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December 2016

It might be “Decem–burrrrrr” but the warmth of the holidays makes you forget about the chill in the air. It’s the season of lights — from decorations outside and those strung on the tree, to the glow of the candles as you light the menorah. So, celebrate the festivities with family and friends, and let the joy of the season shine through. Connecticut Parent Magazine will illuminate your world with all the FUN-damentals you need to make this holiday everything you want it to be!

Not everyone is done with holiday shopping in July. For those of you (probably all of you) that still need that special gift for the younger set, your wait is over. Dr. Toy is here! The annual gift guide is filled with great ideas that kids of all ages will love. Whether you have a newborn or a tween, there is something for everyone on your nice list. Another gift idea that moms and dads will also appreciate is an investment in your child’s future. Saving for college is a daunting task, but with a little planning and learning about some programs, you can make this challenge a reality.

If you’re planning a holiday get-together, but are dreading the conflicts that sometimes arise, don’t stress about it. Learn some ways to successfully navigate through conversational pitfalls for smooth sailing from egg nog to pie. And talking about food, don’t miss these holiday recipes that will make your feast both festive and easy — a win-win for any hostess.

If you feel like you’re on a holiday treadmill — constantly running but not getting anywhere — stop what you’re doing, take a breath and take your family on an adventure! Don’t miss out on all of the winter happenings going on throughout Connecticut and even in Massachusetts. Visit museums, see a show, take a hike or go skiing. It’s all here waiting for you to enjoy.

Uh oh!  It’s that OTHER time of year — flu season. And this bug is nothing to sneeze at! Read about ways to avoid it completely. It’s your best shot for a healthy and happy new year!

Check out the Family Fun Calendar and find magical events to put the wonder back into the holiday season.

The Connecticut Parent Magazine family wishes everyone a great holiday and a happy and healthy new year. It’s time to celebrate!


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