• Christmas holiday dinner and countdown

    When you're facing a busy morning opening gifts and even busier one cleaning up after the frenzy, you may be searching for a simple menu. We've chosen one that requires just enough "big day" kitchen time to prepare risotto and it delivers an elegant and comforting meal.

  • Holiday books - which are your family's favorites

    Decorate the tree and hang the stockings. Then, heat up the cocoa and snuggle up together with a good story. Holiday books seem to offer a special magic -- opening doors of childhood imagination just waiting to explore.

  • Baby naming trends for 2013

    Will you soon be invited to Juno's christening or encouraging Phoebe to share nicely with Storm? Let's take a look at the baby naming trends expected for the year ahead.

  • What's on Prince William and Duchess Kate's baby name list?

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pregnant! Although Kate Middleton's pregnancy was just confirmed, baby name predictions for the royal baby have been floating around since before their wedding. What do you think is on the royal couple's name list?

  • Holiday aromatherapy for your home

    These familiar scents associate with the holidays don't just trigger memories; they also aid with relaxation and heal during this sometimes stressful season. Learn how to use essential oils for holiday aromatherapy.

  • December holiday activities for kids

    Try out these kids' activities -- a whirlwind of opportunities for your child to get involved -- learning about tradition, helping others or simply having fun during the holiday season.

  • Ornaments the whole family can make

    Are the kids getting twitchy? Is the tree rather barren? Do you need a creative gift idea? We've got a solution for you! Start getting into the holiday spirit by turning "stuff" around the house into fantastic holiday decorations.

  • 9 holiday gifts preschoolers will play with more than once

    Your preschooler ripped off the wrapping paper, peeked in the box, set the carefully chosen item aside and spend the next two hours playing guessed it...the box. There are toys kids may enjoy more that the wrappings. Which of these will grab your child's attention?