Organizing Christmas: Making my list and checking it twice!

O.K., I'll admit it, I was starting to feel a little (truth: A LOT!) stressed yesterday with my to-do lists increasing in size by the minute.  I had more than one of those 'walk into a room and completely forget why I went into that room' moments.  Now, I know I'm not a spring chicken … Continue reading Organizing Christmas: Making my list and checking it twice!

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

Jingle Bells and Snowballs: Winter Sensory Bin

Burr, it's getting cold outside here in Minnesota!  I'm missing the days that we could pop up to the park for an hour to get out some energy, or simply run around in the backyard for some fresh air.  While we still get out there for little bits of time here and there, there have … Continue reading Jingle Bells and Snowballs: Winter Sensory Bin

Kris Kringle Cookies

Yay, we finally got some snow last night that appears to be sticking around for a while!  It made a mess of the roads for drivers this morning, but in my opinion was greatly needed.  What's winter in Minnesota without some snow?! I'm also looking forward to seeing all the snow creations my older kids … Continue reading Kris Kringle Cookies

Reindeer Food

Hello December 1st!  Christmas is such a magical and exciting time of year.  Especially when you get to see it through the eyes of children.  Their wonder and delight in all the little things is contagious. We started this tradition of sprinkling reindeer food back in 2014 when our oldest was 5.  She was so … Continue reading Reindeer Food

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

Stocking Stuffers for Tots

  'Making a list, and checking it twice', I'm convinced that this song was written for parents everywhere this time of year.  There is so much to remember, did I move the elf, does everyone have the same number of gift (this is a big one in our house), did I remember all the gifts … Continue reading Stocking Stuffers for Tots