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Pittsburgh Parenting Blog by Sewickley Academy

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Give More Than Candy To Your Kids For Valentine's Day

We typically think of Valentine's Day as a lover's holiday, filled with chocolates, flowers, jewelry, a fancy dinner downtown, or a romantic evening in. But Valentine's Day can be a day for the entire family, with as much love and attention given to your kids as mom and dad lavish on each other. Here are nine ideas for an inclusive cupid celebration.

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Topics: Holidays

Spread the Love: Romantic and Platonic Valentine's Ideas for Adults

Valentine's Day is coming quickly, but if you don't have any ideas it's okay! Showing love to the people you cherish most doesn't have to be extremely expensive or intricate. All it takes is a little thought and time to make sure your loved ones feel valued. 

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Topics: Holidays

New Year, New You: Map Your Resolutions For 2018

The new year just arrived, and many people are making resolutions. They are resolving to lose weight, make better financial decisions, and find emotional peace.

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Topics: Parenting, Holidays

Gift-Giving Guide for the Holidays

The holidays offer plenty of opportunity to spend and give, but never enough time to shop or money to buy everything you want for everyone on your list. It's easy to fall back on the inevitable gift cards or last-minute drugstore candy or cologne specials. You can think and buy outside the gaudy, beribboned box and give thoughtful gifts. In our gift-giving guide we offer 10 ideas that grown-ups in your life will love.

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Topics: Holidays, Christmas

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

Teaching Your Child to Give Back this Holiday Season

This holiday season, as you look around in gratitude for all that you've been given, don't just give back yourself; get your kids involved with the giving process too. Teaching your children to give generously is a great way to encourage them to genuinely see the needs around them, become involved in their community, and grow into adults who also make that effort to give back. If you're looking for ways to increase these traits in your kids, get them involved as you contribute throughout your community! Even though they probably don't have finances they can contribute, there are several projects you can get involved with along with your kids. 

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Topics: Holidays, donate, giving

Celebrating the December Holidays

December offers an amazing opportunity to teach your children about other cultures. Through the month of December, there is a wide range of holidays that have different meanings to different individuals, whether you choose to celebrate them yourself or to simply give your kids a taste of what it's like to celebrate the traditions of other cultures. 

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Topics: Holidays, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, December, Christmas

Celebrate Labor Day in A Different Way

To many Americans, Labor Day is just a day for another cookout. For you, maybe it holds a celebration to end the summer or a day off to get backpacks ready for the first day of school. But Labor Day is so much more. While it is a great day for hamburgers, it is first a day to celebrate people who work, and a day to remember that all working requires a rest. This is a day to remember how, in the past, American working conditions were not so good.

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Topics: Holidays

Three Amazing Fourth of July Celebrations in Pittsburgh

Summer has officially begun, and that means the Fourth of July is just around the corner. From cookouts and swimming to concerts and fireworks shows, nobody does Independence Day quite like Pittsburgh. Now is the time to begin planning this special day in order to ensure you see the best of what's happening around the city. 

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Topics: Summer, Holidays

Memorial Day Picnic Ideas

Memorial Day is almost here! Because it is such an important holiday, the celebration should be one of the biggest and best of the year. Therefore, we have gathered a collection of what we believe to be the very best Memorial Day picnic ideas out there. Choose what you love, add your own special touches, and get ready to kick off the summer season. 

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Topics: Food, Holidays

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