I used to be the kind of person that spent the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s making plans. I developed elaborate resolution lists. Since I am Type-A, I would make charts and lists trying to create my best self for the new year. Those resolutions and plans were usually pretty great. However, I

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

Each year, someone inevitably posts the question, “What should I get my child’s teacher this Christmas?” Every post gets no short of 35 comments, all with conflicting information about what teachers want. I mean, it’s a mom’s group. Of course nobody agrees. As a teacher and a mom, I can definitely give you some insider