3 Ways To Entertain The Kids On Snow Days

Large portions of the U.S. often deal with massive snowstorms during the winter. A lot of children anticipate these events with hopes of school closures. Ideally, the storms will be bad enough that school is canceled, but not so bad that kids can’t build snowmen, make snow angels, sled, skate or create impromptu hockey rinks. But what happens when the weather is so bad that they can’t go out and you have to stay home to supervise them? It Continue reading 3 Ways To Entertain The Kids On Snow Days

Celebrate The New Year With Fun Kids Games

There are several reasons why you and your family have yet to figure out how to celebrate 2015. Restaurants are booked. The weather is terrible. Even if you wanted to go to a more mature party, your babysitter already has plans. So what can you do when you need to entertain a bunch of hyper rugrats for a few extra hours? The answer is quite simple: Have fun with them! If you’ve never rung in the Continue reading Celebrate The New Year With Fun Kids Games

Start The New Year Off Right With Healthy Party Snacks

You’ve decided to throw a New Year’s Eve party, and you want to make sure that it goes off without a hitch. You clean the house, pick out the music and – to make yourself a presentable host – dry clean your best outfit and make a hair appointment at the salon. Now, there’s the matter of refreshments. Obviously, your guests expect some sort of bubbly beverage, but what will you feed them? Considering that Continue reading Start The New Year Off Right With Healthy Party Snacks

Get The Most Out Of Your Holiday Decorations All Year

One aspect of the holidays that you and your family probably look forward to is the decorating. You take strings of lights and use them to adorn the windows, the staircase, the trimming of the house or the Christmas tree. Under the tree are presents wrapped in beautiful patterned paper. Wreaths are placed on the doors, the walls of the dining room or above the fireplace mantle. The unique atmosphere created by your decorations is truly Continue reading Get The Most Out Of Your Holiday Decorations All Year

What’s The Best Way To Handle Holiday Leftovers?

You may have worked hard planning your holiday dinner spread, but cleaning up after the party can be just as much of a major headache. You have to sweep the crumbs off the floor, clean the dishes and find a way to pile all the garbage into a single can for collection. Most importantly, though, you have to figure out what to do with all the leftovers. Food can only keep so long, and there’s no Continue reading What’s The Best Way To Handle Holiday Leftovers?

Protect The Earth With Environmentally Friendly Holiday Decorations

One of the most exciting aspects of the holiday season is decorating. Families spend a good deal of time finding the perfect tree to string up with lights, ornaments and tinsel. Figurines and stockings adorn the fireplace mantle. Presents are wrapped in showy paper. By contrast, putting the decorations away is one of the more dreaded processes of the season. Not only does it mark the end of the holidays, but no one wants to Continue reading Protect The Earth With Environmentally Friendly Holiday Decorations

3 Vegan Recipes For Holiday Dinners

With the New Year coming up, you may be considering your resolutions. Do you want to take up a new hobby? Will the offers for discount memberships at the local gym persuade you to exercise more? How about joining groups such as volunteer organizations or book clubs to meet new people? Of course, there’s the ever-popular resolution to go on a diet and eat healthier food. But with so many diets out there, which one Continue reading 3 Vegan Recipes For Holiday Dinners

2 Healthy Eggnog Recipes To Make This Holiday Season

The holiday season is one of the most joyous times of year, and much of that has to do with tradition. From your youngest days, you learn that holidays are not complete without a few necessities: Christmas trees, decorative lights, carols blasting from the stereo, a warm and toasty fireplace, classic movies playing nonstop on the television and so on. One thing that people really look forward to is a kitchen full of seasonal treats Continue reading 2 Healthy Eggnog Recipes To Make This Holiday Season

Entertain With Heart-Healthy Red Wine

No holiday party is complete without some festive beverages. However, if you and your guests are indulging on the dinner spread, you may feel hesitant about certain drinks: the pleasantly thick eggnog, the steaming and rich hot chocolate, and the comfortingly sweet warm apple cider. After such a full dinner, you don’t want your drink to push you over the edge in the proverbial battle of the bulge. On the other hand, if you want to Continue reading Entertain With Heart-Healthy Red Wine

Volunteer As a Family This Holiday Season

volunteer as a family this year

During the holidays, your kids probably have a lot on their minds. They have tests they need to study for, winter wardrobes to plan out, cold weather activities to enjoy and Christmas wish lists full of presents to compile. If you want to make sure that your children grow up to actually appreciate the spirit of the holiday season, there is one more thing you can emphasize to them during this time of year: the importance of Continue reading Volunteer As a Family This Holiday Season

4 Fun Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas

Fun Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas

You run into this dilemma every year: You know you need to buy Christmas presents for your holiday party, but you hate shopping. This makes a lot of sense given the hassle of going to malls and stores. You have to wait in long lines, hunt for bargains, rummage through increasingly empty store shelves, listen to hours of endless Christmas music and – perhaps most importantly – spend money. But present shopping doesn’t have to Continue reading 4 Fun Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas

Healthy Christmas Desserts To Enjoy This Year

Some people feel that the Christmas season isn’t complete without certain indulgences. It may be a marathon of Christmas movies, holiday songs on an endless loop, a wish list with every present crossed off or a trip under the mistletoe. However, for many holiday revelers, Christmas desserts are what really seal the deal. These include an assortment of pies, cakes, cookies, candies and other confections. Of course, these desserts are also often the inspiration for New Continue reading Healthy Christmas Desserts To Enjoy This Year

3 Recipes For An Unforgettable Campfire Dinner

Winter is fast approaching, but there’s no reason you can’t still enjoy the outdoors. A toasty, cracking campfire is the perfect way to stay warm while indulging in the crisp fall air, and you can enjoy the flames even more with these campfire recipes. While roasting marshmallows is a classic fireside activity, there are plenty of healthy options for snacks, dinner and dessert you can try to spice things up and create a night to remember. Soak your wooden Continue reading 3 Recipes For An Unforgettable Campfire Dinner