It’s that time of year when we all start thinking about the holidays, gratitude and giving back. It’s a busy time, but also a happy time.
As we’re all rushing around with holiday parties, shopping and our usual daily responsibilities, it’s also a good time to think about mindfulness. Our Mindfulness columnist offers some helpful tips this month on how to refocus the kids on giving, rather than receiving, and showing them the wonders of spending time together.
In time for Veterans Day, we delve into the idea of gratitude and giving in Local Hero, where we profile a Fountain Valley teen who is leading the Young Marines youth organization as National Young Marine of the Year. She joined the Young Marines at age 9 and has risen through the ranks. Her work with veterans is something to be admired.
On the lighter (and delicious) side of things and in honor of the holiday eating frenzy, we spotlight some local doughnut shops and even offer a mouth-watering recipe in Foodie Jr.
Pets in the Family covers the food topic for the furry members of the family. We interviewed local holistic pet food experts on the best ways to feed a healthy diet.
Two of our features this month explore a couple of big topics we all should be grateful for: moms who work and quality education. The Mompreneurs feature highlights several moms in the community who have found a way to turn their passions into business, on their terms. Our education feature hones in on the Montessori Method and how it is making positive impacts in the community.
Of course with plenty of holiday activities on the horizon, we also have a holiday-themed feature rounding up a long list of activities in this happy season.
It’s a time to give and be grateful. But also take some time to unwind and enjoy the good cheer.