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New Year's Resolutions for the Whole Family

New Year's Resolutions for the Whole Family

12.20.2013
Setting New Year's resolutions doesn't have to be a daunting experience. It's the perfect opportunity to sit down with your children (both...
5 College Student/Parent Holiday Pet Peeves

5 College Student/Parent Holiday Pet Peeves

12.20.2013
Take a deep breath and hang onto your patience and that holiday spirit. Here's hoping your holiday season of togetherness is filled with...
Hey Dads! This Christmas, Give the Gift of You

Hey Dads! This Christmas, Give the Gift of You

12.20.2013
Our kids may want things, but they NEED time with their fathers more. This Christmas, instead of stuff, we should give our kids the opportunities...
Evelyn Lauer: How I Slowed Down During the Holidays

Evelyn Lauer: How I Slowed Down During the Holidays

12.20.2013
We've all been there. Judging others. Impatient. Filled with road rage. Our needs are more important. We are the center of the universe,...
Hello. My Name Is Lori, and I Don't Bake.

Hello. My Name Is Lori, and I Don't Bake.

12.20.2013
Like I said to my sons in the car, we're all good at something. And Laura is really good at baking. Thank GOD for Aunt Laura, she's there...
How A Conversation I Dreaded Turned Into A True Christmas Gift

How A Conversation I Dreaded Turned Into A True Christmas Gift

12.20.2013
I never imagined that she would thank me. That she would be the one to make sure our holiday magic remains, by reminding us of the true...
A Jewish Mom's Letter to Santa

A Jewish Mom's Letter to Santa

12.18.2013
I'm sure the fact that we don't believe in you has something to do with your snubbing us year after year. Do we, a people known to produce...
Countdown to Christmas

Countdown to Christmas

12.18.2013
My children loathe the process of waiting even still -- especially during this celebrated month of December, on the veritable cusp of Christmas....
Baby Has Some Serious Christmas Spirit

Baby Has Some Serious Christmas Spirit

12.18.2013
Santa baby, indeed. This photo of Reddit user WeightLiftingLulu's 2-month-old son Luke is definitely Christmas card-worthy... And of...
5 Ways to Deal With Teens and Alcohol Over the Holidays

5 Ways to Deal With Teens and Alcohol Over the Holidays

12.18.2013
The holidays may be a time for you and your kids to celebrate and be merry, but it is certainly not a time to lower your guard and let...
Why My 1970s Christmas Was Way Better

Why My 1970s Christmas Was Way Better

12.17.2013
They say that when you have kids you get to relive the magic of the holidays all over again, see Christmas through their eyes. I suppose...
Unexpected Magic This Holiday Season

Unexpected Magic This Holiday Season

12.17.2013
When I think back to that first Christmas as a mother and reflect on my desire to reclaim my old self, it seems like a wish that is foreign...
This Teenager Has A Completely Beautiful Surprise

This Teenager Has A Completely Beautiful Surprise

12.17.2013
Although they theoretically keep us connected, smartphones, tablets and computers often pull us away from the people we love -- making...
Autism and the Holidays

Autism and the Holidays

12.16.2013
My advice to parents of younger children with autism is to just go with it and not try to make a picture perfect holiday. Your family is...