holidays and seasons


Help make Valentines Day Special for Your Child
by Lee Jackson
Help Make Valentines Day Special for Your Child.  Valentines Day is not only a day for celebrating “romantic love” but it can be a day of expressing love between parents and children. One of the most important things parents can do for their children is to show them they are loved, accepted and appreciated. In her book, Cooking Around the Calendar With Kids — Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun, Amy Houts offers many ideas for helping parents and children find joy in working together. <more...>

Easter Baskets for Teens
by Patricia R. Chadwick
Do you think your teenagers are too old to receive Easter Baskets on Easter Sunday? Well mine aren’t! In case you, too, have those young-at-heart teens, here are some Easter Basket ideas that teens will love.  <more...>

Nature Year Round
by Dionna Sanchez
If you want to encourage a love of the outdoors year-round for your children - here is a list of activities they can do. Even in the winter! <more...>

Christmas Gift Baskets for Teens
by Patricia R. Chadwick
It can be a difficult task finding imaginative gifts that your teenager will be thrilled to receive. Most teens want money! If you don’t want to give your kids money and are looking for the perfect gift, check out these ideas for Christmas Gift Baskets.  <more...>

The Kids are Coming, the Kids are Coming....
10 Tips for Staying Sane this Summer
by Tracy Lyn Moland
The countdown is on – only 42 more days of school. The kids are ecstatic and the parents in fear. We all have different summer memories – great times, boring times, and traveling. Summer is a wonderful time but it can certainly come with some challenges. Our children are out of school and that can mean some interesting scheduling. Unfortunately, the working world does not generally allow for holidays that mirror the local school systems. However, with a bit of advance planning parents can ensure that they avoid bored kids and maintain their own sanity. <more...>

30 Simple Ways to Celebrate Spring
by Susie Cortright
Throw open the curtains and spread good cheer. Spring has arrived!  Here are thirty ways to celebrate.  <more...>

Indoor Winter Fun
by Deborah Shelton
Tell the cold weather to take a hike, and get ready to have some fun! * Winter Beach Party... Bring that fun-in-the-sun feeling into your home with a winter beach bash. Spread beach towels on the living room floor; wear <more...> 

Looking for a great Family Winter-time Activity?
by Susan Dunn
When winter sets in, sometimes we're looking for things to do. The same can be said of retirement, or if you’re just ready for a change-of-pace in your life, and a new interest.  <more...>

Halloween And Christianity 
by Alyice Edrich
I can’t believe October is already here! I love the fall colors, especially the vibrant oranges and yellows. I’ve always loved this time of year, especially with all the cute Halloween songs, like “Five little pumpkins sitting on a fence.” Do you remember the Halloween specials long gone by? I’m probably aging myself here, but I miss the Donny and Marie Osmond specials.

A New Perspective on New Year's Resolutions
by Stephanie Romero
Lately I have felt bombarded by weight loss commercials. The latest and greatest fad diet screams out at us. We are about to embark on a new year and so the marketing industry is focused on getting our attention. This is our chance to start again—to try that new diet, to finally start an exercise routine. They appeal to our senses of having a fresh clean slate before us.  <more...>

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holidays and seasons


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