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Pittsburgh Parenting Blog by Sewickley Academy

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Five Creative Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day

Many parents find themselves at a loss when it comes to Mother's Day. Not only do you have to honor your own mother, you also want to celebrate without putting a huge additional burden on the very mother you're trying to celebrate. These five creative Mother's Day celebrations, however, will help everyone have plenty of funwithout making a huge mess that Mom will have to take care of later.

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Topics: Food, Mother's Day, Gift Ideas

Gift Giving This Holiday Season: How to Give Generously to Everyone You Love

The holidays are fast approaching, and if you're not one of those people who shop for gifts all year long, you're not alone. Still, it's time to get moving! We know the monetary stress of gifting can be harsh, but rest assured that it doesn't have to be. Below, we will give some simple ways to avoid overextending your checking account this holiday season.

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Topics: Gift Ideas, Holidays, Christmas

Ways for Every Age to Celebrate Dad on Father's Day

What a special day: a day to honor fathers; dads; daddys; pops. Whatever name he has, he's a special guy. If you are married, there are probably two dads in your life, your own father and the father of your child(ren). This post is about helping your child(ren) plan for Father's Day, but we hope you find inspiration for your own father as well. 

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Topics: Parenting, Father's Day, Gift Ideas

Four Meaningful Mother's Day Gifts From The Heart

Mother's Day is just around the corner. Every year you try to come up with a gift that’ll show her what a terrific wife and mother she is to you and your kids, but you always end up getting the standard gift: flowers or chocolates with a card. This year you and the kids want to give her something unique that really comes from the heart. Here are four meaningful Mother’s Day gifts that you and your children can create together or have professionally made. Either way, she’s sure to adore the beautiful gift.

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Topics: Mother's Day, Gift Ideas, Holidays

Homemade Gifts: Christmas From the Heart

During the busy holiday season, it can be difficult to come up with great holiday gift ideas for every member of the family. You may also find yourself struggling to balance a tight budget. These homemade gifts from the heart will help stretch your holiday budget and make you feel more involved in the holiday giving process – not to mention offering up some creative ideas for the most difficult people on your list. 

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Topics: Crafts, Gift Ideas, Holidays

Hot Holiday Gift Ideas for Every Kid on Your Nice List (Pst! They're Educational, Too!)

Thanksgiving has come and gone, Black Friday is over, and Cyber Monday is now a thing of the past. With only a few short weeks until Christmas Day, you have probably already invested in those must-have gifts that they cannot live without this year. Now is the time to invest in the gifts that they don’t even know exist yet, gifts that can help them not only have fun in unexpected places, but also learn a lot in the process. From the future programmer on your nice list to the "Paper Towns" fanatic who always has his or her nose in a good book, here are some of our favorite holiday gift ideas for every kid on your list.

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Topics: Parenting, Education, Gift Ideas, Holidays