Joining a Christmas cookie exchange sounds great at the time, but when it's the night before you need ideas. Here's 3 easy cookie exchange ideas to serve up for your favorite Christmas cookie exchange.
When did your kids stop believing in Santa? Something happens around Grade 2. They start to piece it together, but Portable North Pole keeps the magic alive and offers video for the doubters, the believers, and those that are fully in on the spirit of the season.
When do you put up your Christmas decorations? Some wait til after Halloween, others wait til December. This year I'm waiting until I find new decorations.
My family's favorite way to donate toys at Christmas is via the Calgary Firefighters Toy Association. Drop a toy at a firehall, climb on a firetruck. Give and receive. It's the best. Here's what I hope the boys are learning about charity at Christmas.
When does the Elf on the Shelf come is starting to be asked around dinner tables. Kids want to know Christmas is coming, so when does your Elf arrive? We wait until the tree is up, but there's no set in stone rule to this tradition.
Our boys have buckets of costumes for every day and Halloween and so do we. When you have kids, you have a bucket of parents costumes. Or at least you should.
Cookies are just for Christmas, Halloween cookie baking can be just as fun - you just need to change the colours. Check out these gingerdead men and other ideas for fun skeletons and ninjas.
The best part of this week will be raking autumn leaves, jumping in them, throwing them, and then raking them again just to repeat the routine.
The Book of Life is not your typical Halloween movie. it explains the beautiful story behind Dia de los Muertos with bright animation. For the first time ever, I enjoyed a "kids movie" more than the boys did. What a wonderful film.
I told the boys to get lost this weekend. We wandered out in to a forest near our house and I just let them lead. We went in circles, we got lost. Fall ftw.