Because picture books and reading aloud are already a part of our family culture, including discussions about a wide variety of holidays and religious practices fits really naturally into storytime. While there are great non-fiction books to help parents and kids learn together, we also love finding compelling stories with beautiful illustrations that center around celebrations different from the ones we observe.
This week on the podcast we talked about the best winter gear for kids, moms, and families–all the products you
I posted a brief mention of my annual kids’ artwork gift project on my personal Instagram this week and got
Whether it’s something you make just once for a special friend or Secret Santa exchange, or a simple gift you and the kids can replicate by the dozen for teachers, coworkers, or other group lists, we’ve got you covered with this list of simple but creative homemade holiday gifts. And because we know that motherhood does not come with endless time and patience (or crafting skills!) built-in, we’ve made sure all of these projects are easy – really.
When I look back at photos from holidays past, it’s the everyday moments that catch me, not the posed shots with Santa. So when I think about taking holiday photos, I think about what I’ll love looking back on years from now. If you’d like to be more intentional this year about your smartphone photography and capturing holiday memories, here are six things to think about.
Sometimes, I think, people who love to plan get a reputation for being inflexible or even unfeeling–favoring a color-coded schedule over a spontaneous dance party. It’s easy to assume that because we love to schedule things, the things on the schedule must be productive, purposeful, and, by extension, a bit boring. Or that by attaching events and to-dos to a time on the calendar, we zap them of their joy. Or that all this scheduling is in service of doing MORE with our limited time. But that’s not how it feels to me.