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Santa Gifts – To Wrap or Not?

Santa Gifts – To Wrap or Not?

To wrap or not to wrap Santa’s gifts falls squarely in the “different families, different traditions” category.

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The Three-Gift Christmas

The Three-Gift Christmas

It became apparent on Christmas morning last year that something needed to change. We were definitely overdoing it. We looked at a few ideas on Pinterest, but then we discovered this one… and it changed our thinking completely.

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Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

My favorite holiday memories include Christmas music, hot chocolate and sugar cookies. I have decorated holiday cookies with my mother each year for as long as I can remember. This holiday season I was able to continue that tradition but with my own daughter!

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Ten Unplugged Gifts – For Families That Want To Disconnect

Ten Unplugged Gifts – For Families That Want To Disconnect

Here's a short list to give everyone a simple guide to gifting with the true meaning of the holidays in mind: family. ...

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Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

My favorite holiday memories include Christmas music, hot chocolate and sugar cookies. I have decorated holiday cookies with my mother each year for as long as I can remember. This holiday season I was able to continue that tradition but with my own daughter!

The Holiday Guide to Healthy Skin

The Holiday Guide to Healthy Skin

Here are 5 simple steps to healthy skin this holiday season!

More than just an Advent Calendar

More than just an Advent Calendar

by Kendra Gilbertson Growing up, Christmas was one of my favorite times of the year. There were certain things that I knew would happen every year and I looked forward to doing them with our family: 1. We would always pile in the car and drive through the neighborhood, what we called candy land, looking […]

Tips to get the perfect holiday hair and makeup!

Tips to get the perfect holiday hair and makeup!

Your holiday Instagram pic is for sure to get a ton of likes if it includes a headshot. Here’s how to get the perfect holiday hair and makeup!

Tummy Troubles Around the Holidays

Tummy Troubles Around the Holidays

“My husband was great and cooked dinner for me tonight. Now I have diarrhea and stomach cramps and it feels terrible! Do I have to go to the hospital?”

Ten Unplugged Gifts – For Families That Want To Disconnect

Ten Unplugged Gifts – For Families That Want To Disconnect

Here’s a short list to give everyone a simple guide to gifting with the true meaning of the holidays in mind: family.

What is MOPS?!

What is MOPS?!

Have you ever wondered, “What the heck is MOPS!?” Here are some answers to the questions many of you ask!

Documenting your child’s growth… one video at a time!

Documenting your child’s growth… one video at a time!

Documenting your child’s growth can be as simple as an annual interview… right from your smartphone! Here are a few ideas to get you started on this annual tradition!

Rain or Shine

Rain or Shine

Oh the irony! Meteorologist Amy Sweezey went into labor as Hurricane Jeanne was making landfall in 2004. Read the exclusive interview here!

Sunday Funday Recipes

Sunday Funday Recipes

One thing Kendra does not like doing on Sunday Funday is cooking, so she’s here to share some easy and tasty recipes that are great for game day!

Real Grass vs. Artificial Turf

Real Grass vs. Artificial Turf

About 8 years ago, Kristi discovered the online gaming world, and her real world disappeared. Hours would whiz by, and her toddler was entertained in 30 minute increments of Dora the Explorer and The Backyardagains. This became her new reality.

Signing a Cell Phone Contract!

Signing a Cell Phone Contract!

It’s crazy that the new norm for owning a cell phone happens in the tween years. Their young minds are certain to make poor choices with texting and usage of the internet on these mini computers, unless we give them boundaries. Kids, like athletes need to sign a contract!