How to help new parents make the holidays special


Offer some thoughtful holiday gifts that can provide support and love for newly minted moms and dads.

Let the holiday baking begin


The holidays are quickly approaching and in my house, it’s time to start thinking about baking cookies.

No Virginia, there is no Santa Claus

I decided to leave the Santa question alone until my son asked me directly, and then I would tell him the truth.

The happiest babysitter on the block


Behind every happy mom is a hard-working babysitter who watches the kids during book club meetings and date nights. Here’s what you can do to build a strong bond with your favorite caregiver and ensure she doesn’t ditch you for the sitter-stealing parents down the street.

Say what? Why your tween's hearing may be at risk


Tweens aren’t generally known for their superb listening skills. But if yours constantly responds with “What?” when spoken to, insists on blistering music volume and seems frustrated or withdrawn at school or home, something larger could be at play. 

Diane Gottsman’s re-gifting rules


The holidays are here and each year we consider the age old question… “Is it okay to re-gift?” The answer may surprise you, although most of us have done it at one time or another.

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