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BUYING EXPERIENCES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON FOR YOUR FAMILY VERSUS THINGS

By Carrie Trousil Becker

Before loading up the shopping cart this season, one tactic parents can consider is giving gifts of shared family experience in lieu of more stuff. Click here to read tips on making wonderful holiday memories with your family this season.

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METROPARENT’S FAVORITE THINGS: 5 GIFT IDEAS FOR KIDS

By Liz Paulsen of the Journal Sentinel

Each year, Metroparent receives hundreds of products to test. Most of these items are tested by Milwaukee-area families. However, we do test some of the products ourselves. Click here to read more!

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IT’S ABOUT WHAT GLITTERS FOR HOLIDAY DéCOR

By Jan Uebelherr

When it comes to the 2015 edition of the American holiday home, all that glitters is gold — and silver and copper and bronze. “There’s definitely a lot of metallics,” says Kayla Kitts, an editor at HGTV. “As opposed to years past where it used to be just silver and gold, we’re seeing a lot more copper and bronze and jewel tones brought in.” Click here to read more.

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HOLIDAY SHOPPING WITH TODDLERS IN TOW

By Jeanne Labana

Shopping with toddlers is no doubt a difficult task. And in the vast ocean of a mall during holiday time, the experience can be frightening. Click here for advice on shopping with your little one this season.

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BEYOND THE MALL: 12 PLACES TO SEE SANTA IN AND AROUND MILWAUKEE

Go beyond the mall this holiday season to enjoy some time with Santa. View MetroParent’s list of where to see St. Nick this season.

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NOURISH FRIENDSHIPS WITH FULL-FLAVORED VEGETARIAN HOLIDAY MEAL

By Ashleigh Spitza

I’m never happier than when my home is filled with delicious food and hungry loved ones. I know this is true for many avid home cooks; feeding friends and family brings us pure joy. Overworking our ovens and testing the limits of our tables, we nourish our souls even more than our guests’ hungry stomachs, and the holidays are peak season. Click here to read more.

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY MOVIES TO ENJOY THIS SEASON

View our favorites list of family-friendly holiday movies.

 

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ANNUAL HOLIDAY COOKIE CONTEST

By Nancy J. Stohs of the Journal Sentinel

We’re gearing up for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s eighth annual Holiday Cookie Contest with four categories for home cooks including two new ones. Click here to read more!

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