The holidays can be a source of great joy and also stress. December days are shorter, and the tasks of decorating, shopping, holiday parties, cooking and baking can be overwhelming. Take time during this month to take care of yourself. Give yourself the rest you need to be able to enjoy this time with your family.

Christmas has always been special for my family. Through COVID, with family spread throughout the globe, we have held a holiday Zoom call, complete with singing Christmas Carols, ending with We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Traditions like this make the holidays special, even when we cannot all be together.

In this issue, we have included a great article on ditching the plastic this season, and we have some great suggestions for experiential gifts. We have included a gift guide if you need ideas, and be sure to check out our contests to win some great books, gifts and vacations.

As we end 2022 and look into a new year, we want to thank you for being a reader of our magazines. If you have not subscribed yet, subscribing here will make sure that you don’t miss any content.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Parent Magazines Florida!

Wishing you peace,



Dr. Barbara C. Holley
Editor, Parent Magazines

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