The Changing Culture of Birthday Parties: Where Did All The Presents Go?

The Changing Culture of Birthday Parties: Where Did All The Presents Go?

At risk of sounding my mid 40s age, there are many things that have changed about birthday...

What our kids can learn from a Birthday Gift

What our kids can learn from a Birthday Gift

My son wandered the store examining each item carefully. He held up a sweater and said “Maybe he...

Gift Ideas for Parents Who Don’t Want More Stuff

Gift Ideas for Parents Who Don’t Want More Stuff

As parents, we accumulate A LOT of stuff. Sometimes it feels like the house is being taken over...

Family Day Fun

Family Day Fun

If you’ve read pretty much ANY of my articles on The Mabelhood Blog, you know we’re all about...

Why We Don’t Do Valentine’s Day

Why We Don’t Do Valentine’s Day

My husband and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. There. I said it. We don’t plan a fancy,...

How to get kids dressed for winter and not lose your mind

How to get kids dressed for winter and not lose your mind

My kids have many strengths, but speed is not one of them. Particularly when it comes to putting...

All the Glitter!

All the Glitter!

I don’t think I’m alone when I say that I love things that sparkle. I’ve love the glittery...

Spending time alone with my kids

Spending time alone with my kids

I took the day off work with a plan to take the kids skiing. I had been working a lot of...

Flipping the Script on Self Improvement

Flipping the Script on Self Improvement

It’s January and our social and news feeds are full of ways to be better parents and better...

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