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Hosting the Holidays? Don’t Drive Yourself Crazy

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.

Moments of Meaning During the Holiday Rush

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

Holiday Concerns for Special Needs

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.

Nassau County, Long Island Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - November 2009

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.

Make Root Veggies Fun for Thanksgiving

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.

Suffolk County, Long Island Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - November 2009

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.

Manhattan Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - November 2009

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.

Parents: Be Thankful for Small Things this Holiday Season

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.

Merry Stressmas: 'Tis The Overwhelming Season

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.

Maximize Your Meals and Not Your Waistline: A Guide to Keeping the Holidays Lite and Festive

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.

Fairfield Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - November 2009

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.

Queens Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - November 2009

Queens Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - November 2009

Check out these family-friendly activities and events happening this month in Queens.

Brooklyn Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - November 2009

Brooklyn Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - November 2009

Check out these featured kid-friendly events happening in Brooklyn this month.

Westchester Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - November 2009

Westchester Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - November 2009

Check out these kid-friendly events and activities happening this month in Westchester County.

Rockland Calendar Highlights: Activities for Kids and Families - November 2009

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.

Westchester Halloween Events & Activities for Children & Families - 2009

Westchester Halloween Events & Activities for Children & Families - 2009

Halloween fun abounds around Westchester County this October, with activities for all ages. Here are a few of our favorites!

Queens Halloween Events & Activities for Children & Families - 2009

Queens Halloween Events & Activities for Children & Families - 2009

Halloween fun is abound around Queens this October, with activities for families and kids of all ages. Here are a few of our favorites!

Suffolk County, Long Island Halloween Events & Activities for Children & Families -  2009

Suffolk County, Long Island Halloween Events & Activities for Children & Families - 2009

Halloween fun is all around Suffolk County, Long Island this October, with activities families and kids of all ages.. Here are a few of our favorites!

Nassau County, Long Island Halloween Events & Activities for Children & Families -  2009

Nassau County, Long Island Halloween Events & Activities for Children & Families - 2009

Halloween fun abounds around Nassau County, Long Island this October, with activities for families and kids of all ages. Here are a few of our favorites!

Fairfield County Halloween Events & Activities for Children & Families - 2009

Fairfield County Halloween Events & Activities for Children & Families - 2009

Halloween fun abounds around Fairfield County this October, with activities for families and kids of all ages. Here are a few of our favorites!

Brooklyn Halloween Events & Activities for Children & Families- 2009

Brooklyn Halloween Events & Activities for Children & Families- 2009

Halloween fun abounds around Brooklyn this October, with activities for families and kids of all ages. Here are a few of our favorites!

Manhattan Halloween Events & Activities for Children & Families- 2009

Manhattan Halloween Events & Activities for Children & Families- 2009

Halloween fun abounds around Manhattan this October, with activities for families and kids of all ages. Here are a few of our favorites!

Rockland Halloween Events and Activities for Kids and Families- 2009

Rockland Halloween Events and Activities for Kids and Families- 2009

Halloween fun abounds around the county this year, with activities for all ages. Here are a few of our favorites!

Father's Day: What Some Dads Really Want...

Father's Day: What Some Dads Really Want...

We polled our dads here at Davler Media for their ideas of what makes a great Father’s Day. As it turns out, the perfect gift for Dad may be easier than you think.

How Famous Moms Take a Break: Excerpts from 'If You Give a Mom a Martini...'

How Famous Moms Take a Break: Excerpts from 'If You Give a Mom a Martini...'

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Julie Klappas and Lyss Stern, two NeYC moms, have written a new book to help us remember. In 'If You Give a Mom a Martini … 100 Ways to Find 10 Blissful Minutes for Yourself' (Random House $16.95), they present a collection of ways that their stressed-out counterparts take time for themselves.




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