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  1. Mastering Holiday Shopping on a Budget

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    Holiday shopping can be exciting as well as a time to show your loved ones how special you think they are. Thankfully, holiday shopping doesn’t have to break the bank. With these quick tips, you can make sure that your bank account is smiling right alongside your friends and family this holiday season.

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  2. Skip the Crowds & Save Big This ‘Black Friday’

    Fall Front Door WreathThe day after Thanksgiving, sometimes called Black Friday, marks the start of the holiday shopping season. For people on tight budgets, however, a spending spree on the day after Thanksgiving or on Thanksgiving weekend is simply out of the question.

    Since one doesn’t really save money by spending money, perhaps it’s time to re-purpose and re-name Black Friday. Below are six ways to save money on Black Friday, and year-round.

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    Categories: Saving Money
  3. World Kindness Day Challenge

    Ten ways to show kindness to othersThe word “kind” is defined by the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary as “having or showing a gentle nature and a desire to help others; wanting and liking to do good things and to bring happiness to others.”

    World Kindness Day is November 13. On this day, Gerber Life would like to challenge all of us to show a desire to inspire and do good things for others by choosing one of the following 10 ways to show kindness. Should you join in accepting our challenge, let us know how on our Facebook thread.

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  4. 7 Warming Ways to Further Teach Children to Be Thankful, Grateful and Kind

    girl thanking grandparents for a birthday presentHoliday season is a good time to foster feelings of gratitude in children. Here’s a list of seven warming ways for perpetuating goodwill and gratitude in all children, young and old:

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  5. Put Gratitude on the Menu This Thanksgiving Day

    Children Ready to Eat Pumpkin PieThanksgiving will be celebrated on November 27 this year, and families and groups of friends will bond at dinner tables across the country. While a big turkey and a smorgasbord of trimmings are featured at most meals, it’s not what’s on the menu that’s important.

    Giving thanks is the true heart of Thanksgiving, which is traditionally celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. It’s the theme that gives the holiday lasting meaning and resonance across generations.

    So, as autumn winds down, let’s take time to be thankful for the big and little things in our lives.

    Let’s also have some fun, with this Thanksgiving quiz:

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    Categories: Parenting Tips