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    Parenting Tips to Help Keep the Holidays Happy
    Keep Poinsettas Pretty During the Holidays and Beyond
    When is Enough, Enough? Consider Creative Deprivation

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    Parenting Tips to Help Keep the Holidays Happy

    Parenting Tips to Help Keep the Holidays Happy

    The holidays can be a magical time of year with great food, movies, traditions and decorations. But they are also a busy time that can cause stress. And when the kids are out of school, they can become tired, argumentative and overexcited, which in turn can cause frustration for parents. It's important for parents to keep things in perspective so the holidays stay happy.

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    When is Enough, Enough? Consider Creative Deprivation This Holiday

    When is Enough, Enough? Consider Creative Deprivation This Holiday

    We all know it is easy to get carried away with "decking the halls" during the holidays, and the concepts of excess, over indulgence and over scheduling come to mind this time of year more than ever. In general, there is a trend toward excess in our lives.

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    Mindful Eating for the Holidays and Beyond

    Mindful Eating for the Holidays and Beyond

    Busy schedules and food-centered activities during the holidays can all add up to eating when you're not hungry, making less nutritious food choices and overeating. It is important to pay attention to the process of eating. Be mindful of what and why you eat. Eat for nourishment and satisfaction, and notice how your body feels. Consider these nine tips to help you get through the many food-focused holiday events.

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    Cranberries: A Healthy Holiday Choice

    Cranberries: A Healthy Holiday Choice

    Since the peak harvest season is October through December, cranberries are used most often during the holidays, and once purchased, fresh cranberries can be stored in the refrigerator crisper for up to 4 weeks. They also freeze well and will last almost a year in air-tight freezer bags. Cranberry juice, sauce and dried cranberries can be found in grocery stores year round.

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