Although it has become a retailers' marketing frenzy in recent years, the elemental traditions of Halloween remain intact, and are rooted in ancient traditions dating back to pre-Christian times.
Calling all witches, goblins, ghouls and ghosts! Creak open a cyber-crypt this month with a spider's "Web" full of fright sites. Take a break from scarecrow-stuffing, caramel apple-dipping and frenzied costume-planning to have a mad, mad time online this Halloween season.
Halloween, with its license to be silly, scary, ugly, glamorous or simply outrageous, is a great opportunity for children to pretend to the limit. Judith Martin, artistic director of The Paper Bag Players, offers some unique and easy-to-make costume ideas for children.
Liz Weiss, RD, mother-of-two and co-author of The Moms' Guide to Meal Makeovers has created three delicious and healthy recipes that families will love and moms can feel good about serving.
She may be your wife, but she’s mother to your children. Herewith, wife-friendly and earth-friendly gifts to celebrate the woman in your life.
For parents who feel discouraged by the commercial or religious implications of most holiday shows, many of which are skewed towards Christmas, there is an alternative.
My husband and I were raised with different religious backgrounds, and once we married, each winter season brought with it the question of the best way to blend our traditions.
Thanksgiving is a great time to celebrate our culture, have fun, and involve your family and kids.
Each November, schoolchildren all over America don black construction paper pilgrim hats in honor of the first Thanksgiving. But are they hearing the real story?
If the Thanksgiving holiday conjures up images of mountains of food and over-indulgence, why not start a new tradition in your home?
How easy it is, amidst the turkey, stuffing, and huge family gatherings, to lose sight of the “thanks” in Thanksgiving. How blatant, during the upcoming holiday season, is the consumerism of our contemporary culture.
If you're hoping for the gift of more time with your family during the holidays, take heart. Consulting this list and checking it twice is sure to help you keep your holiday stress to a minimum and help you have time to enjoy the season with your children and family.
New York is the most culturally diverse place on the planet. Walk into any subway car, and you’re surrounded by dozens of cultures and languages. And amazingly, we’re able to live in relative harmony. But during the holidays, this harmony can be put to the test for intercultural families, in which partners come from different religious, cultural, or racial backgrounds. Here again, we New Yorkers lead the world in “mixing it up”.
October, Halloween month, is the perfect time to remember the prolific legacy of the great writer Edgar Allan Poe.
Whether it is the romance of travel or the fascination with technology, traditional visions of the December holidays would hardly be complete without images of a miniature train creeping around the Christmas tree or of children sprawled on the floor lost in an imaginary journey.
In most families, taking photos at the holidays is as much a tradition as baking and wrapping packages. Often, however, roles of festive film are developed mid-January and the prints disappear into albums or, more likely, shoeboxes and desk drawers. Digital cameras are changing all that. By offering instant, inexpensive images, these cameras are transforming the way families think about and enjoy the pictures they take.