Christmas Falls Entirely On Me

If ever there was a season I loved as much as I loathed, it would have to be Christmas. Is any other holiday as naughty as it is nice? Ho-ho-no. While some might argue Christmas is what you make of it, for those doing the making, the holidays are hard. I, alone, am the not-so-merry […]

The 10 Commandments of Christmas Morning

If your house is anything like ours, Christmas morning is a frenzied wrap-ripping, package-destroying, gift card-losing free-for-all. Without so much as a breath or momentary pause for pictures, my kids tear through the underbelly of the Christmas tree as though winner takes all. And every year it rubs me the wrong way. It’s not that […]

6 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Kids About Santa

Oh Santa, you jolly representation of Christmas spirit, you. As much as I love the joy you provide my kids, it’s times like these (T-minus 5 days, folks) that I begin to wonder why my family ever decided to play into your special brand of parental torture. I mean, I guess I know why we […]

I’m the Mom Who Stole Christmas

My kids want a dog for Christmas and I don’t. Click here to read all about the internal battle inside my head.

Santa’s Cheap and Other Things My Kids Need to Know About the Big Guy

If I’m going to lie about Santa, I’m going to make myself look good doin’ it. Click here to read about my snowy white Santa lies.

Santa Doesn’t Do Jack

Santa’s a big fat thunder-stealing jerk. Click here and comment for a bonus chance to win a $100 American Express gift card!

Create a Magical and Personalized Message from Santa for FREE!

[Image courtesy: U Group Media/PNP] This is, without a doubt, one of the absolute coolest things I’ve ever seen for kids. And, it’s totally free! What the what? I know! Click here and create a magical and completely personalized message from Santa!

I’ve Got Your Christmas Magic

Christmas magic: I found it. And it works. Click here for my Bad Santa trick that will have your kidlets behaving like Santa’s watching.

A Very Mommyfriend Christmas!


Every Christmas Tree Tells a Story

[Image Credit] What I love most about Christmas trees are the stories they tell.  Some trees tell the story of a 75% off sale at Pier 1 Imports last January.  Some trees tell the stories of days gone by.  Some trees even tell the story of a hopeful future.  My tree tells the story of […]