8 Heartwarming Christmas Books NOT About Santa or Presents
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8 Heartwarming Christmas Books NOT About Santa or Presents

If you’ve browsed holiday picture books, you know there are a LOT to choose from. But if you’re looking for Christmas books not about Santa or presents, weeeeellll….your options shrink considerably. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not anti-Santa or anti-presents. Some of our favorite Christmas picture books feature Mr. Claus and gift-giving quite prominently:…

December Simmer Pot: Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas
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December Simmer Pot: Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

Looking for a simple, inexpensive, clutter-free way to add coziness and warmth to your house this holiday season? A December simmer pot is a great addition to your repertoire! What is a Simmer Pot? Also known as stovetop potpourri, a simmer pot consists of fruit, spices, and other fresh ingredients gently heated in a pot…

Ho, Ho, Ho and Go, Go, Go! 8 Christmas Truck Books for Vehicle-Loving Kids
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Ho, Ho, Ho and Go, Go, Go! 8 Christmas Truck Books for Vehicle-Loving Kids

Do you have a kiddo who can’t get enough of trucks and construction? Combine vehicle love with the holiday spirit with these eight Christmas truck books. Construction Site on Christmas Night If you have a kiddo interested in construction vehicles, I’m going to guess that you’ve read Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site approximately 418 times. Construction…

How to Embrace a Simple Christmas: 7 Tips for a Less-Stress Holiday Season
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How to Embrace a Simple Christmas: 7 Tips for a Less-Stress Holiday Season

Christmas doesn’t have to be big and expensive and hectic to be joyful. If stress is putting a damper on your holiday season, read on to discover seven ways to embrace a simple Christmas. Countdowns, Bucket Lists, and a Simple Christmas First, a quick note. My last two posts contained tons of ideas about creating…

The Ultimate December Bucket List for Families
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The Ultimate December Bucket List for Families

Get ready for a month of merry-making, cozy togetherness, and winter adventures! At this festive time of year, there’s an abundance of fun and meaningful ways to spend time with loved ones and get into the holiday spirit. Here’s a December bucket list filled with ideas to plan your holiday season and get inspiration for…

Creating a Christmas Countdown for Kids: 25+ Classic and Unique Ideas
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Creating a Christmas Countdown for Kids: 25+ Classic and Unique Ideas

The anticipation of Christmas is as magical as Christmas Day itself…maybe even more so. Making a Christmas countdown for kids is a fun way to celebrate this wonderful time of year. Start December 1st and complete a fun activity each day through Christmas Eve. A fun countdown doesn’t require giving 24 toys or trinkets. While…

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A Gift to Yourself for the 2022 Holiday Season

It’s the MOST…WONDERFUL…TIIIIME of the year! 🎵🎶🎵 For much of December, that sentiment rings true for me. I love belting out holiday tunes, putting up the tree, and decorating the mantle. I love lighting the menorah, having our solstice dance party, and pairing up with my mom to make the best cut-out sugar cookies that…

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Planning for a Merry, Love-Filled Christmas Day at Home

The stockings have been raided, presents opened, cinnamon rolls consumed. And it’s not quite 10 a.m. How will we spend the rest of Christmas Day? This is a question we face a lot of years. Since we celebrate with my family on Christmas Eve and Mike’s family doesn’t get together for Christmas (they’re Jewish and…

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This Holiday Season, Ditch the Mom Guilt

I’ve felt a bit off kilter this December. It stems from taking the must-do, should-do, could-do, won’t-do (MoSCoW) approach to my holiday preparations this year. Take Christmas cookies, for example. I mentioned in my previous post that, after consulting with Evan and Nate, I moved “bake at least two different types of cookies” from my…