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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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...
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...
A few years ago, I was looking for ways to help my kids understand what is important about the holiday season from as young an age as possible. I decided to start a gratitude practice with my kids in...
We are a big movie family, especially when it comes to Halloween movies. My husband and I have the same challenge every Halloween. It is mega difficult finding great scary movies that won’t scare your kids. Hopefully, I have...
As I was reading up on the October holidays, I came across a list of dates on this website, and October 12th caught my attention. A fun fact: October 12th is Cookbook Launch Day, where schools, churches, and other clubs...

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Thinking Outside the {Gift} Box: Gifting Experiences

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We love the idea of gifting experiences for the holidays. We asked our contributors for their favorite experience gifts, and we've put them together...