It’s essential, as a parent, to teach your children the importance of giving back and being grateful for everything they have and are given. While it’s not always easy to teach life’s big lessons, and it certainly doesn’t happen overnight, as parents we must do all we can. As a daddy to six kids with another on the way, I’ve learned a few critical components helpful in teaching kids about giving back.

Beginning a new chapter in its nearly 40-year heritage, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation is undergoing an extensive re-imagination project. As Florida’s award-winning island destination, the resort is recognized for offering a luxury resort experience in perfect harmony with nature, rich in recreational activities. The certified Green Lodging Destination is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean, lush marshlands and the Intracoastal Waterway, located just north of Jacksonville, Fla.

With the end of the year approaching, the time has come to reflect upon the best in music for 2012, which also means the announcement of AMAZON’s annual best-of lists. Yo Gabba Gabba! has proudly been named Best Children’s Artist of the Year by AMAZON, as voted by the online retailers’ editors and online staff. The honor comes on the heels of the recently released, fan-favorite fourth installation of the Yo Gabba Gabba! Music is Awesome! acclaimed music series, YO GABBA GABBA! MUSIC IS… AWESOME!: VOLUME 4.