Selecting books for little readers can be difficult, overwhelming, and frustrating. This holiday season, whether you’re shopping for your own children or for gifts, check out Daily Mom’s favorite books for children ages 12-24 months. Our list features books with textures, flaps, and other surprises – along with a few classics – and trust us: you can’t go wrong with these great reads.
Your child has learned to love their Elf on a Shelf friend over the past month or so. It has almost become a part of the family, so instead of leaving your children with a sense of doom as the Elf “reports” back to Santa if they’ve been naughty or nice, choose to start a new fun tradition every Christmas Eve – the elf gift.
Thanksgiving will be celebrated and gone, but how do you encourage an “attitude of gratitude” all year long in your child? Saying “thank you” is certainly part of having excellent manners, but instilling a spirit of thankfulness in your daughter or son is a character trait a step beyond courtesy, and a definite challenge in a consumer world. Daily Mom shares tips on how to foster an everyday appreciation for both tangible and intangible blessings.
Years ago, interfaith families faced what was called the “December Dilemma”: whether to celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah. With the increase in Christian-Jewish marriages, however, it has become much more commonplace to celebrate both, but many interfaith families still choose to focus on only one. If you’re faced with this choice for your family, or perhaps seeking to understand these choices, read on for some reasons families give for celebrating, or not celebrating, both Hanukkah and Christmas.
For those of us that have recently lost a loved one, the holidays can be a daunting, awkward and lonely time. This might be your first Christmas celebrating without your loved one, or you are finally at a point where you want to keep your loved one’s memory alive for your growing family. Whatever your situation may be, we have rounded up some suggestions and ideas to light up your loved one’s spirit and memory, and to keep the merry cheer going in your family for years to come.
The holiday season is here and if you’re a new mom you may be wondering what to expect when it comes to traveling with your infant. Whether it’s just an hour drive to Grandmom and Grandpop’s for Thanksgiving, or a long day spent on the road for Christmas at the relatives’, below are some tips and things to consider when traveling with a younger baby.
With Thanksgiving wrapping up and Christmas just around the corner you might be feeling slightly overwhelmed, but we have the perfect solution, our Stress-Free Christmas preparation list, to have you organized, relaxed and ready to enjoy every bit of the holidays with the ones that matter, your family.
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Is there anything more adorable than seeing your child dressed for the night time, wearing some holiday themed jammies? Not in our book! We’ve gathered up our very favorite holiday PJ’s to share with you – so grab your hot cocoa and get comfy!
Start Thanksgiving dinner off this year with Daily Mom’s scrumptious Thanksgiving starters! These savory rolls and unique twists on salad are sure to make your family and friends thankful this holiday season!
This Thanksgiving, try this Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake for a twist on two old favorites: pumpkin pie and cheesecake. It will be a hit at your Thanksgiving celebration!
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you might be looking for something special and festive to share with your children. We’ve rounded up the best children’s Thanksgiving books for every age – that will not only entertain – but educate them on the facts behind this special day in American history.
Yes, the turkey is important. Yes, pumpkin and pecan pie are staples on many Thanksgiving tables. But what really makes the Thanksgiving meal? Side dishes!
Here are three classic side dishes with a Daily Mom twist – slightly healthier, and featuring slightly different flavors, but sure to please whoever is joining you to give thanks this Thanksgiving.
With all of the hustle and bustle of cooking, cleaning and preparing for relatives on Thanksgiving day, it might be difficult to include your children in helping with your tasks and preparations simply because of time restraints. But you still want them to feel like they are contributing and celebrating the holiday in their own special way. We found a cute, easy DIY craft that will occupy their time while you are busy in the kitchen. And best of all, it’s something they will want to do every year to commemorate the day and see how much they’ve grown. These Hand Print Turkeys are sure to become one of your most cherished Thanksgiving traditions with your children!
If you’re like many people, allotting the correct time to cook the Thanksgiving turkey, along with the vast array of side dishes can be a pain in the gizzard to accordingly plan oven times and temps. Instead of waking up extra early to put your turkey in your conventional oven, we challenge you to think outside the box, and utilize a piece of equipment that usually just sits outside and collects dust after Labor Day – your BBQ grill!