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Breastfeeding During The Holidays

Holidays can present some challenges for the breastfeeding mother: busy schedules that result in missed feedings; traveling with pumped breast milk; …

The Secret to Happier Parenting

We're running ourselves ragged taking care of our children. But it's better -- for us and our kids -- if we're less hands-on.<p>Although I don't think of myself as a "hyper parent," the kind whose children -- with their daily obligations and social commitments -- have taken over her life, let's visit …

Parenting

Creative Ways to Teach Kids About Gratitude

Readers share how to teach gratitude.<p>Bounce Some Ideas Around<p>When my 8-year-old starts to spiral down into a negative attitude, we play Gratitude Ping-Pong. One of us says something she's grateful for, then the other takes a turn. We go back and forth until we're both smiling again. The only rule …

Happiness

Christmas Traditions to Make the Season Special

Amid all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, how can we slow down and make this time meaningful? Our readers share their best strategies for creating unforgettable moments, from simple time-savers to heartwarming Christmas traditions they look forward to all year long.<p>- My family loves looking …

Kids

Christmas Morning Breakfasts

While Christmas morning's main event is usually under the tree, a holiday family breakfast around the table can add to the magic of the morning, too. Whether your Christmas clan prefers savory egg dishes or sweet breads, these recipes will make a merry meal.<p><i>Recipe by Laraine Perri</i><p>Store-bought pizza …

Breakfast

12 Strategies for Stress-Free Air Travel With Children

Experienced flight attendants share their secrets for flying with young kids.<p>Flight attendants have seen it all when it comes to plane travel, so who better to turn to for advice on flying with kids? Here are a dozen stress-reducing strategies, all from flight attendants (all preferred to be …

Kids

The Giving Season

More than 20 percent of U.S. children are living in poverty. We found eight charities helping them that really stand out. This year, why not put what you'd spend on a couple of holiday presents toward one of these worthy causes?<p>Picture your average American playground. Of the five children waiting …

Save the Children

For Auld Lang Syne

This time of year is my favorite and is usually very happy for me. But there are always those moments. Those "Auld Lang Syne" moments that I never seem to be prepared for. Some sadness switch gets flipped in my brain and I go from <i>fa la la LAAAA!</i> to heave crying. The holidays remind me of those who …

Holiday Slow-Cooker Recipes

Simplify holiday cooking with these hands-free slow-cooker dishes. We've gathered 15 of our yummiest favorites that'll free up your schedule during this hectic season.<p>Get ready for raves. These stellar spuds will be the life of your fiesta!

Cooking