I have so many Christmas tree decorations at this point that I really can’t find space for all of them, even the 10 foot Spruce tree we just put up. Last year I added a second, smaller tree upstairs in the hall outside the big kids’ rooms and my office, and although I’ve yet to MORE »
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I am a Christmas maniac. Seriously, I am. I kind of hate every single other thing about winter except for the month of December and all that comes with it. And of course, one of the things that comes with it for most of us who celebrate Christmas is some level of decorating our dwellings MORE »
I am the mother of three daughters (current ages 17, 5 and 2 years old), and I also have four nieces (ages 14, 10, 8 and 5). Thus, as you can imagine, we have had and still have a LOT of different dolls around our house. For a long time, the balance of boys to MORE »
My mom (like her mom before her) is the queen of stocking stuffers. She always knows the perfect little items to compliment the rest of the gifts she’s picked out. Sure, there’s always candy and maybe a few pairs of socks, but she’s also careful to include the things that make the rest of our MORE »
Remember how excited Ralphie was in A Christmas Story when his dad surprised him on Christmas morning with his dream gift of a Red Rider BB Gun? That’s the kind of reaction we all hope to get from our kids when they open their holiday gifts, but unfortunately it’s no longer so easy to keep MORE »
And by my Barbie I mean Sadie’s Barbie. Can we talk about Barbie’s name for a minute? So Barbie was named after the creator, Ruth’s, daughter Barbara. Have you ever noticed that no one is named Barbara anymore? Not even to be kitschy. You would never see a woman with an infant in a sling, MORE »
Do you leave out cookies for Santa on Christmas? Have you ever mailed a letter to the North Pole? As parents, we go to great lengths to keep the magic of Christmas alive for our children. We understand the joy of giving. I love giving because I remember the happiness I felt receiving. A faded MORE »
Around the end of every year the pace of giving quickens. Many want to do good for those who may be struggling during the holidays while others are making sure to get in their charitable giving before we ring in another calendar year. That leaves 10 months of the year when ample energy isn’t given MORE »
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