Reverse Advent Calendars just might be my new favorite holiday tradition this year!
I love traditional advent calendars – my family has a felt Christmas tree with little plush ornaments for each day that we’ve had hanging on the wall every year for as long as I can remember, and my husband’s family does a new daily treat calendar each year.
Those are all good and fun, but this year, as my son is getting older and more aware of the world around him, I wanted to start teaching him and his sister what’s really important at the holidays – and I don’t mean the overload of gifts. Continue Reading
Gifts for 3-year-olds can be particularly tough to choose – they’re still very much “toddlers,” but they’re growing more and more into “preschoolers” every day.
At this age, they start to be more into activities than just toys, so STEM / learning toys can be great gifts, whether it’s for the holidays or a birthday. Continue Reading
It’s officially October, and that means only one thing: the holidays are coming.
Did that send chills down anyone else’s spine?
Because along with the joys of the holiday season comes the inevitable Christmas gift overload for my toddlers.
I’d love to say that our house is always overflowing with joy and sparkles and snowflakes and cheer during the holidays, but in reality, we’re overflowing with stress, commitments, pressure, and well, still sparkles (per usual, for us toddler moms). Continue Reading
If you didn’t already know, this week is officially Taylor Swift week, since her new album, Lover, comes out this Friday (August 23).
I could spend all day speculating about what this new album will be about (and believe me, I have spent many precious nap times doing exactly that), but perhaps there’s a more productive way to spend these last few days before Taylor blesses us with more soundtracks to our lives. Like maybe, reviewing how her previous anthems narrate our memories? Continue Reading
My love affair with Trader Joe’s is no secret. I may even go so far as to say that I couldn’t live without it. Without Trader Joe’s, how would I keep my hangry toddlers filled to the brim with snacks,… Continue Reading