Mother's Day

Father's Day

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    Ten Creative Father's Day Gift Ideas

    Father’s Day is just around the corner; so don’t be caught scrambling for the perfect way to show you care. Try some of these ideas, and make it a special day just for Dad that both of you will enjoy. Read more

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    Meet the Step-Parents and Step-Grandparents

    The so-called “traditional” family is no longer as typical as it once was. Mom and dad, two moms, two dads, grandparents raising their children’s children, a mix of parents and stepparents, are all common and valid and beautiful families. Read more

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    Monterey Mother's Day: Military Style!

    For military parents, celebrating Mother's Day and Father's Day with their children is extra special, since they know that in future years deployments or training may keep them apart during these special days. Read more

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    Talking to Children About Death

    Experts recommend answering children’s questions about death directly and age-appropriately. They say to avoid euphemisms like “passed away” or, in the case of a pet, “put to sleep” for young children because those expressions confuse them. Read more

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    Father's Day: A Father’s Role in Protecting His Family

    As a dad, I feel that my role is “protector” by keeping my kid safe in all ways. At the same time, I don’t want to give in to my fears and make my daughter think and feel that where we live and where we go are not safe places. Read more

4th of July



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    Monterey-area Christmas Lights: 2020 Version

    Many of the traditional Monterey County lighting displays aren't up this year but there are still some neighborhoods and homes where you can safely view beautiful light displays from your car. Read more

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    Holiday Spirits to Sip On

    Despite a holiday season that’s practically guaranteed to feel different than any other, one constant will remain for many: enjoying the tastes of favorite foods and beverages while cozied up at home. Read more

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    Festive and Flavorful Holiday Snacks

    Spice up this holiday season with festive snacks that are perfect for a quick on-the-go bite or a taste of your favorite holiday dessert. Read more

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    Create a Pet-Friendly Home This Holiday Season

    This year, holiday gatherings will look different than celebrations in years past. Pet parents can take some comfort in knowing they can still celebrate with their pets. Read more

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    Holiday Popcorn Treats

    Creating decorative holiday sweets allows little ones and grown-ups alike to take part in the fun, and the end result is delicious desserts for all to enjoy. Start with freshly popped popcorn. Read more

New Year's

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    Ten Ways to Stress Less This Holiday Season

    Most Americans have elevated stress levels during the holiday season. Instead of being full of good tidings and cheer, families often feel drained of time, energy and peace. Here are ten tips to help ease the stress. Read more

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