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How I’m Getting 20 Hours Back This Holiday Season

By Kalli Verbecky

The holidays are freakin'  NUTS, man.  I have a love/hate/love relationship with this time of year. Thanksgiving used to be my favorite holiday until I had to start splitting time between my parents and my in-laws and then it just started stressing me out. And then Christmas hits and yo... Read More

How to Photograph Christmas Lights with your Phone

By April Davis

Here's a quick and easy guide to taking better cell-phone pics this Christmas!  Taking decent pictures in front of Christmas lights can be a challenge, but with a few of these tips you'll be the coolest kid on Instagram. 1. Avoid Using the Flash Flash gives red eye, and really downplays t... Read More

20 Easy Ways to Fill the Holiday Break

By Anna Shirley

You need a game plan for when the kids are home during holiday break. Check our list of 20 easy ways to fill your kids' holiday break to make the best of those winter days at home. 1. Christmas Crafts for Kids from Becoming Family "Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday sea... Read More

15 Smart Gift Ideas For Your Kids

By Rachael Herrscher

We're crazy about gifts that get our kids brains and bodies moving (check out our Gifts To Get Kids Outside gift guide). Here are some of our top gift ideas that your kids will love and that you can feel really good about! Science Academy Slime Lab Get ready for ooey, gooey, slime-splatting... Read More

10 Unexpected Holiday Gifts that People LOVE

By Erin Oltmanns

Let’s be honest for a moment, shall we? There are years when the gift giving is straight up MAGIC. When inspiration strikes early and often and you become a whirling dervish of holiday gift-giving awesomeness. Other years? Not so much. I don’t think anyone is to blame for this—there are ... Read More

Deck The Halls: Minted Gift Ideas {+ 3, $100 Gift Cards!}

By Rachael Herrscher

We wanted to make “Decking the Halls” a little easier so TodaysMama.com is hosting a giveaway-a-day to fill your stockings, trim the tree, and stuff things under it! Be sure to check back daily for new giveaways and chances to win! {Be sure to click HERE for your chance to WIN from Minted.com!} ... Read More

Deck the Halls: Baby Lock Presto Sewing Machine

By Rachael Herrscher

We wanted to make “Decking the Halls” a little easier so TodaysMama.com is hosting a giveaway-a-day to fill your stockings, trim the tree, and stuff things under it! Be sure to check back daily for new giveaways and chances to win! Babylock Presto Sewing Machine I love gifts that help de... Read More

The 10 Photos You Must Take This Holiday Season

By Anna Shirley

Pictures of your kids on Santa's lap can always be risky. Especially when they are little and afraid of the big guy in the red suit. But here is some inspiration for you to capture the magic of the season with your camera (or camera phone). Here are the 10 photos you must take this holiday seaso... Read More

20 Holiday Items from Trader Joe’s You NEED In Your Life

By Erin Oltmanns

‘Tis the season to eat all the wonderful things! And to give wonderful yummy food as gifts. Trader Joe’s does yummy food really well year-round, but during the holidays, they are EXCEPTIONAL at dipping stuff in chocolate, coating stuff in peppermint, and feeding your gingerbread habit. So ... Read More

Elf On The Shelf Gone Wild

By Kalli Verbecky

Elf On The Shelf makes me want to stab my eyes out.  There, I said it.  My older boys have been asking for one, they're 8 and 6, and clearly falling prey to the assault of Elf On The Shelf propaganda flooding the interwebs this time of year. I simply told them we don't need a stupid ... Read More