| 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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:50 AM
If your holiday plans take you out of the kitchen, these local restaurants are serving Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners:
Cavey's, 45 East Center St., Manchester, hosts a Christmas Eve celebration with a traditional “Feast of the Seven...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:50 PM
When you see Christmas candy appearing at the supermarkets before Halloween has even happened, there's no surprise that Christmas-themed theater shows are already being performed weeks before Thanksgiving.
A Christmas Story — The Musical tours...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Savor the last unofficial weekend of summer with these Labor Day specials at area restaurants.
At Dish Bar & Grill, 900 Main Street, Hartford, get two-for-one entrees Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 (of equal or lesser value.) Dish sweetens the deal with half-...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:32 AM
We love Halloween. My husband and I always dork-out and dress-up with the kids and they think it is truly hysterical.
We are ready. The costumes are purchased and hanging crisply in the closet, all set for our fun night.
But now, I'm franken' out....