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Hosting House Guests 101

May 27th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

by Kathy Bertone Your brother and his family will be coming to town for your niece’s wedding and needs a place to stay. Your mother-in-law wants to come see her […]

12 Days of Holiday Organizing: Countdown to A Successful Celebration

February 12th, 2013 posted by Debbie Williams

by Debbie Williams It’s that time of year again: the holidays are almost upon us. We know it arrives at the same time every year, and yet it sneaks up […]

Christmas Time and Cultural Traditions

February 12th, 2013 posted by Bea Sheftel

Christmas is a holiday celebrated around the world. Many of the old world customs are still carried out in America. Swedish families start their Christmas celebrations on December 13th, St. […]

Charity or Scam?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

You want to help those who are less fortunate. That’s good. And you’re not alone. According to the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel, giving in the U.S. by individuals rose […]

Great Holiday Gifts for the Green Thumb on Your List

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kathleen Hennessy

As the official gardening season comes to a close, gift giving season is heating up. That means it’s time to find just the right tool or toy for every gardener […]

Christmas Gift Challenge

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Foreman

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” You can tell because everywhere you go someone is trying to sell you something! Stores began decorating weeks ago and the TV […]

Holiday Open House: Open Your Heart and Your Home

February 12th, 2013 posted by Marilyn Moll

by Marilyn Moll The holiday season offers an opportunity to open our hearts to friends and relative, guests and strangers with warmth and generosity into our homes. It’s important to […]

Keep the Joy, Ditch the Debt: Smart Spending During the Holidays

February 12th, 2013 posted by Faye Prosser

Picture this: You are gathered together with your family while they excitedly open their holiday gifts. The anticipation of this moment has been building for months. Gift after gift, the […]

Special, Inexpensive Gift Ideas

February 12th, 2013 posted by Beth Fisher

Being on a tight budget, normally we make most of our Christmas gifts. Over the years I’ve found that you can come up with a more personal, and more appreciated […]

A Mom and Dad’s Holiday Survival Guide

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ron Huxley

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” — Luke 2:14 Take physical safety precautions: Young children are at-risk of eating […]

The Fail-Safe Holiday Diet Plan

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kenneth Schwarz, Ph.D. and Julie Schwarz

by Kenneth Schwarz, Ph.D. and Julie Schwarz Everyone knows the equation: holidays = pressure + stress. Even when you try to reduce the stress, it’s still stressful. Even when you’re […]

10 Tips for a Peaceful Holiday Season: Helping Kids Relax

February 12th, 2013 posted by Patti Teel

Kids get pretty anxious over the holidays. It’s a time of excitement and wonder, and they often have a hard time relaxing, staying calm and sleeping well. Here are some […]

Wacky Christmas Facts

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Winter was a time of celebration to pre-Christian Romans and they decorated fir trees in honor of this seasonal change. The use of a Christmas wreath as a decoration on […]

Responsible Pet Giving During the Holidays

February 12th, 2013 posted by PETsMART.com

A perfect Christmas morning: little children diving into a big pile of packages. It is ultimate chaos. What could possibly make it better? A new Christmas pet? Each year, begging […]

What Do Kids Really Want For Christmas?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Liz Folger

by Liz Folger Parents are spending an average of $200 per child this Christmas. Is receiving gifts really all kids want though? Or are they looking for something that doesn’t […]

The Heart of Christmas: The Gift of Being

February 12th, 2013 posted by Michele Germain, LCSW

Are you feeling tense during the holiday season? Does holiday tree trimming, mall hopping, office parties, present wrapping, house decorating, gift shopping leave you with mixed emotions? Are you showing […]

Your Recovery Kit for Holiday Eating

February 12th, 2013 posted by Allan Boshell

by Allan Boshell If you are like me and most other Americans this time of year is both exhilarating and a little anxiety producing. After all, you go all year […]

Helping Children of Divorce Through The Holiday Season

February 12th, 2013 posted by D. K. Simoneau

by D. K. Simoneau What day does Thanksgiving fall on anyway? What about Christmas and New Years? What year is this and who’s got the kids for the holidays? You […]

Make Money This Holiday Season; Don’t Just Spend It

February 12th, 2013 posted by Liz Folger

by Liz Folger What if you could make more money than you spend this holiday season? Sounds like a pretty good idea, you say? If you’d like to be on […]

12 Days of Holiday Organizing

February 12th, 2013 posted by Debbie Williams

It’s that wonderful time of year again: the holidays are almost upon us. We know it arrives at the same time every year, and yet it continues to sneak up […]

Holidays & Exercise – They Can Go Together!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Karen Millard

Who wants to start planning yet more activity in the midst of already hectic preparations? If you already work out regularly, this is the time of year to concentrate on […]

December Birthdays

February 12th, 2013 posted by Barbara Thomas

December is a wonderful time for parties – for grownups! A little eggnog and a plate of cookies and your grownup party is swinging. For the little ones, a little […]

The Five Best Gifts to Give Your Family

February 12th, 2013 posted by Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

by Margaret Paul, Ph.D. When we think of giving gifts, we usually think of things to buy for people. Yet if you think back on gifts you’ve been given, it […]

Holiday Cheer via your VCR

February 12th, 2013 posted by Kellie Head

Some of my fondest childhood Christmas memories involve watching holiday classics with my family and enjoying hot chocolate and Christmas cookies (most of my fond memories involved some sort of […]

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Orange Carrot Less-Drip Ice Pops

Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]