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Perfectionism and the Holidays: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Perfectionism is when what we expect, in our narrowed mind’s eye, comes crashing up against reality, and then there’s a mess.

I’ll Never Be Invited to a Neighborhood Party Again

I have anxiety about partying with folks I don’t know well, so when the invitation to the neighborhood party came, my anxiety (and awkwardness) came out.

Hot Stocking Stuffers for 2018

You've got all of the "big" gifts covered. But do you want to know what the hottest stocking stuffers are for 2018? We've got you covered.

Simple, Easy Giving This Holiday Season

Although we should work on giving back all year long—giving back this holiday season is as easier than you think. Donate to your local thrift store!

Christmas On The Potomac Brings That Christmas Magic!

People all over are chanting this saying, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Everyone knows the tune and can sing this at the drop of a hat. Well, I can attest that the Gaylord National Resort on the Potomac definitely knows how to make this saying come to...

Best Board Games for the Holidays

Board games are a great holiday gift idea to disconnect your kids from the devices and get them into real life. We've got our top five picks!

The 2018 Reality Moms HOT Holiday Gift Guide

Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links. Do you hear those sleigh bells jingling? We do! It’s our ninth Annual HOT Holiday Gift Guide just in time for your sleigh bells spirit! This year we partnered with our friends from That’s Inappropriate Parents and we can’t wait to bring the Show...

My New Black Friday Tradition

I refuse to do the traditional Black Friday shopping this year. I've had it with the lines, the shoving, and especially the parking lot rage.

Virginia Lawmakers are the Trick-or-Treat Grinch

In Virginia, a new law allows police to arrest children over the age of 12 for going out on Halloween to trick-or-treat. What?

I’m Home With The Kids for the Summer and I’m Terrified

After nine full years of being a full-time working mom, I'll be home with the kids for the summer. And I'm absolutely terrified.