Conceived in 1966, Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday, celebrated between December 26 and January 1. The seven days represent seven principles to unite African-American communities. On each day, some families gather to reflect or demonstrate a principle.
The older my daughter gets, the harder it is to find just the right Christmas presents for her. At seven, she's done with Princesses, done with Barbie, and done with Polly Pockets. What else is there? I've bought her books, learning apps she can play on my phone, and clothes galore. So this Christmas, as I grapple with what to buy her, I started thinking that the best presents for my daughter are not material, tangible, or store-bought....more
If you're like me, then you love cats and people who love cats. You also love cute things, and hate holiday shopping. Fortunately, I've done the footwork (paw work?) for you. These adorable kitty-themed gifts will arrive by Christmas if you order now—and if you've procrastinated to the very last minute, you can order some fun gift certificates to arrive via email. MEOW!
Today I'm going to share with you all some gift ideas that I'm thinking about getting some of my girlfriends when we do our gift exchange. I'm not saying everyone would like to get the products listed below, but I know all of my friends and even myself would be more than happy to receive at least one of them!...more
Lucky for last-minute or financially-strapped buyers, moms love IOUs. Plus, IOUs give the gifter a plethora of thoughtful choices that can have a huge positive impact on a mama's life. Considering the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it's nice to take some down-time after the New Year by cashing in an IOU....more
So you need to buy a gift for that special writer in your life (doesn't everyone have one?), but you know she already has all the common ones such as Editorial or Dictionary. What you really want to get her are apps that will support her craft and turn her into a better writer, but... well... you want something off the beaten path; things she may not have thought of before. Look no further than this gift guide. I've rounded up 5 apps you can gift to a writer as well as explain how they will help your friend hone her craft. (Feel free to buy these for yourself as well! Everyone needs a gift now and then.)
Even as winter's chill descends upon us, there's still plenty of DIY gifts you can concoct in time for the big holiday. Here's a few ideas for gifts, some of which can be whipped up in mere minutes.
Perhaps you have a person in your life whose holiday wishes lean toward social justice, feminism, or diversity. Sure you could buy them a present at the mall... but why not give a gift that affirms their values and also supports an independent artist or a good cause? I've been searching the Internet for items. Read on to check them out.
First stop, the bookstore.
My grandson, Johnny Mac Pippin, is 2 1/2 years old now and he still lives very far away. Sigh. My strategy for Christmas gifts for him hasn't changed all that much since I wrote my first Ten Great Gifts for a Grandchild's First Christmas post two years. ago. I'm still working on that darn stocking and I still buy so many gifts that my daughter doesn't know what to do with all of the toys and things that I send. Yes, I'm that kind of grandmother. I can't help it. It's fun!
Here are some of my favorite gift ideas for this year....more
Chanukah is one of my most favorite holidays of the year. Why? It is a happy ending story of heroism and cooperation. Also (and I swear this is secondary), it lasts for over a week and includes the traditional eight days of gift-giving....more