Log in and leave a comment below for a chance to win a $100 gift card. (See official rules) Buying gifts can be stressful. Sure, you may know your sister's favorite perfume or your mom's favorite movie. But what about a last minute hostess gift, or a little something for the school secretary during the holidays? It's always these gifts that I scratch my head and wonder, "what should I get them?" A bottle of wine could be nice, but what if they don't drink? A bag of bath products ... Continue Reading
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Follow these tips to keep your holiday season full of cheer and stress free.
The Holidays are here. (I hope you already knew that.) With the "most wonderful time of the year" comes a lot of headaches. However, making powerful plays to keep things simple can really create a fantastic holiday. Follow these tips to keep your season full of cheer and devoid of stress. Delegate You are not Santa Claus. No matter what level superman/woman you are, the holidays cannot hinge on one person. It is the season of giving, but that doesn't mean you should give everything you have ... Continue Reading
Ways to teach your kids to give during the holiday season.
The holiday season is by far my favorite time of the year. It's not just the excitement of taking a bite into holiday meals, decorating the perfect tree, or sipping that first cup of hot chocolate with extra marshmallows that bring me pure joy; It's finding new ways to teach my kids how to give. Here are some creative and inexpensive ways your kids (and you too) can give this holiday season: The giving jar. Have your kids throw any loose change they find into a jar throughout the year. ... Continue Reading
Holiday food safety for pets is something not to be taken lightly. Here’s a list of guidelines to follow.
The holidays are right around the corner. This means it’s crunch time for many of us. Cleaning, cooking, preparing, travelling, etc. Most people don’t realize the dangers posed to pets by many of the yummy treats that will be circulating around for the next month or so. As hard as it may be to resist that sweet face, whines, and whimpers … it’s really best to ignore the pleas and not give in. Holiday food safety for pets is something not to be taken lightly. I am going to make ... Continue Reading
How to make holiday gift-giving more affordable and less stressful.
Holidays are quickly approaching. Are you dreaming of decorations and a holiday dinner around the family table, or are you feeling anxious as you try to figure out where you'll find funds for all of the holiday activities, potlucks and gift-giving? Whether you're worried "Santa" is not bringing enough gifts for your children, or maybe how you can afford to give gifts to everyone from Fido to Great-Aunt Suzi, gift-giving can turn from something pleasant to something you dread during the ... Continue Reading
Steps for keeping your baby happy and comfortable so you can feel more relaxed throughout the holiday season.
You looked forward to your baby's first holiday season. It was to be a magical time of picture perfect festivities. However, your little bundle of joy is wailing and clings to you with a steel grip when anyone tries to hold him. How will you survive a holiday gathering without a happy baby? Breathe deeply and take comfort in knowing that you are not alone. Others have experienced the same let down, exasperating experience. Here's some pointers on how to handle your baby's crankiness ... Continue Reading
We asked our SocialMoms to share their worse holiday nightmares with us. Check out what bugs them the most and share your holiday nightmares too!
We're compiling the ultimate list of holiday nightmares. And we would love to hear your biggest holiday nightmares! The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year with family gatherings, gift-giving and more. But, unfortunately, they can also be the most stressful time of the year. From visiting relatives to being overbooked to crowded grocery stores, the nightmares of this time of year can be endless. And exhausting. We all look forward to this time of year but we also realize ... Continue Reading
Get holiday presents with a little time and effort – through contents, Twitter parties, and more.
The holiday season is a time where children expect presents, but not everybody can afford to get their kids what they want (or deserve). I'm here to show you how to keep your out of pocket costs to a minimum so you can save that money for what’s really needed - bills, groceries, mortgage payments and more - hopefully keeping you out of the 70% of families who fall behind on bills between November 1st-December 31st. Here are some ways to get some incredible holiday presents, for little to ... Continue Reading