Grinch Stole Your Christmas Cheer? 6 Uplifting Gifts to Give Yourself

What’s your current Christmas Cheer quotient? Is your merry heart singing Joy to the World? Or has the Grinch stolen all your joy? Mama, if you’re feeling like a Grinch, you are not alone! The holiday season has a way of squeezing a mama’s heart with all the pressures of the ideal Christmas: A perfectly clean house Yummy food from scratch—all the time Extra fun Christmas ... [Continue Reading]

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: 80sTees.com 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]

A Simple DIY Advent Calendar You can Make During Naptime

Okay, okay. You’re probably rolling your eyes at the thought of doing an advent calendar with your toddler. I get it. You’re spending all your time just keeping your little angel from pulling the Christmas tree over. It feels like you don’t have time to implement any meaningful family traditions. Besides, he’s too little to participate in anything, let alone remember it. But hear me ... [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]

Baby Toys: How to Hedge Your Bets and Purchase a Winner

Are you feeling lucky, Punk Parent? Because you're about to partake in the annual gambling festival of toy shopping! Now I'll admit,  toy shopping for older kids is actually fun. They create their cute little "Santa Lists" and you go through with the red-pen-of-death and decide which requests are reasonable (e.g. "a Lego playset") and which earn a chuckle and a cross-out (e.g."my own ... [Continue Reading]

The Best Brain Boosting Baby Toys: a Just-in-Time Buying Guide for Parents

Don't just buy a random "pretty" toy for your baby. You want the best baby toys that will boost those brain cells all the way to Sheldon Cooper Status.  And since you're WAY to tired to sort through all the awards and sift through the "best of" lists, I thought I'd be a friendly neighbor and do all that research for you.  :-) What are friends for?   Best Brain-Boosting Toys for Babies 0 ... [Continue Reading]

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