The 12 Days of Ugly Christmas Sweaters

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... A partridge in a hair tree. Source: Pinterest *gagging* On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me... Two Ninja Turtles... Source: Two...four...turtles...*hiccup* vhat-ev-rrrr....counting's for closers. *downs eggnog* On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me... Three French ... [Continue Reading]

The Do’s and Don’ts to Help Your Baby Sleep Away From Home

Some babies are great little travelers.  You could take them across three time zones and they'll just smile and snooze. Other babies...not so much. It's Dr. Jekyll and Hyde. Dr. Banner and the Hulk. To them, WE'RE the ones causing all the hubbub.  Taking them all over the planet, away from their happy places, forcing them to smile at all kinds of strange-faced "relatives" who want to ... [Continue Reading]

20 of the Most Heart-Captivating Baby Costumes You’ve Ever Seen

Let's be honest, people. We are all suckers for adorable baby costumes. Listen, if you show up at my door this Halloween with a cute Viking baby, I guarantee I won't be able to stop myself. I'll pour my bowl of candy into your open pillow-case sack.  (Sorry, teenager Zombie.  You get apple slices.) All that, in spite of the fact that I know your secret.  What secret?  Don't play ... [Continue Reading]

Heather’s Favorite Holiday Pinterest Fails of All Time

Many of you already know this, but I'm Martha Stewart's worst nightmare. I'm not crafty, nimble-fingered, or artsy-fartsy.  (I may be the latter half of that phrase, or it could be the dogs.  Like I claimed.) I don't sew.  (Even buttons.) Glitter is a banned substance no amount of having-three-girls will overcome. I own a glue gun, but only because a friend pitied my kids and gave it to ... [Continue Reading]

Rockin’ Around the Felt Christmas Tree: A DIY Baby-Friendly Tree

It’s that time of year again!  There's a TON of things to do. Hang up your stockings...wrap all those presents...gulp gallons of hot chocolate...decorate your Christmas tree... ...and then keep your baby from destroying your Christmas tree. #amiright Yes, we all love to make the home warm and cozy and colorful at Christmas time. The atmosphere seems magical with twinkling lights ... [Continue Reading]

10 Delightful Baby Stocking Stuffers Under $10

Let's start this article by addressing the giant elephant in the room: Why bother giving your baby a stocking in the first place? It's a fair question. After all, your baby is 99% clueless when it comes to the holidays, so why go to the trouble of filling up a decorated toe-cover? Two reasons. Taking items out of something (like a holiday stocking) is a BLAST if you're a baby. ... [Continue Reading]

7 Simple Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Baby’s First Thanksgiving

It's your baby's first Thanksgiving! Your baby will be the center of attention, being gushed over in every corner of the room by relatives who've been waiting months to see your little protégé. It's a combination of excitement and nervousness.  It's your debut as a parent, and you want everything to go perfectly. Every parent has felt that anticipation...and eventually watched it crumble ... [Continue Reading]

How to Earn $775.55 While Doing Your Holiday Shopping

[sc:SpUpromise ] It's a billion times easier to spend money than it is to save it. Normally. But I've discovered a way to save money while spending it.   Sounds fishy, right? Like I'm about to introduce a Timeshare or something. Nope.  It's legit.  You make purchases online, and money gets placed in a savings account, college fund, or even a "Let's Head to Vegas" check to ... [Continue Reading]