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  • "Ten Lords a leaping.
    Twelve days of Christmas: My True Love gave to me Ten lords a leaping
    What exactly is a “lord” and why in the world would they be leaping? And why would this have been a “great” gift for his True Love? A little research is needed here, wouldn't you say?Let’s start by eliminating...
  • 10 Best Christmas crooners: Favorite Christmas songs and singers
    10 Best Christmas crooners: Favorite Christmas songs and singers
    One of the best things about the Christmas season is the music. We can listen to the classics of Christmas songs and carols by crooners such as Gene Autry and Bing Crosby to more modern renditions sung by Clay Aiken, Bare Naked Ladies or Blink 182...
  • Quick and easy cookies and fun foods for the holidays
    Quick and easy cookies and fun foods for the holidays
    With Christmas rapidly approaching and the kids out of school, many parents are looking for ways to keep the kids busy while completing holiday preparations. Why not let the kids join in the fun of holiday prep with these holiday recipes from...
  • Christmas Eve excitement
    Christmas Eve excitement
    The night before Christmas is an exciting day. For many children, it might be one of the most exciting and longest nights of the year. Try to keep it fun and stress free as much as you can.Here are a few ways to make Christmas Eve even more...
  • Kids Gifts to Make This the Best Christmas Ever
    Kids Gifts to Make This the Best Christmas Ever
    Every year parents make the mad rush to the mall or spend hours surfing online to find the latest toys for holiday gifts. Here are some of the best parent-tested toys that are sure to make this holiday season full of fun.Never-ending FunIt’s...
  • Puerto Vallarta
    Mexico’s Velas Vallarta Suite Resort offers new family offerings
    In celebration of the new year, Mexico’s “Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All Compare” Velas Vallarta, an all-suite resort in Puerto Vallarta, is debuting new family-friendly offerings with a freshly designed Kids Club, new seasonal...
  • "Sam Learns Golf"
    Jason Beisel Hits Hole in One with New Children’s Book about Golf
    Even though Dad manages a golf course, young Sam doesn’t know the rules of golf. Normally that’s not a problem because, as this new children’s book explains, Sam and Sam’s best friend Max just pal around on the putting...
  • Travel & Adventure Show
    The 5th Annual Travel & Adventure Show returns to the Bay Area in February
    The largest travel show series in the U.S. returns to the Santa Clara Convention Center February 7-8, inviting visitors to experience the culture, the sights, the sounds, and even the cuisine that goes along with travel and tourism.Back for its...
  • Yoga at Mother Daughter Day Out, Boynton Beach
    Girls given coupons for bikini wax at Boynton Beach Mother Daughter Day Out expo
    The West Palm Beach child development Examiner recently attended a "Mother Daughter Day Out" in Boynton Beach, Florida on December 14. It was held at the Westchester Country Club. The event didn't deliver on promises and raised some...
  • Parents succeed when they raise their children to be passionate readers
    Parents succeed when they raise their children to be passionate readers
    Parents now have the availability to help their children be successful readers when they invest in Nancy Newman’s new book entitled Raising Passionate Readers: 5 Easy Steps to Success in School and Life. Newman has much experience in helping...
  • CVS Gift Ideas
    Holiday Gift Guide: Budget-friendly gift ideas from CVS
    Finding gifts that are budget-friendly isn't always easy. But there are some really nice gifts that can be bought without breaking the bank. With only a few days left in the holiday shopping season, it's time to get those last few gifts...
  • New Year's Eve celebrations at Sullivan's Steakhouse
    Sullivan’s Steakhouse rings in the New Year with an extravagant menu
    Celebrating the close of 2014 and the beginning of 2015, party goers can start the night’s events with a lavish meal at Sullivan’s Steakhouse of Naperville. The special celebration features a New Year’s Eve menu that will keep...
  • New Year's Eve late night food options
    Post New Year’s Eve munchies, after the ball drops, it’s time to eat
    New Year’s Eve is the night when everyone is toasting to new beginning. With all the celebratory libations, the munchies can appear after the ball drops. For Chicagoans out celebrating the appearance of 2015, a few locales will be open to...
  • Holiday Traditions Change Up
    Holiday Traditions Change Up
    As Christmas approaching, you and your family may be busy with your holiday traditions, whether they be hanging up Christmas stockings or going to a church service. As your grown children come by to visit, they may bring with them some different...
  • Reese Cup Reindeer
    Reese Cup Reindeer
    Here is a fun and easy treat that is great for a holiday party, or to share with your family and friends. To make this treat you will need two different size Reeses Peanut Butter Cups (I used snack size and mini), candy eyes, red M & Ms, mini...