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
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
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
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
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 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
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
This weekend brings us the winter solstice. And the winter solstice brings us inside, bundled up, cozy warm and all together, for more minutes than any other day.Don't let the long nights make you crazed -- use the excuse for some zany, inside, family fun activities! Some .... read more
We've established the value of routines, rituals and celebrations to our little ones. We've reminded you to cling to carefully crafted routines in this otherwise chaotic time of year.We've added some new twists to the holiday fun, but we've also returned readily to the class.... read more
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