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Portable North Pole makes it easy to safely celebrate Christmas with Santa with up to 60+ messages ready to be personalized for your loved ones. Whether you’re sending a message to a child, a teenager, or even a grown-up, Santa will amaze everyone on your list! Stay comfortable in your own home and explore their collection of calls, video calls, and video message scenarios that make the perfect gift for your friends and family near and far – or even for large groups like your employees!

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Tips for Making Your Kitchen Feel More Inviting

Most rooms in the house have a natural, welcoming feel to them. The entryway, living room, and dining room can have this effect with little to no effort. However, the kitchen often doesn’t. This might be because this room is more about making food rather than entertaining guests, but there can be a whole lot more to it than that.

Regardless, it doesn’t have to be this way. You can make any kitchen feel much more inviting to your guests with the right design elements. These tips will help you achieve this for your very own kitchen.

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What’s the worst that can happen?

What’s the worst that can happen? It was the summer of 1995, I was 15 and we were on a family whitewater rafting adventure. It should be noted that at the time I was not the adventurous type. I preferred to play it safe. My goal was to sit in the back of the raft and give the illusion of me “grabbing the rapids”, as the guide so eloquently put it.  That is until I somehow found myself in the front of the raft. Yep, that’s right, me, Miss play-it-safe who wanted nothing to do with this boat ride was suddenly seated front row of the rapids. Meanwhile, the rest of my family seemed cozy taking the side and rear seats of the raft.  As the distance between the raft and land increased the sweat began to bead on my brows, my hands started to tingle, my heart was leaping outside my chest, and my best defense mechanism was to just play possum. I sat there oar in hand, dumbfounded, thinking, what’s the worst that could happen? And then I envisioned the worst. I could fall out of the raft. I could hit my head on a rock. I could break a bone, or you know, die! To say I wasn’t prepared for what happened next is an understatement. 

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Real or Fake?

Where do you stand when it comes to the Christmas tree, artificial or real? My father might have been the original Clark Griswold, some of my earliest and fondest memories are of getting all bundled up and heading out to the frosty majesty of the winter landscape in search of one of the most important Christmas symbols, the Christmas tree. I’m thankful to have the opportunity to continue the tradition with my children. Though I will admit it’s not all warm hugs, smiles, compliments, matchy outfits, and hot cocoa topped with whipped cream that all the Instagram posts make it out to be. It’s more like an adventure or welcomed parental challenge if you will, there’s some resistance, etiquette, and ultimately a compromise. Resistance? Who could resist such a magnificent family experience?  Tweens and Teens. 

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How to Encourage Your Child to Be Physically Active

It is widely accepted that one of the best ways to encourage a child’s development is to ensure that they are physically active. Not only does physical activity help children maintain a healthy weight, but it also helps them develop strong muscles and bones and can improve their mood. In addition, physical activity can help children learn new skills and boost their self-esteem. So, what are some of the best ways to encourage your child to be physically active?

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Traveling Abroad? Here Are Some Tips To Have A Good Time

Going away for some time to relax, enjoy beautiful scenery, or simply get away from it all—traveling abroad does all that and so much more. But traveling abroad on your own often means unfamiliar territory, different cultures, and possible language barriers. To make sure you have a good time while traveling abroad, in this article, we are going to discuss some tips that can help.

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Offering A Little Brightness During The Darkest Months Of The Year

Do you have a loved one who is having a tough time of it as we get into the coldest and darkest months of the year? Perhaps they’re one of the many people who feel their mood deeply affected by the changing of the seasons or perhaps they’re away from family as the holidays approach? Here, we’re going to look at a few ways that you can bring a little brightness to their winter.

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Child Personal Injury and Accident Claims: The Complete Guide

If you have a child who has been injured in an accident, you may be wondering what to do next. This guide will provide you with all the information you need to make a claim for compensation on your child’s behalf. We will cover everything from the basics of personal injury law to the specific steps you need to take in order to file a claim. So whether your child was injured in a car accident, at school, or playing a sport, read on for advice on how best to proceed.

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