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Holiday Cards, Sans Santa

Holiday Cards, Sans Santa

11.25.2013
I remember the excitement I'd feel opening up an envelope and finding an image of a Christmas tree covered in glittery snow, an angel decked...
6 Choices To Make For A More Meaningful Holiday

6 Choices To Make For A More Meaningful Holiday

11.22.2013
I don't know about you, but I'm still hoping my husband and I will have a little more pull than the local shopping mall when it comes to...
What My Daughter Knew About Life When She Was Only 2

What My Daughter Knew About Life When She Was Only 2

11.22.2013
It is Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 1995. I'm taking a break from the cooking to go outside and sit on the front stoop. It's a glorious...
4 Steps To Successful Holiday Unplugging

4 Steps To Successful Holiday Unplugging

11.21.2013
The holidays should be a time to mindfully experience family, friends and things we are thankful for. The best present you can give yourself...
It Took More To Get This Family Photo Than I Ever Expected

It Took More To Get This Family Photo Than I Ever Expected

11.20.2013
Is it so wrong to want an amazing photograph of my family with my extended family with everyone's eyes open? IS THAT SO WRONG?
I Am The World's Okayest Mom

I Am The World's Okayest Mom

11.20.2013
That's right. I don't aspire to be the World's Greatest Mom. I don't even try. I am perfectly happy being the World's Okayest Mom and no...
12 Answers To The Question Every Parent Is Asking This Holiday Season

12 Answers To The Question Every Parent Is Asking This Holiday Season

11.20.2013
As a writer and speaker on parenting and the "tech and respect" movement, this is the core question I hear over and over again: "Is my...
The Custom That Stole Thanksgiving

The Custom That Stole Thanksgiving

11.19.2013
Everything is broken. My favorite plate, my favorite pair of heels, my favorite suede boots, my favorite holiday.
How Many Holiday Gifts Should I Buy For My Child?

How Many Holiday Gifts Should I Buy For My Child?

11.18.2013
A child that is happy with himself or herself will be happy to be remembered. You don't need to stress about numbers or prices. You simply...
9 Holiday Survival Strategies For Moms

9 Holiday Survival Strategies For Moms

12.25.2012
1. Exhausted? Simply find a nativity scene, push baby Jesus aside, and take a quick snooze in the manger. 2. Sure the kids are home from...
WATCH: Here Comes Santa Claus!

WATCH: Here Comes Santa Claus!

12.24.2012
Santa Claus is comin’ to town. Yes, your child’s photo with him may not have gone as planned and you probably forgot to move the Elf...
Firing the Food Police on Christmas and Other Strategies for a Low-Stress Family Meal

Firing the Food Police on Christmas and Other Strategies for a Low-Stress Family Meal

12.22.2012
Milk will be spilled, dresses will get dirty but if we're all lucky, it'll be a sugar-fueled fest to remember. I'm not advocating sloppy...
I Want

I Want

12.21.2012
In that moment, I realized I have a much longer list for Santa than I thought. I may not want presents under the tree and an overflowing...
WATCH: 3-Year-Old Is In For A HUGE Surprise

WATCH: 3-Year-Old Is In For A HUGE Surprise

12.21.2012
The holiday hasn't even started, but 3-year-old Kieran may have just won Christmas 2012. Not only did Santa personally hand over this boy's...