Nothing says "love" like a homemade gift. This Valentine's Day why not make your own stash of creative cards that are more meaningful than those glossy store-bought ones. Save money and promote fine motor skills!
It's 3 p.m. on the last day of the year. Your sitter has just called to say she"s got the flu. Many would panic; you simply decide to move the evening's festivities to your home. How hard can it be to put together a casual, delicious spread to share with some friends? Especially when you ask the friends to bring the beverages?
The kids are already bouncing off the walls. You're pulling out your hair. Even the dog's in the action, flying in crazy circles. If Santa doesn't come down the chimney soon, you'll go through the roof! Here's how you can help them survive -- and enjoy -- these final hours 'til "ho-ho-ho" arrives!
Just think, from this point forward every day gets a little bit longer. Hello spring! Ok, maybe not quite yet, but each day brings it a little bit closer and that's definitely a reason to celebrate. How about camping in the living room? It's an activity that may make the long night seem way too short.
Kwanzaa runs from December 26 to January 1. Each day is dedicated to celebrating one of the principles believed to have been key to building strong families and communities in African cultures. Help your child follow along with one of these activities.
The weather outside may be frightful. The kids wandering around looking for "something to do" might be less than delightful. Instead letting loose with an indoor storm, what can you do? Get busy with a craft project! Bring out an old favorite or try one of ours.
"Mommy, is there really a Santa?" What are you going to say when you hear the Santa question? Will you stumble over your words? Will you tell a half-truth or perhaps lie? Will you be tempted to avoid answering the question?
There's something even more special when those holiday greetings are homemade, handmade with love. These tips will get you started and put smiles on faces -- both those making and those opening the cards.