Choose your Christmas traditions using the “Make, Read, Give, See” method

Choose your Christmas traditions using the “Make, Read, Give, See” method

In A Bad Moms Christmas, Mila Kunis plays a mother who nearly ruins her kids' joy when she gets into a screaming match with her over-the-top mom, who has taken Christmas too far. Her mother's traditions are forced on the family. They will be made to enjoy the holiday, whether they like it or not. Kunis cracks. [...]

12 things I actually loved in 2020

12 things I actually loved in 2020

There's been a lot to not like about 2020, but I've had several things that have brought me joy this year too. They're simple things, like robes or books I've read. Or even simple routines I've added that have made a significant difference for me this year. So, I wanted to share them! No affiliate [...]

The small joy of writing to your favorite author | The Childhood Magic series

The small joy of writing to your favorite author | The Childhood Magic series

Several months ago, I received a press kit with an advance copy of Toni DiTerlizzi's Kenny and the Dragon book in it. Boxes of review copies are nothing new at our house, and like so many other books that have come across our kitchen table, this book was passed on to one of my kids. [...]

15 meaningful gifts to help you celebrate the advent season

15 meaningful gifts to help you celebrate the advent season

Advent has been a small celebration in my house in past years, but this year we are joyfully anticipating Christmas season way earlier than normal. I think 2020 and an election have a lot to do with it. I've already told my kids we're going to make a Christmas bucket list soon, and it's gotten [...]

14 peaceful, centering things to help you find calm while you wait for the election results

14 peaceful, centering things to help you find calm while you wait for the election results

I was so, so hopeful that last night's election results would come in so overwhelmingly clear that we'd go to sleep easy, assured that the United States was actually . . . unified. But, of course, that didn't happen. If you're stress scrolling Twitter or raging at your friends' Facebook posts today, may I recommend [...]