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Final weekly round-up! Got a favorite?
It is the final "Weekly Round-up" for 2012! Revisit this week's features and invite others to join you to discuss within the comment section! Here's what we served this past week:

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Want to host a camp out -- inside?
Just think, from this point forward every day gets a little bit longer! That's cause for celebration! Read "Camping in your living room -- celebrating the shortest day of the year!"

How will you "camp-in"? Sleeping bags on the floor, blanket tents, or admit it -- you're planning on calling dibs on the couch!?
Do you celebrate Kwanzaa?
Kwanzaa's week-long celebration of family, community, and culture inspires unique opportunities for children! Within "Kwanzaa celebrations and crafts for kids" you'll find daily activities for them to enjoy!

Do you celebrate Kwanzaa in conjunction with another holiday such as Christmas?
Have you weighed in? Let us hear from you!
Take another look at what we just released last week:

2012 is quickly coming to an end! Have you added your feedback within the comments? It's not too late!
TTC? Try these suggestions!
Are you aiming for a new addition? Given that the holidays are generally hectic and at times a bit crowded at home with extra guests – trying to conceive may seem downright challenging! Don't give up! Read "Get it on under the mistletoe -- babymaking over the holidays" and well – turn up the heat!

We'll look forward to welcoming your new baby in the new year!
Abstaining this New Year? Try these mocktails!
Try these "10 perfect mocktails for any festive occasion!" Are you avoiding alcohol but longing for a festive drink? These delicious 'mocktails' will fit the bill!

Which is your favorite on the list?
Toddler tragically dies after falling from home balcony
Last week, two-year-old Rihana Bralic Leonard of Surrey, managed to get onto the balcony of her family's ninth floor apartment, climbed out onto the ledge and tragically fell to her death. This is a parent's worst nightmare!
Pregnant Mom Delivers Her Own Baby After Hospital Sends Couple Home
When Josh and Stephanie Ihnen went to the hospital Tuesday, they didn't think they'd be holding their baby in their arms anytime soon. They were told that their baby's birth wasn't imminent. Surprise!
Celebrity Round-Up: Births, Divorces and Unwelcome Outings!
This week's round-up includes "Housewives," births, divorce and unwelcome outings! Could it get any better? Ready for the buzz? Let's go!
Boy Creates "Lick-it List" for His Dying Service Dog
Here's a story that's sure to pull at your heart-strings. A service dog who is dying is spending her last days under the most loving of circumstances.
Pregnancy Memories Gone "Wild" and Just a Bit Eccentric
Everyone wants to have mementos of their pregnancy. So we make belly casts, document our pregnancy with plenty of pictures, frame our ultrasounds, and get 3D, 4D ultrasounds.

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Wordless Wednesday: Coach Teaches Kid Good Manners Miles in the Sky
We can all take a lesson from this lacrosse coach. Seeing one of his students behaving badly while boarding their team's flight, he had him write an apology to the airline and fellow passengers and read it aloud.
Four-Year-Old Hero Who Saved Drowning Girl Dies
The selfless act of a four-year-old turns tragic as the hero didn't make it. Read about the amazing Xander Vento and the tough decision his parents had to make.
Celebrity Round-Up: Weddings for Brangelina and Justin Timberlake?
This week's celebrity round-up could be ringing with the sound of wedding bells...maybe! See what's the latest buzz. Will Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt finally tie the knot? Let's find out!
09/10/2013 - 09:32
Today is honestly a celebration of all of the wonderful people we have shared this journey with -- from conception to parenthood and beyond! Thank you to all of our incredible members over the years and all we've met on our social channels for your support! Finally - a special shout out to a few amazing women (you know who you are!!) that I am grateful to count as both blessings and friends. You continue to inspire me! Happy 12th Birthday! ~Missy Join us on Facebook Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest!
07/22/2013 - 18:52
It's a boy! Congratulations are in order for the royal family today! Welcome to the world little Prince!
07/12/2013 - 02:10
As the temperatures rise, what better way to beat the heat than by hosting a "make your own ice cream concoction" party?! What's your favorite flavor?
07/04/2013 - 11:52
Enjoy your celebration of our freedoms! Top Ten Fourth of July Activities for Families
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