It’s easy to get caught up in the magic of the holidays. Everywhere you look you can see bright, twinkling lights on homes, magical displays in storefronts, gorgeous decorations on trees, and so many delicious and festive foods to devour. The holidays generally bring about joy in people. As we decorate our houses, we feel […]
As I was placing the umpteenth picture inside my daughter’s school folder that read “I love my teacher,” I realized the world needs more of this. There is no such thing as ugly displays of gratefulness. There is no such thing as too much happy, even if I can’t tell what that shape she drew […]
I️ have so many special childhood memories of making Christmas cookies with my mom. She always hosted a big Christmas Day celebration for our family, and would make a huge variety of cookies and candy to share. Her Christmas platter was a thing of beauty and I always admired it. She graciously let me take […]
We should do more than a homemade ornament for their teacher. Hmm if I was a teacher I would want… wine. All the wine. But perhaps that’s an inappropriate gift from a 4-year-old. What would the other mom’s think? What about cookies? Ugh. They probably get so many cookies.
This is a quick list of all the ways I have failed just in the last week or so! I would be writing a book if I wanted to think about all the ways in the past year or more! Maybe you said, “Yep, me too!” for some of these! So stop being so hard […]
Most stores are already letting us know the holidays are approaching as we walk in their doors. It really is one of the most wonderful times of the year, but let’s face it – as parents, we don’t want that to include our children and homes being inundated with toys, toys, and more toys! A […]
This post is sponsored by Edvest, Wisconsin’s College Savings Plan.What’s that sound? Oh, banging your head against the wall while thinking of creative and useful holiday gifts for the kids in your life? Yes, I’ve been there, too. Do you shudder at the thought of receiving more toys that only get played with a handful […]
Giving Tuesday is the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving – which falls on November 28th this year. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, started in 2012, that has continued to grow thanks to the power of social media. It kicks off the giving season after the two busiest shopping days of the year – Black […]
Today, 5 months pregnant and counting, I am beginning to get excited about the upcoming arrival of our little squish. I’m looking for the positives, enjoying the moments I have right now with my son while he is my only son, and dreaming of how awesome of a big brother he is going to be.
It may not feel like it right now (with the lack of snow), but within a few weeks many of us will venture out to find the perfect Christmas tree. This is one of my favorite family traditions that I have carried on with my own family. When we lived in Madison we had our […]