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Baked Potato Mice

Baked Potato Mice

Who could resist these gorgeous little baked potato mice? They’re fun to make and even more fun to eat!           You will need: 4 potatoes 1 tbsp oil 2 tbsp butter 5 [...]

Children & Christmas Traditions

Children & Christmas Traditions

It’s not the latest toy.  What kids really want for Christmas. Christmas Traditions When it comes to the holiday season, many of us  stress out and overspend , determined to get the perfect gift for our [...]

Santa’s Cookie Factory

Santa’s Cookie Factory

Ho, ho, ho, Santa’s been busy rustling up some tasty truffles to tickle the taste buds.             Rudolph’s Truffles 1/2 cup (125 g) melted butter 3 cups crushed graham crackers 4 tablespoons coconut [...]

Is There a Santa?

Is There a Santa?

What to say when your child questions the big guy in red. Is there a Santa? During this time of the year, you can count on a few things. Children will begin to be inundated with [...]

Holiday Hazards

Holiday Hazards

Just how safe are your holiday decorations for kids? Holiday Hazards There are so many beautiful holiday decorations that can make a home so festive. But, while you may love the décor, it may not love [...]

5 Tips for Budgeting this Holiday Season

5 Tips for Budgeting this Holiday Season

At this time of year, the commercials beckon us to spend, spend, spend, but for many families this just isn’t realistic. Here’s how to survive the holiday season on a budget. ‘Tis the season to be [...]

Toy Batteries and Safety

Toy Batteries and Safety

What every parent  must consider when purchasing kids’ toys for gift-giving. Toy Batteries At this time of year there is a lot of toy shopping going on.  One thing we need to consider when purchasing toys [...]

Christmas Routines & Traditions

Christmas Routines & Traditions

How family rituals can light up children’s lives during holiday season. Xmas Routines It seems that during the chilly month of December, many families are enjoying traditions and rituals together.  Whether it’s based on culture or [...]

Holiday Food Safety

Holiday Food Safety

How to ensure your family doesn’t come down with food poisoning over the holiday season. Holiday Food Safety There are a lot of gatherings over the holiday season, from office parties, to neighborhood drop-ins.  Most of [...]

Divorce and the Holiday Season

Divorce and the Holiday Season

 Ideas on how to balance divorce, children and the holidays. Divorce & Holidays The holiday season can be difficult for children whose parents are divorced.  Usually children spend important holidays like Christmas with one parent one [...]