4th of july 

Make-and-Learn Crafts: Tie-Dye Tees and Paper Pinwheels for a Spirited 4th

Red, white and blue and your all set for a festive Fourth. Credit: Gina Provenzano
Make Independence Day festivities even more of a blast with DIY patriotic paper pinwheels and tie-dye tees. Summer celebrations call for outdoor activities...

With Liberty and Justice for Baby Names

If your due date falls around Independence Day, the idea has probably crossed your mind: "Born on the 4th of July." Should you mark the occasion with a name, at least a middle name? A generation ago, a founding father name like Madison or...

Red, white and blue foods!

Looking for an, er, interesting way to celebrate the 4th of July holiday this year? How about with food! Sure food will play a crucial role in your celebration--it generally does--but why not toss things up a bit this time around, and even make it...

Decorating for Thanksgiving?

Do you decorate for Thanksgiving? You know, that holiday in between Halloween (when we decorate) and Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa (when we decorate). You know--the one with the turkey and the pilgrims and native Americans? Yeah, that one--the one...

School House Rock 4th of July video

Being a kid of the 70's meant you had rubber bands around your bell bottoms to keep them from catching in the bike chain, center parts and plastic barrettes if you were a girl, and if you owned a television: knowing the words to School House Rock...

Playing with fire on the 4th of July

I have always loved the 4th of July fireworks. My birthday is July 5th and I spent my entire childhood believing that the yearly festivities were all about me. My family always spent the day barbecuing together and enjoying the fireworks display put...

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