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

Families Who Crushed Their Annual Holiday Cards

By Kalli Verbecky

The only people I've ever heard say that they hate holiday cards are the people in the middle of the ridiculous process of coordinating everything that needs to happen to actually send them out. But they still do it because freaking holiday cards are the best! When else do you get to open up your... Read More

How to Celebrate the Holidays in New York City

By MiniTime

Dancing Snowflakes at Rockefeller Center, Manhattan (Flickr: Adnan Islam) New York is absolutely fabulous during the holiday season. From the tree at Rockefeller Center lit up in all its glory to the ornate department store windows to menorah lightings, the city is simply electrifying and utterly f... Read More

Reasons We Can’t Get Enough of Grinchmas at Universal Studios

By MiniTime

Grinchmas 2015 at Universal Studios Hollywood(Photo: Michelle Rae Uy) Merry garlands, sparkling ornaments, thousands of string lights and white snow deck the movie-themed streets of Universal Studios Hollywood, turning it into a lovely winter wonderland. But that’s just a preview of what’s in s... Read More

Christmas Jar Neighbor Gifts {So many great ideas!}

By April Davis

This Christmas I decided to make things super easy, and make all of my neighbor gifts in jars!  The Target dollar section has too many fun options and I finally caved and bought a bunch to give to our friends and neighbors this year.  Pinterest is flooded with ideas so I put together a one-stop-sh... Read More

Back off my Elf on the Shelf

By Erin Oltmanns

Not everyone loves every holiday tradition. Pumpkin spice lattes, turkey and stuffing, tangled Christmas lights, peppermint candy all have their fair share of haters. But parents seem to be drawing some drastic lines on either side of a jolly debate about our friend the Elf on the Shelf. &nb... Read More

Most Festive Christmas Destinations in Europe

By MiniTime

Winter Wonderland in London (Flickr: Garry Knight) The best thing about winter time in Europe has to be the run up to Christmas. Charming markets that pop up in every city square, bringing with them the smell of cinnamon, mulled wine and baking sets, and a scene for some lovely Christmas shopping. ... Read More