Category Archives : Holiday


Raising a Great Mom – Tips from Two Brothers

By Aaron and Josh Danielpour, sons of Lisa Danielpour, and nephews of Vicky Keston, Co-Founders of Gooseling   We are very lucky to have an awesome Mom (Lisa Danielpour), Aunt (Vicky Keston), and Grandma (Joan Keston).  We’re pretty much veterans at raising great parents at this point since Aaron is 20 years old (just finished […]

Aaron and Josh with Aunt Vicky and Grandma

Young girl coloring her Easter egg

What’s the Big Deal about Easter? Celebrating Easter with Kids When You’re Not Religious 1

I don’t know how it happened, but Easter is one of my daughter’s favorite holidays. We aren’t religious, so to me it was always sort of a non-event holiday. But when my first child, now 5.5, was born, every chance to do something special was embraced; maybe even overindulged. If you ask her today why […]


Traditional Hamentaschen

Purim Family Fun and Recipes

    Purim is Sunday! My kids love to wear costumes and bake hamentaschen, triangular cookies with filling. Now for my secret hamantaschen recipe:  gingerbread with nutella filling! We make both these and the traditional ones and give away boxes to our friends and family. Here are my favorite Purim family fun activities and recipes. […]


10 Tips for Taking Photos of Your Children that Capture the Moment 1

– By Diane Rieger, Professional Family Photographer   There’s a special magic in capturing a moment and it’s these moments that give life meaning. My passion for photography is rooted in capturing the feelings of a moment; the love, the fun, the genuine and beautiful essence of each person. I believe we would all be […]

Father and Daughter Time Photo by Diane Krieger

Young Boy Lighting a Menorah

Creative Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving – Hanukkah

For those of us who celebrate Hanukkah, we will soon experience the once in a lifetime convergence of the Thanksgiving and Hanukkah holidays. We’ve been thinking about creative ways to combine our Thanksgiving and Hanukkah traditions, while looking over ideas published in honor of this unique Thanksgivukkah opportunity, such as this quick guide from ReformJudaism.org […]


Money Saving Ideas for Fun Family Holidays 1

‘Tis the season for holiday preparations. This should be a joyous time focused on the meaning of the holidays, but it’s easy to get carried away with the presents and regalia, leading to financial stress. Those of us who celebrate Hanukkah have an earlier than ever deadline this year with it starting the night before Thanksgiving! […]

Channukah Menorahs

Two brothers dressed in super hero costumes

Tips for a Fun, Safe Halloween with Young Children 1

Halloween is such a fun holiday for the whole family that we look forward to every year. To make it truly fun for each person in the family, in our experience honoring your child’s personality and preferences can make all the difference between happiness and melt downs for all concerned. Here are tips for a […]