FAMILY

These posts look at family — parenting, marriage, parents, the entire bit!

Happy Holidays: Families and Complications

As our families get more complicated, so do the holidays. Most modern families no longer consist of Mom, Dad, 2.5 kids, and one or two adoring grandparents. Instead, you’re dealing with ex-spouses, their new partners, and a mix of children, step-children, and various half-brothers and sisters. With that, a lot of complications get added to your already busy holiday schedule. …

The Spirit of the Season: Make a Gratitude List

Sometimes, you may forget the little things that you’re grateful for in your life. However, if you have them in plain sight, it can help you reinforce your gratefulness — especially during the holiday season. Why not write these things down on a gratitude list, and keep them close to you? If you find that you’re overwhelmed by negative feelings, …

Journaling to Relieve Stress

Stress comes in many forms — especially during the holiday season. Likewise, stress relief can come in many forms.   Some people turn to physical activity for stress relief. Others want something less strenuous. Journaling is a great way to relieve stress at any time. By putting your thoughts and feelings on paper, you provide yourself with a tremendous opportunity for …

8 Tips To Better Handle Holiday Stress

How is the holiday season treating you so far? The holiday season is an opportunity to spend time with family and friends, to take some time off work, or even escape for a winter getaway. For all the joy and fun, though, so comes the holiday stress. The expectations of social events, gift shopping, and entertaining guests can become too …