I’m doing it again. Combining forces with some creative, fun bloggers to bring you ideas for celebrating the holidays with your children. Hundreds of ideas. For cooking, crafting, gift-making — all kinds of stuff.
I think the kids’ favorite part of making these homemade ornaments was making the actual pom poms for our snowman. They had great fun. I own an actual pom pom maker, but for this we used a fork. So much easier for the kids to handle, and such a simple way to make poms. All […]
(This post may contain affiliate links.) At our house, there’s no such thing as “too old for a Christmas stocking.” Parents, kids, grandparents — everyone gets a stocking. We fill them with fun, little, inexpensive presents, candy, and — always, because it’s tradition, an orange in the toe. Kid stocking stuffers are fun to […]
Last year, around Christmastime, I wrote this post about my sad, sad baking failures. It did not occur to me at the time that this could become an annual series…because it did not occur to me at the time exactly how often I screw things up. So as I sit in my pitifully under-decorated house […]
My son came home from school yesterday and announced that he wanted to go shopping. And he wanted to buy each and every kid in his class a Christmas present. While I appreciate the sentiment, we can’t be buying 22 presents…so we settled on making candy trains to pass out instead.
We’re a week and a half into The Official Christmas Season…and I’ve seen all kinds of articles on how to keep down the busy. Good articles onsaying “no” to some good and worthy things so that you may do other good and worthy things better (here) and on not trying to make the perfect Pinterest Christmas […]
I’ve posted a lot of kids’ book lists this year (including this one, listing our favorite Christmas books). But since I firmly believe kids who read grow up around adults who read…here’s my very first Grown-Up Reading List. I’ll warn you, though — it’s a Christmas reading list. I love Christmas. I’m unabashedly sentimental about […]