8 Fun Ways To Celebrate The Holidays As A Family

By De and Kate

Whether you started decking your halls as the clock struck midnight on November 1st or you’re waiting until after Thanksgiving to put up your tree, the holiday season is officially upon us! Starbucks’ red cups have arrived, the Hallmark channel has begun its annual ‘Countdown to Christmas’ and we have visions of sugar plums, ahem, cookies dancing in our heads. 

That being said, between all the festive get-togethers, shopping, wrapping, cooking, and decor, November and December have a tendency to fly by and we’re fumbling through “Auld Lang Syne” before we know it. Today, we’re rounding up 8 family-friendly ways to ring in the holidays and make the most of the season! 

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8 Thoughtful Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Your Mom

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By Brigitte Evans

The holidays are just around the corner, and if you like the process of gift giving and making someone feel special and happy, this is your time of the year. Even though it might be somewhat easy to pick a Christmas gift for your special someone since you already know the things they like, buying a present for your family members can be a bit tricky.

One of the most important people in our lives is definitely our mom, and choosing the right gift for her could be a bit troublesome, as we don’t want to get her something she won’t absolutely love. Take a look at these 8 types of moms and choose a present accordingly. She will be more than grateful. Continue reading

8 Tips to Help You Pack Like a Pro this Holiday Season

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By Brigitte Evans

Family vacations are a bit of a mixed blessing. On the one hand, you get to change up the mundane and do something exciting with your loved ones, on the other… well, the whole thing can be a mess. Just organizing everyone’s schedule to get away for a few days is a nightmare, and then even when you manage, there’s that one big demon that will make even the most patient of parents go insane: the packing.

There’s so much stuff that you need, and then even more stuff that you probably won’t really need, but you’d like to have there just in case. If you’re traveling with a baby, then it becomes even more difficult because all those diapers take up a surprisingly large chunk of space, and you need to have them on hand at any moment. But hey, we get it. We’re here for you. Let us show you a few packing hacks to make your life easier this holiday season. Continue reading

When the Holidays Bring More Pain than Joy

By Cece Flores

The holiday season is one that brings images of togetherness, comfort and joy to mind…depending on whose mind you’re examining. For some of us, the seemingly immediate jump from Halloween to Christmas feels like someone stomped on the panic button in our brains. The transition is so quick it can feel subtly violent, like a month of your time has just been erased from your life. Why do we Eternal Sunshine the month of November? Not cool.
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What to Give Your Most Organized Friends For the Holidays

By Isabel F. William

If you enjoy giving presents as much as receiving them, you know how important and rewarding it is to find just the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Surprising them with presents that they really need and want, even when they themselves don’t know it, and putting smiles on their faces is the best part of giving presents. And if your friends are super organized, there’s plenty of great ideas that will make their lives a little less chaotic. Ahead, check out our gift guide for the most meticulously organized person in your life. Continue reading

10 Cozy Sweatshirts We Are Here For This Winter

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By De and Kate

We’ll admit, there’s something appropriately festive about the colder weather that accompanies the holidays. It makes us all sorts of giddy to whip up homemade hot chocolate – one mug of milk, three tbsp. sugar, one tbsp. cocoa powder, a splash of vanilla, whipped cream on top please & thank you – and curl up on the couch to watch Lacey Chabert’s latest Hallmark movie with twinkling lights gleaming on our tree.

That being said, the frigid temps can also evoke a feeling of wanting to scream expletives while walking outside each morning. In order to tend towards the cozy and handle mother nature like a boss, we’ve scouted out 10 of the best graphic sweatshirts to stay warm this winter. Continue reading

16 Gifts For the BFF In Your Life

By De and Kate

The holiday season is finally here (although, let’s be real, we’ve been playing Christmas music and drinking gingerbread lattes since Halloween). Unless you’re a total scrooge, one of the best parts of this time of year is definitely shopping for gifts. As we get older, we find that gift-giving is even more rewarding than opening our own presents, especially when you find something that you just know the person will love.

But sometimes shopping can be difficult, which is why gift guides are the most important things ever to exist online. And if you’re in need of a super-cute present that’s just perfect for your best friend, we’ve got you covered. Ahead, check out 16 adorable gifts that you definitely won’t want to skimp on. Continue reading

A Crash Course in Buying The Perfect Holiday Gift for Your Partner

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By Brigitte Evans

The holidays are approaching and if you still haven’t planned out what to buy for your significant other, you may be starting to panic. Last-minute purchases can lead to some unfortunate choices, such as hair trimmers, ugly jewelry, self-help books, cellulite cream or unattractive sweaters. Unless your partner has been practicing the fake thank you smile and preparing for disappointment all year long, you will definitely see the look of horror if you surprise him or her with a poorly chosen gift. After all, you are in a relationship and you should know better. But don’t worry, here’s a crash course for buying the best gift ever. Continue reading

7 Recipes For A Vegan Holiday Feast

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By Katie Lemons

Being a vegan can be hard, especially when living in a small town in the South. Lack of convenience is one of the biggest drawbacks. I can’t just go to a drive-thru and grab a vegan-friendly (albeit unhealthy) lunch and the selection of vegan/vegetarian foods at our local grocery stores is downright laughable.

The holidays are another time when being a vegan is challenging. Family members are confused about why you won’t eat these delicious mashed potatoes they spent so long making, drowning in butter and cheese. “You can eat this. It doesn’t have any meat.” Continue reading