As holidays approach, my thoughts turn to the “mixed bag” that the holiday season can produce. Positive elements, such as celebration, connecting with family, and spiritual reflection are often rivaled by feelings of anxiety, strain and even painful memories. I would like to offer 3 tips for parents on how to negotiate common “Holiday Challenges”.
I remember as a kid attending my first Halloween slumber party. We stayed up most of the night, trying to outdo each other with stories that sent shivers down our spines — tales of some brave soul venturing into the moonless night to face the dragon or to seek lost treasure in a haunted house.
The Scariest thing about Halloween: Girl Costumes We’re getting pretty excited about Halloween at our house! While perusing the aisles of our local Halloween store and checking out costumes online for my son, I couldn’t help but notice the costumes for girls. They were pretty scary. For all the wrong reasons. Literally every costume has a
Delight your Children with Art and Science Projects using Halloween Candy! Halloween is here – a time of ghosts, goblins, and…..CANDY! Do you dread arguing with your children about candy limits? Well, I have great news. There are fun and creative activities you can do with candy – including projects to engage your kids in art
Is your “to-do” list a mile long? We work hard to make the holidays meaningful for our families and communities – and may get stressed or overwhelmed in the joyful process! Have you noticed when your stress level is up, your children are affected too? It’s what I call the “trickle down theory of stress.”
With Halloween safely behind us – and more candy than any of us knows what to do with on top of our fridges, we’ve officially entered the holiday season. With Thanksgiving just around the corner I’m excited about the chance to gather in gratitude and share a warm and hearty meal. Oh the food! The
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…so they say. But ask any mom out there and you might get a different answer. Along with the joy, tradition and magic, the holidays can be overwhelming and stressful. Ever notice your head spinning at the very thought of cookie exchanges, holiday performances, parties, and the ever
February is packed with holidays and meaning. It’s Black History month, National Heart Health month and we honor the birth of a few past U.S. presidents with a Monday off. If you are a parent with elementary aged children, the holiday that probably gets the most attention in your home is Valentine’s Day — the