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I’ll be honest: our little family has had a rough year. I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited and ready to decorate and throw myself fully into the cheerfulness of the Christmas season, because gosh, we need it. Not every Christmas season has felt that way, though; sometimes, for whatever reason, you are just […]
Let’s talk about presents. It’s a popular topic this time of year. There are gifts galore and options all around. Stuffed animals that hatch and are hard to find and cost a lot of money. Legos that basically never go on sale. American Girl dolls that my husband cannot wrap his mind around. And don’t […]
Several years ago, my husband and I decided to host a holiday gathering and also wanted a way to bring some extra holiday cheer into our community. We decided on a cookie party, where we got a chance to celebrate with friends, and also provide cheer to a local organization through sweet treats. I’d like […]
The year’s biggest gift-giving occasion is right around the corner and I’m excited to share the 2016 KMB Holiday Shopping Guide with you, our lovely readers! The KMB team is chock full of talent; not only are these ladies great writers, but they can make and do some pretty fantastic things too! These super-talented mompreneurs are working hard […]
I am not a hoarder by any means. I am the opposite of a hoarder. Is there a name for that? Seeing clutter gives me anxiety. I want everything put up and in “its place.” But, then I had my son. I still like everything picked up and in its place, but I’ve learned to […]
The holidays are finally upon us! I absolutely LOVE Christmas and I LOVE Christmas crafts. Photo ornaments are one of the most loved gifts to make and give that will become a treasured heirloom; they are simple and inexpensive to make. This technique can be used on a variety of other surfaces, such as tiles to […]
Christmas time has always been one of my very favorite times of year. From the music, to the cookies, the lights, and the decorations, not to mention the big man himself, SANTA. I love it all. When I had my son right before Christmas about five years ago, everything that I loved got taken to […]
Whether you’re a staunch supporter of the “No Christmas until after Thanksgiving” stance, or a “Wow, it’s below 70, let’s decorate” kind of gal, I think we can all agree that there are SO many incredible things about the holidays – the time with family, gifting those YOU love with things THEY love, celebrating all […]
Driving around town to find the best light display has always been one of my favorite Christmas traditions. My parents drove us around every year of my childhood and my husband and I have been doing the same with our kids for the last 15 years. Always – always – with The Carpenters playing in […]
It’s the time of year for the Kindness Elves to make their appearance in our household. They have been flying in from the North Pole the day after Thanksgiving for the last two years and have been shining examples of love, care and KINDNESS to our children. You see, our Kindness Elves (which were named Shadrach, […]
Dear Tooth Fairy, WHY? Why do you do this to us? After countless sleepless nights, agonizing weeks/months to help our babies grow their teeth, why must they lose them 5-6 years later? And you make a living off of this! You get the kids excited for this rite of passage. You bribe them […]
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! There is nothing that brings my heart more joy than being with family. My husband and I are extremely blessed to have four wonderful children together, and the majority of our immediate family live locally or just a short drive away. While we get to enjoy family […]