Dec 17

If you have kids you’ve probably seen the movie Polar Express or at least read the book, The Polar Bear Express, but have you ever experienced it in real life?  There are several cities across the United States that offer a real life Polar Express experience this time of year. Does your city make the list?


Dec 15

The kids will probably be out of school soon, and chances are, they’ll be looking for something to do as they await Christmas Day. How about making some homemade Christmas cards? They make great gifts for grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends, and they’re so much fun!


Dec 14

If you’re a parent who celebrates Christmas and you haven’t heard of Elf on a Shelf, you must be living under a rock. The book tells the story of an elf who is watching kids so he can report back to Santa. Moms across the nation spend the month of December trying to find creative ways for their children to discover that the little elf doll that accompanies the book is watching them, but it can become a tedious task. Need some help? Check out these 15 creative places to put your Elf on a Shelf.


Dec 14

Looking for some yummy, easy-to-make tasty holiday treats that don’t require you to spend much time in the kitchen?  Check out these recipes for goodieslike Marshmallow Peppermint Dips and 8 Minute Mini Cinnamon Rolls. There’s even a little something just for mom.


Dec 12

Several moms are coming clean and admitting to something no one likes to say: their kids are spoiled, especially when it comes to the holidays.  Let’s face it; it’s hard not to buy your kids everything in sight when Christmas rolls around, especially if you can afford to do so (and sometimes even when you can’t). Are you guilty of this?


Dec 11

Have you finished your Christmas shopping?  If you’re looking for a few more little gifts for your kids, or maybe even an extra stocking stuffer or two, you might want to check out these great kids’ gifts under $15. These gifts are really cool – not your average “cheapies.”


Dec 6

Every year, people bring out their Poinsettias for the holidays, but parents are often worried whether the beautiful flowers associated with Christmas are poisonous for their children. So, are they?  WebMD answers the question: is a poinsettia really poisonous?


Dec 5

If you’re looking for some books to get you into the holiday spirit, check out these 10 fun holiday books for toddlers. There are books for every holiday: Kwanza, Hanukkah, Christmas and more.


Dec 5

We’ve all seen some pictures of children with Santa Claus that leave a lot to be desired, but how do you avoid those pictures with your own kids?  Parenting offers a few tips for visiting Santa, including how to leave with a great picture.


Nov 17

In exactly one week, stores will open their doors at unheard of hours, and shoppers will flock to sales to get a head start on buying Christmas and other holiday gifts for their friends and family. If you plan to be among them, you might want to check out this guide from Babble: the top 100 toys this holiday season. It breaks down by age and has some great advice for moms and dads!


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