January Bucket List: Ideas for Family Fun and Connection
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January Bucket List: Ideas for Family Fun and Connection

Happy New Year! This January bucket list is dedicated to the best of what the month has to offer – a fresh start and an invitation to embrace the slower pace that winter offers. With the magic and merry making of the holiday season behind us, the winter months can prove tough for mental health….

The Ultimate Winter Bucket List for Families
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The Ultimate Winter Bucket List for Families

The cold winter months are hard on many of us. Icy sidewalks, dreary landscapes, and bone-chilling temperatures can leave you counting down the days until spring. But it doesn’t have to be that way! The good news is there are plenty of meaningful and fun winter activities if you look for them. I’ve assembled a…

How to Decorate After Christmas – Take Cues from Nature

How to Decorate After Christmas – Take Cues from Nature

How do you decorate after Christmas? Taking down the tree and all the decorations can be a bittersweet process. On one hand, it’s nice getting your space back to normal. On the other, with the merriment and music and magic of the holiday season behind us, you’re left with…January. The store endcaps jump straight from…

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An Easy, Fun, and Meaningful NYE at Home with the Kiddos

Last year, with the pandemic raging (as it still is a year later 😩) and me six months pregnant, it was clear we would not be going out for New Year’s Eve. Let’s be real — since having kids, the vast majority of our NYE festivities have taken place at home anyway. And we’ve had…

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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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How We’re Celebrating the Winter Solstice

For me, the hardest part of this time of year is the darkness. With walks, for example, I can slip on boots and my long, toasty-warm coat to protect against the chill, but there’s nothing I can do to prevent the sun from slipping away well before 5:00. I’ve mentioned I’m embracing hygge and bringing…

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Holiday Decorating Update: What I’ve Learned Through the Zones Approach

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about my holiday decorating plans, explaining how I was going to put up my decorations only in specific zones. I added a note at the end of the post saying I’d update it later that weekend with photos because in my mind it was going to be that straightforward….