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Stress Free Holidays Series Part 11: Christmas Preparations

Christmas Planning
Christmas preparations can be a fun part of the holiday season, plus they make it possible to enjoy Christmas. Find out what you need to do here.

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Printable Christmas Menu Planner Form

Christmas Menu Planner
Here are free printable Christmas menu planner forms that you can use to plan your Christmas meals including your Christmas Eve meal, Christmas breakfast and Christmas dinner.

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Printable Christmas Grocery List For Your Holiday Meals

Christmas Grocery List
Here's a free printable Christmas grocery list you can use to plan all the items you need to purchase to make all of your holiday meals.

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Grinch Kabobs: Easy Fun Christmas Treat To Make With Your Kids

Grinch Kabobs
Making Grinch Kabobs has quickly become one of our family's Christmas traditions, since they're quick, easy and so very much fun to make and eat. Here's how to do it.

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Stress Free Holidays Part 10: Make This A Stress Free Christmas

Stress Free Holidays Part 10
Do you want a stress free Christmas? If so, planning ahead is key, so find out what tasks you need to do this week to make a great Christmas a reality.

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Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe - Perfect For The Holidays Or Anytime

Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
Here is an easy peanut butter fudge recipe, with step by step pictures, that you can make as one of your Christmas candy recipes this year.

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Stress Free Holidays Part 9: Christmas Planning

Christmas Planning
Christmas preparation must include Christmas planning, so that you can have a stress free holiday season. Get a list of activities to do this week to get ready for the big day.

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Top 10 Family Christmas Movies For Kids & Adults

Family Christmas Movies
Here's my top 10 family Christmas movies for kids and adults list, with suggestions of the best films to watch each holiday season together.

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Real Christmas Tree Care Tips From Set Up To Clean Up

Real Christmas Tree Care Tips
Here's real Christmas tree care tips you can use to set up your tree properly, make sure it lasts as long as possible, plus tips for clean up of needles and sap messes if they occur.

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Printable Cleaning Checklists To Put In Your Household Notebook

Printable Cleaning Checklists
A list of printable cleaning checklists created by Household Management 101, for daily, weekly and seasonal house cleaning. Each printable checklist is a resource for your household notebook.

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Thanksgiving Day Prayers - Ideas And Traditions For Your Family

Thanksgiving Day Prayers
Here are some ideas and traditions you can start with your family as part of your Thanksgiving Day prayers, to celebrate the real meaning of the holiday.

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Stress Free Holidays Part 8: Thanksgiving Stress Avoidance

Stress Free Holidays Part 8
There is no reason to experience Thanksgiving stress this year, if you do some simple typically last minute tasks ahead of time. Get the list of tasks here.

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Teaching Kids Proper Hand Washing Technique

Hand Washing Technique
One of the simplest, cheapest and most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs is to use proper hand washing technique. Learn how here, and how to teach kids too.

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Stress Free Holidays Part 7: More Steps For Planning Thanksgiving Day

Stress Free Holidays Part 7
Planning for Thanksgiving is a great investment of your time, because it pays off with a fun, stress free day with your family. See the steps to take this week to enjoy Turkey day this year.

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Snoopy Thanksgiving Movie And Party Idea For Kids

Snoopy Thanksgiving Movie And Party
Here is a good party idea for watching the Snoopy Thanksgiving movie with your kids that is both easy and fun.

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Printable Holidays & Celebrations Gift Tracker: Remember The Gifts Received To Write Thank You Notes

Holidays & Celebrations Gift Tracker
Here's a free printable gift tracker template you can use for any holiday or celebration to keep track of the gifts received. It will help you make sure you send thank you notes to everyone.

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Handprint Turkey Craft - Easy Thanksgiving Kids Craft Idea

Handprint Turkey Craft
An easy Thanksgiving craft you can do with your kids is to make this cute handprint turkey. See an example and full instructions here.

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Day Schedule: Cooking Countdown

Cooking Countdown
Here's a free printable Thanksgiving day schedule you can fill out to countdown what needs to be cooked or prepared at particular times to make sure your meal comes together on time.

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Spring Forward Fall Back - Routines For Your House Around This Biannual Event

Spring Forward Fall Back
The spring forward fall back biannual event happens to change the time forward or back an hour, but you can also use the event to remember to do certain chores around your home.

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Stress Free Holidays Part 6: More Steps For Planning Thanksgiving Day

Stress Free Holidays Part 6
Here are some more steps to take as part of planning Thanksgiving day to make it a stress free, enjoyable time for you and your family.

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Writing Christmas Letters To Friends & Family: Ideas & Tips

Writing Christmas Letters
If you'd like to write Christmas letters to friends and family this year, but are getting overwhelmed, here's ideas and tips to make the process painless and fun.

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How To Fold A Napkin Several Fancy Ways

How To Fold A Napkin
Learn how to fold a napkin through videos, including into a a silverware pouch, Christmas tree, and into flowers such as a lily, fleur de-lis and an orchid.

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Planner

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Planner
Free printable Thanksgiving dinner menu planner, to make sure you don't forget any of the favorite dishes your family wants for this special holiday meal.

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Printable Thanksgiving Grocery List & Shopping List

Thanksgiving Grocery List
Here's a free printable Thanksgiving grocery list and shopping list template that you can print out and fill out to make sure you don't forget anything for the big day.

