Holidays with family are supposed to be joyous, right? Especially the ones we’re heading into right now. Well, like so many parenting myths, not always. Our parental instinct is to protect kids from bad news, at the holidays and at all times. But sometimes, it’s better to teach our kids how to handle challenging news. […]
Some of our best memories as kids were the times spent in the kitchen baking holiday cookies with our mom. And now, with our own kids, this is still one of our favorite things to do. The difference is that now with the hectic holiday season we don’t have to stress over finding a full […]
I just love December and I’m thrilled it’s here. Let’s make time for the things that really matter to us this month, and as much as we can let go of that which does not bring us joy. Life is meant to be fully lived and celebrated. Take care of you and your happiness, and […]
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.
This peppermint bark is a staple at Christmas. It’s super easy to make and if you’re looking for an inexpensive but pretty gift, you can wrap up the bark and give it away as a gift. Think school teachers, holiday parties. Everyone loves chocolate bark! Ingredients (2) 10 oz bags premium dark chocolate chips (2) 10 oz bags premium white chocolate chips 4 or 5 crushed peppermint candy canes Directions
Here are some guidelines that we adhere to throughout the holiday season: 1. Do wear holiday gear. 2. Do something in the name of altruism, at least once. 3. Homemade gifts are for suckers – unless you have some sort of super talent.
Ho ho ho! Planning to bring a bottle of wine to your next holiday party as a hostess gift? Add a special touch with these Santa Claus-inspired wine bottle toppers! They’re fun, festive and so easy to make – love! Supplies 8 1/2 by 11″ sheet of red felt Hot glue gun Scissors 6 cotton balls or length of faux fur Here’s how to make these sweet Santa covers:
People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas. ~ Anonymous The above quote probably doesn’t reflect the title in the right manner, yet it offers food for thought! People worldwide look forward to […]
Want to give your home a festive touch? Christmas decorations can be super expensive so I came up with the idea of making all my decorations with wrapping paper this year. Different papers, different decorations. Make your own with just a few simple supplies! So cute! Supplies
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening, In the lane, snow is glistening A beautiful sight, We’re happy tonight, Walking in a winter wonderland. Im so excited for the holidays that I’ve been singing all the time, loudly, very loudly, and I dont have a great voice but who cares? Its the holidays!!!It is with so much joy I share with you today a delightful gingerbread cookie recipe. Not only …