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Butternut Squash Bread Pudding
Check out this scrumptious side dish for the family meal! (read the story...)

Veggie Side Dish
Children (and adults) might actually enjoy brussel sprouts with this inventive side dish! (read the story...)

Roast Tomatoes
Try this delicious addition the the family dinner! (read the story...)

Getting the Best Shot
As a parent, you are always taking pictures of your children. Find out the best tips for great photos of your family. Don't miss the perfect shot of your children's activities, or the family gathering at birthdays, Christmas, Hanukah, or any other holiday or celebration. (read the story...)

Say Cheese!
There are great family photographs to be captured in holiday celebrations, pictures you’ll look back on for decades to come. Following these few simple tips can make your pictures even better. (read the story...)

Three Tips for a Happier Holiday
The holiday season should be a time of happiness, cheer, and celebration. A chance to spend time with your children, parents and other relatives. Don't let things including your kids attitudes, family complaints or trying to make your holiday perfect, get in the way of enjoying your time as a family. Instead of blaming, your spouse and your kids ask what you do around the holidays that gets under their skin. (read the story...)

Alternatives to Overindulging Your Child
With all the economic turmoil, your family and other families may be forced to cut your holiday spending. But this should be thought of as a time to teach not only your children but also your entire family to be grateful for what they have and what the holidays are really about. Which ever holiday you celebrate, be it Christmas or Hanukah, your children will get so much more from volunteering at a holiday center then a material object. (read the story...)

Hosting the Holidays? Don’t Drive Yourself Crazy
If you decide to host a big family gathering during the holidays, you can make it into fun activity, and even get your kids involved in the process. Older children can help in the kitchen, while younger kids can be occupied with other activities. You can have a great Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Hanukah and an overall memorable holiday season you, your children and your family will remember forever. (read the story...)

Moments of Meaning During the Holiday Rush
I admit it. I love the holiday season, which seems to be getting longer each year. I love it all! But what I don’t like is that all the material aspects of ‘the season’ are making it more difficult for me — and you — to instill in our children a deeper, more spiritual feeling connected to whichever holiday we observe (read the story...)

Holiday Concerns for Special Needs
For most families, the holidays represent a time to be with relatives, children, parents and family and celebrate. For a special needs family the holidays can create overwhelming stress. (read the story...)

Nassau County, Long Island Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - November 2009
Check out these kid-friendly activities and events happening in Nassau County, Long Island this month. (read the story...)

Make Root Veggies Fun for Thanksgiving
Laura Joseph Mogil, The Inspired Chef, gives tips on how to incorporate healthy root veggies into a fab side dish this Thanksgiving. (read the story...)

Suffolk County, Long Island Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - November 2009
Check out these kid-friendly activities and events happening in Suffolk County, Long Island this month. (read the story...)

Manhattan Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - November 2009
Check out these featured kid-friendly activities and events happening this November and December in the Manhattan area. (read the story...)

Parents: Be Thankful for Small Things this Holiday Season
Take a step back from the season's commercialism to give thanks for the small things in your life, and in turn teach your children to be more thankful and optimistic. (read the story...)

Merry Stressmas: 'Tis The Overwhelming Season
Crowded, bustling malls, repeated trips to the airport to fetch long-lost relatives, and the constant shuffling of cookies and turkey out of your oven can translate into one reaction: stress. Christmas may be the season of love and celebration, but sometimes holiday festivities can become overwhelming. (read the story...)

Maximize Your Meals and Not Your Waistline: A Guide to Keeping the Holidays Lite and Festive
Now the meal is over and you are going through that terrible cycle of holiday remorse. Sure, it's great to be able to indulge in some festive food favorites, but there is always that guilt afterward. (read the story...)

Fairfield Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - November 2009
Check out these featured kid-friendly activities and events happening this month in Fairfield County. (read the story...)

Queens Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - November 2009
Check out these family-friendly activities and events happening this month in Queens. (read the story...)

Brooklyn Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - November 2009
Check out these featured kid-friendly events happening in Brooklyn this month. (read the story...)

Westchester Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - November 2009
Check out these kid-friendly events and activities happening this month in Westchester County. (read the story...)

Where to: Hot Chocolate and Teas for Holiday Cheer - 2009 Guide
Take a break from holiday shopping to find a warm mug of cocoa or tea to wrap your hands around and recharge your holiday cheer. Here's our 2009 guide for New York, Long Island, and Connecticut. (read the story...)

Rockland Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - November 2009
Here are some highlights from Rockland Parent's November 2009 calendar of events and activities for kids and families. (read the story...)

Halloween Safety Tips for Children from The Red Cross NY
The American Red Cross in Greater New York urges families to follow simple safety tips to keep their homes, kids, and neighborhoods protected while having fun this Halloween. (read the story...)

How to Go Green This Halloween: Help the Environment
Read these tips from Jodi Helmer, author of "The Green Year: 365 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference," on how you, your family, and your neighbors together can lessen Halloween's impact on the environment. (read the story...)


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