Advertisement

Articles in Joy Holden, Party and Kelly Carmena

2017 Birthday Guide: Four Birthdays, Four Budgets

on

As parents, we want to make sure our children get the birthday parties they deserve, while staying under budget. So, while the budgets may differ from family to family, we are here to assure you that the quality doesn’t have to. ... Read full article

Valentine's Day Party

on

February is a great time to focus on family fun and traditions by hosting a Valentine’s Day party.... Read full article

Birthday Party Etiquette 101

on

Whether you are the host or a party guest, these events are a great opportunity to teach a few basic rules of etiquette to ensure your child is one that is invited back again and again. ... Read full article

Remembering the Thank You Notes

on

It’s important for children to take the time to thank those who attended and for helping them make their birthdays that much more special.... Read full article

Tri’ing to Mom

by Kelly Carmena on

Whoever said the infant/toddler stage was the hardest stage LIED! Rewind four years, 2015, picture it. I was…well, four years younger (we’ll leave it at that), and a mother to a not yet one-year-old daughter and three-year-old son.... Read full article



Choosing Easy

by Kelly Carmena on

A fellow mother once told me, “I have come to realize that the hard choices we make as parents tend to be the right choices.” We were discussing whether or not I should send my son to school the day of the last honor roll assembly this past week. ... Read full article

The No-Gift Birthday Party

on

Chances are your kid will attend dozens of birthday parties over the course of the next few years. Instead of worrying about what to buy so many kids, wouldn’t it be great to skip the gifts? ... Read full article

Birthday Gift Registries: Convenience or Crossing the line?

on

Today’s parents are using as many shortcuts as possible to keep up with the demands of the day. Smartphone apps signal appointments and events, SIRI acts as an administrative assistant, and with the click of a few keys you can have groceries delivere... Read full article

The New Birthday Plan

on

Dear Son: I’m writing to tell you about an exciting change we’ll be making in regard to my birthday this year. Because this is a big birthday year for me (rhymes with shorty), and because you’re such a big boy now, and frankly because I’m a little w... Read full article

Is it Your Party or Their Party?

on

Just Whose Party is It?... Read full article

Newsletter