15 Valentine’s Day Games for Kids

Valentine Games for the kids

One of my favorite parts of Valentine’s Day is the time I get to spend with my family. The hubby and I don’t really “do” Valentine’s Day so we make it a family affair. We bake treats together, make a fun dinner and this year I want to play some fun Valentine themed games. We’ve… [Read More]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Holiday decor At Home Stores

This post is sponsored by At Home Stores. It’s here! My most favorite time of the year. I know the holiday season can be hectic and even stressful, but ignoring all that, the time from Thanksgiving to January 4 (my birthday!) is hands down the best part of the year for me. There’s just something… [Read More]

An (Almost) Sugar Free Easter Basket


I promise, I’m really not the lamest mom ever. But I do have a sort of personal vendetta against sugar. To give you a little background, some bizarre autoimmune conditions run in my family, so when my body completely freaked out after my second child, I started seeing a naturopath who helped me quickly see how… [Read More]

Stocking Stuffers for the Whole Family

stocking stuffers for the family

If you’ve been following me for some time, you’ll know that stockings are my number one favorite thing about Christmas. It’s always been a big deal in my family and it’s way more fun than the actual presents. Stockings can be filled with anything you can think of…candy, beauty items, any sort of fun tchotchke you… [Read More]

The must have holiday gifts for preschoolers


My goal every year is to stay on top of the holiday budget while making the best of our holiday gatherings and gift exchanges.  This can be a challenge, but with a little research I have been able to find gifts that make everyone happy and fit within my budget.   The past few weeks I have… [Read More]

Does Santa Wrap Gifts? And Other Tricky Questions


Is there really a Santa Claus? In my heart of hearts, my answer is still yes. There is a spirit, an energy, an air of magic, kindness, and giving that ripples its way through the Christmas season. This is Santa Claus. As a child, the Santa Magic ran strong in my house. My parents always… [Read More]

Easy Christmas Traditions You Still Have Time to Start

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I am ALL for traditions. Seriously. I’m one of “those” people. I love the memories, the rituals, the comfort that comes with doing something you’ve done so many times before. It can also bring a lot of pressure though! YOU are creating the traditions your children will remember FOREVER! Yikes. I struggle with making the… [Read More]

Christmas Craft: Make Your Own Snowman Ornament

Snowman ornament craft for kids

Each year I try to make a few ornaments with my girls. Some years we make several varieties. Truthfully some of them are just fun crafts that keep us busy on cold, snowy days and are automatically destined to go on our “kid tree.” Our “kid tree” is a small 4 ft. tree my husband… [Read More]