By: Lauren Tankle We are in the home stretch of the Christmas season with one weekend left to get everything together. I was putting together some of the presents I’ll need for Christmas this week in an attempt to be less of a procrastinator than usual andavoid shopping this weekend. It’s only taken me … More Last Minute Gift Ideas
By: Kathy Trainor The holiday season is fast approaching! There are always SO many gifts to buy and often people think to send one to a teacher. As a teacher I never expect a gift, but I am so thankful when someone has thought of me. Most teachers often feel it is a waste, as we … More A Teacher’s Rant
By: Janice Johnson-Plumer Just before the Christmas craze started, my son let me know what he wanted. My son doesn’t ask for things that he actually needs. Instead, like other kids, he seems to ask for big-ticket items that he assumes we can easily afford. Sometimes it seems like kids think that we parents can … More Here Are A Few Of My Favorite Things
By: Rachel Ventura Although I love the holidays, it can be a very stressful time of year. Every year, one of the biggest stresses for my family, and many others, is money. Christmas. Is. Expensive. My husband and I have 10 nieces and nephews! With cousins, siblings, parents, teachers and our own two children, no … More It’s The Most Expensive Time Of The Year!
By: Mary Morris Every year, I swear I am going to start my Christmas shopping early. Say, even in the summer. I know that sounds outrageous but I know people that do this. I admire this type of preparation. And I say out loud and in my mind (many times) that I am going to … More Christmas Shopping In July?
By: Jessica DiRamio Bringing back a super-popular post from last year for your reading enjoyment! (Cue the angels singing!) For those of you in the know, I could possibly finish this blog post with those words. It’s an unspoken alliance those of us Black Friday’ers have. For those of you not in the know … … More It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
We’re excited to share that mommy blogger, Tanya Pimental, had her baby! Her little girl, Emme Grace, arrived on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7:25 pm, weighing 6 lbs 12 oz and 19.5 inches. There’s no other better person to tell you of how Emme Grace came into the world other than the new proud mom … More Welcome to the World Emme Grace!
By: Jessica DiRamio It’s a debate that I’ve seen get pretty heated amongst the Mom crowd. I’ve seen Moms reduced to tears over the idea of doing it or not doing it. I myself don’t do it. What is “IT,” you ask? Wrapping Santa presents, of course! There are two clearly defined camps on this … More Do You Wrap?
By: Sheila Gaudet After spending the weekend of family togetherness putting up Christmas decorations, I’m free to admit that there were moments…ok…hours…where I wondered if anyone would notice if I didn’t do it. I have two school aged boys and a husband who all are part of the process, but I often feel like it’s … More Great Expectations
By: Martianne Stanger The holiday season is upon us, and although it might bring joy to our hearts, it can also bring woe to our wallets. That is, unless you have experienced the Evolution of Free Christmas as my extended family has. Yes, my siblings and I have chosen not to temper our eagerness to … More Two Family Gift Exchanges Ideas That Cost $5 or Less Per Person