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10 Best Halloween Books for kids

10 Best Halloween Books for Kids

Is it just me or does having kids suddenly make you as giddy as, well, a kid, when it comes to Halloween? I’m that crazy mom that scours stores for the perfect skeleton pajamas, frequents the Target dollar spot to stock up on festive “necessities,” and brainstorms clever costume ideas while laying in bed at night. (They’re still considered clever if […]

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A Cooking Birthday Party for Kids

A Cooking Birthday Party for Kids

Imagine throwing a birthday party for your little one, where little elves come and do all the work… well sort of.  That is the idea of the cooking birthday party for kids. You’ve got the cooking and entertainment all in one and you’re not doing the work! #winning Well there is a little bit more to […]

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Shifting your holiday focus

Wife, mom, chef, maid, personal assistant, class mom, event coordinator, dog walker, taxi driver… you name it, we do it. To add insult to injury, we are constantly asked for favors by our “working mom” friends, because we are… ready for this… stay-at-home moms. The truth is, our work is never done but that rings true for […]

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Non-Candy Stocking Stuffers

It’s difficult. The candy aisle is full of adorably wrapped sweet treats, and it’s tempting to buy an army of little M&M men and peanut butter cup-filled candy canes to top off the kiddos’ stockings. If your house is like mine, however, the last of the Halloween candy stash just got thrown away, and I […]

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Tis the Season for Holiday Books

With the holiday season upon us, we remember the joy and magic of holiday books! It might be the characters in the classic Little Golden Books like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells, or The Night Before Christmas. Polar Express holds a special place in my heart. For the preschooler and toddler in my life, […]

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Sleep Deprived for the Holidays

Last year was my first holiday season as a mom. It was magical in many ways – getting to include my baby in family traditions, taking those baby-in-a-Santa-hat pictures, and simply being thankful for the gift of our sweet son. But in between those lovely moments, I also remember some FOG. Sleep-deprived, overwhelmed, new mom […]

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In Defense of the Elf on the Shelf

“You’re lying to your kids!” “It’s so creepy!” “You’re in it for years and years!” “Overachieving parents!” “They’re just doing it to show of on Facebook and Instagram!”  Most of us have read blog post after blog post by people who think Elf on the Shelf is the most ridiculous Christmas tradition. I don’t really care about what […]

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