As the holiday season moves into full swing, it is often the time of the year that brings to mind what you can get, get, get... and subsequently forget about the true spirit of the season! This year, encourage every member of your family, no matter what age, to be compassionate and to give of themselves during the holidays. The lessons learned will leave a lasting impression throughout the year and bring you even closer together as a family.Read Full Story
With Christmas ads already inundating the airwaves, it can be difficult to set the right Thanksgiving tone with your children. The November holiday in the U.S. is more than turkey-themed crafts and a big meal that marks the beginning of the “gimme this, I want that” season. It is a time of tradition, appreciation and thankfulness. Sometimes conveying that appropriately to our kids amid the consumerism onslaught is a challenge.Read Full Story
When your children think back on their formative years, what holiday traditions will they remember? Will they remember the serious, elegant meals at Grandma Thelma’s house? Or the silly, groan-inducing jokes at Grandpa Eugene’s house? Traditions from family member’s homes are all good and well, but what traditions will they remember from your house? Along with thankfulness, appreciation and pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving is about tradition, so make sure you are establishing some of your very own family traditions in your house.Read Full Story
It’s that time of year. Thanksgiving and the December holidays are rapidly approaching and it’s time to count our blessings for the many good things in our lives. However, does the tradition of noting thankfulness have to come with blind acceptance for every single thing in our lives? And are thankfulness and appreciation the same thing?Read Full Story
The winter holiday season is a pressure-filled time of year, both emotionally and physically. As a mom, it can be particularly intense. We are often are the super mulitaskers in the family -- add a major holiday and all the expectations thereof and it can be hard to feel thankful or even appreciative some days. Even if you love Thanksgiving, the traditions can take their toll on you. So don’t leave the thankfulness for November.Read Full Story
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