Buy a better holiday

<FONT face=Arial>We have reached that most magical time of year. These are weeks of celebrations, reconnecting with family, remembering all that is good and great about our lives and feeling at peace with the world.</FONT> Read...

 

Stuff your stockings with CD-ROMs

<P><FONT face=Arial>I do my Christmas shopping all year, so my gift drawer is usually overflowing by December. But despite my best planning, I always need a last-minute gift. My kids never tire of playing with the computer, so I tuck a few CD-ROMs in the drawer, just in case. Sometimes I hold onto the programs until after Christmas, when my kids are tired of playing with their new toys and need some quiet time. Here are a few CD-ROMS that will engage your kids and make great holiday gifts.</FONT></P> Read...

 

It's back

<FONT face=Arial>It’s supposed to be a joyous time of year—no matter what you celebrate. This is the time we wish peace on earth for all. Yet, as parents, our little piece of the earth seems to get cluttered and complicated as we navigate a sea of toys, commercials and our children’s wants. </FONT> Read...

 

Stories to tickle their funny bones

<P><FONT face=Arial>Yak. I can safely assume reading that word didn’t cause you to chuckle. Yet this was not the case when my youngest child was a toddler. He would sit quietly on my lap, listening to his favorite alphabet book until we would get to “Y.” As soon as I would mention that three-letter word, he would burst into laughter. Even though I enjoyed his glee, I never understood what caused it.</FONT></P> Read...

 

Bringing dreams to the stage

<FONT face=Arial>A lawn chair for a king’s throne, a punk rock princess in a magical kingdom and a fairytale castle in the backyard. They’re all part of a little boy’s daydreams that&nbsp; become reality in Redmoon Theater’s 13th annual Winter Pageant starting Dec. 2.</FONT> Read...

 

Toys for sick tots

<FONT face=Arial>Going in for surgery, no matter how routine, is a stressful experience for adults. It’s even more traumatic for children. They’re scared and feeling alone in an unfamiliar place.</FONT> Read...

 

Make it creative, but keep it simple

<FONT face=Arial>For a toy to be considered tops to a curious bunch of first-graders, three things are key—variety, creativity and simplicity. </FONT> Read...

 

Your personal peace on earth

<FONT face=Arial>The holidays are supposed to fill our homes with love and joy. But, often, we are snapping at our kids more than usual. Battling traffic, standing in lines, increasing our spending, entertaining guests, fitting in the pageants, the programs and the parties. It wears on our patience. We can feel as if the peace of the season is a far-fetched illusion.</FONT><BR> Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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