New Year is one of the very important holiday for many families. It inspires the joyous traditions that we all know and love.
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Activities We Liked
New Year’s Eve is a particular time to reflect upon the past year and celebrate all of the unique goals and dreams you have for the upcoming year. You can quickly put together a New Year’s family event complete with festive meals, games, and activities whether you celebrate December 31 in the comfort of your home or from a distant location.
Create a New Year’s Eve bash that’s as unique as your family. Here are our favorite activities from Love to Know “New Year’s Eve Ideas for Families: Themes, Games and Beyond” blog post:
- Fortune Cookie Hide and Seek
- Family Time Capsule
- Choosing New Year’s Eve traditions and customs for several countries
Quote We Liked
― Arnold Bennett
Book We Read
Teenage life is a phase full of energy, hope, life, joy, beauty, and passion. Having teenagers is not an easy task and I would recommend this practical book, “The Available Parent: Radical Optimism for Raising Teens and Tweens“. Dr. John Duffy’s The Available Parent is a revolutionary approach to taking care of teens and tweens. The available parent fosters an extraordinary teenager. We have a tendency today to over-parent, micro-manage, and under-appreciate our adolescents. If you can get there as a parent, you can begin to enjoy a healthy, satisfying, exciting new kind of relationship with your teenager, a relationship with a foundation not of fear, but of radical optimism.
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Much love to you and your family,
The Monkey Mashup Staff
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