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Staying Sane On A Road Trip With Kids

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It’s the holidays, and you know what that means: Hallmark movie marathons, mistletoe, and War and Peace-length letters to Santa. And, if you’re like us, road trips to visit family. There’s nothing like being around loved ones this time of year. It’s getting to their house that can be tricky. Especially when it means driving over the river and down the highway — with small people who don’t understand the meaning of “quiet, Mommy’s trying to drive.” If you’re facing a road trip with kids this holiday season, don’t panic! Here are a few simple tips to stay sane and assure that everyone makes it intact to 2018…. More

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Take The Pledge to Slow Down & Savor The Holidays

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Oh the rush…I mean, JOY, of the holiday season. It’s gotten a little bit ridiculous, don’t you think? Christmas tree displays are up in stores before Halloween, fist fights pop up in shopping aisles on what should be a day of thanks…it’s ABSURD. And for us parents, there is so much pressure to make the holidays magical for our kids. I mean, do you really need to move a creepy looking stuffed animal around your house late at night just to convince your kids that Santa is watching? Most likely not—but if you do, that’s cool. Do whatever works for best for YOU and your family. For six years I have given in to the hustle and bustle of the holidays because I too wanted to have the picture perfect holiday card and Instagram feed (I mean, I am a blogger, after all). But this year I am taking a stand to slow down and truly savor the holiday season. NO racing around, no keeping up with the Joneses…none of that. And I am THRILLED. Shake the fear of missing out and take the pledge to slow down and savor the holidays along with me…. More

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A Room-by-Room Guide to Throwing a Tantrum

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One of the most important lessons I’ve learned as a parent (as a human, really) is to respond to other people with empathy instead of sympathy or problem-solving. “That must have been so hard.” “Ugh, that feeling’s the worst.” “I’d feel that way, too.” Just telling my son that I’m listening, that I understand how he feels, is so much better than jumping in to soothe or solve problems…. More

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EASY Christmas Craft for Kids: Pom-Pom Pinecone Ornaments

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I’m lazy. And cheap. Pinterest makes me crazy. But I LOVE Christmas. Christmas trees, Christmas ornaments, Christmas pajamas… And I love my son, who loves crafts. Flashback to a couple of years ago: I searched ye olde Google for an EASY Christmas craft for kids and found one I reckoned we could handle. On one freeze-your-butt off Manhattan evening, we ventured to the very new to New Yorkers craft Mecca called Michael’s and for less than the price of a round-trip subway ride, bought the supplies to make these Pom-Pom Pine cones! Preschoolers LOVE working with glue when they do their crafts. They can never have enough!… More

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