Five Gifts You Need Not Get My Kids

Kids love presents. Be it their birthday, Christmas, or just as a nice surprise. Who wouldn't, right? And I've noticed a lot of people who aren't quite sure what the best kinds of gifts to get for three-four-and-five year olds might be. I'll tackle that another time, but for now, let me tell you what they are NOT.1) Glitter...more

Creative Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

A small holiday confession: I hate wrapping gifts. The process of picking colors that aren't 'too girly' or 'too babyish', the excessive cutting, and running out of invisible tape goes to waste as soon as my children come down to the Christmas tree and rip the wrapping paper to shreds. It's a lot of work to throw all that wrapping paper away! So this year, I decided to do something different for Christmas presents. ...more
Love the wreath and sprig of holly.  Simple and beautiful.more

Preschool Pointers - 17: How to Hide Presents

Problem:You went out shopping for your kids' Christmas presents, and you think, man, they'll never check here! (At four, my kids aren't looking for presents specifically. They're into the Santa thing, hook, line and sinker.) But they will check there, and everywhere. Because they just find stuff. They just do. So, what to do?SOLUTION:...more

When Your Kids Don't Get As Many Presents As Their Cousins

Dear Mouthy Housewives, My family will be spending this Christmas Day with my sisters and their families. We all sit around the tree and take turns opening presents. It's a lot of fun, except for the fact that my husband and I stick to a budget with our two daughters and my sisters don't with their kids. Meaning, my kids usually get 1/2 of the presents that their cousins do. Last year this meant a lot of tears from my kids....more
It is sad to have to stress over this stuff.  Speak to the chidren beforehand.  Really, if it ...more

Celebrating Christmas Without Presents

This year, we are starting the tradition of forgoing traditional Christmas presents. As extreme as it may sound for some, we feel it is absolutely right for our family. For me, all of the excitement leading up to Christmas Day is what I love the most.First, we have Halloween, which, for us, ends up being more about buying pumpkins and dressing up than anything else. It’s a costume party to kick off the season: fun. ...more
Can't wait to hear what you actually do on Christmas day!  Because, like you said, after the ...more

I want, I want, I want!

Now Little Mr A is getting older he is wanting to watch programs on the more ‘grown up’ children’s channels which means one thing, especially this time of the year, adverts!I have lost count of the things he is going to ‘ask Santa’ for!  I have tried to explain to him that Santa cannot afford to ‘make’ all of the things he would like.  Everything that is advertised looks ‘cool’.  Even the girl’s toys he says I can have and he can help me play with them!...more
My newly 7- and 5-year-old sons just started watching a few channels with commercials and, oh, ...more

Redefining Special


Check out my cuties opening a Christmas present

This is them opening the present that their Dad got them!!You have to copy and paste the link in your browswer for some reason it doesn't work?!

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