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Christmas Planning

Need a plan to stay organized and survive the holiday season? Here's how.

The celeb mom and food blogger shares her secrets for entertaining during the holidays.

Sidestep common ailments with these easy holiday health tips.

How to prep for the holidays while minimizing stress so you can enjoy the real reason for the season.

CATHERINE COPPOLA, 57, MUSIC HISTORY PROFESSOR, RIC FRANK, 63, LOWER SCHOOL MUSIC TEACHER AND BAND LEADER, AND CELIA FRANK, 15, HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT.

With November upon us, we’re about to enter prime party season—you know, that time of year when guests are coming over and your home needs to look its holiday finest. No worries!

Like many, I spent a good part of last weekend de-Christmas-ing my house.

Written by Crystal Paine, founder of Moneysavingmom.com Planning and preparing a delicious holiday spread doesn’t have to break the bank.

Experts weigh in on common holiday-spending snafus, what to do about them and how to get ahead in the new year.

By Janet Taylor, M.D., M.P.H As we approach the holiday season, it’s absolutely crucial that moms practice using one word: No.

Avoid a holiday meltdown with these easy stress-fighting tips.

Last year Americans spent an estimated $750 on holiday gifts—and many ended up paying the price well into the new year. But don't say "Bah, humbug!" just yet.

If your stack of unfinished holiday cards and the never-ending lines at the mall are leaving you frazzled, you aren't alone.

This season, serenity starts at home. Here's how to handle five family conflicts that threaten to take the happy out of your holidays.

Show your kids the holidays can include good-for-you activities. "They'll become something your family looks forward to," says our expert.

Use these good-for-you ideas from our food director/registered dietitian to make better party-food decisions (without depriving yourself of anything!) this season.

Shopping, cooking, gift-wrapping, entertaining. The tasks and expenses that pile up each December can feel never-ending.

Soldiers deployed during Christmas can send holiday cheer to their wives and mothers back home, thanks to mom-turned-Santa Claus.