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Dana Holmes

Are Art Toys Over?

Dana Holmes | Posted 10.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Back when I first moved to New York City in 2005, art toys were blowing up. KidRobot was making art toys accessible to the trendiest hipsters with their playful vinyl toys and coordinating fashion. Anyone remember the neon hoodies?

17 Syllables to a Happy Father's Day

Dana Holmes | Posted 07.22.2014 | Style
Dana Holmes

Not too long ago, I wrote about 5 Sites to Help You Get Your Guy and showed you a few sites that get into the minds of men. We all know that men are n...

Two Toy Trends on the Horizon

Dana Holmes | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Dana Holmes

These are trends that will most likely slowly expand over the next couple of years into more and more products. But, for now, just a select group of major toy makers are dipping their "toys" in the water and seeing if they can jump start trends from scratch.

Packing for Baby's 1st Road Trip

Dana Holmes | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Dana Holmes

My husband and I were asking ourselves this exact question last week as we were prepping for our first weekend away from home with our 4-month-old infant. Because I can have my OCD moments, I decided that we should bring everything and then figure out what we didn't need, versus taking nothing and learning the hard way.

Why 'Made in America' Is Cool

Dana Holmes | Posted 02.09.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

In the last few years, pride in American-made goods has been causing a swing back in that direction, making them trendier than ever among the hip and cutting-edge. We can support "Made in America" products even more by giving them as gifts and spreading the word.

The 5 Rules of Watching Football

Dana Holmes | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Dana Holmes

Before you start accepting invitations to football viewing parties, there are some etiquette guidelines you may want to verse yourself in to ensure you'll be a good guest.

How to Plan Your Thanksgivukkah

Dana Holmes | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

The traditional meal is one of the best parts of any holiday. But I've got to admit, being able to alter the beloved Thanksgiving menu, and combine it with the delicious Hanukkah menu, no less, brings a certain excitement.

Lawyer: Illegal Strip-Search Accuser Wasn't Only Woman Victimized

Posted 10.08.2013 | Chicago

Dana Holmes was not the only woman to be forcibly, illegally stripped by LaSalle County deputies, a lawyer for Holmes said in an Illinois court Monday...

Woman Sues Over Likely Illegal Strip-Search After DUI Arrest

Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago

A 32-year-old Illinois woman filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that LaSalle County officers illegally strip-searched her and left her nude in a jail cel...

How to Make an Oktoberfest Festhaus at Home

Dana Holmes | Posted 11.14.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

While traveling to Germany to drink a whole lot of beer is appealing, so is saving your vacation days and celebrating from home.

How to Commemorate the First Day of School

Dana Holmes | Posted 11.09.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

The first day of school is a pretty big deal. And commemorating it has always been important too, though maybe it wasn't always done in as organized a fashion as it is now.

First 5 Anniversaries Guide

Dana Holmes | Posted 10.29.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Stumped by what to get for my own upcoming anniversary, I wanted to put together a few gift ideas for the first five. Instead of buying separate gifts for each other, these suggestions are for the two of you to choose gifts together that you'll both enjoy as a couple.

5 Father's Day Bonding Destinations

Dana Holmes | Posted 07.30.2013 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Half of the fun of these adventures is when things go wrong, so be prepared to laugh off the rain, bugs, spilled drinks and bad sound engineering. No matter what happens, you'll be talking about it for years.

Gifts by Relationship Stage: Rocking Steady

Dana Holmes | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

You've withstood the test of time. Keep rocking steady all year long with these tips and examples of my favorite Valentine's Day gifts for husbands.

Top 10 Best Romantic Gifts

Dana Holmes | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

Back in November I announced the winners of the 2011 Giftee Awards in 10 categories. You could say, and you would be right, that I was thinking ahead when I chose Best Romantic Gift as a category. I knew you would need some Valentine's Day gift inspiration after the post-holiday lull.

Bad Gift = Good Gift

Dana Holmes | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

The holidays are over and we're all focused on tackling our New Year's Resolutions, right? Um, if you're like me, not really. We still have to put a...

Holiday Party Hostess Gift Plan

Dana Holmes | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Dana Holmes

One of the most fun parts of the holiday season is all of the parties; catching up with old friends and family, and making new friends, too. But, the plethora of parties means a gauntlet of gift buying and if you're not prepared it can get overwhelming.