holidays2008 

Christmas Tips for the Divorced Parent

Ending a romantic relationship usually means you don't see the other party again -- you can excise that person from your life, minimizing the emotional upheaval of having to interact with that person. Unless, of course, you have kids. Divorce...

Being Thankful for My Kids' Grandparents

The holidays aren't my favorite time of year. Four years ago, Thanksgiving was the very first holiday after my 54-year-old father passed away from colon cancer in August 2004. It was a difficult day to say the least -- I was eight months pregnant...

Raising Thankful Kids

We live in a highly consumer-driven culture here in the good old U. S. of A. If you don't believe me, spend a few hours watching TV with your kids. You'll see commercials for every kind of toy under the sun. Kids are drowning in messages that tell...

Where Do You Eat Thanksgiving Dinner?

Last year, the Automobile Association of America found that of 2,000 people surveyed, 43 percent traveled over the Thanksgiving holiday, and of that number, 71 percent traveled with children. Don't believe it? Just hang out at O'Hare International...

Thanksgiving travel tips for families

It's the most horrible time of the year ... oh, wait, that isn't how the song goes. Or is it? Yes, hard to believe and harder to accept, the holidays are looming just around the corner. With so many of us living far away from our extended...

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