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Holiday Family Fun

Come Experience the Fabulous Festival Lights!

Through January 12th, 2020 Step into a world of light at The NYC Winter Lantern Festival where over 1,000 lanterns are on display! Every year, Staten Island’s Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is tranformed into a whimsical world of light. The exhibit is on 8 acres and not only features of magnificent figures of luminescent art, you can also see live […]

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 […]

DON’T MISS: Must-See Holiday Lights!

The last two years, we’ve made a trip to Dyker Heights in Brooklyn to see the absolutely over-the-top spectacularly decorated houses–and I am not exaggerating. I know–Brooklyn seems like a trek but the one hour drive is totally worth it. It feels like a Brooklyn version of Disney with blinking lights, moving snowmen, your kids favorite characters walking the […]

When Sitting on a Shelf…Isn’t Enough Anymore.

Also Read: Our 25+ Favorite Family Games Remember when your elf was content just sitting on a shelf? Those days are over! We live in a Pinterest perfect work and our elves are not immune! Over these past few years with the elves making our Christmas more stressful — I mean, more magical — they have had some […]

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 […]

Inspiring Ideas for Your Elf on a Shelf

Remember when your elf was content just sitting on a shelf? Those days are over! We live in a Pinterest perfect work and our elves are not immune! Over these past few years with the elves making our Christmas more stressful — I mean, more magical — they have had some breakout moments. I caught a few […]

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 […]

The Most Spectacular, Over-the-Top Holiday Lights…You’ll Ever See!

The last two years, we’ve made a trip to Dyker Heights in Brooklyn to see the absolutely over-the-top spectacularly decorated houses–and I am not exaggerating. I know–Brooklyn seems like a trek but the one hour drive is totally worth it. It feels like a Brooklyn version of Disney with blinking lights, moving snowmen, characters to take photos with, Santas […]

My Must-Have Gift for the Whole Family

Amy recently wrote a post with gift ideas for the grandparents. One of her ideas was a DNA Kit. My kids are fascinated by their genealogy. My husband is Indian and and I am a mutt (Irish, Italian, Hungarian, some German and god knows what else. Some of the family tress get a little murky when […]

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 […]

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