One of the most frustrating things about parenting is trying to get your kids to listen to what you’re saying. Then probably the second most frustrating thing is actually getting them to do what you’re asking them to. In...
Having the kids at home for an extended period of time is never a good idea…especially in winter when it is freezing outside and snow covers the ground. I have two boys who have so much energy that we have...
What’s your favorite part of the holiday season? Is it Christmas songs playing every time you turn on the radio? Is it the red poinsettia that appears throughout the mall? Is it your child’s extra good behavior in hopes...
Usually, I try to make my guests feel welcome in my home — offering them drinks, inviting them to take snacks from the fridge, and lending them a pair of slippers. But, during my annual Halloween party, I do...
When I was a little girl I was the ultimate gift wrapper in my house. Every time we had a party or a dinner to attend my mom would call me over, hand me the gift and ask me...
I love that time of year when it starts to get chilly outside. Everyone is pulling out their winter sweaters after a hot summer of flip-flops and shorts. Before too long the snow arrives and covers the streets in...
Back to school, back to school, back to school…….those words are like a beautiful song that is sang in my ears, and for many parents around the world. I love summer, I really do, and we had some really amazing...
There’s nothing like entering a home for a Christmas meal. The smell of gingerbread cookies and holly wafts from the front door, the toasty fireplace beckons your guests inside, and, of course, a delicious feast awaits with family and friends. But...
When my husband and I were newly married, we snapped our Christmas photos on our amazing vacations. One year, we posed with a wreath in front of the Taj Mahal. The next, we rode camels in Cairo--Santa hats perched...
Fall is the most romantic season, hands down. There is something so special about throwing on that first sweater and watching the trees turn into flames of fire as the leaves turn red, orange and yellow. There are so...