As a divorced parent, you get what is called a custody schedule. That schedule typically dictates that you alternate holidays. Meaning my sweet baby girls wake up at their dad's house every other Christmas morning (insert sniffle here). Shared...
Hi, Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite holiday tradition?!”  I am a die hard Christmas lover! You could say I have Christmas in my blood. I decorate “ too early” and am the “all I want for Christmas “on November...
The holiday season is officially here! Even in the insanity of 2020, images of happy, perfectly coiffed families frolicking still dance around the Internet. Every year we are told  what a celebratory family "should be.” Especially with younger kids,...
During this pandemic, we are all finding new ways to relax and take care of ourselves. If you, your partner, or another mom you love is absolutely in love with massages, here are some great holiday gifts for moms...
it insensitive to celebrate the season when someone's recently lost a loved one? Can "Happy Holidays" even exist amidst grief? I suppose it's different for everyone, but based on my own experience, my best advice is to find some middle ground...
Between typical Seacoast weather and Covid, we’re all facing more at-home time in the next few months. I am keeping that in mind when I buy presents for the kids on my list this holiday season. We will definitely...
During the holidays, I love helping my clients' families (I'm a pediatric occupational therapist) choose toys for their little ones at the holidays. Getting to know a child's interests and strengths, while capitalizing on the opportunity to grow and...
“BAH HUMBUG”, she cried out as we discussed the upcoming holiday season. As I hung up the phone with a friend, I thought of a handful of conversations I’d recently had. Three friends of mine are all going through...
2020 is weird. We know. But we also know that Christmas is still happening! That's why we asked Santa to record personalized video messages for the children of the Seacoast.  Buy your tickets here and we'll ask you a bunch...
We present our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide -- most ambitious holiday gift guide yet. Every image is clickable, to make shopping locally as easy as possible this year. 

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2021 Gift Guide for Teens and Adult Children – Shop Local

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Buying gifts for teens is hard. I think everyone struggles with what to buy for kids who are too old for toys but too...
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