Ah the holidays. The time of year when everyone is over-stressed, over-shopped and over-committed. Possibly the worst part of the holidays are the events we feel have turned into obligations. These are events that we feel obligated to attend. I’m no stranger to the holiday insanity (see my 25 days of Christmas post) but over

Every year I try to stay calm as the holidays approach and the anxiety sets in.  I tell myself that we are not going to go overboard with toys and gifts this holiday. I say that we are not going to accept every invitation for every Santa meet and greet/train ride/ or go see these

If the thought of preparing and baking Christmas cookies makes you want to scream, this is the post for you. Baking cookies is a family tradition (more Christmas traditions here), so I have been baking cookies every year since I can remember. I have made more cookie mistakes than I can count. However, I have

Think you are almost finished with your holiday shopping? You better not forget the tips. Bet you didn’t know that there were so many tips to give around Christmas.  Back in the day  your child’s teacher got a mug and a card and you called it a day (sidebar- don’t give teachers any more mugs.

This may come as a shock to many of you, but my Christmas Elf is pretty lame. After planning my 25 Days of Christmas (see post here), I’m not sure that I have enough energy remaining for creative elf-ing. And you know what? I’m totally fine with it. There are lots of amazing Christmas traditions