How To Cope When Your Spouse Works During The Holidays
Marriage

How To Cope When Your Spouse Works During The Holidays

Ahh, the holidays. It’s a magical time. There are trees. There are twinkling lights. Cookies. Gifts. Santa. It’s even more spectacular when you have kids because you can experience everything all over again through their eyes. But suppose you have a spouse that can’t join you? Not because they’re deployed, but because they have a…

20 Most Popular Toddler Stocking Stuffers for Under $10
Raising Kids

20 Most Popular Toddler Stocking Stuffers for Under $10

Buying toddler stocking stuffers is one of my favorite things about the holiday season. Whether you gift a stocking stuffer for St. Nick or Christmas, these small and simple gifts can really make a toddler feel excited about the holiday season. Because our son was so young last Christmas, we really didn’t buy him many…

12 Creative Ways Military Families Thrive During the Holidays
Deployment

12 Creative Ways Military Families Thrive During the Holidays

Around the world there are hundreds of thousands of military families far from home this holiday season. Some families (like us) are half way around the world from their nearest and dearest, which is about as far as you can get. Sounds slightly daunting, right? But there is an upside to everything… You can live…

Why We Don’t Have a Single Holiday Tradition (and it’s not a bad thing!)
Mom Life

Why We Don’t Have a Single Holiday Tradition (and it’s not a bad thing!)

Note: I apologize to everyone in advance who loves holiday traditions. I’m probably the only one who doesn’t do traditions. The holidays are fast approaching and you may find yourself dreaming about green bean casserole, black Friday, toddler stocking stuffers or turning on some Bing Crosby to get the holiday mojo going. It’s hard not…