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How I Avoid the Holiday Gift Overload

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).

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Taylor Swift Anthems for 13 Stages of Motherhood - Lover Album

Taylor Swift Anthems for 13 Stages of Motherhood

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?

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Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Season 8: Daenerys Targaryen is Every Mom Ever

This is a mom blog first and foremost, so I’m sure you don’t expect to see much “Game of Thrones” analysis here. But if motherhood has taught you anything, it should be to expect the unexpected, and since the latest episode of the series revolves around one of the most beloved mother-figures of our time, I think it fits.

{This should go without saying, but to avoid being chased with pitchforks: **Game of Thrones Season 8 spoilers ahead.**}

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7 Easy Christmas Traditions for Toddlers | One Hangry Mama

Easy Christmas Traditions for Toddlers

The holiday season is officially upon us, and we all know what that means for moms everywhere: over-commitments, high expectations, endless to-do lists, and breakdowns all around.

It seems like, with all the parties and events and gifts and crafts and travel that go along with the holidays these days, some of the basics get lost in the shuffle. The holidays are such a prime time to build lasting memories and traditions with our kids, and yet, it all feels so daunting.

But Christmas traditions for toddlers don’t have to be stressful. They don’t have to be time-intensive, or overwhelming, or any of those words that cause your blood pressure to creep all the way up to your ears.

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