Countdown Update: Lessons from Life and Kids

{I know we’re all still reeling from Friday’s awful tragedy, holding our own children close, and trying to move on with some holiday spirit for their sake. I thought I’d done all my crying about it on Friday…sitting next to MJ that evening at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas Concert, holding his little 5-year-old hand, […]

25 MORE Family Activity Ideas for your Christmas Countdown, 2012!

There is SO much to do “out and about” around the holidays, and lots of it for FREE! But don’t forget to allow for quiet moments at home, for “taking it easy” (aka. “relaxing” – ever heard of it?). Get out there for some family adventures, but don’t forget the importance of down-time for growing […]

Counting to Christmas: 25 Ways to Count Down with Your Kids!

(Here’s my post from last year to give you some ideas as you plan a “December to Remember”…more ideas and new links for Christmas 2012 coming up…) Christmas-time is about being together. It’s about simple joys. And for children, it’s about PRESENTS! (Oops, did I say “presents”? I meant MAGIC! As parents, it’s our job […]

Counting to Christmas: 25 Ways to Count Down with your Kids!

Christmas-time is about being together. It’s about simple joys. And for children, it’s about PRESENTS! (Oops, did I say “presents”? I meant MAGIC! As parents, it’s our job to make it NOT just about presents.) Really, Christmas, in many ways, is a reminder of how LIFE should be, not just a 25-day period. But, while […]