With Valentine’s Day around the corner, everyone is thinking about love—especially those who have been jilted by an ex. It’s easy to get lost on a bad trip down memory lane: According to a survey from the University of Western Ontario in Canada, a whopping nine of out ten Facebook users employ the social networking site to check up on their […]
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Teach your little ones the importance of charitable giving by creating a jar to store money for charity.
Happy Monday, everyone! We want to start your week off right with a question from our print editors. They want to know: What has been your favorite random act of kindness that you’ve either given, received, or witnessed recently? Share your stories in the comments below, and we’ll share a selection of them in an upcoming issue! And if you […]
While I was at the office and weeding the garden and worrying about whether or not I had the most updated train schedule in my purse, unbeknownst to me, my oldest child was getting ready to go to college. Without me really registering what was happening, he progressed through elementary, middle and high school, where he is now a senior. […]
In my family, movie watching is a weekend tradition, but choosing the right film, isn’t always easy. One of our colleagues over at Entertainment Weekly has a unique way of deciding which movie his family will watch. On EW’s blog, The Family Room, Dalton Ross and his wife Christina Kelly let the readers decide. Each parent chooses a movie, and you […]
There comes a time in every kid’s life when they begin to ask the tough questions about Santa Claus. Here’s a way as a parent you can help put their doubts to rest, especially if they have younger siblings around. Read the advice from Michelle Slatalla, one of our etiquette experts.
If you’re trying to keep your kiddies away from your iPad (and can only tolerate so many hours of holiday sing-alongs), you’ll need a few activities to prevent whining during your pre- and post-Christmas travels. Here are three games to try: 1. I Spy. Run through the alphabet, such as “I spy something that begins with the letter A.” Then let […]