holiday

Holiday Gift Guide for Teens

Shopping for a hard-to-please teen can quickly become a headache if you’re short on ideas and limited in your budget. Most of the teens we know are looking for every imaginable gadget, designer outfit, or high-tech toy they can think of, all the way up to and including a car of their own » Read more

Holiday Gift Guide for Moms

There’s probably no one in the house who’s busier – and more in need of a special gift– than mom. But what to get for the mom who has everything, or who at least claims she has everything » Read more

Holiday Gift Guide for Him

Whether he’s been your significant other for years or you’ve just recently met, your choice of a holiday gift for the “him” in your life can say a lot – but it doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money. Sure, one of those fancy new high-tech games or gadgets would be fun, but instead of spending big bucks on a holiday gift, spend some time thinking about an original and personal holiday gift for your husband or boyfriend. » Read more

Holiday Gift Guide for Girls Ages 3 to 12

What to get for that beautiful little girl on your holiday shopping list – the one who seems to have everything? This year, branch out beyond all things pink and princess-y to find just the right gift to spark her imagination. Here’s a quick look at some gift ideas for girls by age: Gifts for girls ages 3 to 5: Girls at this age love to keep busy, especially with interactive projects that involve adults or other friends. Consider an art supply or craft kit filled with stickers, glitter pens, or Wikki Stix. » Read more

Holiday Gift Guide for Boys Ages 3 to 12

Holiday shopping for the young children on your shopping list can become a challenge when you are trying to find something for the “kid who has everything.” No one wants to spend money on a gift that will be discarded or forgotten soon after the holiday. And behind every young boy on your holiday shopping list, there’s probably a mom saying, “We have too many toys already!” This year, resolve to think creatively about the kids on your gift list. Steer clear of the “it” toys, the ones that everyone wants and is probably already getting. » Read more

Heart Shaped Valentine Pizza

Get creative with pizza! Pizza is a favorite for kids so why not make it Valentine themed for your Valentine party?  To make this Valentine pizza you need pizza dough (or regular bread dough), spaghetti sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni.  » Read more

Healthy Holiday Recipes

Home for the holidays doesn’t need to equal “weight gain” for the holidays! Here are some healthy holiday recipes from the smart folks at foodfit.com to enjoy all season long. Slim and Trim Apple Pecan Stuffing: » Read more

Healthier Halloween

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers www.FreshBaby.com Halloween is truly a kid’s holiday –- good friends, creative costumes, event-filled parties –- all with a cool spooky theme -- who could ask for more? Oh yes, one more thing, the treats –- lots of sugary candy treats! » Read more

Family Valentine Fun

by Jan Roberts Parent Educator and Coach Every holiday offers the possibility for families to take a break from their fast paced daily routines and enjoy some special family time together. Valentine's Day is especially suited to pausing and telling those we love the most, our family, how life is richly blessed by their unique presence. Although this day is most often viewed as an opportunity to celebrate romantic love, children should certainly be included in this hearty fun. » Read more

Families Are Seeing Green!

By Jan Roberts Parent Educator and Coach

It's not just the Irish who enjoy St. » Read more