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Is Santa Just a Big, Fat LIE?

Is Santa Just a Big, Fat LIE?

12. 4.2012
Forget visions of sugar plums, Christmas gives me visions of future therapy sessions dancing in my head. Because someday is the not-so-distant...
This Baby Is REALLY Unimpressed By Santa

This Baby Is REALLY Unimpressed By Santa

12. 3.2012
'Tis the season to wait on an endless line at the mall, set your child on Santa's lap and hope that the result is a photo you'll want to...
5 Inspiring Ideas For Family Holiday Cards

5 Inspiring Ideas For Family Holiday Cards

12. 3.2012
Written by Susie Foresman for Red Tricycle Every year we look forward to the arrival of dozens of holiday cards from our friends and family....
The Year's Worst Toys?

The Year's Worst Toys?

11.30.2012
Trying to narrow down your Christmas list? The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood might be able to help. The organization has just...
When Mom Forgets the Meaning of Christmas

When Mom Forgets the Meaning of Christmas

11.30.2012
We studied store maps like Indiana Jones planning a crusade for the Holy Grail and figured out where the Barbie Jeeps were hidden. On Thanksgiving...
Talking To Your Family About Screen Time

Talking To Your Family About Screen Time

11.30.2012
This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Not so long ago, we lived in a world of very few screens....
5 Essential Lessons For Frazzled Moms

5 Essential Lessons For Frazzled Moms

11.29.2012
'Tis officially the season and that means lots of things for moms out there: shopping, wrapping, donating, cookie baking, memory-making......
The Mom Stays in the (Holiday) Picture

The Mom Stays in the (Holiday) Picture

11.29.2012
You are a big part of the story -- your story, your children's story, your family story -- and this moment will never come again.
LOOK: Swedish Toys

LOOK: Swedish Toys"R"Us Catalog Challenges Stereotypes

11.27.2012
Christmastime is (almost) here -- and with it, Christmas catalogs. This year, a Swedish toy catalog is making headlines for using photographs...

How Long Will They Believe in Santa?

11.27.2012
It's easy to decide which magical lies you'll introduce to your kids. What's tough is keeping up with those lies, especially the ones that...
Too Much Stuff: Teaching Kids How To Give

Too Much Stuff: Teaching Kids How To Give

11.27.2012
One of my early epiphanies as a new parent was realizing that shopping for them was even more fun than shopping for myself. There is joy...
How To Explain Black Friday To Kids

How To Explain Black Friday To Kids

11.23.2012
This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: If you’ve ever gone shopping on the day after Thanksgiving,...
6 Great Gifts For New And Expecting Parents

6 Great Gifts For New And Expecting Parents

11.22.2012
There are plenty of things new and expecting parents need: baby wipes, changing pads, more time to sleep... But what do they want? The...
Why I'll Be Holding My Son A Little Tighter This Thanksgiving

Why I'll Be Holding My Son A Little Tighter This Thanksgiving

11.21.2012
Every year at this time, as I prepare a Thanksgiving dinner, I remember that the best bird I ever made was the year no one cared about...