Summer Craft Time: Paper Plate Maracas!

Summer Craft Time: Paper Plate Maracas!

Summer is filled with so many things for families and children – summer camp, beaches, swimming pools, vacations. But the hot, lazy days can also find parents or caregivers at a loss to stimulate young minds during their down time. Here’s where craft time can come in....
5 Ways to Plan a Better Split Family Holiday

5 Ways to Plan a Better Split Family Holiday

This text came through from my son’s father in June: Christmas is mine this year. I want [our son] overnight on Christmas Eve and all-day Christmas.  My first thought was: Wow, isn’t it a little early for that kind of planning? Then I felt relieved and...
New Family Traditions

New Family Traditions

Like all families, mine has its holiday traditions. Mostly they revolve around cookies, and whiskey tastings, and reading together on couches after all the hullabaloo is over and done. These most recent years, however, has brought a new tradition into our lives. Being...
Finding the Rhythm of Blended Family Holidays

Finding the Rhythm of Blended Family Holidays

As a blended or divorced family, holidays can be tricky because it always feels a bit of a Cha-Cha as we all try to find the rhythm. Unfortunately, the kids end up paying the price if parents have a difficult time putting their feelings for each other in a box and...
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