I always like to say that I am a very practical person. Really. When it comes to receiving a gift I cherish things more that I can actually use regularly as opposed to something ornamental, fashionable, or cliche. Even growing up I much preferred things such as art supplies, or books, or sheet music or clothes as opposed to whatever toy happened to be advertised that year (except for my ALF doll, I really did want an ALF doll! Ha!). In fact, I sometimes think that my love…Continue
Added by Karla Gibbs on November 13, 2015 at 4:52pm — No Comments
Social Media Image Crafting... aka Faking Facebook. There's a lot of pressure for moms to post the most Pinterest-perfect pics on our Facebook and Instagram. But what does motherhood REALLY look like?
Special guest Cheryl from MommyDrinksWineandSwears.com. Tweet us your "real"…Continue
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on July 31, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
An apology to my family: I know I am a pain to buy gifts for. Sorry about that.
But, I can say that it is probably my Mom's fault.
Every year my devoted and wonderful husband…
Added by Lauren Markman on December 31, 2014 at 6:41am — No Comments
I know it's late, but this year was Jackson's second Christmas. I can't believe how big he is getting. He is at the age that is hard to shop for. He doesn't play with the little baby toys anymore, but he is still too young for some of the other toys out there. There wasn't a huge selection for his age right now. Santa got him a wooden train set table, which he does't really know how to play with yet, he just slaps all the pieces around because he is a destructive little boy who likes noise.…Continue
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Have you ever come across a post on social media that changed the way you see your world? I did, just this week. I came across a post on my newsfeed that showed dirty, rough hands. It had a story attached, that always piques my interest, so I read it and it hit me hard. My husband and I do so much for our kids so they never go without,…Continue
Added by Ronda on December 12, 2014 at 1:13pm — No Comments
Every year I say the same thing, "don't overdo it, Krystal!". What do I end up doing? You guessed it. Don't we all though? You're walking through the store and those little voices go off in your head as you near the toy aisle of just how much this would make your daughter light up. Or how much fun your son would have building this with his dad. The list goes on. We're always finding ways to justify overdoing it for our kids. And why not? They're our kids! Since we want to always…Continue
Added by Krystal Chiarolla on December 10, 2014 at 7:12pm — No Comments
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This would be our second visit to Busch Gardens this year, and I was excited because it's "Christmas Town" time! According to the weather forecast, there was only a 10% chance of rain, so I knew that meant 90% chance of rain. I was happy when we arrived because there was only a drizzle off and on...but that changed around mid day.
We arrived at…
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Added by Krystal Chiarolla on December 5, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments
To me, today is my "official" start to the holidays! I am so excited!
Thanksgiving on Thursday.
Shopping on Friday. Oh and getting my house all decked out for Christmas...
Christmas is in a month!
I have been waiting for…
Added by Amber Watson on November 24, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
October’s focus is preparation.
Plan out your calendar.…Continue
Being a mum and running a successful business is a tough balancing act at the best of times. However, what do you do when Christmas comes along?
This is a time of year that can stretch us to our limits in terms of finding time to get everything done without getting too stressed out. If you want a more relaxing festive season without neglecting your family or your business then the following tips could be of use to you.
Throw Different Christmas…Continue
Added by Laura O. Tolentino on July 1, 2014 at 9:05am — No Comments
I cannot be the only one…who has fallen very far behind in their Christmas obligations; you know the shopping, the decorating, and the planning of schedules for the impending school holiday. Although, it is not entirely my fault, here are few of the things that have been happening in our house over the past week, keeping me from getting this whole Christmas thing under control.
My Sonny Boy has returned to campaigning for his right to make his own rules, I wouldn’t be opposed to his…
Added by Janice Perry on December 15, 2013 at 7:26pm — No Comments
I remember when Scott and I went to get our very first tree together. I remember buying ornaments and taking a zillion pictures of it decorated. It sent a thrill right through me to see our very first tree sparkling in the living room of the apartment we were renting. It almost made everything we were doing, building a life together, seem truly, truly, true. If you know what I mean.…Continue
Added by Mary Thomas on December 14, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
I have already done all of my Christmas shopping and I've done it all online. I absolutely love online shopping as I always seem to find a different or unique gift....and sometimes at a FANTASTIC price *wink*. I wanted to find my little niece, my only niece, and the only grand daughter to my parents something sweet and special. I love handmade items. They seem truly special to me. There is just something about "mass produced" products that turn me off on the "special" front. So where…Continue
Added by Whitney Coates on December 10, 2013 at 12:29pm — No Comments
When we were kids, the only method of solo transportation we had was a solid steel walker that looked like it should have come with its own pair of orthopedic shoes. Hell, for all WE know, my grandmother was working a little side deal with her podiatrist and using us as bait!…Continue
Added by Lisa René LeClair on December 9, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
I cannot be the only one...who has realized that the end of another week in December only means seven days closer to Christmas, and that thought is making me break out in a cold sweat. I don't know about the rest of you, but my normal chores don't cease in the name of Christmas, meaning I haven't wrangled up any extra time to spend getting this holiday thing under control.…Continue
Added by Janice Perry on December 8, 2013 at 2:15pm — No Comments