fourthofjuly 

Make July 4th Fireworks Cupcakes

These fireworks cupcakes will spark your taste buds! Credit: Seth Smoot Our friend at KitchenDaily shared these festive and delicious July 4th Fireworks cupcakes, and they make us even more proud to be Americans! July 4th celebrations are marked...

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 Jefferso...

Weisure Time, Trista Sutter, and Viral Video Dads - Links We Love

Is your Blackberry keeping you from your family? Photo: sxc.hu Is "weisure" (or a work during leisure lifestyle) getting in the way of family time? Some experts think that technology is making mixing work and play a little too easy. -- Lemond...

What's wrong with the pledge?

The pledge of allegiance, with its references to "Richard Stans" and our "invisible" nation, is mis-quoted every morning by public school children across the nation. There are those, however, who are unhappy about this, most famously because of the t...

How do you define patriotism?

Beyond hot dogs and fireworks, have you taught your child the meaning behind Independence Day? I'll admit that I haven't even started. We have our Fourth of July traditions, but even my older daughter has only the vaguest grasp on what the holiday is...

Films for the fourth

With some cities canceling their fireworks celebrations due to budget problems, watching a good old patriotic film might just be the alternative you're looking for. But what to watch? There are so many to choose from? Well, here's a list of a few of ...

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 f...

A Little More: Red, white and blue

"You look like a flag," my husband Tom tells me and I smile, because I know what he means. We go through this every summer in the days leading up to the 4th of July. It's a bit ridiculous, I know: cheesy and sentimental and a little over-the-top. Bu...

Travel with kids for less

With Spring here and Summer not too far behind, travel time for families is gearing up if not already upon us. Those of us not hitting the road for Spring Break are thinking ahead to that great American pastime, the family summer trip. I myself am...

ParentDish Sleepover for Sunday, July 8, 2007

This week was the Fourth of July, a holiday I used to celebrate by watching the movie musical 1776. Lately, however, it's been difficult for me to get excited; I don't hold out a lot of hope for Jefferson's America these days. Still, we had a fun day...

Illegal fireworks take out teen's hand

I hate to say I told you so but... I told you so. As did the CPSC, the police, and just about everyone else. Someone, however, didn't listen. They tossed some sort of firecracker -- likely an M-80, which is basically a quarter stick of dynamite -- in...

Fear of fireworks

I have a lot of memories of fireworks from my childhood. I remember going to a nursery owned by one of my dad's friends for a big barbeque. There was a pig roasted in the ground, a cow that chased my sister, and a professional fireworks display. Anot...

Fun craft: Paint fireworks

If you live in The States, you're probably putting some hot dogs on the grill right now. And, if your kids are anything like mine, they're asking when the fireworks are going to start. While you're waiting for the food to cook, why not have some fun ...

Teaching my daughter about the Fourth of July

Yesterday, of course, was the Fourth of July -- Independence Day in the United States.  While my husband and I aren't American, our daughter is.  And so, in celebration, we did ... ... nothing. I know, I know, it's horrible, but we don't li...

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