New Years Eve Party with Kids

10, 9, get the champagne ready, 8, 7, am I near the person I want to ring the new year in with?, 6, 5, this champagne really does go to your head, 4, 3, oh wait, snap back to reality...we have kids now.  No crazy New Years parties for us anymore! The first few years … Continue reading New Years Eve Party with Kids

Christmas Eve Box Tradition

Our Christmas Eve Box tradition is one that has evolved with time.  It didn't use to be a box.  I know what you're thinking, another gift?  Is that really necessary?  Do they really need something else to unwrap?  The answer at our house is yes, and here's why. It's tradition, and traditions are important.  They … Continue reading Christmas Eve Box Tradition

Book Advent Calendar

Yesterday I checked another Christmas tradition off my list, our book advent calendar.  I started this tradition years ago with my oldest daughter, and it quickly became something the kids started asking for ever year once the Christmas tree went up.  I'm not complaining, you'll frequently hear the phrase 'read everyday you eat' if you … Continue reading Book Advent Calendar

5 Ways to Get Your Kids Thinking About Being Thankful (instead of Christmas!) This Thanksgiving

Happy November friends!  It’s getting chilly here in Minnesota, and most of the beautiful fall leaves have long fallen from the tree.  However, it’s not so chilly that I don’t want to leave my house.  Not yet anyway.  November has always felt like a peaceful month to me, the craziness of fall weekend activities wrapped … Continue reading 5 Ways to Get Your Kids Thinking About Being Thankful (instead of Christmas!) This Thanksgiving