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The Peter Cottontail Dilemma
A dad struggles with the question of when it's time to unmask the Easter Bunny.
By Dave Caldwell

The Crucifixion's PG Rating
A psychologist gives age-by-age advice on explaining this intense event to children.
By Karen L. Maudlin, Psy.D.

Family Activities for Lent

Handling the Holidays in a Two-Faith Family
Raising kids in one religion is possible in our interfaith household.
By Sally Stich

The Hundred Dollar Holiday
Advocating a simple Christmas does not make me a grinch--in fact, just the opposite.
By Bill McKibben

The Truth About Santa
What should you tell your kids?
By Heather Kopp

All Is Calm, All Is Bright
Seven ways to a enjoy a more spiritual holiday with kids.
By Mimi Doe

Kids' Holiday Music
New CDs and classics to keep families singing through the New Year.
By Elizabeth Sheed

New Year's Rituals for Families
You don't have to stay up past midnight to celebrate a festive, meaningful New Year's with kids.
By Meg Cox
01/05/2001

The Red Carnation
Despite poverty and a violent marriage, my mother gave her children what was most important in life.
by Rosemary Bray McNatt
05/09/2000What's Jewish About Mother's Day?
We've been honoring our mothers (and fathers) since Mt. Sinai. So why should we care about May 14?
by of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership
05/08/2000Mother's Day Books
Beliefnet's 10 picks for Mother's Day reading
May 2000

The Heart of the Holidays
The best children's books for Easter and Passover convey the meaning as well as the fun of these important religious feasts
Karen MacPherson
04/14/2000

Creating Special Family Moments
Beat the midwinter blahs with everyday celebrations.
By Mimi Doe

The Best Holiday Lessons
Tacking up menorahs and Santa is, well, tacky. But religious symbols can find a meaningful place in public school classrooms.
By Jean Fitzpatrick
12/11/2000

To Welcome a Child
Adoption rituals for your growing family.
by Lisa Konick
06/08/2000

Candlelight
How our Advent wreath helps us stop time.
December 20, 1999
Jean G. Fitzpatrick

Come, Lord Jesus
Advent calm amid Christmas frenzy
December 20, 1999
Christine Whittaker

Helping Kids Keep the Fast
In December, self-denial is a hard sell.
December 20, 1999
Imam Khalid Fattah Griggs

Gifts that Endure
On giving time rather than presents
December 20, 1999
Rabbi Sandy Sasso

Holiday Religious Books for Children
December 1999
Karen MacPherson

Birth Rites
With the help of a witch, a second-time mother creates her own birth ceremony.
December 20, 1999
Laura Fitch

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