Perhaps most importantly, Barbara Mahany lives what she writes. This woman is the real deal, reaching out to the wounded world with enlightened care and compassion. A former pediatric oncology nurse she is both wise and experienced in the mysteries of interrupted cycles of life.
With coordinated logistics, bribes and chocolate, combined families can learn how to survive without a food fight, bloodletting or lawsuits. Just keep the wine and the children breathing.
Hear that distant scream? That's not an extra from The Walking Dead or someone watching a scary movie marathon. That's me walking near the candy aisle...
The Indian Ocean is an azure-blue expanse strewn with startlingly beautiful islands that live up to all the clichés of swaying palm trees and white-sand beaches -- but let's assume you already know that.
People don't take breaks partly because of guilt, partly because they are afraid it will cause them to fall behind, but mainly it's because we've been conditioned to keep our nose to the grindstone.
Someone's always having a bad hair day or isn't in the mood to smile or the shirt they really wanted to wear was rolled up in a ball in the laundry hamper with a big stain. It takes literally hundreds of shots to get one useable photo. But in the end, it's worth it.
As Diwali becomes more of an American holiday, it's important to understand that it's easier now than ever before to incorporate a better sense of what Diwali and what it means into classrooms. That in itself is worth celebrating.
With the holidays just around the corner and gift giving at the forefront of my mind, I'm making a conscious effort this year to buy and create thoughtful gifts for the most important people in my life. Don't worry, I will still make time to browse the Target ad on Thanksgiving Day.
With all of the costumes, candles, spooky decor, junky little trinkets and toys, the clutter situation can get quickly out of hand. How can we cut the clutter without cutting back on any of the fun? I promise, it's possible! Here's how.
Back when I first moved to New York City in 2005, art toys were blowing up. KidRobot was making art toys accessible to the trendiest hipsters with their playful vinyl toys and coordinating fashion. Anyone remember the neon hoodies?
Imagine being a dog and all of a sudden an endless stream of scary monsters show up on the doorstep and keep ringing the doorbell. For many dogs, Halloween, just like July 4th and New Year's Eve, are days of infamy.
When the air turns crisp and cold, cruise lines know families look to flee Old Man Winter with a sunny, tropical escape. That's why many cruises enhance their holiday offerings to lure families onto the ships.
If I enjoy where I am right now, my journey will be that much more exquisite. And as far as destination, there is none, really. As soon as we reach one milestone, we focus on new things that excite and inspire us.
Halloween is almost here and I've had costumes, not candy, on my mind. Lots of parents have been asking me about the appropriateness of sexy costumes for their tween and teen daughters.
The best way to survive any sort of family vacation with kids is to plan it well. If you get the plan for the holiday right, it will actually be enjoyable for everyone.
Cyber Monday last year was the largest online shopping day in history, up 18.2% compared to Cyber Monday in 2012 and reaching $2.29 billion, according...