One of the best things about the holidays are all the sweets. Many people have cookie traditions–cookies they bake just once a year, around Christmas. This year, instead of making several different kinds of cookies, cut down on baking time and host a cookie swap! Read on for tips on how to host a successful cookie swap!
Family Traditions are a wonderful way to create lasting memories for your little ones to always look back to once they grow. Does your family take the time to write down or share things you are thankful for during the holidays? We have a few ideas for you to make this into a fun tradition to enjoy each and every year throughout your children’s growing years.
Do you have teens and tweens on your shopping list this year? We have a list of gifts cool enough to impress even the most difficult crowd this holiday season.
Are you looking for a quick and easy way to decorate your table for the holidays? We put together a simple DIY craft using materials you can find in your house that will help bring some color to your table this season.
Daily Mom writers and editors love a good holiday drink. Whether your preference is a drink that warms your hands (like our peppermint hot chocolate), or a drink that warms your heart (like our Candy Cane Martini), we have the perfect recipes for you! Incorporate these into your Christmas party as a signature cocktail, or just whip a few up for you and your husband to sip by the fire!
Add a little personalization to your Christmas tree this year with this easy-to-make, festive photo ornament! You can use Instagram photos, family photos, or make one featuring each of your children! This ornament is also a great, affordable gift option for those family members who seem to have everything.
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.
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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Parent of a budding artist? of a future fashion designer? or of a kid that just loves to draw? We here at Daily Mom wanted to let our readers know about a cool contest going on over at Garnet Hill. Read on for the details.
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!
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!
Reduce your family’s ecological footprint by composting instead of throwing every item of waste in the trash. But, the rules of composting can be confusing. Unfortunately, not everything makes for a healthy compost pile. Here are the basic rules on what to add and what’s worthy of the trash.
Nothing says fall like a kitchen that smells of cinnamon and pumpkin. This recipe calls for ground almonds, which add a healthy dose of protein and fiber, and does not contain any added sugar, making it a great option for parents who have chosen to eliminate it from their children’s diets – or their own!