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Family traditions- How they are good for families and kids

I had always had a feeling that Family Traditions were good for my kids – turns out I was right.. Christmas is coming and the Children have already started making their list for Santa.  I’m sure I’m not the only one who wants Christmas to be about so much more.  I always had a feeling that family traditions and rituals were good for kids – it turns out I was right. Over the last 50 years, researchers have found that not only do traditions and rituals make us feel good, they also make our families happier, healthier and smarter. This isn’t just confirmed to events and celebrations, but every day life.  For example, Children who are read to every day, and sit down with...

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Getting Ready to Hygge This Fall

Have you and your family started getting ready for your Hygge Fall? You may be wondering how you can practice Hygge with your friends and family this Fall. In this blog we will share with you some of the Fall plans that the Hyggehaus staff personally have for our own families. We are so excited to see the leaves begin to change, the weather cool down, and to do all things Hygge this Fall season!  To begin with we researched some of the activities that we could do. Our favorites and the ones we have marked on our to do lists are sitting by a fire, taking our kids to a corn maze, apple picking then using some apples to...

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Back To School

Summer has officially flown by and now most mommas are looking at their schedules thinking “How am I going to do all of this?! There are not enough hours in the day” If you are like me, looking at the football schedules, the school schedules, work schedules, planning all of the meals, etc. can be a little overwhelming. Not to mention bedtime routines and homework. I caught myself the other day becoming so anxious wondering how I was going to do it all. I have now become determined to not let this busy life stress me out.    Part of my determination to not let this busy season stress me out is by coming up with ways to make my...

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Wooden Over Plastic

Jane Goodall once said, “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Everyone wants to make a difference in the world and one way that we can make a difference is to try and buy the least amount of plastic as we can. For example, we can choose to purchase wooden over plastic when given the option.  One easy way to do this as a mom is to purchase wooden toys over plastic. The benefits of doing this not only save the planet, but the wooden toys are so much more indestructible when...

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Christmas in July

  It is officially time for Christmas in July!! While some may think this is just a time for good sales, there are actually some families and areas around the world who celebrate Christmas in July! For instance, in Australia July is the coldest month of the year so it feels like the perfect Christmas atmosphere. If you are like my family and you love to celebrate Christmas, have some fun this year and celebrate Christmas in July. No matter what the weather looks like outside, celebrate and have some fun with your family.  You could start by making some gingerbread houses with your littles! This will be such a fun activity to do as a family. Maybe you are...

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