Dad Turns 4-Month-Old Son Into His Very Own Elf On The Shelf

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While Elf On The Shelf is designed to keep kids on their toes, we're finding the same old photos of hiding spots are getting kind of stale. But Utah dad Alan Lawrence came up with an out-of-the-box photo opportunity: He turned his 4-month-old son into his own real life Elf On The Shelf. Inspiration for this latest... Read more

How to Keep Baby Safe this Holiday Season (VIDEO)

With Christmas right around the corner, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of shopping, baking, and wrapping the mounds of gifts you picked out for your little guy. But you definitely shouldn't forget about baby’s safety in the midst of all the holiday craziness! From hanging childproof decorations on your... Read more

Baby Names Inspired by the Holidays

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Though we are a nation blanketed in unbelievable mourning in the wake of the Newtown massacre, many of us are doing our best to prepare for the upcoming holiday by filling it with extra love, laughter, hugs and kisses. And for those of us who are waiting on the arrival of a baby... Read more

Holiday Gift Ideas for Baby’s Caregiver

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It's the holidays! Which means (for me) lots of cookies, time away from work, visiting family and some big meals. It also means making a holiday gift shopping list for the friends and family and neighbors in my life. This year, though, there's someone special that I want to be sure to thank: my son's... Read more

Visiting Santa: Yay or Nay?

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I believe there are two types of children in this world: those who adore sitting on Santa’s lap and telling him what they want for Christmas, and those who wouldn’t go near a strange fat guy in a red suit even if he were covered in gumdrops and handing out winning lottery tickets. My kids... Read more

All She Wants for Christmas Is a Doll — and I Hate Dolls

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Just when I thought I was done with all my Christmas and birthday shopping (Lovie turns 3 just four days after Christmas), Lovie starts telling me that she’s going to tell Santa that she wants “a new dolly with lots and lots of milk and a doggie.” Uh, a doll was not something I bought... Read more

How to Sail Through Baby’s First Holiday Season

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A few of you ladies may know me from The Bump message boards, where I post under my TB login, PeonyPumps. Frequently, during this time of year, many boards see posts about navigating the holiday season with a new baby. Here are a few questions I've seen recently: Baby is only X days/weeks/months old.... Read more