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Greeting Cards for Real (Funny) People

When you care enough to say what's really on your mind. Credit: uncooked
It seems like, no matter how hard we try, we can never find the perfect card for those important occasions. And, in our view, nothing says cornball better than your...

Paper Chains Are a Fun Way to Start a Birthday Countdown

5 ... 4 ... 3 ... 2 ... 1... Birthday! Credit: Big Day Chains
Big Day Chains puts a new spin on an old tradition with its 30-day countdown chains for birthdays, weddings and baby's arrival. The Days 'til Birthday kit is a great way to help...

Delivering Birthday Party Invitations: An Unexpected Workout

At Cabin Fever we aim to make room for everyone in the family to participate, however small or tall the activity. In our last post, our almost-seven-year-old made her own birthday invitations. Thus, our Saturday afternoon plan: to deliver...

Make Your Own Birthday Party Invitations

This weekend, my family is going into party preparation mode. My eldest daughter will turn seven in the blink of an eye, and she's downright desperate to get the birthday invitations made and delivered to her friends. Is there a way to spin this task...

Birth Records

Public birth records, including birth certificates, are required to be filed by the government in every state of the United States. It is your right to access these records. There are many public databases of public records that, for a small fee,...

Great Birthday Parties for Next to Nothing

When it comes to birthday parties, moms are finding that a little creativity goes a long way toward cutting costs and making great memories for their children. Take Anne Beller, a Dallas mother of four, for example. She actually turned a profit on...

Birthday Parties - Do You Really Have to Invite the Whole Class?

Standing in the hallway at school last month, a mom turned to me and said, "We got your birthday invitation in the mail. We'll be there." I saw a mom nearby, a mom with whom I've been friendly for two years, raise her eyebrows. Her son had just...

Children's Birthday Parties - Extravagant or Fabulous?

Many of us are trimming our budgets, even when it comes to our kids' birthdays. Sigh. But not everyone. In certain circles of the super-rich and well-to-do, they're still "Puttin' on the Ritz" when it comes to their little darlings' parties. ...

Boy's Birthday Present is Soldier Dad

Gabriel Hurles thought his mom's homemade cupcakes were going to be the high point of kindergarten party celebrating his sixth birthday. But that was before the Dayton, NV, boy noticed a huge 4-foot box with multicolored balloon wrapping paper in the...

Tea Parties Are an Inexpensive Birthday Hit

When my daughter told me she wanted to have her birthday party at the roller skating rink, I thought, "Sure! That sounds easy." Then I called the rink and had to ask them to repeat their fee twice, because I was pretty sure I heard wrong. I...

Facebook and Party Crashers

Georgie Hobday wanted a Sweet 16 party, and her parents thought they'd covered their bases. The party was to be at their home with four adult chaperones, no alcohol allowed. But Georgie (or someone else) announced the party on Facebook, which drew...

Birthday gifts for boys under $20

The other day, Bethany Sanders offered up some suggestions for inexpensive gifts for girls. Being a guy, I thought I'd chime in with some thoughts on some cool gifts for boys, just in case you're not quite sure what it is that little boys like these...

Birthday gifts for girls under $20

Kindergarten apparently is the time when kids start including classmates in their birthday parties, because my daughter has been invited to an impressive string of them this month -- all boys. Though I have two nephews, I'm close enough to them to...

Britney Spears' boys' birthday bash

Driving around in customized, matching electric ride-on cars with personalized license plates, Preston (3) and Jayden (2) Spears celebrated their birthdays (September 14th and 12th, respectively) together along with their family. The boys'...

Joe Jonas gets a new ride

My thirteen-year-old niece won't admit to liking their music, but she will say she's going to marry a Jonas brother. Or maybe all of them. I'm not really sure because she was gushing so much when she spoke of them that it was hard to understand her....

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