Posts tagged "holidays"

4 fun crafts to introduce preschool children to Mardi Gras Day

Mardi Gras is upon us and that means it’s time to put on your green, gold, and purple and get your food on for Fat Tuesday. As a way to introduce small children to the season of lent, celebrating Fat Tuesday is a great way to kick of the fasting season. Here are 4 fun... Read more »

5 holidays for the stressed out mom

5 holidays for the stressed out mom
With the holiday season in full force it got me thinking of useful holidays that would ease some stress in our every day lives. Holidays for the stressed out mom. Here are 5 holidays that need to show up on the 2015 calendar: 1) National Bring a Bottle of Wine to Work Day: Not a... Read more »

Holiday traditions may fade but family stays

Holiday traditions may fade but family stays
When I look back at my childhood I see a pattern. A pattern of holiday traditions. Traditions I will always treasure. Traditions that are locked in my memory. Traditions only revisited in photographs. Holiday traditions that have since faded away. I remember Thanksgiving at my grandparent’s home. My father’s parents. Chaos and laughter. My dad’s... Read more »
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10 Halloween Videos for Toddlers

10 Halloween Videos for Toddlers
As the Halloween season progresses, I have been trying to find educational and non-frightening Halloween videos for toddlers. My 2 year old son is in love with Halloween. He doesn’t quite grasp the whole costume thing yet. However, he love, loves the decorations! He is so into pumpkins, ghosts, witches, and spiders. I searched and... Read more »

Thank God The Holidays Are Almost Over!

Thank God The Holidays Are Almost Over!
Please note:  This is a bah humbug sort of rant. If you love the holidays, please stop reading. However, if you are sick of the rush please continue. I have gone 110 mph since December 17th. It started with my daughter getting an ear infection.  As we all know, when the little toddler gets sick... Read more »

My love/hate relationship with the holidays...

My love/hate relationship with the holidays...
It happens every single year.  I get so excited about the thought of the holidays – the family time, the kids, the gifts for them, the traveling (wait…did I say I like to travel back and forth from Chicago 4 times in 2 days?!?!).  Then, when the time finally arrives, I have panic attacks.  Did... Read more »
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Ho Ho... Ho, Move Your Cart!!!

Ho Ho... Ho, Move Your Cart!!!
Crazy damn last minute Christmas Shoppers ! And I am one of them. The last thing I need is a smart mouth bitch in my way. Move your cart or I will move it for you! Better yet, don’t force me to relocate your ass too! This was the start of my December 22nd shopping... Read more »

Forget the Cheesy Mall Santa! 900 N. Michigan Avenue is the Place to Be!

Forget the Cheesy Mall Santa! 900 N. Michigan Avenue is the Place to Be!
If you looking for a great place to take your little one for a last minute jaunt on Santa’s lap consider the Santa at The Shops at 900 N. Michigan Ave. This dude is for real!! He’s about as close to the big man as you can get! Decked out in a traditional Santa suit... Read more »