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Family Traditions

Family Traditions

Why creating special family memories is important to children. Family Traditions Do you have memories of special traditions from your childhood?  These traditions are what sets one family apart from another and become the special stories [...]

Budgeting Children’s Wish Lists

Budgeting Children’s Wish Lists

The holiday season calls upon us to spend, spend, spend, but for many families this just isn’t realistic. Here’s how to survive the season on a budget. ‘Tis the season to be jolly. ‘Tis also the [...]

Pets as Gifts

Pets as Gifts

Is the holiday season the right time to give a pet as gift? Pets as Gifts` Finding an adorable kitten or puppy underneath the Christmas tree seems so picture perfect.  But the holiday season really isn’t [...]

How to Make Christmas Special for Children

How to Make Christmas Special for Children

Studies show that what our children really want from the holidays is not necessarily the latest in toys and gadgets, but time with mom and dad. It’s almost ironic that we think of Christmas as a [...]

How to Answer “Is There a Santa?”

How to Answer “Is There a Santa?”

Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus. What do you to say when your child starts to question the Big Guy in Red? What would Christmas be without Santa Claus? Certainly half of the charm of [...]

Holiday Stress

Holiday Stress

A few tips on reducing the stress of the holiday season. Holiday Stress As fun as the  holiday season can be, so can it be stressful.  But there are things you can do to reduce that [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Children and Christmas Party Safety

Children and Christmas Party Safety

Keeping kids safe while enjoying those holiday parties. Christmas Party Safety It’s during the holiday season that as parents, we can let our guard down, particularly at seasonal gatherings with friends and family. It’s exactly why [...]