Holiday magic often begins in the kitchen. Creating traditions is yet another way to build creativity, and the holiday season is a particularly wondrous time to begin a new tradition or rediscover an old one. So as you step into your kitchen this month, involve your children.... read more
Sometimes in all the rushing around, we forget to slow down and enjoy the moments. Shopping together takes the place of sitting around the fire roasting marshmallows. Hopping from party to party supplants taking the time to walk around and sing carols to your neighbors. It's h.... read more
It seems an understatement to say that choosing gifts for family and friends during the holidays is a tricky process. Unless it’s for your very own child who has been telling you what he wants with great precision over and over for the past three months, then pickin.... read more
Ready or not, the holidays are well on their way, and if you haven't been swept up in the frenzy quite yet, it's probably only a matter of time before a tide of candy canes, jingling bells and tinsel sweeps you up and carries you off. December is such a crazy month, what with .... read more
There are so many good reasons to give homemade gifts this holiday season. Here are just a few: We're all looking for ways to save a bit where we can.Preschoolers enjoy making things to give to friends and family, and working on gifts is a great way to occupy winter afternoons.... read more
No one experiences the pre-holiday shopping frenzy quite like the parents of young children. We remember the joy and excitement of our own childhood holidays, and we want to give our kids that same thrill. At the same time, we're also aware that our children's accrual of more .... read more
The winter holiday season is full of rituals and traditions, all cherished, to be sure. And those carefully crafted holiday routines that we have are important for young children, who can be easily overwhelmed by the chaos and the unusual schedules that turn up each December. .... read more
We all know the wisdom of the old adage "it is better to give than to receive," but it rings true during the holidays more so than at any other time of year. As a parent, you know that there is nothing better than seeing your child's face light up when she opens up a brand.... read more
Making holiday cards is easier than ever. Choose a snap of the adorable ones from the year, zip it off to one of many online photo services to be made into cards, print out address labels from your computer and...you're pretty much done. Add stamps, and there you have it. One .... read more
There is such a build up to the holidays. As December approaches, we imagine how much fun the season will be ...sugar plum fairies and all. Our heads are flooded with warm memories of the winter holidays from our own childhoods. Then, the day after Halloween it hits: g.... read more
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