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Your Kid Goes Abroad and Misses Home: What To Do

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Children moving abroad can face many cultural challenges that make adjustment difficult. Whether kids move by themselves or with their families, there are a few things that parents should know before their kids head to other countries.

Your Child Will Miss Home

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Experience Christmas Gifts on LivingSocial

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If gift giving seems more like a chore than a privilege, consider an “experience” gift. Tickets to a concert. A meal at a new restaurant. A visit to the spa. What I like about experience gifts is that you can pick a gift you know the recipient will enjoy. No questioning whether a particular sweater or pair of earrings is the right size or matches their style. I scanned the daily deal site LivingSocial and found lots of winners.

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My top “experience” gifts for Christmas or Chanukah.

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7 Surprising Things Your Toaster Oven Can Make Besides Toast

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Toaster ovens are for more than toast. Via Shutterstock

Conventional ovens have their advantages, but there are also several drawbacks. They’re a waste of energy when you’re cooking small portions, and they add lots of heat in the kitchen, which can send your cooling bills through the roof. Modern toaster ovens have come a long way from the traditional countertop toasters. They serve as fully functional miniature ovens and can easily execute the everyday cooking needs of most families. From reheating a slice of pizza to crisping bacon and baking breads…

Toaster ovens can function as a conventional oven with greater efficiency.

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17 Lego Gifts You’ve Never Thought Of

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I never knew what Lego gifts to buy for my nephews until I discovered these Lego books. For 8 years running my nephews have asked for Legos for Christmas. The challenge is that they have SO many thousands of Legos – I’m not kidding about the thousands – that no one really knows what Legos to buy for them anymore. What if they already have THAT Lego? But their Mom tells me that they still play with Legos everyday for several hours. So…

17 Lego gifts you’ve never thought of

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7 Awesome Car Toys for Christmas or Chanukah

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My husband wants a bluetooth adaptor for his 2004 Mini Cooper, a smallish purchase that makes his 10-year old car feel just a bit newer. We’re saving our money to build our dream home so we’re not buying new cars. Not even new used cars. Even if we had the money, I would never buy a new car and here’s why. But back to cars. While searching for his gift, I found some really cool car toys as gifts.

7 car toys for Christmas or Chanukah

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7 Easy DIY Homemade Christmas Ornaments for Kids

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Puzzle piece ornaments

When I was a child, my sisters and I made ornaments for our Christmas tree. Now as adults with children of our own, we gather at our parents’ house each year and decorate their tree with these same ornaments. Now it’s your chance to create memories with your kids by making homemade ornaments. Your kids will have a fun activities to keep them busy and will take pride in seeing their creations hanging from your tree.

Here are some easy and inexpensive ideas for DIY ornaments.

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8 Christmas Crafts for Bored Kids

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Cayden and Justin and their finished pinecone trees

Trying to drown out the “I’m bored!” whining of your otherwise lovely children? What better way to pass school break or a snowy day than Christmas crafts? No need to spend big bucks on an overpriced craft kit – we’ve got activities that can be made easily with supplies you can pick up at your local dollar store, in your own backyard, or perhaps your spare closet!

Here are 8 fun Christmas Crafts your kids will love making

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8 Best Gifts for Men for Christmas!

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Looking for a magical Christmas gift? Here are the 8 best gifts for men this Christmas! Via Shutterstock.

Having trouble finding gifts for the men in your life? Me too. I’ve been struggling to find the perfect gifts for my Dad, brother, and boyfriend that are different from the generic “boy” gifts like cologne or ties. During my search I’ve sound some awesome gifts for men that are sure to please even the hardest to buy for dads and relatives.

8 Best Gifts for Men this Christmas

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