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Santa’s Going to Need Some Bengay: Santa Shuffle 5K

Santa Shuffle 5K

Run a Santa Shuffle 5K, Spread Christmas Cheer   I run. 5ks. Exclusively. And infrequently. Like twice a year. It’s less a hobby and more a thing that happens to me. Much like Jonathan Taylor Thomas in the classic Christmas Read more…


Sinterklaas: The Fun and Terrifying Reason Dutch Kids are Well Behaved

Wooden Shoe Rather Be Dutch? The Dutch people are wonderful and I’m proud to be a Dutch-American. A quarter Dutch-American. Basically a US melting pot European mutt… but the most prominently displayed part of my DNA is Dutch. My maternal Read more…


Instagram Vs. Real Gram Thanksgiving

Vacations are great. Vacations are also great for Instagram. Everything is more grammable on vacation. This Colorado vacation was no exception, but it was also really begging for a Instagram vs. Real Gram breakdown because #balance. We all love a Read more…


A Very Merry Christmas Movie Bracket

Vote for your favorite to crown the champion of Christmas. Well commercialized Christmas.

UPDATE 12/17: We are down to our Very Merry Christmas Movie Bracket Final 4! Elf vs. Home Alone starts Sunday, December 17 at 7pm. Grinch vs. Love Actually starts Monday, December 18 at 7pm. Check out the Very Merry Road to Read more…


Autumn So Hard: Required and Delightful Toddler Activities for Fall

We’ve been autumning REAL hard. So hard that this is now my second post about fall. Nope, third. Is there any other season that sets such high expectations for appropriate/required activities? If you don’t like the beach, summer gives you Read more…


Sneezing While Driving (And Other Totally Rational Fears)

As Halloween approaches, I’ve been thinking a lot about fear. Our world is pretty scary right now, and that’s a whole other conversation because honestly, world, pull it together… But to give us a slight reprieve from many real fears, today’s Read more…


21 No-Sew Halloween Costumes for Kids (And Kids at Heart)

No-Sew Halloween Costumes for Kids and Kids at Heart

Halloween Costumes Made Easy   At two years old my son Jack has decided that he is old enough to pick out his own Halloween costume. Good parents would see this as an exciting and sweet milestone marking a step Read more…


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