Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

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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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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Unique Treats for Your Holiday Cookie Exchange

The holidays are a great excuse to strap on an apron, grab some friends, and indulge in all of the yumminess you can cram into one day. Pinterest is a great way to find ideas for all of your baking needs, but this holiday season we’ve taken the liberty to do your recipe scouring for you. Now that time has been freed up, you’ll have time to try an extra batch of one of the below goodies. You’re welcome!

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DIY Homemade Holiday Jewelry

The holiday season is here! For many that means cold, wintery weather and long afternoons inside. With children on their winter breaks there will be plenty of time for all sorts of fun activities. Why not show that it’s the hap-hap-happiest time of the year by wearing some holiday cheer?

Grab the kids and head to the craft store. In one afternoon of fun you’ll be spreading the joy everywhere you go with these simple DIY angel earrings.

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Celebrate The Flavors of Winter With New England Coffee & Win a Keurig Coffee Brewer

This post brought to you by New England Coffee. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Daily Mom.

Every season comes with its trademark flavors. Winter is no exception. Whether you celebrate the holidays or create your own winter traditions with your friends and family, the flavors of winter are somewhat universal. 

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Balancing a Healthy Christmas: One Mom’s Advice on Managing Diabetes During the Holidays

When you think of holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas, one of the first things you think of is: food. Overindulgence just seems to be part of the plan. Willpower seems to go by the wayside, but it is pertinent to a diabetic.

Today, Antoinette Taranto, mom of two sons (one of which is a diabetic), offers some tricks and tips to help enjoy the holidays. With proper management, children with diabetes can enjoy the holidays as well. 

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8 Swim Safety Tips for Holiday Travels

With the holidays quickly approaching, you may be preparing for a winter vacation or trip to visit family and friends. Chances are that in all the hustle and bustle of year end, you’re not thinking about water safety, but if you’re going to be near a pool, you should be.  

Whether traveling to warmer climates to visit grandparents with pools, plans to stay at beach resorts, or traveling to colder temperatures with frozen ponds and snow covered rivers, water safety is key to an accident-free, fun family vacation this holiday season. From the United States Swim School Association (USSSA), the largest and preeminent swim school association in the country, here are 8 tips for water safety for your upcoming holiday vacation.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Sending Holiday Cards

The holiday season is rapidly approaching and that means families everywhere are rushing to get everyone dressed in coordinating outfits, find the perfect backdrop, and set the scene for the perfect holiday cards. But every family knows that pictures rarely go as planned, and oftentimes there are a few tears involved. Despite it often feeling like an arduous task, we still gather the troops to send a smiling card to friends and family every year. 

So why do we put ourselves through the torture during an already hectic season? Below are some of the reasons you should send holiday cards, along with some dos and don’ts, and a few companies who strive to make your holiday card ordeal run a little bit smoother. 

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Gifts for Preschoolers Holiday 2016 #DmHoliday16

There are so many toys on the market for preschoolers today, and we’re bombarded with even more via commercials, flyers, and ads around the holidays. Here at Daily Mom, we know it can be overwhelming and sometimes frustrating to choose toys that are current without being quick money-wasting fads, so we took the guesswork and stress out of shopping for your preschooler this holiday season. We’ve hand-selected our favorite toys, games, and clothing from brands we love and trust, and compiled a gift guide of things you won’t feel guilty about giving your little ones!

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Gifts for the New Mom Holiday 2016 #DMHoliday16

Becoming a mother is the most magical time in a woman’s life. We may be sleep deprived, hungry, and in need of a long, hot shower, but the second we get a whiff of that little one’s head, everything else fades away. If you have a new mom in your life, this holiday season is a great time to give her the goods that will help her enjoy those sweet moments while getting through the day to day trudge of having a newborn. We scoured the registries and have put together our list of must-have gifts for the new mom! 

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Gift Guide for the Beauty Lover Holiday 2016 #DMHoliday16

We all have that special someone in our lives that is addicted to beauty products. Here’s a hint: if her bathroom drawers are overflowing, or require additional storage, you may have one of these ladies in your life. The practical side of you may roll your eyes at gifting her yet another beauty product, however, we urge you to fight that side away and gift her something you know she’ll love. Because really, who doesn’t love switching up their fragrances or makeup hues? Read on to hear our top beauty product picks for Christmas 2016.

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Preparing Your Kitchen for The Upcoming Holiday #DMHoliday16

Thanksgiving is coming up this week, and Christmas is just around the corner. Even if you don’t celebrate either of these two holidays there are plenty of opportunities to host lovely winter get togethers right in your home. However, with the pleasure of being the host comes the task of ensuring that your kitchen is as prepared as your heart is to welcome people into your home. The holidays are such a wonderful time of year to reflect on all the joy that the year has brought you, or celebrate that which hasn’t been perfect but can be improved upon next year. While you are making your shopping lists this year to ensure that you have all the requirements for entertaining, we have three brands that absolutely cannot be left off your list: Le Crueset, Silpat, and Charles Viancin.

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Preparing for the Holidays with the perfect Gallery Wall by Framebridge #DMHoliday16

The holidays are coming, and it’s time to start preparing. Gifts have to be bought, houses have to be cleaned; you want everything to be perfect down to the last detail. It is possible that you have stood in the center of your house looking around and thinking of all the nooks and crannies you thought you would have gotten around to decorating this year. Well, you are in luck. It is not too late, and it is actually almost as easy to orchestrate as it is to make your own pumpkin pie. For a lovely addition to your home or even the perfect and sentimental gift this special season, look no further than Framebridge.

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