Happy Belated New Year!

Better late than never, right! Well it may look as if I've disappeared, I've been around...just very, very unplugged. I can't quite explain it except to say that my holiday unplugged vacation was so vacation it's take a bit longer than usually to get plugged back in and back into the swing of plugged in life, except for a bit of work here and there. I hope your 2011 is off to a fantastic start. … [Read more...]

Holiday Myths and Kids

“She still believes in Santa?”, my relative asked about my youngest daughter. “When will you tell her the truth isn’t she too old?” That was five years ago. My daughter was only 8 years old at the time and I thought “how sad to not want a child to believe”. At 8 years of age, my daughter was in good company of children who still believed. Our view was that we wouldn’t actually “tell her” but … [Read more...]

Smart Holiday Decorating

While decorating the house is at the core of what makes holiday gatherings so wonderful, the very items that bring the winter holidays to life also contain a great many dangers. Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday decorating season. From there, holiday gatherings become the norm and houses become adorned with signs of the season marking the traditions important to each of us. It truly can … [Read more...]

Protect Your Child from Winter

With record snowfall just about everywhere from the Midwest to the East coast, people are heading outdoors to enjoy some old fashioned winter activities. Yards normally covered by grass instantly became white wonderlands adorned with ski tracks, sleds, and a myriad of snow people. And where there is outdoor fun there are always unexpected injuries. It almost goes without saying, though, that … [Read more...]