Last Minute Gift Ideas and Holiday Wishes from #RealityMoms

In case there are still some dads out there looking for last minute gifts, we asked #RealityMoms what presents they’ve received that they treasured the most. My husband surprised me with an iPad the year my oldest was born. He wanted me to be able to breastfeed and not go cross-eyed with boredom. It was a total shock, not something he would have gotten me normally. (Glynis, RM’s Social Media Manager). Way, way, WAY back in my old dating life, I got tickets from an ex boyfriend to a Limp…

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Man Crush Monday: Holiday Style

Welcome to the holiday edition of #ManCrushMonday! #ManCrushMonday is a weekly video segment for our #RealityMoms Community hosted by our super awesome #RealityMom Kathryn, that features our favorite men and fathers in our lives and why we should all meet them and of course, love them. In this week’s Man Crush Monday segment, we had a couple of our fantastic dads from this year, Wes and James tell us about their holiday traditions. My former roommate Wes’ daughter is nine. She lives out of town now and this is their first…

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Thrifting Before Christmas: How I Rein in the Clutter

My girls have a lot of crap. And I mean a lot of crap. As much as I try to stay on top of the toys, crafting materials, stuffed animals and dress up clothes, I continuously fail to restrain the clutter. But there is one time each year that I devote an entire day to cleaning out the playroom—and all the other rooms in the house that accumulated toys throughout the year: The day of their birthday party. With two girls so close in age and with birthdays only three…

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Gaylord National Christmas Around the World

Holiday traditions have always been something that I focused on since becoming a mother.  Not just any holiday though – the Christmas holiday!  I gotta tell ya know, it’s really tough sometimes when you have one older kid and one younger one.  Getting them to understand Christmas is so much more than a man in a jolly red suit who pops down the chimney with a sack full of presents.  I’m starting to notice that even my own kids are up into the commercialism of the Christmas holiday. One of…

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