Sleep Sheep, FurReal Friend Plays-With-Me Kitty, Twinkle Twinkle Little Scout, My Pal Violet, Zoomer Kitty and a Hatchimal are all toys that have taken up residence in this mom's home thanks to her daughter.

Before you throw out that worn denim jacket, think about upcycling it with embroidery. This simple DIY project is inexpensive and easy for beginners. It’s also trending in teen fashion. Hand-me-downs never seemed so special.

"It never fails that my children's rooms accumulate with junk. Hidden candy wrappers, remnants of science experiments past, mismatched socks and unfinished art projects are just a sampling of what dwells there. I know I can’t be alone in this bedroom debacle. I’ve got a few tips on how to get your kids’ rooms clutter free for the new year."

There are no national or professional standards for temperatures that adults can consult when considering whether to keep students indoors. School district officials — and sometimes principals — make their decisions on a case-by-case basis, usually assessing several factors, including temperature, wind chill and road conditions.

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