Holiday Drinks to Warm Your Hands

Holiday Drinks To Warm Your Hands

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!

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New Mom: Holiday Gift Guide

Here at Daily Mom we are kicking off the Christmas season with a series of gift guides for everyone on your Christmas list! We love making things easy for our readers so we have made a list of some of our favorite products and services for each of the loved ones you’ll be showering with gifts during this holiday season! We wouldn’t be Daily MOM without knowing what new moms love, so if you are looking for the perfect gift for a new mother on your list take a look at some of our favorite finds curated especially for them!

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How to Write an Effective Birth (and Baby!) Plan

“What is a written birth plan and why should any time be spent writing one when the plan will just be disregarded anyway at the hospital?”  This is one of the most frequently asked questions by moms-to-be and it is crucial to understand that the most important part of writing your birth plan is the process that it takes to understand your own preferences, discuss them with your birth partner, and prepare to advocate for those preferences.

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The Importance of Pretend Play

In this day of technology where young children are continually spending more and more hours each week in front of the TV, smart phone, or tablet, the amount of time actually playing is being jeopardized.  As parents, it is crucial that we encourage our children to engage in imaginative play. Read on to learn about the benefits of pretend play and how you can incorporate more of it into your child’s life.

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Flaps, Textures, and Animals: 12 Books Your 12 Month Old Will Love

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.

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Christmas Eve Elf Gift Tradition

 

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.

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How to encourage an attitude of gratitude

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.

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