A New Take on the New Year

A New Take on the New Year

New Year’s Eve is not a huge celebration on our list of family traditions. Don’t get me wrong — we love the idea of making new resolutions, watching celebrations on TV, toasting with a glass of bubbly and even shooting off a firework or two.

Keeping Christmas Traditions Alive With Your Teens

Keeping Christmas Traditions Alive With Your Teens

Christmas was such a fun time when my three kids were little tykes. We did so many wonderful things together as a family during the Christmas season. Watching “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on television, frosting cookies and driving around looking at Christmas lights were favorites.

Do You Believe in the Kids Table?

Do You Believe in the Kids Table?

The ‘kids table’ or the ‘adults table’? Families often tend to split up during holiday meals, delegating an area where the younger members can all sit together and not interrupt the adults’ polite, conversation-filled meal. But we’ve all reached that awkward age when we ask ourselves: Which table do I get to sit at this time?

Lessons on the Christmas List

Lessons on the Christmas List

Christmas is coming, which means it’s time to write a letter to Santa Claus!

During the holiday season, Cohen writes a letter with gift ideas for our relatives and with his one big gift idea for Santa. We have been doing this for about two years now, and have learned a lot about Christmas lists. Last year, we tried to explain the meaning of Christmas and why people give and receive gifts. Making a Christmas list for Santa helped Cohen understand and it helped us know what gifts he wanted.

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