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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 [...]

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 [...]

Butternut Bacon

Butternut Bacon

With the latest warnings about processed meats from the World Health Organization, here’s a great “bacon” recipe without any of the health risks from the cookbook The Everyday Squash Cook. And it tastes great! Trust me, [...]

Creating Holiday Rituals

Creating Holiday Rituals

Why creating holiday rituals and traditions keeps families close Creating Holiday Rituals What’s more fun to a child, getting gifts or creating a wish list? Probably the wish list…an annual ritual kids love. In fact, it’s [...]

Discussing Scary News with Children

Discussing Scary News with Children

Today, another shooting covers the news. Add to that the recent stories of the Paris attacks, Syrian refugees desperately fleeing their homeland, climate change, and natural catastrophes, it can look like a big, bad world to children. [...]

Over-hyping Christmas

Over-hyping Christmas

How to keep the holiday season in perspective. Hyped Up Christmas There is so much pressure to have the perfect Christmas, from the food, to the décor to the gifts we give and receive. Often we [...]

Basic Toys for Kids

Basic Toys for Kids

Some great toys ideas for this holiday season. Basic Toys for Kids Well, it’s that time of year again when children are inundated with commercials selling the latest and greatest toy for Christmas.  And while many [...]

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 [...]

Banning Teen Friends

Banning Teen Friends

A look at the influence we have over who our kids hang out with. Banning Friends Is your teen hanging out with someone who you think is a bad influence?  Would you love to ban that [...]

Democracy In Families

Democracy In Families

 Should families be run as a democracy? Democracy in Families As parents, it’s tempting to lay down the rules and expect our children to abide by them..  But if we want to raise kids who can [...]