Category: Holiday

Don’t Tell Me Happy Father’s Day

Mother’s Day is big business in the United States. The National Retail Federation estimates that in 2015, over $21.2 billion was spent on Mother’s Day gifts. A projected 84.2% of Americans celebrated mommy with cards, brunch, flowers, jewelry, etc. It’s all well deserved, moms work hard. Mother’s Day is a joyous occasion many women look forward to celebrating and feeling appreciated. Tupac and Boyz II… Read more →

MLK Day

The United States has three people with a national holiday to honor them:  George Washington, Christopher Columbus, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 1979 U.S Representative John Conyers (Michigan Dem) and US Senator Edward Brooke (Mass Republican) introduced a bill to Congress to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a national holiday.  The bill fell short by 5 votes.… Read more →

Five Co-Parenting Tips For The Holidays

The holiday season is here which means Christmas carols, holiday shopping, Santa Claus…and the Ex. During the holidays the kids will be out of school, there will be planning for Christmas gifts, and lots of family get togethers. There is no shunning contact with the ex. To make this time run smoothly you have to put your personal feelings aside.  Here… Read more →

Halloween Candy Do’s and Dont’s

Candy corn, Jolly Ranchers, Kit Kats, Skittles. Enough about what I had for breakfast, lets talk about Halloween candy. Being that I’m not the “healthiest” eater, I’m glad David Zinczenko, author of, Eat This Not That! For Kids! came out with a few Halloween candy guidelines. I have referenced his book before, and I like the way he breaks things… Read more →

12 Cool Things I’m Thankful For

Thanksgiving is definitely a time of reflection for many.  We get all deep, love everyone, remember how great the world is…it’s kinda like Facebook on a Sunday. What if we kept it real on Thanksgiving? You know, say things we are REALLY thankful for….things that only a drunk uncle would say at the turkey table. Of course I’m thankful for… Read more →

Halloween Craft

There are 2 things I suck at: parallel parking and craft projects. I am artistically challenged. There is no denying it. I think being artsy is part of my brain that didn’t develop. I like to make holidays special and create fun traditions. Usually something that revolves around food. So….when a friend, and loyal www.ahotmama.com reader (hi Shannon!) told me about… Read more →