Christmas lights or a menorah? Different religions don't have to be a big deal in a family. Credit: Corbis You're an Irish Catholic school teacher who falls in love with a Jewish cab driver/aspiring novelist at a New York C...People just assume interfaith marriages will result in conflict, drama and sometimes even hijinks and hilarity.
No family wants to think of Grandma as the Grinch who stole Christmas. But let's face it, rallying the kids to bring holiday cheer to Granny's assisted living home doesn't score high on the holly, jolly, best-time-of-the-year happenings list. This...How to make sure Grandma and Grandpa are doing OK at the holidays.
A couple of weeks ago, my husband told me he thought our son was starting to question the existence of Santa Claus. I didn't believe him. My boy is a 9-year-old who loves the magic of Christmas, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy ... there was just no...I knew we were getting close to non-believer status, but I was sure there was still time.
Are you prepared for holiday break? Credit: Getty ImagesWe've been talking a lot about the holidays here on ParentDish. One little discussed aspect of this festive season is the fact that the children get time off from school. A lot of time. ...'Tis the season ... for your kids to be home from school.
Kathy Kingston and her daughter, Noreen, began creating new holiday traditions when Noreen was a toddler. Credit: Kingston family photoAs a single mom, Kathy Kingston says she strives especially hard to create the magic of the holiday season for...For many single parents, traditional holiday celebrations are a thing of the past, and they are trying to create new magical moments of peace and joy that bind their new version of family together.
Some gifts are free. Credit: Getty ImagesA new study on holiday spending attitudes found that 77 percent of Americans are refocusing their efforts on family rather than gift giving. The study was published by Strayer University, based on ...A new study on holiday spending attitudes found that 77 percent of Americans are refocusing their efforts on family rather than gift giving.
'Tis the season for Snoopy. Credit: AmazonIt's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... on television! No matter what holiday you happen to celebrate, most of us probably have a Christmas TV special or four that we look forward to every year...It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... on television!
Your child's face will light up as he reads his name in this sweet personalized holiday book. Credit: I See Me!Order a sweet holiday story book personalized just for your child, and watch her eyes light up like the menorah or Christmas tree. ...Order a sweet holiday story book personalized just for your child, and watch her eyes light up like the menorah or Christmas tree.
Deciding where to spend the holidays can cause stress to a family. Credit: alancleaver_2000, Flickr It's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but tensions over how to split your time up between all the grandparents during t...It's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but tensions over how to split your time up between all the grandparents during the holidays can add an extra dose of crazy to an already hectic season.
Teach your children about the meaning of Thanksgiving! Credit: Getty ImagesThanksgiving can mean many things: family, turkey, football (not necessarily in that order). None of those topics, however, have anything to do with the history behind t...
Will your kids be unwrapping fewer gifts this year? Credit: Getty ImagesThanksgiving is almost here, and that means Christmas is just around the corner. No matter what holiday you celebrate, gift-giving is usually a part of the festivities. ...Although the economy as a whole is in much better shape than it was two years ago, unemployment is still high and many people are struggling to make ends meet. Will the state of the economy affect your holiday spending?
"Is the Easter Bunny real, or are you the real Easter Bunny?" "Well... if you believe in the Easter Bunny, then the Easter Bunny is real." "But I just want to know if the Easter Bunny is you." She's four years old. And I'll be honest, I have...
Hippity-hoppity, the Easter bunny is on her way. Photo: Gina ProvenzanoAsk any kid younger than 10 to name the first thing that comes to mind when he or she hears the word Easter, and we can pretty much guarantee the answer won't be the resurr...