thanksgiving Movies of All Time

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Written by: Jody Ellis Columbia Pictures Best Thanksgiving movies of all time When one thinks of holiday movies, the first thing that springs to mind is most likely Christmas. With new releases every year at both the box office and on streaming services, as well as all those classic favorites we know and love, there’s … Read more

The Most Popular, Gender-Neutral Baby Names

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Written by: Katrina Sirotta Feature image courtesty of Canva The most popular, gender-neutral baby names Every parent is different when it comes to naming their baby. Some wish to honor family with a generational name; others dive deep into meanings and symbolism, and some choose a name solely based on how it sounds. No matter what … Read more

Most Common Financial Conflicts Between Kids and Parents and Tips For Getting Ahead of Them

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Written by: Beth Mowbray   Feature image by Liz Hafalia/The San Francisco Chronicle // Getty Images Parenting children of any age has its ups and downs, and part of the job is navigating a variety of conflicts as children grow and mature. One of the most common conflicts are those related to money.GoHenry analyzed the … Read more

10 Experts Weigh In on How To Throw a Holiday Party

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Are you in panic mode because you’re hosting a holiday party this year? With the holiday season approaching, many people look forward to spending time with family and friends. Hosting a party is exciting but can feel like a significant undertaking. So we asked party planning experts to share their best hosting tips on how … Read more

Over-the-top Halloween Displays From Across America

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Written by: Julianne Couch Feature Image Alex Sanchez // Facebook Over-the-top Halloween displays from across America The celebration of harvest and the last days before winter dates back more than two millennia. Cultures around the world acknowledge this time in various ways: Some customs are based on religion while others are rooted in pagan lore. … Read more

Top 25 True Crime Podcasts to Scare Yourself

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Nothing is more satisfying than listening to spooky true crime podcasts while cleaning your house with bleach to remove the evidence. I mean to disinfect.   Whether doing household chores, making dinner, or on a long commute, listening to podcasts is a great way to kill time. There are many true crime podcasts to choose from … Read more

100 Truth or Dare Questions For Kids For a Fun Game

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Truth or dare questions for kids is a great way to spend some quality time together. Not only will you laugh a lot, you can also ask questions that will lead to learning more about each other. The truth or dare game is traditionally an adult game. But with a clean and innocent version, you … Read more

Must-do Activities at Every National Park

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Written by: Angela Underwood daveynin // Flickr Must-do activities at every national park America is a tapestry of national parks, offering everyone the chance to enjoy the great outdoors in some of the most stunning natural settings in the country. From the icy wonders of Alaska’s remote glaciers to the crystal-blue waters of the Florida … Read more

6 Tips For Eating More Mindfully

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Written by: Kiersten Hickman Feature image G-Stock Studio // Shutterstock It’s easy to get distracted and rush through life. Between constant smartphone notifications, work emails, family obligations, and the never-ending scroll on social media, it’s no wonder the world is constantly operating in a state of hurry. Unfortunately, our eating habits tend to reflect that. … Read more

How Much Time the Average American Spends On Chores

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Written by: Beth Mowbray Canva How much time the average American spends on chores Household chores are a necessary—albeit dreaded by many—part of daily life. It seems there is a never-ending to-do list involved with maintaining a home and keeping it running smoothly. Tasks like taking care of children and pets, cooking, cleaning, and doing … Read more

20 Best Outlet Malls in the US For Great Deals

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Outlet malls can be a fun way to spend the day with family or shopping with friends. Outlet malls are more popular for their discounts than in regular shopping malls. But not all outlet malls are the same. Some have better deals and some have more amenities like dining options and entertainment that make them … Read more

10 of the Best Free Coloring Pages for Kids to Enjoy

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Free coloring pages are a great way to keep the kids busy and happy. Many websites offer many options for coloring pages, like different characters, themes, patterns, and more. Coloring time is an excellent way for kids to wind down after some intensive physical play. It gets kids away from screens and is also a … Read more

5 Tips For Finding the Best Prices While Shopping Online

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Written by: Chandler Franks Description: Looking to save money on your next online purchase? Giving Assistant compiled a list of five tips for finding the best prices when shopping online. Canva 5 tips for finding the best prices while shopping online Online shopping has become ingrained into daily life, especially with the increased ease of making … Read more

10 Plant-Based, Kid-Friendly Snacks For Back-To-School Season

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Written by: Kiersten Hickman Description: Kick off the back-to-school season with these tasty and healthy plant-based snacks for your children, compiled by Thistle. Thistle 10 plant-based, kid-friendly snacks for back-to-school season You may have set a goal this school year to provide your kids with healthier snacks in their lunchboxes, or already stocked up for … Read more

This Cleaning Kit Will Get Your House Sparkling

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Cleaning is much easier when you have a cleaning kit of all the products you need for the whole house at your fingertips. With so many different cleaning products on the market, it’s easy to stock up on too many products that you ultimately don’t even need. Make a list of the essentials and keep … Read more

7 Ways to Increase Storage Space in Your Backyard

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Written by: Leesa Davis Feature image: Christin Lola // Shutterstock When the COVID-19 pandemic began, many stayed home as much as possible to limit contact with others. With all that time in lockdown, it’s no surprise that many took to sprucing up their homes—and backyards were no exception. For those fortunate enough to have their … Read more