I’ve always been a huge fan of The Savvy Source, the comprehensive resource website originally geared toward preschool, but now, so much more. Savvy has added new social networking features that go beyond what we see everywhere else…this site is a place to share not only updates with friends and other parents, but also gear-, […]
Archives for December 2009
Still holiday shopping? Haven’t started? Either way, do yourself a favor and download Sweetney’s simple gift list template. A little advance planning will save you hours at the mall. Read all about it in Sweetney’s post at Slideshare. Holiday Gift List by Sweetney View more documents from Tracey Gaughran – Perez. Related: About the Slideshare […]
Tracy’s hack saves money AND helps create a Christmas tree even little kids can enjoy: Every year we give my daughters a Christmas ornament that celebrates something that was important in their lives that year. This year my oldest celebrated her birthday with an American Girl doll theme. So, to help her remember the experience, […]
Filth Wizardry: Lego and hole punching card Um, wow. Check out the pics. Thank you, @momadvice on Twitter, for pointing this out!
Alex send me this musing on non-clutter gifts a long time ago. I’d love to hear your thoughts: Experiences are a great alternative to “stuff” as presents. Give tickets to the aquarium, or to a concert (an inexpensive one, anyway). If you are someone the child is close to (particularly a grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousins, […]
Veronica’s idea sheds light on the “I want it” impulse that (frankly) we often encourage during the Christmas season: To help Santa bring the right present for my kids this year, I took the kids to the toy store and we took pictures of the kids showing the toys they want from him. This way, […]
Boston Mamas: Simplifying The Holidays: Holiday Hacks My guest post at Boston Mamas, hosted by the ever-generous Christine Koh.
Lovely homemade Advent Calendar This one focuses on the spirit rather than the gifts. Thank you, Vicky!
This year, Hanukkah starts on the evening of December 11. Here’s Anna’s wise menorah safety hack: My kids are almost 6, almost 3, and just 1. We involve the older kids in lighting their own menorahs, picking out the candles, helping with the actual lighting, etc. But, there is a lot of time spent saying […]
Update: Read the comment thread about how mag publishers sell your contact info for marketing purposes, and how you can easily opt out when you subscribe. Thank you, Amanda, for bringing up this important topic. Amazon’s at it again with the magazine promotion, and one of my favorites, Disney FamilyFun, is on the list. If […]