We’ve celebrated more holidays at home in the past year than ever before.
But if I’m totally honest, Valentine’s Day is a holiday we often spend at home.
Who wants to fight the crowds? Especially when we already don’t get enough date nights!
So for years, we’ve found some special ways to enjoy our Valentine’s Day together, at home.
Here are some of our favorite ways to celebrate.
This is the year to learn how to get kids off screens…and enrich their lives.
You can say a lot of things about 2020.
Most of us gained some weight.
We saved money on gas and clothes, I would imagine.
Aaaand our kids had more screen time than ever before.
I get it. That’s how kids communicate these days.
And staring at the walls of your house day in and day out gets boring even for us parents.
But as much as we’d like to believe that those calories didn’t count during quarantine, my cholesterol levels say differently.
And as much as we’d like to believe that kids can cope with tons of screen time, their behavior shows what’s really going on in those rapidly growing brains of theirs.
And it’s not good.
Figuring out what to get a teenager for Christmas can be a real head scratcher. But this list of tried and true ideas from a mom of 3 teens makes it easy.
It’s hard to believe it, but that little boy you used to snuggle with has grown into a tall teenager!
Where does the time go?
Of course you want to get him the perfect gift. Something that shows how much you love him.
But how can you manage that?
He hardly wants anything at all. And the few ideas you’ve managed to wiggle out of him are well above your budget.
What do you get a teenager for Christmas?
It’s a tough task…but not an impossible one!
Let’s explore a few ideas that are just right for your beloved teen this year.
(If you can’t tell, I have 3 teenage boys of my own. But don’t worry, there are ideas here that work for a boy or a girl!)
Easy snack ideas for kids…new ideas they’ll beg for day after day. Finally, a different snack for the kids that doesn’t take all day to make!
The hardest thing about being a parent is having to think of things to feed them every single day.
(Ok, ok, if that’s the hardest thing for you then count yourself lucky!)
Still, it’s a pain to try to think of something for them to eat 3 times a day.
And then, there’s the constant snacking.
Around our house, we have the regular snacky foods. And then there’s the special snacky foods. The ones the kids beg for.
Here are some super easy snack ideas that our kids love.
Whether it’s by choice or not, a stay at home Christmas can be so much fun (and so memorable!). Don’t miss these ingenius traditions this year.
It’s 2020, and you know what that means!
I means…well, that no one really knows. Anything.
We’d all like to hope that life will resemble normalcy come Christmas. But who’s to say?
So it’s a good idea to prepare for a stay at home Christmas this year.
It’s probably going to look different from usual. But I bet that years from now, you’ll look back on this Christmas as one to remember.
Here’s how to make it fun, even if you can’t do your usual favorite things.
Curious about how Walmart Christmas layaway 2020 works? Find out what makes it a great alternative to putting another holiday on plastic!
Remember the days of the blue light special? Back then
everyone seemed to use layaway programs to help them afford Christmas gifts.
Over time, more people began to use credit cards instead of dealing with the hassle of layaway programs.
But layaway still exists! And it’s actually
a fantastic way to avoid debt this Christmas.
Given all the scary statistics about Christmas spending and compounding debt problems (
read all about that here), you should be doing everything possible to avoid pulling out the card this season.
It probably won’t surprise you to learn that the best layaway program I’ve found is at Walmart. They will set you up with a program with no extra fees.
That’s much better than what your average credit card company will do for you!