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What are Your Favorite Winter Traditions?

Whether it’s decorating sugar cookies or celebrating the Winter Solstice, we all have our favorite winter traditions—many of which stem from our own childhood and family histories. To celebrate this magical time of year, we asked families about their most treasured traditions and memories from childhood, as well as ones they continue with their own …

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Managing Parenting Stress Over the Holidays

Managing Parenting Stress Over the Holidays  Sometimes it seems like the demands and stresses of parenting just keep building up! For some parents, it just seems like there is too much to do each day—especially  during the holidays! The good news is there are ways you can handle the very real stresses of parenting through …

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Bah Humbug! Reducing Holiday Tantrums

Bah Humbug! Reducing Holiday Tantrums The holidays are an exciting time for children. The lights, the sounds, abundance of frosted sugar cookies . . . excitement fills the air! For toddlers, however, the change to routine, excitement of toys, and new stimuli can result in emotional ups and downs, including more tantrums or, as we …

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The Greatest Gifts Don’t Come In A Shiny Wrapped Package

The holidays are a wonderful time to reflect back on the gifts you’ve received over your life. We’re not talking about the types of gifts that can be wrapped in a shiny box or fit under a Christmas tree — but the ones that live in your heart and stay with you daily. Parenting Now! …

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Creating New Holiday Traditions As A Military Family

My family moves every 3 years. Sound exhausting? It is. As a military family, we have had to remake our home, both literally and figuratively, in such far-reaching places as Hawaii and Japan. We usually do so with little-to-no friends and family near by to help us. “Your holidays must be so glum and lonely,” …

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Generational Balance: Best social events carve out space for adults, children

Celebrations give spice to life. It can be especially delicious when our children are with us, enjoying them, as well — until it gets too stimulating or loud or late. Some social events are so adult-oriented that children just don’t fit in. Parents who attend these events need to entertain their children and may need …

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