Tag Archives: holidays

Keeping Your Joy During Christmas

“Joy to the World” is a song I have sang during the Christmas season since I was a very young girl. Christmas is a time to gather with friends and family, decorate your tree, and buy gifts for loved ones. … Continue reading

Holidays the Safe Way

Yvonne McQuaid is passionate about the health, education, well-being, and joy of young children, including her newly adopted grandson, Chance. As the executive director at First 5 Butte County, she helps lead the First 5 investment in young children, advocating … Continue reading

Family Faith for Christmas

Being that it is Christmas, Saint Nick has been making his usual appearances around the mall, on packages, in songs and from kind strangers asking Bella and Conner what they would have for Christmas. I’ll just come right out and … Continue reading

Routines Rock!

PICTURE THIS: You’ve just driven back from grandma’s house after a holiday visit. Released from their car seats, your kids start racing around the house. It’s ten o’clock at night, but they erupt in tears when it’s time to brush … Continue reading

Long-distance: 4 Ways to Keep Baby In Touch

When I first got pregnant, I was torn over how to update my relatives on baby news. I never wanted to become the oversharing mom on social media, but I also didn’t want to keep all the moments I shared … Continue reading