Parenting is full of all kinds of surprises, particularly at Christmas. However, when things diverge to something different than you plan, good things can happen.
It is good to be content with what we have, but sometimes dissatisfaction is totally okay. I’ve always struggled with materialism. I grew up with the idea that the more you had, the better you were. It’s been hard to fight that mentality, but I’m getting a handle on it slowly. I’ve found the accumulation of […]
Pull together one of these fun and frugal gifts for your next secret Santa event or other gift exchange.
Are there some travelers on your gift list this year or folks who aspire to be? Consider these great gifts for individuals and families hitting the road. I don’t know about you, but Christmas gift shopping can get a little redundant. I can forget to be creative in choosing gifts because I’m so focused on […]
As we roll into December, let’s end the year on a high note. Here’s how we can both have an easier holiday season.
This is a great time of year for random acts of kindness. No one will think you’re all that weird or random. Plus, it’s fun. Christmas will be here before you know it, and I bet you’ve got great plans, don’t you? This is my 18th Christmas as a mother and I know all about […]
Who says there’s never snow in San Diego? Legoland has all the winter fun: snowballs, sledding, and ice skating during this year’s Holiday Snow Days. Last week I surprised the littles by taking them to Legoland. They didn’t know where we were going until we turned onto Legoland Drive, but they had guessed that maybe […]