In fourth grade, my teacher had us do a Christmas Around the World project, where we researched celebrations in different countries. My friend and I picked Germany and I loved learning about how their celebrations differed from our own. For some of us, these are traditions we’ve brought from home countries or learned from other family members. Others are just learning about them. (more…)
If you’re like me, finding Christmas gifts for mom is almost impossible unless she gives you a list. And, if you’re like me, mom never gives you a list. My mom’s favorite answers when I ask her seem to be “I don’t know” and “I don’t want anything.” So what do you get for mom? We’ve got a couple ideas. (more…)
When it gets cold and snowy, few things are better than curling up under a warm blanket with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book. Especially if that book is something you can share with a child, who is enthralled by the colorful pictures and charming tale. In the days leading up to Christmas, we’ve got 12 great books for you to share.
Exploring Thanksgiving Traditions
Many of us serve turkey on Thanksgiving day. Don’t forget the cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, either. We sit back and watch a football game. Maybe we tune into the broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. But what do we really know about our Thanksgiving traditions?
A Different Take on Thanksgiving Turkey
Have you started planning your Thanksgiving meal yet? Maybe you know which sides you want and who is bringing which dessert. Maybe you want to do something a little bit different with the turkey this year. The old roast bird is getting a little dry, so why not try these recipes instead?
Turkey is the centerpiece of many Thanksgiving tables, with people fighting for every scrap of white or dark meat they can manage. Many families have the same roast turkey year after year. There’s nothing wrong with a roast bird; they can still be moist and delicious. Whether you bring, marinade, or rub, why not try something out of your ordinary this year? Break up your Thanksgiving routine and try something different. You never know, there may not even be leftovers!
I’ve been playing video games for as long as I can remember. I used to play a ton of point-and-click adventure games, like Myst or King’s Quest. As I’ve gotten older I’ve picked up a number of different styles of games. The games may change, but the sense of joy, excitement, and challenge never does..
Like books, video games come in a wide variety of genres that range from action-adventure to real-time strategy. Whatever your preferred platform and genre, video games have seen a lot of controversy. Many parents are concerned that video games will negatively impact their children. To be fair, there are a number of video game releases that are wholly unsuitable for children due to violence, blood, language, and adult situations. (more…)