Make Your Own Wrapping Paper


Skip the store-bought stuff and make your own holiday wrapping paper! It’s a fun and festive way to wrap your presents – and it’s SUPER simple. These gifts are sure to be a hit when they’re discovered under the Christmas tree! Here’s what you’ll need: Burlap Brown paper Scissors Tape Photos Rosemary or other garnish Clothespins (optional) Here’s how to do it:

The Gift Of Play


When my siblings and I were kids growing up in Washington DC in the 1970s, afterschool activities meant playing kickball or exploring Battery Kemble Park with a few dozen other elementary school children, unsupervised by adults. Christmas presents for the luckiest families meant toys, books and stuffed animals. We never saw a flash card or […]

Homemade Vegan Eggnog Recipe


“And so I’m offering this simple phrase Although it’s been said many times, many ways Merry Christmas to you” I hope your holiday season has begun on a beautiful and bright note. Today’s recipe is extra special! It’s homemade eggnog, minus the eggs and cream, but trust me it’s so divine you won’t miss them […]

5 Holiday Fashion Secrets That Will Make You Look 5 Pounds Thinner


The following is a guest post byZankhna ParekhTis the season again for glamorous holiday balls, office Christmas parties, and sparkling new years eve parties. It is also the most dreaded time of the year if you are a new mom (or a mom).As we all know, most things dont go back to where they should after having kids, but particularly so if you are a new mom. You know you the …

Watermelon Snowman Recipe


Why not bring a watermelon snowman to a holiday party this year? It’s healthy and tasty… sure to be a hit! And best of all, watermelon is packed with Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin B 6 to keep eyes healthy and boost immunity. Here are the instructions, courtesy The National Watermelon Promotion Board website: Supplies

Let’s Craft: Make Your Own Snow Globe!


Let’s Craftis a special feature full of great crafts, inspiration and DIY projects that are perfect for any Modern Mom! This project comes from our newest featured blogger, Jessica Begum, the crafty momma behind the blog Hipster’s Tea Party. Check out her tutorial for how to make your own snowglobe: “Snow globes have always intrigued my curiosity. Ever since I was little, I’ve loved peeking in on little worlds through gingerbread house windows and tiny menageries.