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Why My Kid Doesn’t Have an Elf

So, you buy the book and put the elf on the shelf and the stress doesn’t end until Dec 25. I mean, the elf is always looking to you for help, right? I was complaining about elf stress to a friend this week who smiled and revealed that her child did not have an elf–you know who you are! I […]

10 Reasons Your Elf Didn’t Move Last Night

Also Read: Our 25+ Favorite Family Games Very rarely, ok … sometimes, ok … more often as they have gotten older, the elves forget to move. Well, I’m sure they don’t forget, I’m sure they have a really good, jolly elf excuse. They only talk to Santa or to other elves, so I can only guess […]

How to Find Out if You’re on the Naughty or Nice List

Here’s are a few fun ways to keep kids on their best behavior during the month of December. North Pole Times Put in the child’s name and they will give them a rating with fun notes like “has been pretty good but needs to pick up their room more.” Thanks for the nudge, Santa! I was starting to […]

Holidays — I’m not ready and it’s not MY fault

There are a few people I blame for my stress. Want to know who's fault it is?

Maple Cut-Out Cookies

A cut-out cookie that tastes as good as it looks! Delicious cookies stamped into seasonal shapes deliver the sweet flavor of maple in each bite. A welcomed change to the typical “sugar” cookie…

Our Favorite Family Pajamas

Every year, my daughter begs to get matching pajamas–for the whole family–for Christmas morning. This year, she insisted on footed fleece pajamas from PajamaGram. Will we look ridiculous? Yes. But it always makes Christmas morning a little silly and fun. As our family has grown, we’ve gotten them as gifts for our little cousins too. At least, we […]

7 Tips for the Gift-Giving Season

Our staff sat down and put some ideas together to help take the stress out of the gift-giving and buying season for your family and to keep you organized! 1. Make a Budget. If you don’t, you’ll probably overspend…and have remorse come January! 2. Have Your Kids Limit Their Gifts to 2-3 Ideas. It helps reinforce what […]

Sparkly Lemon Cookies

                      Lemonade in a cookie form.  Course sanding sugar makes these sparkle, but feel free to mix it up with other colored sanding sugar or edible glitter!      

Burn Baby Burn!

No need for a fitness tracker. This online tool can help you avoid the typical holiday weight gain.

A Holiday Fave From my Childhood

I don’t know if these babies are specific to Canada but I grew up making, and definitely eating, these every Christmas and now I share these with my own family. I know these as Nanaimo Bars (I’m guessing from Nanaimo British Columbia)...

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