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 […]

My Tween Son is Afraid to Let Go of Santa

I was sure last year would mark the final Christmas that Boy Wonder believed in Santa. As the lone believer in his 5th grade class last year, he fought hard to convince himself and others that Santa was real. In spite of all the evidence to the contrary and doubtful noise around him, he chose […]

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.