All posts for the month December, 2014

“It Just Doesn’t Feel Like Christmas!”

One of the hard things about married life has been adjusting to the fact that holiday traditions – especially Christmas ones – will never be the same again.  I will never get to go back to the Christmas Days I enjoyed growing up. I don’t get cozy new jammies and a book from my parents […]

10 Things a Mom of Littles REALLY Wants for Christmas

1. Animal crackers.  For the kids.  Well, mostly for the kids. The ones in the cute boxes are the best, yo. 2. Peace and quiet when she uses the restroom.  (May be difficult to gift wrap.) 3. iTunes gift cards, so she can buy the kids more children’s apps instead of saying, “No, those cost […]

6 Favorite Brother-Sister Relationships in Fiction

Romance.  Parent and child.  Sisterhood.  Brotherhood.  Sibling groups.  Friendships.  Partners.  Mentor and student.  Master and servant.  Leader and followers. Personally, although I enjoy reading about many different kinds of relationships, I’m a big sucker for a strong brother-sister friendship, mostly because the trilogy I’ve been writing for almost 10 years, The Kraesinia Trilogy, centers around […]

25 Cheap, Low-Stress Christmas Activities and Treats for Toddlers

In planning an activity-focused advent calendar for my kids, I knew I needed the daily activities to be simple, cheap, low-stress, and most importantly, toddler-friendly. I have a three year old, a two year old, and an infant.  I don’t have the time or energy for big, extravagant advent activities.  I didn’t want to open […]