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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...)

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! (read the story...)

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! (read the story...)

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! (read the story...)

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! (read the story...)

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! (read the story...)

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! (read the story...)

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! (read the story...)

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! (read the story...)


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