Track St. Nick's every move throughout the day with the NORAD Santa tracker right here on Patch.
Answer the question on your kids' holiday-focused minds Christmas Eve — how close is Santa...right now? NORAD, the The North American Aerospace Command, will be tracking the Jolly Old Elf's airborne sleigh and eight tiny reindeer, with Rudolph rounding out the nine Rangifer tarandus (Caribou to the laymen) propulsion team. Check back here tomorrow at noon, when we'll have a brief history of NORAD's 50-year tradition, and a window straight to the Santa tracker so you and your family can track Saint Nick throughout the day as he crosses the globe en route to our neck of the woods.
Teaching your kids that tipping is a form of thanks and giving for a job well done.
Not to berate the stressed economy thing here, but it is the season of giving, and some of us just don’t have as much to give as we used to. With your kids focused on Christmas, Chanukah or whatever holiday you celebrate that has a gift component to it, you may be trying to figure out how to satisfy them and other loved ones first. Then there are the teachers and caregivers who spend more waking hours with your children than you and are invaluable when it comes to your child’s success and happiness. You naturally want to show your gratitude with a little something special. But wait! There’s the mail carrier, waste hauler, hair dresser, butcher, the baker and the candle stick maker (sorry — couldn’t help it), that add value to your life by …