Buying holiday gifts doesn’t have to wipe you out, mentally or financially. The best advice we can offer you for spending less and easing the stress of buying holiday gifts this year is to GET ORGANIZED. Here are some tips to getting your holiday gift lists organized so you can not only keep your sanity at the end of the day, but some pocket cash, too!
Serving up festive snacks and appetizers at a Christmas party leaves your guests in awe, but it doesn’t have to keep you in the kitchen all day. Simple snacks with a holiday theme keep the guests happy and make you look like a culinary genius. If a salmon ball or cheese log is too boring, consider other simple alternatives to keep the guests full this holiday season.
Turning your workplace into a haven of holiday merriment is a great way to get your staff excited about the upcoming season. To give your office a touch of charm this holiday season, select a theme around which to decorate your space. By adopting a specific decorating motif, you can ensure that your office space is cohesively decorated (a must for all those Type-A readers out there). It also serves as an aesthetically pleasing reminder of the approaching holiday.
To many families, the holiday season is not complete without a decorated tree twinkling in the window. Each year, U.S. tree farmers sell an estimated 25 to 30 million pine and fir trees, according to the National Christmas Tree Association. For people with Christmas tree allergies, this abundance of pine and fir needles can make allergy symptoms difficult to control during holiday festivities.
What’s the best part of the holidays? Having your babies help you in the kitchen! My two-year-old wanted to help me cook and I couldn’t find anything for her to do that didn’t involve a hot pan, a burning oven, or a sharp knife! I took out the crescent rolls so she could play with the dough and that’s when this fun idea came into my head. These little crescent roll messages are so fun and the perfect project for any little one. (Note: I used regular store bought crescent rolls for this.) Directions
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