Founding Fathers (& Schuyler Sisters)

Nowadays its easy to forget that the 4th of July is more than backyard barbecues and fireworks, but the holiday is celebrated in the United States to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Inde...

Celebrating Father’s Day

Last year, my husband celebrated his first Father’s Day as a dad. I struggled to come up with an idea for a meaningful gift that would be different from the other gifts he had received over the ...

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Whether you call her mother, mom, mum or mama show your appreciation for the woman who shaped your life by giving her a gift that helps her lead a healthy and happy life.  Here are some of our favori...

On the Road | Family-Friendly Paris

Paris is often billed as the City of Love, a romantic place where young love is seen on the streets daily in deep embraces and sweet kisses. While traveling there alone I realized that there are so ma...

Top 10 Gifts for Easter Baskets

Does the Easter Bunny make a stop at your house on Easter morning? While the origins of the tradition of the Easter Bunny leaving well-behaved children gifts on Easter Sunday is debatable, the symbol...

Easter Fashion

Several Easter holiday traditions do not have any root in Christianity, such as the Easter Bunny, Easter eggs, Easter candy, and the Easter Parade.  The Easter Parade originated in New York City in t...

Irish Soda Bread Recipe

Traditional Irish soda bread, like many delicious recipes, originated as peasant food.  Soda bread dates back to mid-1800s Ireland and consisted of flour, baking soda, salt, and sour milk.  The int...

St. Patrick’s Day Fashion for Kids

St. Patrick’s Day fashion for kids usually serves one of two main purposes – the obligatory photo opp for parents of new babies or a strategic way for kids to avoid getting pinched in ...

10 Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

The origins of the tradition of presenting decorated eggs on Easter is not certain but one popular theory is that it has its roots in Catholicism. The Catholic Church used to forbid the consumption of...

The Year of the Monkey

February 8th marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year and the biggest holiday celebrated in China.  It is a time of year when the Chinese take a week vacation from daily routine ...