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18 April
2014
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We dyed and went to Easter Egg heaven
 

We dyed and went to Easter Egg heaven

I’m gonna just say it. I never dyed Easter eggs as a kid. Deprived? Maybe. Jewish? Definitely. But the benefit of being an adult and having married into a Christian family (and having a child of my own) means I finally now get to enjoy the fun that is dyeing eggs. And since I wanted to share the fun with other adults, we at the House Party Blog spent time re-living our childhood and gave it a go.

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9 April
2014
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Baseball season is back!
 

Baseball season is back!

“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare our the window and wait for spring.”

- Rogers Hornsby

Baseball season is officially here (even though for some diehards baseball season never truly ends) and for this baseball enthusiast it’s the best time of the year.

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7 April
2014
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Top 10 reasons we won’t miss winter anytime soon
 

Top 10 reasons we won’t miss winter anytime soon

Originally, as we were planning upcoming blog posts, we thought this particular post might cover the “Top 8 Winter Memories” or “Top 5 Reasons We’ll Miss Winter.” And then it snowed.

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4 April
2014
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Tips for tax preparation
 

Tips for tax preparation

This is pretty much no one’s favorite time of year, unless they’re an accountant. That’s right, it’s tax time. Even if you get a refund or don’t owe, the entire process of doing your taxes can get pretty daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. Check out some of our last minute tips to help make filing your return a little easier. And here are some tax preparation tips for next year so you aren’t caught waiting until the last minute.

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2 April
2014
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It’s April: Join us in supporting Autism Awareness Month!
 

It’s April: Join us in supporting Autism Awareness Month!

Each year in April – around the globe – families, friends and organizations join together to support a cause that touches a growing number of lives: Autism and autism spectrum disorders. April is Autism Awareness Month and understanding and treating these disorders have been constant pursuits of organizations like Autism Speaks, The Autism Society of America, and The National Autism Association among many.

However, recently, with the Center for Disease Control’s newest Autism report showing a greater than 29% increase in the estimated number of children identified with autism and spectrum disorders (from 1 in 88 in 2012 to 1 in 68 today), the ongoing battle against the disorders has escalated.

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28 March
2014
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Spring sports prep!
 

Spring sports prep!

Spring, the official season, is now here! At least according to the calendar, if not Mother Nature. And with spring comes a whole host of outdoor activities for your kids. And if you’re like me, these things tend to sneak up on you and you find yourself at Sports Authority 30 minutes before game time. So, in order to be prepared, I’ve got some tips on prepping for spring sports:

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