Topic: Christmas

Pictures Of Liam: Remembering Our Son During The Holidays

Pictures Of Liam: Remembering Our Son During The Holidays

As Christmas quickly approaches, we plan to do another card with all of our children. It has definitely become a family tradition. I really feel that in each picture, it shows how much Liam is looking after his siblings. I will also continue to decorate our tree with all the ornaments that we have purchased in his memory. When I think of Liam, I also think of all the other angels that have gone too soon. More »

6 Types Of People You May Meet At Your Christmas – And How To Deal With Them

6 Types Of People You May Meet At Your Christmas - And How To Deal With Them

Christmas comes but once a year, even though it feels like you just had to see all of these relatives less than a month ago. Even the most wonderful time of the year can present challenges, and many of those are directly related to you or your significant other. Having a family that could probably land its own Bravo TV special has helped me gather some strategies for dealing with the trials and tribulations that come with relatives. More »

I Need To Know All The Gory Deets About How Kids Find Out The Truth About Santy Claus

I Need To Know All The Gory Deets About How Kids Find Out The Truth About Santy Claus

My oldest son is only two and can barely talk, but my husband and I have already been discussing how we’re going to handle Old St. Nick. As luck would have it, we were both raised in religious households. Now that we have kids of our own, we both agree that it was pretty annoying for our parents to kick the concept of Santa Claus in the balls just because Jesus is the reason for the season. More »

STFU Parents: Mommyjacking In A Winter Wonderland

STFU Parents: Mommyjacking In A Winter Wonderland

Happy holidays from STFU, Parents! The jingle bells are ringing, the snow is falling (depending on where you live), and the fire is raging (unless, like me, you just watch this). As of last week, we have officially entered The Winter Season. Let us all rejoice before sliding down a flight of stairs. To help kick off the season, and to celebrate the Christmas holiday, let’s take a look at some mommyjacking examples that pertain specifically to winter weather and snowy activities. More »

Polyamorous Mom: I Feel Bad For ‘Anonymous Kid’ And Here’s What I’d Do Instead

Polyamorous Mom: I Feel Bad For 'Anonymous Kid' And Here's What I'd Do Instead

First off, let me say I sincerely feel for Anonymous Kid with poly parents.  Not in the respect that her parents are polyamorous, but how it seems they have dealt with her as their child.  For me, my kids come first, and it’s glaringly obvious from the article that she not only isn’t first in her family, but she doesn’t even know where she stands.  I read her holiday article with compassion and also my own children in mind, and came up with some ways a poly life could be better for a kid at the holidays (or always.) More »