After Christmas sales: One family couldn't afford to have a Christmas as big as those in years past. Instead of shopping the after-Christmas sales, they turned off the advertising, focused on being together and sharing laughter as one of the best gifts of all.
Christmas movies: A mom who hopes to execute a Christmas celebration fit for 'White Christmas' trades in her 'It's a Wonderful Life' mentality to find hope in 'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.'
Cameron Diaz's 'The Body Book': Before you judge this book by its cover, take a look inside 'The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body.' Cameron Diaz helps everyday women find something to love about their bodies.
Christmas travel: Sometimes the hardest decision for the holidays is whether or not to drive over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house.
Duck Dynasty: As Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson's personal comments continue to smolder, a mother teaches her kids the importance of free speech – and knowing when your opinions can hurt others.
Christmas cookies getting displaced? Fruitcake is king for one family running 100-year-old establishment in Norfolk, Va. Haifa Habib and her sons bring new fruitcake converts with just one taste of the oft-despised holiday treat.
Instagram envy: Remind kids that despite glamorous posts on networks like Instagram, nobody's fabulous all the time, and if that’s all they see, they’re not getting the whole picture.
Christmas photos: The usual distractions of life deter one family from having Christmas photos taken, until they drop everything to make it work. This is when the father realizes that the best gift of all is the time spent together at the photo shoot.
'Gilligan' Island': As Hollywood considers a reboot of the beloved 1960s TV show 'Gilligan's Island,' one mom reflects on the theme song as the soundtrack for her family adventures.
Baby proofing Christmas: For the parents of toddlers, Christmas can bring peril as decorations become snacks. One mom defends Christmas decor from the onslaught of toddler curiosity.
Barbara Walters: As legendary news reporter Barbara Walters presents her most fascinating people of 2013, one mom awards her 'Most Valuable Parent' for her role in overcoming teasing about her speech to deliver her message beyond limits.
Christmas trees: The hunt for the perfect family Christmas tree is a treasured tradition in many families. One blogger shares her family's 'treeditions' and hopes to hear some of yours.
Minimum wage hike: As Americans fight for a minimum wage hike to $11.50 per hour, one father takes the opportunity to gather some honest advice to share with his son about work and pay.