Smack dab in the middle of the ghouls and the garland is the “gobble gobble” of Thanksgiving. While its neighboring holidays boast trick-or-treating and tree lightings, Thanksgiving can sometimes leave a lot to be desired in terms of its fun-factor.
Nowadays, what isn’t there to get your children? From little plastic figurines in hatchable shells (I’m lookin’ at you Hatchimals) to interactive apps with endless in-game purchases, there seems to be something for everything. And while there are plenty of fun and enjoyable toys out there, within a few months they seem to become old news to your ever-growing kids.
This season is all about sharing memories, oversized slices of pie, and deep belly-laughs with the people we cherish the most. Amidst the mayhem of all the whisking, measuring, and peeling, it’s easy to skimp out on the tiny details that can make large gatherings feel special and intimate.
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Sweater weather is synonymous with carb-loading weather, and both are definitely something to be thankful for.
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When our firstborn turned two, rather than accumulate more stuff, we asked guests to bring a book in lieu of gifts. We collected a handful of new and used titles that we then donated to the Ready Readers program in our community. This book-giving birthday tradition has continued and it doesn’t diminish how special birthdays feel; in fact, I’d say it enhances the experience for all involved. Here’s why: books keep giving.
Life is such a blessing and I make a point to have ours documented as often as I can. I had been wanting to do something fun with our family photos so that the kids would be able to enjoy them too. Stumbling upon Pinhole Press and their ABC book got me all excited!
As a mom, Halloween is serious business. Between finding the last Moana costume for your daughter to making a DIY pirate’s hat, there is little time to make your own costume plans for Halloween before it is 3:30 pm on October 31st.
Isn’t it strange how you don’t really feel the passing of time until you have kids? My husband and I have been together for about 12 years and yet, it felt as if time was standing still until we had our minis. Suddenly, each small marker of passing time grew more significant. She’s xx weeks old! Then it’s months and before you know it, you’re waking up on the morning of another birthday asking yourself, where did the time go?
Parenting is tough business. Often it’s a full-time job on top of a full-time job (or two), and if we’re being completely honest, no one really knows what they’re doing. It’s all just trial and error, isn’t it? A nerve-wracking trial and error, at that. Imagine being responsible for the health and wellbeing of tiny human beings who are one day going to be grown adults living in the world and one day having their own kids and…
Okay, got a little lightheaded there
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