2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Little Kids

Although TV commercials and catalogs are filled with  character toys and noisy electronics with flashing lights, we try to stick to open-ended, creative toys that challenge and engage our girls (although their are certainly exceptions to that!). Here are some of our family's favorites toys and newest discoveries: Our three-year-old loves board books, and I…

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Grateful Giveaways #14: Lite Brix Building Systems & JibJab StoryBots

I'm excited to bring you 15 amazing giveaways as part of this year's Grateful Giveaways: Holiday Event. For all of my holiday gift ideas, be sure to visit the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide! And our last giveaway for the kids is a Lite Brix Building Systems set plus iTunes gift card so you can enjoy…

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Grateful Giveaways #13: iHome iP76 Color-Changing Speaker Tower

I'm excited to bring you 15 amazing giveaways as part of this year's Grateful Giveaways: Holiday Event. For all of my holiday gift ideas, be sure to visit the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide! Introducing the iHome Audio iP76 color changing speaker tower with Bluetooth technology! This is a 3-foot speaker tower for iPhone/iPod that charges…

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Grateful Giveaways #12: Freezer Cooking Prize Package

I'm excited to bring you 15 amazing giveaways as part of this year's Grateful Giveaways: Holiday Event. For all of my holiday gift ideas, be sure to visit the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide! Simplify your time in the kitchen with this amazing freezer cooking prize package: When it comes to holiday giving, at the heart…

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Grateful Giveaway #11: Cutco 7″ Santoku Knife

I'm excited to bring you 15 amazing giveaways as part of this year's Grateful Giveaways: Holiday Event. For all of my holiday gift ideas, be sure to visit the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide! Next up, enter to win a beautifully crafted 7" Santoku Knife from Cutco: CUTCO’s Santoku Knife is Asian-inspired, but American-made. The knife…

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Grateful Giveaways #10: Contigo Water Bottles & Travel Mugs

I'm excited to bring you 15 amazing giveaways as part of this year's Grateful Giveaways: Holiday Event. For all of my holiday gift ideas, be sure to visit the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide! These no-spill water bottles and travel mugs would make a great gift teachers and fellow coffee lovers, but you'll want to keep…

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Grateful Giveaways #9: 12-Month Jumpstart.com Subscription

I'm excited to bring you 15 amazing giveaways as part of this year's Grateful Giveaways: Holiday Event. For all of my holiday gift ideas, be sure to visit the 2012 Holiday Gift Guide! To kick off Day 2, we've got a great giveaway from Jumpstart.com: Jumpstart, an award-winning series of educational children’s games, is an…

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101 Days of Christmas: Santa’s Cookie Kit

The following post is from Kacey of Next Level Mama: A couple of years ago, our family started hosting a cookie decorating party for the kids and their friends the Saturday before Christmas. I'd planned to do the same again this year. However, between Christmas shopping, traveling, holiday parties and everything else, everyone's December ends…

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