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Memorial Day Activity for Kids – Writing a Letter to a Soldier

Writing a Letter to a Soldier

Photo Courtesy William Hartz on Flickr

Memorial Day is coming up and my oldest son asked me why we celebrate Memorial Day. I can only assume some of your children are also wondering why we take a long weekend, have family barbecues, and open our pools! Well, at least I hope so. :) Here is what History.com has to say: Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. There you go! Now that you have an answer prepared, here is an excellent Memorial Day activity for kids: writing a letter to a soldier!
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Meal Planning – Menu for May 12-May 18

Meal Planning - May 12

Menu planning is one of the biggest tools that keeps us from over-spending at the grocery store every week, ultimately saving us a lot of money. While some who swear by menu planning plan out what they will eat each day, I just plan enough meals for that week, then we decide which meal from the menu we want to eat that evening. I also don’t plan out our lunches. I try to make enough at dinner that we will have enough for lunch the next day, or we will have salad, sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, wraps…something easy and quick.
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