This Family is Christmas Goals

By Melanie Donahoo

Our Christmas activities usually involve a healthy dose of everyone glued to their electronic devices. This family brings a whole new meaning to "Christmas routine." They set the bar for family togetherness pretty high. You've still got a few days left in the holiday season to give this a try... Read More

The 3 Things I Tell Myself Every Year After Christmas

By Rachael Herrscher

There's something magical and wonderful about Christmas . . . and there's also something about it that makes us loose our darn minds. It's "much". We buy too much, we do too much, we eat too much. At least I do . . . we go full Christmas gluttony at our house, and every year, I have a little twinge ... Read More

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

Eggnog Syrup Recipe

By Rachael Herrscher

Want to make breakfast festive? Make eggnog syrup! Each year we host a Christmas Eve breakfast with friends. This syrup is always on the menu and without fail I catch people sneaking spoonfuls or asking to DRINK it! It's that good. It's buttery, and creamy, and the perfect compliment to Christmas... Read More

The Polish Ad That’s Winning Christmas {And Your Heart}

By Rachael Herrscher

We love it when even the ads get the heart of the holidays. Just watch: (Ear muffs warning on the bath tub scene . . . if your kids are around give it a quick mute, if you are alone, laugh your face off)... Read More

5 Reasons Why Holiday Movie Night is THE BEST

By Erin Oltmanns

I’ve never been shy about my love of family movie night. I was so excited when my first child was old enough to sit through, and be entertained by, an entire movie. So family movie night is a constant around here. But nothing makes me as happy as when it’s time to enjoy the HOLIDAY movies! I... Read More

Freeform 25 Days of Christmas 2016 Schedule

By Erin Oltmanns

Hands down, my favorite part of the holiday season is the movie watching. Amidst the hustle and bustle of shopping and parties and preschool sing-a-longs, it’s wonderful to hit the pause button and collapse into a pile of fuzzy blankets to watch something festive. Bonus points if you can do it ... Read More

50+ Christmas Cookie Recipes RIGHT HERE!

By Kalli Verbecky

Christmas is around the corner but if you're like me, it's already time to plan ahead for next year's Christmas Cookie exchange. I've done some pretty thorough scouting and feel like any of these could be real contenders if you know what I mean... Holiday Dipped Peppermint Oreos Pe... Read More

Dreamy Christmas Getaways with Kids

By MiniTime

Classic Broadmoor Christmas (The Broadmoor) It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at top family resorts around the country, some of which are already busy breaking out the tinsel for the busy holiday season. With children around the country enjoying as much as two weeks of school holidays, ma... Read More