Christmas

How to Take Holiday Family Photos Like the Pros

At the risk of being too honest, I'll admit that after years as a child and baby photographer I still have days where I'm faced with a fussy baby or a family with three hyper boys and I'm not sure how I'll get through the photo session. But as long as you are having fun, you will get great pictures.

Holiday Baking at its Best!

With Christmas, New Year's Eve, and holiday parties fast approaching, we all need to make an extra effort to stay in control and not to overindulge. There is no reason to give your body desserts that have no nutritional value when you can benefit from every bite by making your own desserts with natural ingredients.
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Tis' The Season To Be Jilted?

TORONTO - While the holidays have always been a time to be with those you love, experts say they've also become the time to ditch the one you don't. Young lovebirds and old marrieds alike are more lik...
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Saving it for a Special Occassion? Don't!

How is it that we so easily deny ourselves kindnesses and pleasures because we underrate the value of the occasion, or our own value? I've caught myself buying such tiny treats as scented soaps, and then storing them in the closet for when guests arrive. Why do I hesitate to give myself the pleasure?
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Why I Hate Santa

For me, my doubts about Santa set in when I was around seven or eight. It was in the throes of the Ethiopian famine, when the Band Aid song "Do They Know Its Christmas?" was constantly on the radio. Looking at the pictures of all these starving children, it hit me that, of course there isn't a Santa.

The Timelessness of <i>A Christmas Carol</i>

Like Scrooge himself, I need to go back in time in order to understand my appreciation of the story. Long before cell phones, Buffy and fully receded hairlines, I once played Tiny Tim in a touring production of the show with Theatre New Brunswick.