Holidays

The Great Pumpkin Candy Giveaway
10/17/2019

Here’s a startling statistic – last year Americans spent roughly $2.6 billion on Halloween candy! Even more mind blowing is the fact that more than half that candy ended up in my house after my children went trick-or-treating. That may be stretching the truth just a bit, but every year…

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Tips for a Fun New Year’s Eve
12/26/2018

As we prepare to say, “Goodbye, 2018,” and “Hello, 2019,” it’s worth noting how abstract the concept of time can be for young children. Children aren’t born with a sense of what time is. For infants, time is measured by waking and sleeping, not minutes, hours,   days and years. But…

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Surviving the Holidays with Self-Care
12/05/2018

No matter what you celebrate, the holidays are supposed to be the happiest times of the year. Times for family and reflection. Times for gift giving and being thankful for all you have. But they can also be overwhelming times for already-busy parents. There are parties and pageants, travel and…

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Start New Memories with Holiday Traditions
11/28/2018

The holiday season is an exciting time of year, especially for children. Whether you observe Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or simply ring out the old year and welcome the new, the season is alive with cooking, shopping, decorating, wrapping, singing and playing games. It’s also a time that’s ripe with opportunities…

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Tips for Traveling with Young Children
11/20/2018

Traveling with children – especially during the holidays – is a great opportunity for family bonding and teaching your children about different places. Yes, you’re probably going to have to deal with some chaos during your journey. But, with the help of the following suggestions from travel experts and experienced…

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