Twas The Night Before Christmas Poem: Original Text

Christmas is but a week away and I thought there is no better way than to simply publish the original text of this holiday’s most famous story.  It was published in the early 19th century.  The author has been disputed and Clement Clarke Moore and Henry Livingston Jr. have both been given credit over the […]


Homemade Gingerbread Chai Latte

Oh my…what a delicious recipe I stumbled across that features one of my favorites…Chai Tea.  This is a super great holiday drink that will get you into the spirit of the season and keep nice and toasty and warm!   So, instead of the Starbucks Gingerbread Latte, which has 29 grams of sugar in a […]


25 Ways to Fight Holiday Stress

Yep….I’m going there.  The holiday season gets underway in a couple weeks so I figure it’s good timing for this article.  Read up and get yourself prepped to be stress free clear through the New Year!   Holiday stress-busting tips By Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen The shopping and crowds. The back-to-back diet-busting parties. The interminable chats with […]


Summer Family Traditions

What are your family summer traditions.  Trips to the Jersey Shore? …camping in the Poconos?  …family bbqs?  …poos parties? START A SUMMER TRADITION Vacation Book a vacation with your family every summer. It doesn’t matter where you go, just go. Pack up the mini-van, purchase plane tickets, get your bags packed and take off. Hit […]


Valentine’s Day & Married Couples

As time goes by in our busy married lives, we can easily lose focus on our partner, and the romance that drew us to that person to begin with.  Sometime it takes creativity and some effort to keep the fire burning…sometimes we even get a little help from mainstream, commercialized holidays!  Below is a nice […]


De-Stress During The Winter

Contributed from If you are like me, the holidays are very stressful. Even if you manage to deflect some of the worst parts – family arguments and air travel delays – winter can be hard on the body because of all the comfort foods, a lack of fresh air and movement, and just being […]


Holiday Activity Guide | NYC

Christmas and the holiday season in New York City is an amazing time. From the Thanksgiving Day Parade to the New Year’s Eve ball drop, the whole city buzzes with holiday spirit as everyone readies for the festivities. Stores go above and beyond to decorate their windows.Santas listen to little kids’ wishes and, of course, this being New York, there are […]