Mom-approved Apps to help survive the holidays

1:27 pm Dec. 4, 2014

From holiday shopping to hosting parties, moms have their plates full. According to Beth Engelman of Mommy on a Shoestring, however, there are ways to survive the holiday madness without being, well, too frazzled. She suggests using our handy little smartphones or tablets to stay organized, find deals and get the best holiday recipes.

Here’s a list of apps the tech savvy mom and blogger recommends:

If you need to make a

Short Meditation: Be Gentle with Yourself

8:40 am Dec. 1, 2014

Patti Digh, author of “Life is a Verb,” has a new book out “Your Daily Rock: A Daybook of Touchstones for Busy Lives book by Patti Digh.” It’s full of short meditations to ground us

Keeping the Kids Happy in the Car on Long Road Trip

6:38 pm Nov. 25, 2014

With the holidays fast approaching, ‘tis the season to think about the upcoming family festivities—and how you’re going to get there. AAA estimates that even more families will be piling in their cars and hitting

Teaching kids an attitude of gratitude

1:42 pm Nov. 18, 2014

So many of us enjoy unwrapping gifts so much that we often forget the true spirit of the holiday season.  And so with the holiday season fast approaching, we asked parenting and child development expert Denise Daniels for some simple effective ways parents can teach young children an “attitude of gratitude,” while still instilling the emotional intelligence skills they’ll need to thrive in our ever-changing world.

Here’s what she said:

1. Teach

The Elf on the Shelf Now Has Reindeer Pet

1:33 pm Nov. 14, 2014

The Elf on the Shelf — based here in Atlanta — and rooted in a family tradition back going back to the 1970s, has sold a whopping 7 million books (and elves) since its 2005

Short Meditation for Busy, Messy Lives

9:07 am Nov. 12, 2014

Patti Digh, author of “Life is a Verb,” has a new book out “Your Daily Rock: A Daybook of Touchstones for Busy Lives book by Patti Digh.” It’s full of short short meditations to ground