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Holidays
Jan02
Puppy pajamas were not on my wish list.

Puppy pajamas were not on my wish list.

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Happy New Year! How was your holiday? Did you get what you wanted? I got something. What are you looking at? You’re looking at what happens when your mother takes your daughter shopping to get you a Christmas present. If your mother does this and does absolutely zero steering, your daughter will buy you pajamas […]

Dec14
Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Kids: Auld Lang Syne is Scots for ‘Is Melissa Asleep?’

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Kids: Auld Lang Syne is Scots for ‘Is Melissa Asleep?’

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You would think, with all my November talk of holiday shopping and getting your cards out, I had completed all my Christmas preparations in the first weekend in December and have been sitting by the warm light of the tastefully decorated Christmas tree with a cup of eggnog all month calm in the face of […]

Dec12
Melissa’s Anti-Gift Guide (Worst Children’s Toys)

Melissa’s Anti-Gift Guide (Worst Children’s Toys)

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I’m not someone who believes television is evil, because how can television be evil when Spongebob Squarepants is on it? No television isn’t evil, but advertising is (also, my husband works in advertising….hmm…). I know how to say no to my kids, so when they ask for every single thing they see on television it […]

Dec06
Best Children’s Board Games (Please, save yourself from Trouble)

Best Children’s Board Games (Please, save yourself from Trouble)

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I know it’s getting a little heavy on the gift-giving Christmaukkah postings here, so let’s just call this: “Family Bonding Not Gifting!” I mentioned before I’m not particularly good at general “playing” with my kids. Meaning anything which involves freestyle imagination. My brain shuts down and I’m left wearing lots of beads, a tiara and […]

Dec04
Best Holiday Family photo cards

Best Holiday Family photo cards

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I know you’ve already gotten the perfect shot of your children, ordered your holiday cards, addressed them and then lovingly licked each of them. You’re my mother aren’t you? I, on the other hand, have been stuck at step one: attempting to get a nice shot of my children. Also I have not bought my […]

Nov30
Best Children’s Holiday Craft Ideas: Kids love to work.

Best Children’s Holiday Craft Ideas: Kids love to work.

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I hope you’ve got that sweatshop in the basement all nice and toasty. I’ve got a few crafts you can use for your own home over the holidays and some you can give as gifts and your workers….er…children can do all the work. Make sure you look around at the sites I link to for […]

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