Mom Tips

When it comes to being a mom, there are no rulebooks…but there are ways to make it just a little bit easier. These helpful mom-to-mom tips offer ideas, inspiration, creative solutions, and a little laughter, too.

30 Christmas Traditions to Make the Holidays Magical!

Growing up, Jon and I had traditions we made with our families. After getting married we made a few of our own and now with a little one we are in a transitions of figuring out how our family will form our own traditions each year! We’ve been spending a lot of time lately thinking about what traditions we would like to start and how we want to celebrate the holidays. Christmas is my very favorite time of the year and it’s tempting to want to partake in ALL of the traditions! We plan to just pick a few and do them well. :) Trying to think of ideas for your family Christmas? Check out this list of inspiring traditions to start with your family!

15 Things to Do for Yourself this Holiday Season

The holidays can be a busy time! Shopping, decorating, gift wrapping, traveling, wrapping up work to-do’s and home to-do’s so you can put your feet up during the holidays. How do you make sure to take a little break from the busyness and have some quite time just for you!? Here are a few ideas to motivate you to set aside a little mommy time during the holidays!

Our Family's Favorite Christmas Song

Are you a huge fan of holiday music? I definitely am. I grew up going to the Christmas Eve service at church, where we would sing all of the Christmas songs I loved. I even start listening to holiday music in October because I just can’t wait for Christmas to get here! And it totally gets me in the holiday mood.

Because my family loves me so much, they have chosen a song that is very special to me as their favorite Christmas song.

I was given the awesome privilege of recording a Christmas song with one of the most recognizable characters of all time while I starred on Disney Channel. And I’ve included the music video for you all to see! 

Parenting Super Power: The World's Easiest Magic Trick

As awesome as Judah can be when we go out to eat, sometimes we still need to kill some time before the food makes it to the table. I have found, without fail, that there really is “one neat trick” to get your toddler to keep his or her cool at the table while you wait. It’s the easiest (and cheesiest!) magic trick you can do right at the table to amaze and astound your little one.

Magician’s note: they’ll probably start to get wise to the magic trick as they get older, but from 1 year on, this will blow their minds!

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