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Let’s Craft: Sweet Santa Place Settings

Let’s Craftis a special feature full of great crafts, inspiration and DIY projects that are perfect for any Modern Mom! This week’s guest blogger is one of our favorite crafty ladies, Amanda Formaro fromCrafts by Amanda.She’s shared an adorable craft that will make your holiday dinner festive and fun: “Looking for a different but fun place setting for the holidays this year? This glittery Santa is full of sparkle and hell induce some dinnertime giggles as well. A fun addition to your Christmas table!

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Are You Setting Your Child Up to be a Victim of Bullying?

My 9 year old daughter is starting third grade in a new school. I hear through the grapevine that the children in the class have been together since first grade. So over the summer I gently coached my daughter about making new friends. I suggested that although she is a newbie herself, she should also reach out to the other new kids in the class. My daughter is a good listener and she does just that.

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Place Setting Etiquette

In this modern, technological age, basic etiquette can feel outdated and stuffy. Following a few simple rules for dining, however, and passing them on to your family, can go a long way in instilling a little etiquette to your everyday life. Set your table properly at your meals and teach your children how to use the settings properly to ensure a lifetime of etiquette.