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Holidays With Family

Teach Your Children to Be Truly Thoughtful This Holiday Season

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 02.14.2015 | Parents
Heidi Mulligan Walker

I am not a big planner, I like to go with the flow, and live in the moment. Yet, as a parent I have learned that simply living in the moment, and handling things as they arise is not always the most effective, responsible, or thoughtful thing to do.

Family Drives Us All Crazy During The Holidays, But Here's Why I Never Let My Daughter Know It

Laura Usky | Posted 02.04.2015 | Parents
Laura Usky

Your kids, your nieces and nephews are paying attention when you think they're not. They learn how to interact with their siblings and cousins by watching the adults at family gatherings

Homo For The Holidays: An 8-Point Survival Guide

Carl Sandler | Posted 02.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

For many gay people, spending the holidays with their families is an uncomfortable, nerve-wracking experience that means repressing their true selves to avoid conflict, taking a step backward on the path to self-acceptance they fought so hard to forge.

It's Thanksgiving Again, Charlie Brown!

Nikki Luongo | Posted 01.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Nikki Luongo

When I was a kid, Thanksgiving wasn't that much of a big deal with my family. We were together so often, it was like -- why do we need another day to be together?

My Big, Gay Kinky, Universal Unitarian Christmas Spectacular! (PHOTOS)

Amy Shiner | Posted 02.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

After joining the Universal Unitarian Church this past year, one of the major questions for me was, "What is my holiday going to look like, with my Catholic background meshed with my own beliefs?"

The Beatitude Attitude: 9 Tips For Avoiding Family Stress Over The Holidays

John Shore | Posted 01.22.2012 | Religion
John Shore

Here is a way of using the Beatitudes delivered by Jesus in his famous Sermon on the Mount as inspiration to make your family reunion something you can not only endure, but greatly enjoy.