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Thanksgiving Countdown: Plan For A Great Day

Thanksgiving Countdown
Use this Thanksgiving countdown which lists all of the major things you need to do to get ready for the big day, including a free printable checklist or schedule of tasks.

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Planner {5 Forms Included}

Free Printable Thanksgiving Planner
Get ready for a stress free Thanksgiving holiday with this free Thanksgiving planner. It contains 5 printable forms to help you get yourself organized.

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Fire Escape Plans: Make Sure Your Family Has One And Your Kids Know It

Fire Escape Plans
Making fire escape plans from multiple points in your home is one of the most important things you can do to keep yourself safe. Find out how here.

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Printable Thanksgiving Calendar For November

Printable Thanksgiving Calendar
Here's a free printable Thanksgiving calendar, for November, that you can place in your holiday planner. It is undated so you can use a copy year after year.

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Stress Free Holidays Part 5: Thanksgiving Planning This Week

Stress Free Holidays Part 5
Thanksgiving planning time is now upon us. Follow these steps for a stress free Thanksgiving with your family.

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Check Smoke Alarm: A Very Important Fire Safety Tip

Check Smoke Alarm
Check smoke alarm - this is a very simple safety tip that is often overlooked. Learn how often to check your smoke detector, and when to replace it here.

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Free Printable Christmas Wish List For Kids & Adults

Free Printable Christmas Wish List
Here's a free printable Christmas wish list that can be used by either kids or adults, to help you get ideas for what to buy your loved ones.

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Family Christmas Photo Ideas

Family Christmas Photo Ideas
Here are family Christmas photo ideas and tips to make your family pictures this year stand out, and still be fun and easy.

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Stress Free Holidays Part 4: Final Preparations And Halloween Planning Tasks

Stress Free Holidays Part 4
Halloween planning gets you ready for this fun holiday, so you can have a nice, stress free and enjoyable time. See what steps to take here.

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Halloween Safety Tips For Kids: To Keep Safe & Have Fun

Halloween Safety Tips For Kids
Here are my top Halloween safety tips for kids, to make sure they have a fun and still safe time while dressing up and going trick or treating.

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Stop Drop And Roll: How To Teach Kids To Do It

Stop Drop And Roll
Does your child know how to stop drop and roll if their clothing catches on fire? Check out this video which gives a demonstration of the technique for kids (and adults), and tips to help kids practice.

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How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds: An Easy And Tasty Halloween Treat

Roast Pumpkin Seeds
One of my favorite Halloween memories are toasted pumpkin seeds. Learn how to roast pumpkin seeds here to make your own.

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Ideas For Halloween Traditions With Your Kids

Halloween Traditions With Your Kids
What are your family's Halloween traditions? Find out about mine, and share your own.

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Printable Pumpkin Carving Patterns And Stencils You Can Use

Printable Pumpkin Carving Patterns
Use these printable pumpkin carving patterns and stencils to make cool pumpkin carving this Halloween.

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Kitchen Grease Fire Safety Tips: How To Safely Put One Out

Kitchen Grease Fire Safety Tips
Kitchen grease fires are common, and you don't put them out with water, ever. You need to learn how to extinguish them safely now, before it happens.

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Caramel Apple Recipe: Simple And Delicious For The Fall

Caramel Apple Recipe
Check out this family favorite caramel apple recipe. My mother-in-law shared it with me, and my kids love it as much as my hubby!

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Family Halloween Movies

Family Halloween Movies
Here are some of my kids' favorite family Halloween movies. Check them out and share your family's faves too.

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Stress Free Holiday Part 3: More Simple Steps To A Peaceful Joyful Season

Stress Free Holiday Part 3
Lots of stress comes from being unprepared. Follow these simple steps to make sure you have a stress free holiday this year.

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Put Your Christmas On A Budget

Put Your Christmas On A Budget
Everyone should have Christmas on a budget or your holiday spending can quickly and easily get out of control. Includes free printable Christmas budgeting form you can use.

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How To Use A Fire Extinguisher: Video And Written Instructions

How To Use A Fire Extinguisher
Do you even know how to use a fire extinguisher if there is a small fire in your home? Watch this video to find out exactly what to do.

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Pumpkin Carving Tips For A Safe And Fun Time

Pumpkin Carving Tips
Here are some pumpkin carving tips regarding safety, design, and also making your pumpkin last, so you can have a safe and fun time with this traditional Halloween activity.

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Christmas Gift List Printable

Christmas Gift List Printable
Use this printable Christmas gift list to plan the gifts you will give this Christmas season, and also as a budgeting tool at the same time.

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Christmas Card List Printable

Christmas Card List Printable
Use this printable Christmas card list to plan who you will send cards to this year, and make sure you have all their addresses.

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Homemade Halloween Costumes

Homemade Halloween Costumes
Are you thinking of making your kids homemade Halloween costumes this year? If so, check out these ideas and pictures for making your own.

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Stress Free Holidays Part 2: Experience Holiday Stress Relief With These Steps

Experience Holiday Stress Relief
The best method for holiday stress relief is to plan your holiday preparations, and take small steps forward. Find out what you should do this week to make your holidays joyful and fun.

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