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Please Don't Give Me Homemade Treats: A Teacher's Plea Before I begin, I feel the need to provide a disclaimer of sorts. I am a high school teacher, and, in case you didn't know, gift giving goes way WAY down...
After you’ve shopped till you dropped, wrapped all the gifts and put out Santa’s cookies, you can’t help but wonder what you may see under the tree for yourself. While the picture-perfect morning would include the kids all around...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by the Parenting Center at Children's Hospital.  Finding the Right Gift this Holiday for Children of All Ages It’s that time of year again…when parents of children swing between wondering if they found just the...
Tears rolled and I wiped them as fast as I could, feeling grateful that he wasn't paying attention to me. Winston, 2 at the time, was fully immersed in his brand new collection of superhero figurines that he had...
I don’t know about yours, but my kids are all about getting in the holiday spirit! When it’s Christmas, they love all things Christmas! They want to watch every holiday movie (three times), bake every holiday cookie, and they...
The holidays are my absolute FAVORITE time of the year, as I'm sure is the case for many other people as well. There is just something magical about the time between Halloween and Christmas, especially the month of December. If...
Our Elf We got our Elf on the Shelf in 2012. I thought it would be a fun way to get into the Christmas spirit and help motivate the kids to behave and get along. For the most part, she's...
Holidays are supposed to bring happiness, joy, and peace, right? If anything can test a relationship with your spouse, it’s decorating the Christmas tree. Growing up, my dad didn’t have much input with holiday décor or plans. Many times,...
There seems to be a lot of different approaches to giving gifts for Christmas. There's the four gift rule: something to wear, something to read, something they want, something they need. There's the free-for-all. There's the "Santa gifts" and...
Jolabokaflod Last year, I read about Jolabokaflod, or the Yule Book Flood; a tradition that takes place in Iceland. I was so excited to start this tradition in my own family, especially after watching Frozen's Holiday Special ten-thousand times and feeling...
This year for Thanksgiving, my little family of three did a first! And after enjoying it so much, I think everyone should try it at least once. If you’ve seen any of my posts or read my bio, you know...
My sweet girl, I remember your first Christmas so well. We were brand new parents, and you were just a few months old. We were so excited and you were just content being snuggled. We got you a few things...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary.  5 Tips to Maintain Wellness During the Holidays While the holiday season is a wonderful time to celebrate with family and friends, for many of us, it can become a time for...
Kids Love Stories From birth and beyond, fiction is presented to us and typically, this is where we fall in love with reading. Once Upon a Time ... are the words we look for when we know something wonderful is...

 

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