Here are some guidelines that we adhere to throughout the holiday season: 1. DO wear holiday gear. 2. DON'T drive yourself crazy in an effort to be the uber-Martha Stewart. Homemade gifts are for suckers - unless you have some sort of super talent. 3. DO use Christmas to your advantage as a parent; threaten your kids with no gifts until the cows come home - or until … [Read more...] about The Do’s and Don’ts of Christmas
As we make our way into January, I am already struggling with the commitments I made to myself for the upcoming year - but still I felt remiss that I neglected to come up wtih some "Couples Resolutions" for my husband and me.I've been writing letters to him in an effort to highlight some things I would like him to STOP doing, and thought this would be the perfect way … [Read more...] about Our “Couples Resolutions” – The Taller One Puts Away Laundry!
Enlightenment. Don’t you wish that every morning you woke up to the sweet sounds of singing birds (or just silence), where you could spend fifteen, even five minutes looking inward and evaluating your choices? You know, reflecting on how yesterday’s meltdown could have been avoided. When the day starts going pear-shaped, wouldn’t it be wondrous to have the presence of mind … [Read more...] about Why Every Super Mom Needs a Sidekick
"I want to be a mom and do nothing!" Don't get all amped up, this is not my assertion. It's my four-year-old's. Lately, besides saying she has a wiener, she also states quite assuredly that she wants to be a mom like me and "do nothing." At first, I thought, "What a little a-hole." Here I am, running around like a mad woman, and she has the audacity to see that as … [Read more...] about I Want To Be a Mom, And Do Nothing!
Traditions come in all shapes and sizes. And while some cost money, others are fun and free. Since we celebrate Christmas, below are a few of our favorite creative Christmas time activities: The Holiday Walk You might think this one is unoriginal, but nothing gets the kids (or us) in the spirit like a casual walk, exploring the tacky and wonderful world of outdoor … [Read more...] about The Gnome Invasion And Other Quirky Christmas Traditions