I love baking and cooking with kids, and I think as parents it’s one of our jobs to familiarize our kids with the kitchen so they don’t go out into this great big world and feed their dinner guests toast. And as much as I love baking around the holidays it can also be one of the worst times of the year to bake with kids. More
Okay, get out your weeping rags people (everyone has a weeping rag, right?). This is the most heartbreaking but also uplifting story I’ve heard this holiday season.Â Jackie Turner, a college student from Rocklin, California is looking for what we all … More
I cannot blame my mother for telling me something that I clearly did yet want to know. My aunt had just recently converted to Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses, so I had been asking a lot of uncomfortable questions about why my cousins werenâ€™t getting Christmas presents, and I think my mom was just getting tired of having to make up increasingly elaborate lies. I would like to think that I wouldnâ€™t lie to my daughter, either, or, at the very least, that I raise my daughter to not lie about the big things. More
When you have kids, your home is in a nonstop cycle of needs-to-be-cleaned, or was-just-cleaned-and-almost-needs-to-be-cleaned-again, or please-god-let-the-cleaning-stop, and the cycle accelerates when you add decorations, drop-ins and in-laws to the mix. You have to clean before the guests arrive, after the guests leave, before you put up the tree, after you take down the tree, after the gifts are opened, after the meal is eaten, and so on and so forth. The cleaning starts early and ends late and when you have kids it never ends.
Maybe if my baby had a December 25 due date, I would’ve considered some undeniably festive, holiday inspired baby names. Maybe not. But you better believe these holiday baby name “favorites” wouldn’t have topped my list. More
How many holiday seasons will someone spend pregnant? Usually, not many – which is why it’s totally okay to shower a pregnant lady with things that she needs to make her happy and make her pregnancy more tolerable. Please note the absence of baby books, baby clothes, or anything else that doesn’t have to strictly do with making the pregnant woman herself happy. More
We thought we would do a little round-up of the ways you can safely decorate your homes for the holiday. Congratulations! Your stupid, ravenous child killed Christmas. Welcome to your barren holiday-scape. More
Kids that don’t get what they want on Christmas morningâ€”after waiting all year for a shiny new bike or pouring out their heart and soul to Santaâ€”aren’t necessarily experts at hiding their emotions. Even worse is watching a kid open a pack of socks from Great Aunt Mildred in her presence. Feelings are probably going to get hurt, and someone’s going to end up on the Naughty List before the day is done. More
Most of you have all ready started your holiday shopping, and some of you may have a mom with a newborn baby you need to buy something for this Christmas! Most shopping guides will suggest great things for new moms like nipple salve or a cozy throw blanket or maybe even something both mom and baby can enjoy, like a baby food machine! Sure, you can always buy a new mom something like one of those birthstone necklaces or a T-shirt that reads YUMMY MUMMY on it, but here are 9 great gift ideas for moms of a newborn you may not have thought of! More
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10 easy Christmas ideas for those of us short on time, cash and holiday spirit. And yes, some of them include alcohol! More
To help the parents of kids with autism, some malls in Canada are now offering special quiet Santa visits. More
Are you stressing out about getting your family together for the holidays – with all the flying, driving and mixing of families? Well, imagine how much harder it is when your parents are in multiple relationships at the same time. That’s the reality I’ve been dealing with for 17 years. More
I am truly starting to hate what the holiday season has become. If you need a gift registry for your children because you have so many relatives throwing toys at them during the holiday season, maybe a simple, “they really don’t need anything” would do. More
Yeah, I know we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving yet, but I need to start thinking about gifts for people. I love the holidays in so many ways, and one of the reasons is because I want EVERYTHING. I have this dumb image in my mind of exactly how I want my holidays to be and even though it won’t turn out that way and I will burn things and run out of cookie making time and my lights will be all lopsided on my house I still get all swoony over the magic of the holidays and I love scouring the Internet for things that fit this image I have in my mind. More