Top 20 New Year Traditions for the World’s Holiday
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Top 20 New Year Traditions for the World’s Holiday

Since most of the world lives by the Gregorian calendar that means New Year’s Day is about the closest we come to a global public holiday. That’s cool. I love fresh starts, real and metaphorical. That’s what we get every 365.25-or-so days. And since scouts are asked to examine how a favorite holiday is celebrated … Continue reading

Healthy Holiday Eating: Recipe for Kale and Sweet Potato Chips
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Healthy Holiday Eating: Recipe for Kale and Sweet Potato Chips

I do *not* think about dieting during the holiday season. I count neither carbs nor calories, and I pack on the pounds as well as the next person. Some people are drawn to sweets, some to salt, but I crave both, in quantity, and the holidays are the World’s Best Excuse for eating in abundance. … Continue reading

Tips for the Happy Holiday Traveler
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Tips for the Happy Holiday Traveler

In my book, nothing ruins a holiday quite like long-distance travel. Thank God my mother agrees–she’s let me off the hook for holiday travel without an iota of guilt for over a decade now. And equal thanks to my mother-in-law for not guilting us into the long schlep. It’s one of the greatest holiday gifts they give … Continue reading

Reuse, Recycle, Redecorate: Christmas Tree Door Decoration
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Reuse, Recycle, Redecorate: Christmas Tree Door Decoration

BADGE WORK UPDATE: ART IN THE HOME, DISCOVERING TECHNOLOGY I have been called crafty, but I’ve never been what you’d call “craftsy.”  It’s time to shoot for both. So we’re making a festive (!) holiday decoration while repurposing some old compact discs. And this little project satisfies tasks for two badges. For the “Discovering Technology” badge, scouts are asked … Continue reading