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.
Holidays and Celebrations
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.
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.
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.
Your preschooler ripped off the wrapping paper, peeked in the box, set the carefully chosen item aside and spend the next two hours playing with...you guessed it...the box. There are toys kids may enjoy more that the wrappings. Which of these will grab your child's attention?
National Regifting Day occurs every third Thursday of December -- it revolves around sharing. Go through the toy box and closet with your child and allow someone else to enjoy their gently used items. The joy in giving is well worth the time investment.
Is it time for the annual family holiday portrait? Take our fool proof tips to heart and get some brag-worthy pictures this season!
As the year winds down and the holiday season hits full gear, you may be exploring the possibility of sneaking in one last vacation before saying farewell to the year past. If you haven't decided on your destination, we have suggestions that will create warm memories to last during the rest of those long winter months ahead.
A wee baby will be joining you at next year's holiday celebrations! This year's festivities may be an entirely different story if you're battling morning sickness. Whether you'll be traveling or keeping close to home, tap these holiday morning sickness busters!
The winter season presents endless, unique moments to grab and transform them into priceless memories. Freeze that frame! Gather up your favorite photos and your stash of seasonal scrapbooking supplies. Capture and save those winter memories on festively themed pages.