Magazine article Working Mother

HAVE A BETTER Weekend

Magazine article Working Mother

HAVE A BETTER Weekend

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craft corner

your child can create gorgeous-but easy- holiday and thank-you cards by sewing a piece of festive fabric to folded card stock.

Source: brett bara, author of Sewing in a Straight Line

SMART STAT

75% of working moms will have their kids write (or at least sign) thank-you notes for their holiday presents.

Source: workingmother.com/polls

Hot Spot

Experience a true winter wonderland at any Great Wolf Lodge, where you can dine in a life-sized gingerbread house. Use code WORKINGM for discount rate (greatwolf.com).

tip Encourage giving over getting by baking cookies to offer as gifts.

Nix the Gimmes

Holidays can bring out greediness in young kids. Tone down materialism with these three steps.

1

Focus on fun.

are most of your family outings to the mall? Switch to activities that veer away from spending, like sledding or volunteering, to show that fun needn't be that costly. …

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