Twelve Ideas to make the Holiday Season Less Stressful and More Enjoyable for All: Buy Online Send out your Holiday cards early this year, the post office has made it easy for us all as you can pre-order holiday stamps online. Make a List Sit down with the kids and come up with a short list of ideas […]
I remember the first time I quit breastfeeding. My only pumping break that day was interrupted by an emergency in the operating room. When I finally left the hospital (14 hours after I last pumped), I was painfully engorged. I began pumping in the car and drove home crying. The second time I quit was less […]
Once October hits, I start listening to Frank Sinatra Holiday on Pandora. I just can’t help myself and I won’t apologize. I burn apple cinnamon candles, have fires in the fireplace and check in on the Reindeer Cam. It’s a slippery slope and once I’m on it, there is no going back. The one […]
The first thing M does in the morning is crawl over to her stuffed animals, turn them upside down, and pull on the tag, as if to say, “just checking this is still here.” Perhaps she is thinking, “Wow mom, I am so glad you bought this fair trade replica of an endangered lynx (made […]
December 3rd Annual Christmas Craft Fair at Faith Lutheran – 10 a.m.-4 p.m. More than 20 crafters display a wide variety of handmade gifts. Learn More December 3rd & 4th Wine Country Winter Festival From the Producer of the Bodega Seafood, Art & Wine Festival comes a NEW, Beautiful Festival at the Santa Rosa Fairgrounds! Excellent Art & […]
Santa Around Town (Multiple Day Events) Corte Madera- Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located next to J. Crew. Reservations available, but not required! November 11th-December 24th Reserve Here Northgate-San Rafael: Santa will be available for photos and visits at his winter home, located in the Macy’s Court. Reservations available, but not required! November 17th-December […]
We are three kids and 10 plus years deep into this parenthood gig, but I remember the first Christmas like it was yesterday. I was craving some new traditions for our family, but I was also hoping that whatever we chose would be sustainable for the long haul. We’ve picked up some good traditions along […]
With Thanksgiving behind us, we are now looking forward to all that Christmas has to offer. The holiday season is full of love, laughter, and parties! With office pot lucks, school fund raisers, family reunions, gift exchanges, and more, it can be overwhelming in our quest to stay healthy this time of year. But don’t […]
December: the one time of year when chocolate is acceptable at any time of day. One of my favorite memories of the holiday season is of my brother and I getting our advent calendars. We would eagerly open a window each morning, thrilling at having chocolate before breakfast and counting down the dwindling days before Christmas! […]
Staying Sane Through The Holiday Season As the holiday season begins to tickle our senses, I often can’t help but feel overwhelmed before I even begin. Decorating, class party prep, visiting family, gifts, organizing family crafts, meals. Add it to the normal hustle and bustle of any mom’s Fall schedule, and we are entering into… […]
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