17 Great Ideas to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Are you looking for some ideas to add color and flavor to your St. Patrick's Day celebration? Check out these tried and true recipes and craft ideas.  http://strollersavvy.com/2015/03/17-great-ideas-to-celebrate-st-patricks......more

I Celebrate Valentine's Day Every Day.

First, thank you to everyone who chimned in on my blogging thoughts yesterday! It really meant a lot!Valentine’s Day is almost here. That special Hallmark holiday that comes once a year where people give gifts and cards to their loved ones to show their love. It seems like each year it becomes more about what to buy than how to celebrate....more

Five great ways to charm your loved ones and benefit animals in need this Valentine’s Day

Can there be anything better than being able to show your affection for a significant other, family member or friend on Valentine’s Day and help save lives? Meet five company’s working hard to make a difference for animals in need.Kona Benelliehttp://www.konabenellie.com...more
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You Can't Spell Families Without Lies - How Holidays Suck For Dysfunctional Families

From Thanksgiving to Christmas, there is one big, universal push to celebrate, celebrate, celebrate. Buy, buy, buy. Party, party, party. The cute Christmas cards come streaming through the mailbox every day, the school events, recitals, and class party emails start flooding your inbox, and everyone asks about your holiday plans.What are you doing for Christmas? Are you traveling? Are your parents visiting? Are you having company?...more

A New Holiday Tradition

Have you heard about the new holiday tradition? It’s non-denominational, it can happen any time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day and you can’t plan it (I don’t think).It’s the Traditional Holiday Fight and everyone has one.I never thought of it as a tradition until a friend of mine asked me if I had had my holiday fight yet. I laughed because, of course, I had. We are deep into December – it’s to be expected. She had her fight over Thanksgiving, which might be the way to go since it helps defuse the tension that is sure to build up by December....more

Gifting in the Time of Plenty

The trials and joys of gift giving and all that we hope our children learn from it.  (I was tempted to categorize this under "mental health" because it's that season, y'all).   http://planbust.blogspot.com/2014/12/gifting-gift-of-gifting.html...more

Feeling Less Than Jolly? Here's 3 Ways to Make Your Holidays Merry and Bright

Preparations for the holidays are well underway. As you can imagine, the days seem too short in comparison to many to-do lists. Are you worried about how to keep it all together despite the holiday hustle and bustle?It's as easy as these three quick tips to keep the holidays in merry and bright:...more

Why Holiday Eating Is Hard For Kids

The Holidays are fast approaching!  Are you ready?I love holidays.  I love seeing family and friends.  I love planning wonderful food. I love picking out special gifts for the people I hold nearest and dearest and I love remembering families in our community with love. Holidays are busy, exciting, and full of spirit!But do you know what else they are filled with?  They are full of kids that WILL NOT EAT WELL....more