1. A partner who's really into cooking the turkey (this is not a euphemism).
I am making progress -- I am yelling less and loving more -- and that is what matters to me more than perfection.
You become the multi-tasking queen, cooking, cleaning, potty training, wiping snot... it all happens simultaneously. Please, wash your hands
You snooze, you win...with these ten dream-inducing gifts for the sleep lovers in your life! From friends who swear by their daily 8 hrs to family members who love spending weekends sleeping, we've got just the gifts for every category of 'sleepyhead' in your life.
Thanksgiving. You can't avoid it. It's coming. Tomorrow. And whether you love it or hate it, whether it brings together people you love or people you loathe, there's one thing that rings true for all. It could possibly be the culmination of an entire year's worth of chaos at one dinner table.
While parents may fret about guaranteeing that their children's holiday bounty is equal, it certainly isn't the most memorable part of the holiday. And if the children's complaint of inequality is honored, then a mountain will be made of a mole hill.
There is the ultimate hope that turkey actually has that sleeping ingredient in it and it will magically make our kids Close. Their. Freaking. Eyes.
I would have given anything to have intercepted that damn catalog before my over-zealous, eager-to-fit-in second grader got her greedy little hands on it.
We will still make lists, still bake cookies, still receive gifts. The only difference is that now she knows her dad and I are the ones checking those lists, eating the cookies, giving the gifts.
Finding the right something isn't about spending as much money as you can reasonably afford -- it's about picking what's most likely to resonate with her, her interests and her style.
When you think of the technology that's at our fingertips today, it seems Santa could really come through with a few items that would be helpful not only to me, but to mothers everywhere.
Gifts are good things! But, too much of anything isn't good. A great way to combat having too many toys is to shift all the gifts to non-toy items.
While making cheese fondue can be tricky, making chocolate fondue is practically foolproof and can be whipped up at a moment's notice.
The key to last-minute gifting is to make it look like you thought long and hard for the perfect present. Here are seven last-minute gifts that don't look like afterthoughts -- and all can be found at your local mall.
Only a handful of shopping days left before Christmas and you've got a few gits yet to purchase. Why not make a donation in someone's name to their favorite charity?
This year, in lieu of store-bought gifts, I thought it would be fun to create homemade treats for friends and family.