The Spring Issue of Today's Family Is Out!

You can find the latest issue of Today's Family magazine — inside the March issue of Today's Woman ! That's two magazin...

Friday, December 20, 2013

Happy Holiday Weekend!

It's the last weekend before Christmas.  Wow, how the time did fly by over the last few weeks!  If you're anything like us, you probably are going to cram as much shopping/wrapping/baking/EVERYTHING into this weekend as possible.  However, just in case you have a few moments to hop around town for some Christmas fun, here's a great place to start.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

5 Great New Year's Eve Ideas

To help your little ones ring in the new year in a fun way, here are a few ideas to get you going.  Plus, you have plenty of time to gather your supplies and prepare... now that's something to cheer about!


New Year's Eve Countdown Bags from The Idea Room 
(This is my all-time favorite idea, just write 2014 on your bag!)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

What's Your Elf Been Doing Lately?


It looks like someone's been roasting marshmallows while the kids are asleep and another is playing in Toy Story land.  Email your elf pictures to elfpics@todayspublications.com.  Be sure to include...

Win Tickets to Sesame Street Live!

Sesame Street Live: Can't Stop Singing is coming to town February 21-23, 2014, to the Brown Theatre, and we're giving away lots of tickets. Four lucky winners will each receive a voucher for 4 tickets.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

DIY Bookpage Wreath


If you're looking for a last minute, extremely affordable Christmas gift with major appeal, try making a bookpage wreath. It's a great project that anyone can do, and the end result is simply stunning.

Set aside about two hours of your time to make one, and let me tell you, whomever the recipient is of this gift will know it was made with love.  When you spend your time and energy on something special for someone, the gift becomes more than just a material item; it will be an item they will treasure for years.

Go here for the complete how-to.

Monday, December 16, 2013

No More Meltdowns

We often expect the holidays to be a time of joy and peace, but if you have children, you know that an overabundance of busyness, sweets, and toys mean the holidays aren’t always merry and bright. 

There are some things parents can do to minimize the likelihood of holiday meltdowns.


  1. Stick (as much as possible) to the routine.  Kids thrive on routine so ensuring they wake up, nap and go to bed at the same time is critical.  Make sure they eat near their usual mealtimes, even if this means giving them a little snack before the big holiday dinner.
  2. Try to keep your disciplinary measures...
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