A mom holding a little girl in front of the Christmas tree.

When the Magic Ends

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At nine years old, the questions began: “Did you put those footsteps on the stairs?” “Are you the one moving Elf from the wreath to the chair?” “My friend told me Santa isn’t real. Is that true, mama? What’s the deal?” I wasn’t...
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My Memory Tree

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My Christmas tree is fake, but its love is tried and true. It’s more of a memory tree than a traditional Christmas tree. The ornaments on my tree range from vintage ornaments I grew up putting on my family...
We have officially entered a season known for being hectic and crazy. We sing songs about it being “the most wonderful time of the year,” but how many of us actually live that way? I want to share a story...
In my humble opinion, driving around to see holiday lights after dark is one of the most magical things you can do. To hear my kids oooh and aah from the backseat fills me with all the warm fuzzies....
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Our Holiday Bucket List

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Let’s face it, last year’s holiday season was kind of a bust. As parents, we all did our best to keep the holiday magic alive, but with limited resources, it was tough. This year (much to my husband’s exhaustion), I’ve...
The time has come for my annual holiday tradition of not gathering together with my extended family to minimize my feelings of stress and anxiety about family interactions surrounding Christmas. Having grown up the child of divorced parents, holidays have...
I will never forget the gut-punch I felt when my sweet 5-year-old girl looked at me with tears welling in her big brown eyes and asked, “Have I been a bad girl this year? Is that why Santa isn’t...
"SAAAAAANTAAAA! I know him! I know him!" But our visit last year happened over Zoom. During our COVID Christmas of 2020, most holiday festivities were cancelled, but I am as excited as Buddy the Elf in a snowball fight to...
This year, National Adoption Day is recognized on Saturday, November 20, 2021. However, the entire month of November is traditionally a time to acknowledge and learn about adoption and children in foster care and forever families whose lives have...
We are thrilled to share our seventh annual, locally-curated, and mom-approved holiday gift guide. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, we want to help you easily find the perfect gifts for everyone on your shopping list. We also want...

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