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PlayDrMom rounds up Christmas fun from A to Z!

The ABCs of Christmas … and The Weekly Kids Co-Op

(This post is part of my “ABCs of” feature series where I highlight one blogger a week by sharing fun facts about them A-Z!  Click here for the rest of the posts in the series!) Here’s some festive ideas for you
If holiday stress has got you in a tangle, try sitting down for awhile to create your own Christmas Zentangle!

Christmas Zentangles

Since the kids and I had so much fun making Zentangle Turkeys for Thanksgiving, I figured we’d make some Christmas Zentangles! Making zentangles are simple, easy, and fun!  I find the repetition really relaxing and enjoy figuring out a creative way
PlayDrMom's White Christmas Mix

White Christmas Mix: a sweet (& addictive) treat

I’ve been making this recipe … and giving it as a holiday gift … since I was in High School.  It’s come to the point that when I don’t make it in mass quantities to give away each year friends and
Christmas mice books

SQUEAK!: Books about Christmas Mice

The one Christmas book that stands out the most in my memory from my own childhood was Santa Mouse, by Michael Brown.   I loved snuggling next to my mom when she read me the story about the thoughtful little mouse
Bah Humbug! Books

Bah Humbug! Books

Sometimes it’s hard to get into the Christmas spirit.  So, for those of you that are having a difficult time mustering up some holiday cheer … remember you aren’t alone. Here are some great examples … Bah Humbug! Books: A Christmas
Books about Santa!

Books about Santa!

I just LOVE that jolly ol’ man in the red suit!  At my house we just can’t wait for him to come visit again … but until then will settle down and read our favorite books about Santa! How Santa Got
PlayDrMom rounds up 10 versions of the classic tale, The Night Before Christmas

10 Versions of the Classic Tale: The Night Before Christmas

I think it’s safe to say that one of the most beloved Christmas tales is “The Night Before Christmas” written by Clement Moore.  Here’s a collection of 10 wonderful versions that either use the original text or a variation of it:
PlayDrMom Rounds Up Children's Characters Christmas Books

Children’s Characters Christmas Books

Most companies that promote products for children have been hip to jumping on the commercial bandwagon of Christmas books for kids for quite some time.  But that doesn’t mean there are some great children’s characters Christmas books out there!  Here are
Super Secret List of Elf Activities - discovered by PlayDrMom

Super Secret List of Christmas Elf Activities

Ok … I probably shouldn’t be sharing this anywhere … especially the internet. … And I’ll probably end up on Santa’s Naughty List… …but last year our Christmas Elf left behind a classified document and I couldn’t help but take a
Elf Adventures 2013

Our Elf’s Adventures of 2013

The past two months I’ve participated in Fat Mum Slim’s Photo-A-Day challenge on Instagram.  It’s been a load of fun and I definitely plan to continue in the New Year.  But this month with a new puppy and trying to keep
MORE Christmas books

MORE Christmas Books

While my 4 year-old daughter, was playing at the library early in December, I pursued the shelves for Christmas books.  Although we have QUITE the collection at home, I’m always amazed at how many MORE Christmas books I find. Here are
Scribble Ornaments

Easy Kid-Made Scribble Ornaments

I had some clear plastic Christmas bulbs that I purchased from Oriental Trading Company a couple years that we never found the exact right thing to do with them … until now.  I handed them over to my four-year old with