Please Send Wrapped: Why Gift Wrapping Shouldn’t Be Optional

Online shopping has changed our lives. No longer do we have to shuffle to stores to go grocery shopping, grab toilet paper, or new clothes. Every thing we need (almost everything anyways) can be delivered right to our doors. As moms, this amazing technology is a gift in and of itself each and every Christmas. There is no more trying to shop with several children or trying to figure out how you’re going to shop for their gifts without them being there. You can send a list to friends and family who want to send gifts to your kids, making it easier than ever to get gifts for everyone. But, like with all things, online Christmas shopping comes with a price: unwrapped gifts.

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How to Get Siblings in on the Joy of Giving

Believe it or not, it’s almost Christmas. And as parents, we have the tough job of teaching our children about the gift of giving to others instead of just receiving. For young kids, the giving gifts to those around them can be a tough concept to grasp. After all, to them it is a lot more fun to receive the gifts. But if they have siblings, teaching them to give is something that is do-able and can be quite a bit of fun for everyone in the family. Below are some ideas on how to get siblings in on the joy of giving, cheap ideas to make it affordable, and ideas on how to get the whole family involved in giving back to the community.

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Last Minute Holiday Safety Tips

The holiday season is upon us and with all of the hustle and bustle, we may forget or overlook the dangers associated with all of the festivities. People are at a greater risk during the holidays when they are displaying decorations, cooking holiday meals, or using heat sources. Whether we are decorating or entertaining, it is important to keep in mind certain safety tips and precautions that can prevent property damage or injury. Small things like forgetting to water your Christmas tree can lead to major and devastating disasters. We have rounded up all of the aspects of holiday safety for you to educate yourself and protect your family. Learning about these last minute holiday safety tips now will allow you to maintain safety throughout the holidays.

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Kid-Friendly Service Projects for the Holidays

As the holidays quickly approach, the month of December fills up fast. While it is difficult to even consider putting another THING onto the calendar, Daily Mom challenges each of you to add something MEANINGFUL to your life. Have you been thinking about starting a tradition in which your family has fun helping others? There are so many options out there, but so much red tape when children are involved. There is also the question of which charities put their money where their mottos lie and don’t get bogged down with overhead costs. Daily Mom did the research for you! Take a look at some of these kid-friendly service projects and decide what can work best for your family and area.

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10 Holiday Side Dishes

If hosting a holiday meal, the menu and main entrees are already set. What if you are asked to bring a side however? Are you sick of bringing the same ol’ thing year after year? Take a look at these 10 Christmas side dishes that are sure to leave your family and friends begging for the recipe.

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Downhome Gifts and Recipes with Pearson Farm


The holiday season is a time to spend with family and friends. The feeling of being back at home with the smell grandmother’s peach pie baking in the over or fresh cookies to put out for Santa are what makes a holiday party special. There is nothing quite like the comfort foods that you know and love to make your time together with family and friends extra special. Bring the magic of down-home to your holiday party with classic treats, snacks, and recipes from Pearson Farms.

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Tips on Holiday Gift Giving for the Less Fortunate and How to Include Your Kids

Eighteen years ago I began an annual Christmas tradition that to this day still means more to me than holiday decorations, cookie parties or Christmas carols. I chose a family, 3 girls all under the age of 5, to provide with Christmas gifts. Puffy pink jackets, purple shoes and dolls were just some of the fun and exciting girl presents I was able to purchase with my own hard earned money for the first time in my life.

These little girls with rhyming names never knew where these things came from, but for once in their young lives they were able to experience the magical moments of a Christmas morning with gifts under the tree.

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