Do the holidays find you festive ... or frazzled? Stop the stress with helpful articles, holiday get-organized plans, printable pages, recipes and crafts.
Focus holiday traditions around reading, and make memories for a lifetime with the picture book advent calendar tradition!
To establish this cherished holiday tradition, scour the house (and neighborhood yard sales!) to find children's Christmas storybooks; you'll need 24 books to set up your picture book advent calendar. A sustainable, frugal alternative? Reserve 24 books from the local library!
Wrap the books in gift wrap, then stack in a large basket or decorated box.
Beginning on December 1, have children unwrap and read one book each night through Christmas Eve.
The quiet time calms frazzled children, and parents and grandparents enjoy listening to uplifting holiday tales during the season.
Jumbled in linen storage areas, it can be hard to tell king-sized sheets from their full- or queen-sized cousins. Simplify matters with a simple color code. When twin beds wear print sheets, the king bed is dressed in light solids, and the teenager's futon dons bright primaries, making beds is a snap.