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Homemade Holiday Gifts (Including for Children)

The holiday season is a wonderful time to get together with loved ones, but it can also bring along a period of stress that can ultimately affect mental health. Financial pressure is among the highest on the list of holiday stressors. According to a Lending Tree poll, 13 percent of those surveyed are still paying off last year’s holiday bills… 

Keep Kids Safe This Holiday: 6 Household Hazards to Avoid

If you’re celebrating this holiday season with babies, toddlers, or small children, you’ll want to take extra precautions to keep them safe. You already know to keep household cleaners and medications locked out of reach and to cover outlets, but there are some hidden holiday dangers you might not know about. Here are six holiday staples that could pose a… 

How to Indulge Without Guilt this Holiday Season

The holiday season is synonymous with family, fun, and of course, food. Between opulent dinners, professional gatherings and holiday parties it can feel difficult to achieve a healthy balance. But dietary concerns shouldn’t dampen your holiday spirit. It’s possible to indulge in celebratory offerings without the added guilt. Here are some tips: Be Rational Be realistic about your food choices… 

Eight Great Reasons to Give the Gift of Swimming

It’s that time again where we are clamoring to get the BEST gifts for our family members and friends.  Grandparents, friends and family are always asking me “What should I get {insert child’s name here} for Christmas?” There are so many great reasons why swimming lessons are the perfect gift idea for our family. Here are a few reasons why gift… 

Experience Gift Giving Ideas for #MetroDetroit Families 2020 #NoBoxXmas

If your family is anything like mine, the last thing we need at Christmas is more stuff.  We have too many clothes, too many toys, too much everything. Christmas becomes an overwhelming overload of more stuff.  Buying gifts becomes stressful.  Will they like it?  Will they use it?  The day after Christmas is even more stressful.  Where am I going… 

Healthy and Affordable Gifts to Give this Holiday Season

  The average American anticipates spending more than $1000 during the holiday season. In fact, 58 percent of families go beyond their means and a quarter are willing to withdraw money from retirement funds, emergency savings or loans in order to fulfill holiday wish lists. When mapping out your holiday spending, consider the following healthy gifts that are thoughtful, practical and won’t break the… 

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