December 2013 Issue

Cover credit: Dare 2b

Letter from the Editor

Program Coverage

Hearing, “I Quit?”
Six ways to keep your kids in their programs.

Program Directory
Leading programs and resources near you.

Special Needs

It’s Autism
Life after the diagnosis.

Special Needs and Health & Fitness Directory
Experts and services catering to family wellness and special needs.

Health & Fitness

Mouth Myths
The truth about children’s dental health.

Features

Express Yourself
Teaching communication skills to kids.

Before Birth
Amusing anecdotes about your hospital stay.

Traffic, TSA, and Tantrums, Oh My!
Eight tips for surviving holiday travel with your kids.

Top Toys
Kids’ gifts for your lists.

Contests

Birthday Blowout Contest

Family Favorites Photo Contest

Womom

Mixed-Media Mamas
Give yourself permission to play.

Feeling Good, Looking Good
Products and accessories to make your life extra fabulous.

Columns

Don't Miss
This month's entertainment, contests and activities.

Health
Insight and items for your family’s care.

In Season
Crafts and games to keep your clan warm all month long.

Travel
Destinations, product picks and getaway tips.

Update
Essential products and information for your brood.

Bonus

What's Happening
A comprehensive listing of your neighborhood's classes, performances and events.