Cheryl is back with a Worst Mom Christmas Moment (ahh, so festive). So how far do the rest of you go to keep the Santa thing alive? I can safely say I've done all that Cheryl has and more (okay, maybe not more -- this is, after all, just a snapshot into her world). But [...]
So last year, I posted the recipe for my grandma's kolackys -- the best cookies in the world. I kid you not. These things are like potato chips -- you'll eat one, think it's no big deal, and next thing you know, the entire tray is gone. Anyway, I'm linking back to the post so you [...]
So if you're anything like me (lame), you didn't go on Pinterest a month ago, look for Thanksgiving decorations, and use a variety of multi-media projects to make Turkey day look like some Norman Rockwell-esque picture out of Martha Stewart magazine. No, you got to Tuesday, or maybe even Thursday, and said, "Oh crap, it [...]
We've entered the season of giving -- that time when we try to focus on others. On family. On friends. It's also the season of guilt. I'm fortunately in place where my holiday plans are pretty easy (I know, don't hate). That's what happens when your mom dies and your dad runs off on a [...]
One of the fun parts about having a little girl is being able to put her in fancy dresses. Can't help it. When your kid is the most adorable thing on the planet (to you) and the cuteness is just oozing out of every corner during the holidays, it's sort of like temporary insanity. Suddenly [...]
So check it out! I'm over at In the Powder Room today, giving my, ahem, opinion on handing out Halloween candy. It's worth a click, I promise.
This is a topic that may -- just simply by hearing about it in October -- cause some of you immeasurable pain. But I'm going to bring it up anyway (I know, nice, right?). Holiday cards. Yes, I know it's early. At least it seems early. Of course it also seems early to buy snow [...]
Last Halloween, the kids were sort of obsessed with The Lord of the Rings. Not Harry Potter obsessed like they were over the last six months, but still pretty coo coo. Anyway, it wasn't a huge surprise when Newt said he wanted to go as Frodo. But I have to say I was really psyched [...]
Once again, Halloween is upon us. And yeah, I know it's only September, but you have to plan for this stuff or else you'll be the idiot who pays overnight shipping for a T-rex costume -- not that I'd know anything about that. Anyway, we're not really the "everybody in the family dress up" people, [...]
This is the follow-up post on how to throw a kick-but Harry Potter birthday party (we did this when my daughter, Elfie, turned nine). You can find Part One, which describes all the prep work, here. It's really not as scary as it sounds... So this post is meant to walk you through the actual [...]
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