Keeping Our Holidays Friendly with Hello

Disclosure: Hello Products has provided me to with product to facilitate this post, along with compensation for my time and effort in creating this content. As always, all opinions are my own. I am the type of person who believes that giving is always important. I try to instill in my kids the value of… Continue reading Keeping Our Holidays Friendly with Hello

Kid Style for the Holidays with Carter’s

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is next week, and we’re just a few short weeks away from Christmas. This is my favorite time of year for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that I get… Continue reading Kid Style for the Holidays with Carter’s

Dress Your Holiday Table with a Little Creativity

Even though I tell myself every year that I’ll go all out decorating the house for every holiday, the only one that I consistently follow through on is Christmas. Every year, we choose a non-traditional color palette. In other words, you won’t find any red, gold and green at the Petersen house. Of course, that… Continue reading Dress Your Holiday Table with a Little Creativity

Wild Mint Makes it Easy to Find Natural Products

A few years ago, I was THAT mom: The one who was militant about making sure everything I bought had some sort of eco-friendly story behind it. It had to be organic, or made of recycled materials or FSC-certified wood, or acquired secondhand, or made by Fair Trade artisans. I’m not that mom any more.… Continue reading Wild Mint Makes it Easy to Find Natural Products

Holiday Recipe: Caribbean Baked Macaroni & Cheese Pie

In my family, if there’s one recipe that is synonymous with “the holidays”, it’s baked mac & cheese. It’s not that I don’t make it throughout the year. However, it’s pretty much a given that I will make it for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and any holiday or special occasion in between. This is true even if… Continue reading Holiday Recipe: Caribbean Baked Macaroni & Cheese Pie

Holiday Giving: A Big Pile of Toys for Tots

As a family, we care deeply about the lives of others. We do our best, throughout the year, to support causes in which we believe with our time, money, voices and in-kind donations. But Christmas time has a special place in my heart, because I truly feel for the families that simply aren’t to provide… Continue reading Holiday Giving: A Big Pile of Toys for Tots

For the Holidays, Give Me Toys Please!

I can’t lie: When the holidays are approaching, I get excited about toys. Thankfully, I still have kids young enough to want toys for Christmas so I don’t creep anyone out while perusing the toy section. And while I can’t say there are any toys on my own wish list, I really get a kick… Continue reading For the Holidays, Give Me Toys Please!