To some, baking holiday cookies with kids sounds like a recipe for disaster. It’s not difficult to imagine all the mess and the drama. With a pinch of preparation and a dash of extra patience, baking with your children can be educational and, yes, even a lot of fun. Find mom-tested tips and recipes here. ... Read more
I am Jewish. I am not in St. Nick’s address book, but don’t count me out come December. I still look forward to the holiday season and I was recently asked some questions about experiencing Christmas as a Jew as well as questions about Jewish holidays, customs and culture. ... Read more
Imagine that your 80-year-old dad is a widower, has a physical disability, and lives in a house he owns that isn’t safe for him anymore. His dog is a 50-pound bundle of love, companionship, and the warm reminder of his beloved wife. He finally realizes you’ve been right all along; he needs to move. He insists his dog must come with him.
If you have a last will and testament, you may think that you have done all you can to provide for your family in the event of your death. However, you have only provided for who receives your assets, not a way to let your family know about you, your values and your life. To provide that information, you may also need an ethical will. An ethical will is a personal document by which you pass on other important assets: your values, blessings on your family, the lessons of life, love, and personal dreams, even forgiveness with your family and friends. Your words may have the ability to connect the generations and provide all with peace of mind.
As we all get occupied in our fast-paced lives juggling childcare, work and household responsibilities, it can be too convenient to put our own health on the back burner. It is important for us to take care of ourselves and our needs first. Here are ways to help focus on yourself so that you remain happy and healthy:
Still not sure where to celebrate the start of 2017 with the kids in tow? Party during the day or night with these family-friendly area events for all ages. ... Read more
Celebrate the season by taking your family to see one of the many dazzling light displays taking place in the Greater Cleveland area this month. Whether you plan to bundle up the family for an outdoor event or stay warm in the car during a drive-through light display, Northeast Ohio's many options will wow kids and adults alike. ... Read more
Find out how Northeast Ohio Parent columnist Sara Carnes, co-host of the Family Friendly Morning Show on 95.5 The Fish, found herself in a rush to declutter her home this holiday season — and how she and her family turned it into an act of helping others. ... Read more
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