By: Tanvi Maharaja It’s that time of the year! When the days are short, festivities and rich food abound, it’s freezing outside, and kids are home for the Christmas holiday! All of that yummy food and lack of stimulating physical exercise can be hard on kids – not just physically (which is an urgent wake-up … More Move It! Move It!
By: Martianne Stanger ‘Tis the season to be gifting Fa la la la la la la la la Off’ring service is uplifting Fa la la la la la la la la New traditions to discover Fa la la la la la la la la Make some time to help another Fa la la la la … More 5 Ideas for Starting a Tradition of Service
By: Jennifer Lonergan Music is food for the soul. We have all heard this before but, for me, it is absolutely true. My favorite thing about Christmas time is the music. Denomination does not matter. The melody, the instruments, the sentiment is all I need to get into the holiday spirit. And for a brief … More Sound of the Season
By: Sandy Churchill People discuss the life changes of marriage and parenting—tots to teens to college—with candid advice and honesty, but one phase seems to hush up the commentary like a dark abyss straight out of a Lord of the Rings novel: menopause. I am stunned at how little is shared on this life … More The Meno Monster?
By: Kathleen Blandin When you are afraid of something, unless you face it head on—the fear of the unknown manifests into much bigger and frightening possibilities that can keep you from a bigger and brighter reality. As for me, I had a fear of flying. I am not saying that being up miles in the … More Facing Fears
By: Cheryl Maguire On Christmas Eve, I sat alone on a bench, in the middle of a crowded mall. My husband, Bob, and our daughters, age 12 and 9, roamed the shops in an attempt to find me the perfect Christmas gift, even though I told them not to. Bob’s anxiety surrounding this situation caused … More The Gift
By: Deirdre Littlefield I have been blessed with three sons who are naturally rough, tough and, honestly, quite crude. It has been my mission since birth to raise them with civility. We’ve taught them to hold doors for strangers, to stand up if an adult needs a seat, and to listen intently when somebody is … More Raising Gentlemen In 2018