| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Thanksgiving is upon us once again. We had the entire year to prepare after getting inspired during last year’s feast, and yet somehow time always seems to get away. If the thought of scrambling to assemble a last-minute Thanksgiving dinner seems...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Each holiday season, when the boys have their annual encounter with Santa Claus, Sam very seriously studies the Big Guy and reports back to me. "It's a fake beard," he'll murmer surreptitiously, out of the corner of his mouth. "I can see the elastic...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Christine Taylor, Digital Platform Manager for Fox CT and The Hartford Courant, is providing the following suggestions for holiday-related apps that your kids will love! *FaceTime Call or Video Chat with Santa For the kids who get a little freaked out...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:33 AM
I am re-publishing this post from last year for three reasons:
1.) It makes me laugh.
2.) If you're anything like me, you're beginning to think about your yearly holiday card.
3.) And, I really think it includes some helpful tips for parents....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:09 AM
Two years ago, I wrote this piece about supporting kids with food allergies on Halloween, a time when food and candy are thrown at them from every direction during classroom parties and trick or treating. It is filled with good suggestions from Dr....
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:09 AM
I don't know about you, Moms, but we are swimming in candy after a super-fun Halloween!
Do we eat it? Do we toss it? Do we donate it?
Here are some great ideas from Betsy Brown Braun, a blogger for Huffington Post Parents.
1. Let the kids eat as...
| Oct 18, 2013
There is a new Halloween attraction in Bethany that is not for the faint of heart: The Amity Road Horror!
"Just think of the name," laughs founder Eric Soltis, referencing "The Amityville Horror" films. "Right when I found the property, that name...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 9:16 AM
On December 7, 2012 at Jerome Harrison Elementary School in North Branford, families contributed goods for the Night to Care. The Night to Care is sponsored by Matt’s Mission, founded by Lynn Riorden and lead by Chair of the event, Jackie...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 7:28 AM
Expect a frosty reception at Hubbard Park, especially around this time of year. Making spirits bright is the holiday mission in Meriden where the town gets amped up for the Festival of Silver Lights, a tradition since 1988. Jane Earnest, the Coordinator...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 1:11 PM
Say it isn't so! No more holiday Festival of Lights on Constitution Plaza? This from the mayor's office. Somehow I just don't think it will be the same...
"A beloved 47-year-old holiday tradition in the City of Hartford is getting reinvigorated thanks to...
| Dec 1, 2010
| 6:21 AM
Like always, Christmas seemed to bombard us this year. As soon as Halloween passed, yup, there they were in the foyer of Home Depot. Sparkly, shining, blinking decorations. Just as the turkey was digested, the carols came on the radio and the stockings...