Make it a Christmas that they will remember


“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela Every day news headlines across the world shout out the sad tales of children killed, abandoned or put through unmentionable trauma by those they trusted most and that were supposed to care for them – their parents, close family members or other loved ones. The vicious … [Read more...]

Face-To-Face Live Video Conference With Santa


It seems Santa Claus has partnered with Ocean of Dreams Media to create a new platform that will allow him to chat LIVE with kids  all over the world. will launch on October 1, 2014. Once the site launches parents will be able to schedule a chat and kids can then began their video conference with Santa at the scheduled time. No more long lines at the … [Read more...]

Parenting on the Fly: The Joys of Holiday Air Travel

Family travelling by car

Ahhh, the joys of holiday air travel. So much to do before you leave, and add the stress of rushing around to the airport and through security. Then add potential stress of family conflict when you get there. Finally add your kids to this holiday cocktail and it can become an experiment in hair loss. So, just what can you do to keep your sanity and your hair line intact? Many parents know and … [Read more...]

Santa on the Cheap

Spirit of Santa Print

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Santa pawned his sleigh… It looks like Jolly Old Saint Nick may be riding bareback on Rudolph this year with his bag of goodies. For many families Christmas may just not be the same this year, and the cut backs have certainly reached the North Pole.  If you are one of the many, as a parent, you may be facing the fact that you just can’t spend as much on Christmas this … [Read more...]

Holiday Entertaining


Since the twins are here now hubby and I are trying to do more cooking at home and we're even thinking about doing some holiday entertaining. Most of our family lives out of town so getting everyone together in the same place at the same time can be kind of tricky.. but we're hoping for a pretty good turnout this Thanksgiving. Now, I've never cooked a turkey on my own or a large traditional … [Read more...]