The Power to Choose

The holiday season can be a time of mixed emotions. In our darkest moments there’s always a little hope! - See more at: holiday season can be a time of mixed emotions. In our darkest moments there’s always a little hope!...more

Christmas Magic from the 'Me' Generation

Many people will say that the current generation of young people are in the "Me Generation". That kids are only about themselves or that they feel entitled to luxuries as staples in their lives. That they're ungrateful or uncaring. But, today, I want to tell you about a group of kids who make many adults I know look like chumps....more

What Are Your Favorite Christmas Songs?

As far as I’m concerned, there are two types of people out there:Those who love Christmas music, and idiots....more

The Days of December

It'll soon be Christmas Eve at our house, and my first son will be home from college. I think of how my second boy will have just one more Christmas with us, then he'll be on his own, too. I've got the third littlest still with me for a good chunk of years, but we all know what they say about time, and how it flies....more

Affordable Tech Gifts for the Holidays

It's the most wonderful time of the year – and the most spendy, too. That's good news for the people on the receiving end of holiday gifts! According to the 2014 National Retail Federation’s Holiday Consumer Spending Survey, the average person celebrating Christmas, Kwanzaa or Hanukkah will spend $804.42 and most of that will go toward presents. As for what kinds of presents, gadgets are hot....more

Down-to-earth, uncomplicated holiday decorating inspiration

I have a mini panic attack whenever I see those big plastic bins people use to pack up their Santas, ornaments and wreaths for 11 months out of the year. I don’t have it in me to worry about the whereabouts of snow globes and porcelain nativity scenes during the off-season. It all just seems like too much of a commitment. How am I to know if I’ll still feel the same way next year about a set of Christmas dishes?! I just can’t get locked in like that, man....more

Alternative Christmas Gift Ideas for 2014

The Christmas cliché present is somewhat of a tradition – the socks, tangerines, the selection box of chocolates – most of us half expert to find some of these amongst our holiday gifts. However, it is always nice to receive something a bit more leftfield and unexpected. That’s why I’ve come up with a few suggestions. Here are some ideas for inspiration to help you get your friend or loved one something a little different this festive period. ...more

Holiday Attractions for Families

The holidays are here and the kids are out of school. What to do to keep the whole family entertained as well as keeping holiday spirits high? I've compiled a list of my favorite holiday theme parks and attractions around the country that kids of all ages, including adults, will enjoy! Plus, I've added in recommendations on where to grab a healthy bite for all sorts of special diet diners ; )...more

I Believe In Magic - Or At Least In Possibility

Every year, about this time, I always see several articles talking about all the reasons why parents choose not to embrace "the whole Santa thing." The reasons usually boil down to one of two things: either these parents are rejecting Santa because they want to focus their family's attention on the religious im...more